How do you know if your dog see's your small child as a dominant pack member? And how do you further assert the child's dominance. Zachary is one. So he is too young to give any commands. He's recently tried to "feed" Helena. So I think Helena is like "heck yeah this kid is giving me food" Although I have to tell Helena no to accepting food from his hand. He has held a cracker or cookie up to her, she doesn't try to take the food from him, she has tried to lick it, which I correct her. Zachary also drops food from the highchair and she does clean up patrol. Otherwise, she never attempts to take food from his hand. Zachary climbs on her and she will tolerate it or get up and walk away. Are these good signs? She really likes to give him kisses too. I never leave them alone together. And I watch them like a hawk.