2017 APDT Annual Educational Conference & Trade Show

SA01 - Dominance: Myth or Fact? A Detailed Look at What the Science Says

Oct 21, 2017 9:00am ‐ Oct 21, 2017 11:00am

Standard: $20.00


This talk will focus on the subject of dominance and dominance hierarchies from an ethological perspective. We will first discuss the definition of dominance in the scientific literature and the function of dominance hierarchies in social species. Then we'll take a detailed look at the research on dominance in wolves and domestic dogs and the discussions taking place in the scientific literature. Move away from the rhetoric and focus on the facts to enhance your understanding of dog behavior and your training and behavior modification methodologies.


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