Moving Beyond “Leader of the Pack”

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A particularly pernicious inference is that both human and canine members of the pack must compete for alpha status. Unfortunately, the belief that dogs must see us through a filter of dominance and subordination sets us up for an adversarial relationship with man and woman’s best friend.

Reisner, I. I. (2014). MOVING BEYOND “LEADER OF THE PACK” Changing Dog Behavior Using Science Instead of Myth. Today’s Veterinary Practice. Retrieved January 2, 2023, from

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Topic(s): Behavior, Breeder Resource, Intervention, Problem Abnormal Behavior