He’s The King, I’m The Slave

Do I look tough? Of cozie! I’m King Chester. WOOF!

The other day, Chester accidentally scratched my hand when I was trying to dry his fur. He loves biting his bath towel and that day he was exceptionally naughty. He behaved like an angel after my *&#!$@ scolding. And no I don’t beat dogs.

He behaves so nicely during our evening walk too. Most of the time he’ll drag me here and there (yes a sign that say he’s the king and I’m the slave), but these past days he walks beside me under my heal command.

Look what happened when you let your furry friend take over your position as the pack leader aka alpha position in your home.

Don’t worry about my hand. No blood. Just some scratches. Later it became blue black like above.

To all doggie slaves owners, don’t ever let your doggie friend climb on top of your head. Dogs are pack animal. In a household, you must establish your position as the leader of the pack. If not you’ll be in deep shit trouble for having to deal with their behavioral problem.

These are my ways to establish oneself as the alpha of the pack:
1. Maintain eye contact by staring at each other. Refrain from blinking and averting your eyes. If you do that then it confirms your dog’s alpha position. So whatever happen, try to tahan from blinking and look at your dog’s eyes until he look somewhere else. Then you win. Hehehe

2. Pat your dog’s body instead of their head. Patting your dog’s head means you confirm his status as the alpha dog. I read this from somewhere but then I really can’t help it. I love patting Chester’s head. Kwai kwai…

3. Discipline! This is the most important point to note. A dog that abide commands indicate you’re the boss and he’s the slave. Practice with them using command like sit, stay, come, etc in their day to day activity. For e.g. before feeding your dog, ask him to sit.

Hope this piece of post can help new dog owners and serve as a reminder to ‘old-time’ owners like myself.

Note to self: I’m DA Boss I’m DA Boss I’m DA Boss I’m DA Boss I’m DA Boss

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  • Reply hedonistics anonymous September 19, 2007 at 9:13 am

    and also when you open the door, make sure you step out first before letting your dog out. i read that in some dog training manual. it’s like establishing order and leadership.

  • Reply dreamcatcher September 19, 2007 at 10:23 am

    no 1 won’t work with a stray or predators. they’d take that as a sign of face off, best thing to do is to scoot as fast as u can!!!! :skull: … remembered when i was a kid on a ‘staring’ competition, the dog was raring to pounce, i ran like cartoon. :whew:

  • Reply Mo-C September 19, 2007 at 11:13 am

    rule #1 – I surrender, better cabut dulu.

  • Reply Bryan September 19, 2007 at 12:39 pm

    Whenever I stare at a dog like in #1, the dog sure bark like gila wan. It freaks me out. :nailbiting: Haha…

  • Reply Neo September 19, 2007 at 1:13 pm

    I can see bulu on your hand wor :not_listening:

  • Reply hcfoo September 19, 2007 at 1:19 pm

    Your dog kinda garang issit? With the blue black spot on your hand and your previous post abt Chester barking at the kids, he’s gonna freak me out if I see him in front of me. :nailbiting: :nailbiting:

  • Reply Jason September 19, 2007 at 1:22 pm

    Bad doggie! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Angie Tan September 19, 2007 at 1:28 pm


    I give them “the stare” which I learnt from my Mom when she was disciplining us as kids (she’s the alpha dog in our pack). :LOL:

    Anyway, I will speak in a low voice when I give them my commands. I still pat Snoopy on the head and body too. Somehow, she will lower her head when I want to pat her, acknowledging that I, her hooman is her pack leader. hehehe… πŸ˜€

    Snoopy says: I only pretend to allow my hoomans to be my pack leader..

  • Reply Yvy September 19, 2007 at 2:44 pm

    my pups are way spoilt…too spoilt edi. no hope for discipline liow

  • Reply nawooz September 19, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    This sounds like a chapter of the Dog Whisperer on Oprah’s show. Unfortunately, I have a cat and don’t deal with this. Cats are ten times worse. They won’t even bother if you stare at them for hours. -___-“

  • Reply moz monster September 19, 2007 at 5:53 pm

    My previous pet dogs all obey me … why ? Because no obey = no food. They learn quite quickly !

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 19, 2007 at 8:49 pm

    Hedo, opps I always let Chester out first. :grrr:

    Dreamcatcher and Mo-C, ohh if I see a stray I’ll run fast fast too. :laughing:

    Bryan, aiyar the you lose la.

    Neo, :laughing: your eyes is very sharp. My bulu very manyak. ohh

    Hcfoo, he acts garang with stranger but actually he’s quite a coward and arrogant. Girls trying to pet him, but he moves away. :silly:

    Jason, yalor but not anymore. He’s so angelic now. :angel:

    Angie Tan, hahahaha She sounded very obedient. :hehe:

    Yvy, no ma. Your dogs are carefree not nottie.

    Nawooz, that’s why I dislike cat. :tongue:

    Moz Monster, eh didn’t know you had pet dogs also. Other than makan time, did they follow your order? :battlingeyelashes:

  • Reply wuching September 19, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    hey woofy! :dog:

  • Reply saoirse September 19, 2007 at 9:59 pm

    I fail to do as per your recommendation. And as a result, I’m the slave. :crying:

  • Reply moz monster September 20, 2007 at 11:44 am

    Previously hv pets. Now no more …

    But last time hor … they very slave all the time one. Because they know if they make me mad, they’ll have no food for whole day !

  • Reply pacco September 20, 2007 at 12:28 pm

    i got plenty of abuse from pacco too…

    mostly r blur black n worst r bleeding scratches

  • Reply baby September 20, 2007 at 2:01 pm

    i’m the queen!!!!! πŸ˜›

    but mummy’s lucky..cos i’m small! πŸ˜€

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 20, 2007 at 5:05 pm

    Wuching, hey leng chai :battlingeyelashes:

    Saoirse, Ocean very manja ar :hehe:

    Moz Monster, ohmygosh you’re evil! No food for whole day? :beat_up:

    Pacco, wow Queen Pacco is so aggresive ar. Maybe coz you guys are always practicing agility stuff.

    Baby, size does not matter. Attitude is. :tongue:

  • Reply Dawn September 20, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    And ignore them when they nugde your arm/hand for pats πŸ™‚

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 20, 2007 at 11:21 pm

    Dawn, that one cannot ignore. To cute to ignore. :love:

  • Reply Chen September 20, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    very hard leh not to pat the dog’s head. I always pat both the head and the body πŸ˜€

  • Reply Bengbeng September 21, 2007 at 8:45 pm

    even in the wild, dogs live in a pack n have a leader.they must know who is boss. to my dog i am the boss. it is essential or they get confused

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 22, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Bengbeng, if we don’t take over as the leader, then they’ll do it. πŸ˜€

  • Reply vhanded September 22, 2007 at 6:17 pm

    Bad bad Chester, master is now angry… So better behave good good, dont naughty…

  • Reply Che-Cheh September 23, 2007 at 12:56 pm

    Vhanded, he’s been very good lately. πŸ˜€

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