06-25-2012, 05:27 AM
Join Date: Jan 2012
| | Re: so i got a dog
Originally Posted by Gaia
Mmm I would have taken steps to make sure the dog attached itself to my daughter and not myself... but either way it's good you have a pet. Got any pics to show?
Canine trainer and former police dog trainer and handler here...
Dogs attach to the Alpha member of the family (or pack in the dog's thinking) and look to them for leadership. It is their canine psychology. Dogs view younger kids as puppies and will love and show devotion to them, but view them as puppies nonetheless. The Alpha (particularly the Alpha male) of the dog's pack is where the dogs focus is going to be.
Even if the Alpha of the family ignores the dog, the dog still generally view the Alpha as the head of the pack and look for direction and affirmation from them.
You can't blame the OP for this-it is just how it works in a dog's mind.
It is my nature to be your best friend. I am kind, gentle, and loving. But know this:
When it comes to matters of protecting my friends, my family, and my heart, do not trifle with me, for I will be the most powerful and relentless creature you will have ever known.