Dominance in Dogs: A Comprehensive Scientific Compilation

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Feature image: Canine Ethogram—Social and Agonistic Behavior, by Roger Abrantes

We have a world of knowledge to explore in our real and virtual life. However, sometimes, it is hard to find reliable evidence and facts about some subjects.

It is my conviction that we should use science models impartially, regardless of our moral beliefs.

Through defining terms and concepts, we become responsible professionals. We will know how to distinguish science from popular myths and allegories, and learn to respect each species. Different species communicate differently.

I have compiled a set of subject matters and research studies from authorities in animal behavior. I will update it regularly.

I expect that these articles will help you to create your educated opinion.

Give a little time to the reading of the following references. Build up a reliable scientific knowledge that will enable you to engage in meaningful discussions.


Recommended Reading

Abrantes, R. (1997). The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior. Wakan Tanka Publishers.

Abrantes, R. (1997). Dog Language. Wakan Tanka Publishers

Coppinger, R. and Coppinger, L. (2001). Dogs: a Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution. Scribner.

Eaton, Barry. (2002). Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction?. Dogwise.

McFarland, D. (1998). Animal Behaviour. Benjamin Cummings. 3rd ed.

McFarland, D. (2006). A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour. Oxford University Press

Székely, T. (2010). Social Behaviour, Genes, Ecology, and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Watson, J.C., Arp, Robert. (2015). Critical Thinking—an introduction to reasoning well. Bloomsbury Academic.

Update one: April  2019 (Original title: Dominance- a scientific view)

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