Dale and his mother's relationship was far from the best it could have been. Due to Dale never being satisfied with what he was given, his mother was relatively subservient to him. She tried to get him to quiet down and managed well when he seemed happy, even if it was for a while. She was shown to care for him and have a strong attachment even though he did not seem to return it, yet Dale still sought her for comfort if it was necessary.
For a more detailed account of their relationship, see Dale-Neal relationship.
Dale and Army are described as being 'dangerous rivals', due to the fact the two often engage in fights when they are close to each other.