Crating and establishing "alpha"
Will crating help to establish WE are the alpha?
Duke has been in our home for 11 weeks, and since day one he has not had to be crated at night or while we are gone at work. He can be trusted loose in the house. BUT we are having issues with him trying to be the alpha...at least that's what we think is going on. For example, growling if we try to take a toy from him, barking or snipping at us when we correct him & use our body to block him from going somewhere he's not supposed to go. We will be consulting with a trainer on this, but for now I am wondering if we should start crating him at night and/or while we are at work? Will this help to establish that this is OUR house and HE lives in it instead of this is HIS house and WE live in it? I'm thinking it might have been a mistake to give him free roam of the house from day one.
Will crating help with this?
~ Holly ~
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