Some experts believe that there are dogs that are descendants of wolves. Like wolves, dogs are known to travel in groups or packs. A pack of dogs often has a set of known rules or orders similar to that of a group of people. For instance, a group of people such as a club or organization generally has a selected leader followed by a series of officers or positions under that leader. A pack of dogs is similar. There is order in the pack meaning the dogs are placed into positions or ranks within the pack. The leader of the pack is called the alpha male. Dogs lower in rank will submit to dogs that have been placed in a higher rank. As a dog owner, you have probably heard that you are the alpha or the pack leader in your household. Click here to learn more about dogs from your vet Cornelius NC.