Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summary of the Usefulness of the Canine Dominance Model in Dog Training by Dr. Stanley Coren

In the July 20, 2010 issue of Psychology Today's Canine Corner blog, Dr. Stanley Coren explains the rise and fall of the "alpha dog" concept as it applies to dog training. He concludes that the use of force or dominance in dog training is not supported by the available scientific evidence and that positive reinforcement-based training is best.

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