The idea of canine pack behavior is discussed in the book Monks of New Skeet. I think this is a book well worth reading. They discuss the role of the alpha male and how they use it to control behavior. Experts (if there is such a thing) will tell you that as a dog handler, you need to let the dog know, you are the alpha. I can accept that way of thinking as long as you don’t show the dog who is boss by you abusing or hurting it. Remember, if you follow my logic, we do not use negative reinforcement to train dogs.