Max has had a large affinity towards big dogs every since he was young. On his second outing as a puppy, he strolled towards a huge, black pit bull and sniffed him. I was extremely excited by Max’s mature, calm behaviour as most little dogs are afraid of large dogs. Max then climbed onto the pit bull’s back as if he was a wooden horsey and started nibbling on his ear. Horrified, I wasn’t sure how to rip off mini Mike Tyson without starting a fight.
To my relief max fell off his victim, and the pit bull looked at me dead in the eyes as if to say, lady you cool, but yo dog ain’t, then calmly walked away.
Since that day Max has been extremely well behaved with large dogs until this past month where he has started to chase them.
I was therefore thrilled when I bumped into a dog trainer at Ambleside Beach, Vancouver who told me I have to be the Alpha dog. As I was about to leave for the nearest Zellers to buy a wolf outfit along with a walking cane and cigar (this is what Alpha dogs look like in my head) the trainer told me I have to be the Alpha dog on the inside. She then pointed to her large wolf-like dog who Max was sitting beside meditatively and said, “that is an alpha dog.”
Miraculously in TWO DAYS Max’s behaviour has COMPLETELY changed. I do not know this lady’s name but if I ever see her again, I want to thank her for changing my life! If you want to know how to become an Alpha dog, leave a comment 😉