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Dominance Theory and Dogs

Dominance Theory and Dogs
Dominance Theory and Dogs Dominance Theory and Dogs
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What is it about? Dominance is one of the most controversial topics in the dog behaviour and training field and is ripe with confusion and misunderstanding. This book is an evaluation of dominance theory as it applies to dogs and is a contribution to the ongoing debate.

 

More about James- James O’Heare, CABC, is president of The Companion Animal Sciences Institute, Director of the Association of Animal Behaviour Professionals, editor of the Journal of Applied Companion Animal Behaviour and owner of Behave tech publishing. James has studied the natural science and technology of behaviour extensively and has written multiple books on the subject, which have sold throughout the world. James has been helping companion animal guardians resolve problem behaviour, writing and teaching since the early 1990’s.

When was it published? 2008

Who published it? Dogwise Publishing

Illustrations- None

Other books by this author- Aggressive Behaviour in Dogs   The Dog Aggression Workbook   Changing Problem Behaviour

                                               Empowerment Training    Separation Distress and Dogs 

Reviews-

The whole dominance myth in a nutshell

Reviewer: Vivi Sparvoli

Excellent source for understanding the reality about the dominance myth and where it all stems from. O'Heare does a great job of talking to the educated dog trainer without dumbing things down and referencing top researchers in the field. A must read of anyone interested in dog training or canine behaviour counselling.

 

 

Ever wonder about the whole dominance thing?

Reviewer: Angelica Steinker, M.Ed., CPDT, CCBC

When I first started out as a professional trainer I used the dominance paradigm. I soon came to realize that in my own family of dogs, who was dominant over whom seems to shift with the wind. I began to wonder what it all meant when I clearly did not see a linear hierarchy in my own dogs. James O'Heare presents current research on dominance theory in this book and shows the reader how dominance theory is not a useful predictor of behaviour in the canine. A great book, that is a must read for any dog owner

 

 

 

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