Incidentally, Beau is almost 11 months old and weighs at least 80 pounds. I'm not sure if size impacts pact-leadership, but Beau's control of Steve blew my mind--In short order, he had Steve under his thumb, and the rest took no coaxing to fall in line.
Now listen, you guys. I know I was gone for a couple of weeks, but I'm back now, and I want you all to remember that I am the boss of you!
What did I tell you about fetching my toy?
Hey, Beau, can I be your friend?
Hm. Let me see....you might make a good snack.
Alright; I'll give you a little snuggle, but don't tell anyone.