This super-special Aussie Cattle Dog owned our web developer at one time! Maggie was smarter than whole families we have known — and very alpha! She lived in Georgia at a house with several acres, a creek and her own herd of black cats.
You will notice that she’s sitting in the driver’s seat of this convertible. Yes, she was a happy front seat passenger every time the car pulled away from the house, but left alone in the car for even a few minutes, she moved right into the spot behind the wheel. Maggie’s lifelong partner, Michael Conti, researched this behavior and noted that dogs can ferret out what is a position of authority. Alpha dogs will always assert themselves into these positions of authority.
Thus, Maggie always wanted to sit in the vacant driver’s seat and take control!