Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs

The Other End of the Leash: Why We Do What We Do Around Dogs


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The Other End of the Leash shares a revolutionary, new perspective on our relationship with dogs, focusing on our behavior in comparison with that of dogs. An applied animal behaviorist and dog trainer with more than twenty years experience, Dr. Patricia McConnell looks at humans as just another interesting species, and muses about why we behave the way we do around our dogs, how dogs might interpret our behavior, and how to interact with our dogs in ways that bring out the best in our four-l…

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Very very adviced against. Dominance training is pretty outdated and training has evolved quite extensively and a lot of dominance/aversive training techniques are really only needed or OK for a small number of breeds, which even then it is questionable. Dominance is also based off the scientifically false notion of alpha wolves and dominance theory in wolves. This has been disproven by biologist L David Mech and is not accepted by science. Info about wolf packs.

The biggest reason why dominance training isn’t going to work is a couple of factors.

  1. You are not a dog. Your dog is aware that you are not a dog, so you do not actually fit in the social rules of domesticated dogs. Your dog is never going to be “dominant” over you because you cannot be a part of a dog pack because you are not a dog.

  2. Primitive breeds ESPECIALLY respond negatively to dominance training. Shibas in particular. Shiba behavior is the closest to the wolf of ALL domesticated dogs because they are genetically the closest. You cannot do dominance training with a wolf because it doesn’t exist in wolf pack hierarchy because wolves form familial packs made of parents and…

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