Today the two new puppies arrived now increasing the pet inventory to five (excluding fish). Bella and Fitch (who I call Buddy) were born Feb. 13, 2011 to Golden Retriever and an unknown father we suspect was a black Lab. We will now embark on Human Training - I say that because dogs know what they do - it's the humans that don't know how dogs think or commonly act.
Since the dogs are pack animals they look for leadership - the alpha dog. Hmmmm this might also apply to humans also. When there is a leadership void - nothing much gets accomplished. A group without a leader will find the lowest common denominator in forming and accomplishing tasks. It takes a leader to recommend, plan, execute, monitor and adjust.
So I've declared myself as alpha dog to Bella and "Buddy" - after all I think I can be a good leader of dogs (cats are another thing - probably like libertarians).