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September 17, 2017

How to assert yourself in front of the Caucasian Shepherd puppy

assert yourself in front of the Caucasian Shepherd puppy

You have bought a Caucasian Shepherd. What do you do next? How can you create a stable and confident relationship with it? These are just some of the questions dog owners usually ask. In the case of the Caucasian Shepherd, the way you interact with it in the first days is very important. You hear most of the times that you need to assert yourself in front of a Caucasian Shepherd, to be dominant, but what does that mean and how should you approach the relationship with your dog?

For many people, being dominant means adopting an authoritative attitude, being tough and aggressive or even angry when the dog does something wrong. It is a very wrong approach. To dominate means to adopt a superior position, to exercise authority or influence, to be a leader. Dogs, generally, need a leader, they need guidance and management. The owner’s indecision makes the dog unstable; an owner who lacks confidence will not have an assertive dog. The Caucasian Shepherd is one of the most temperamental dogs and they don’t hesitate in assuming the leader’s position if their owners fail to do that.

First of all, they need to know their place in their community, to be treated with respect, like any other member of the community. For years they have been some of the most powerful protection dogs and they have a strong sense of protecting the territory. They may react aggressively when someone steps in their territory and that is why the owner should command and show them when they are wrong so that they can become confident in the owner’s decisions. Although sometimes a Caucasian Shepherd may be stubborn and hard to master, once you build a relationship of confidence with it, it becomes a docile, loving and playful dog.

Our role, as owners and breeders, is to help dogs preserve and develop their natural instincts, to treat them as such and provide a healthy environment. Do not treat a Caucasian Shepherd aggressively, be calm, but confident and steady, so that it can seek guidance in you and then show respect. You can learn more about how to train a Caucasian Shepherd and if you want to have a puppy of this breed contact us at +40 721 001 556

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