Friday, September 24, 2010

Leadership vs Dominance - An Article for the Dog Owner

Here is a nice short article by Kerry Vinson written for the dog owning public that explains the decline of the alpha dog/dominance concept as a useful model for dog training.
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Leadership versus Dominance - What really matters when it comes to training dogs? PETs Magazine Jan/Feb 2010
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I'm sure you have heard the term apha wolf, as it is somewhat ingrained in our culture as referring to the leader of a wolf pack. Over the years the term alpha dog as been adapted to describe the "top dog" in a group of canines. Likewise the concept of the "dominant dog" has also become a popular moniker for the most assertive animal in the group.

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