Just because you got one dog first does not mean that dog is inherently higher ranking…
There is the potential to create a real disharmony in your home if you have this attitude from the outset because, as I have mentioned before, natural pack rank starts to be displayed from about week three of age and this rank is the dogs innate rank for life. Pups are adopted out to new and varied packs and thus new and varied ‘owners’ but natural pack rank will still be present and always plays a factor in training (for the first and all homes the dog lives in over it’s life).
Careful observation needs to be undertaken and dogs size each other out in this process, Selina McIntyre, Dog Behavioural Consultant, Dogs Best Friend.
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