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Dominance theory

Posted in 'dominance' on March 6, 2015, 12:00 am

A lot of people believe that in order to have a well-behaved dog, you need to be a "strong leader" and "be dominant" over your dog.

While this type of training will work for some dogs, it is in fact, a myth that you need to be "dominant" to be able to train your dog.

Dominance theory is based on a study on captive wolves from the 1930s and 40s, which has since proven to be erroneous. Firstly, because captive, unrelated wolves don't behave the same as wolves in their natural habitat, and...

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