The dominance myth

Science News
Using ‘Dominance’ To Explain Dog Behavior Is Old Hat

May 25, 2009 — A new study shows how the behavior of dogs has been misunderstood for generations: in fact using misplaced ideas about dog behavior and training is likely to cause rather than cure unwanted behavior  The findings challenge many of the dominance related interpretations of behavior and training techniques suggested by current TV dog trainers.

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Association of Pet Dog Trainers
Dominance and Dog Training

The use of dominance and pack theory in explaining dog behavior has come under a great deal of scrutiny as of late. The Association of Pet Dog Trainers wishes to inform the dog owning public about the ramifications of a reliance on dominance theory as it relates to understanding dogs, interpreting their behavior, and living harmoniously with our canine companions.

Theory and Misconceptions
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