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Dominance in dogs

Using Dominance theory/pack leader/alpha dog in dog training is outdated, poorly founded, and irrelevant, perpetuated by pop culture and poorly educated trainers. Here are some credible sources on the subject.


American Veterinary Society for Animal Behavior
http://avsabonline.org/blog/view/dom...shaw-blackwell

Association of Pet Dog trainers
http://www.apdt.com/about/ps/dominance.aspx and

http://www.apdt.com/petowners/choose/dominance.aspx and

http://www.apdt.com/petowners/choose...ancemyths.aspx

http://www.dogwelfarecampaign.org/index.php

Jean donaldson http://academyfordogtrainers.com/blo...-pack-animals/

Dr. Yin DVM, MS (the lady with that free shaping vid I always post)
http://drsophiayin.com/philosophy/dominance/

Pat Miller, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, CDBC Debunking Alpha Theory

4 Paws University http://www.4pawsu.com/dogpsychology.htm

NonLinearDogs
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/ and

the specifics of dominance theory...from non linear dogs.com
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/100MostSillyPart1-2.html and

this one is heavy, for indept understanding.
http://www.nonlineardogs.com/socialorganisation.html

Victoria Stilwell (webinar) http://positively.com/2013/06/21/vic...ogington-post/

Articles & Studies
Karen Pryor http://www.clickertraining.com/node/2297?SSAID=314743

http://www.pawsoflife.org/Library/Be...dshaw_2009.pdf

[/b]http://www.examiner.com/article/dog-...e-21st-century

VIN News

http://www.animalsandsociety.com/ass...4jaws07047.pdf

http://www.dogforum.com/redirect-to/...and_wolves.pdf

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/...hey-coordinate

http://www.dogboston.com/askjo/cesarmillan.htm

David Mech http://www.mnforsustain.org/wolf_mec...pha_status.htm

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sophia..._b_204482.html

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...0217141540.htm

Other sites
BEYOND CESAR MILLAN - Home

http://beyondcesarmillan.weebly.com/...defend-cm.html

http://www.reddit.com/r/dogs/comment...dominancepack/

Clickersolutions http://www.clickersolutions.com/arti.../dominance.htm



Dogs know we are not dogs. Dogs are not trying to take over, disrespect you, plan a coup...etc. Dogs simply do what works. As does every organism. Period

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