Encouraging your dog to maintain eye contact.

Eye contact is one of the easiest techniques to command respect. Alphas can easily use the stare technique to maintain dominance and the alpha position within the pack. This technique should be used with caution since staring at an Alpha can cause the Alpha to feel challenged and in certain cases become aggressive (if it feels threatened in any manner).

Also consider that a dog that already has alpha status will not be willing to be the first to deter their stare. This technique is more easily and sometimes better used when your dog is in the puppy stage.

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