Dominance Theory Revisited

My first post on this site was about dominance theory and how it doesn’t apply to our pet dogs. This post will be dedicated to rebutting the most common arguments I’ve encountered for sticking with it. Any old hand at dog training used to use these methods because that’s all there was. It can be hard to […]


Are You The Alpha Dog?

I think we’re all familiar with the coolest story in prehistory. Our ancestors used their wits to harness the power of wild carnivores and trick them into doing pesky tasks like tracking, guarding, and hunting. After many generations of selective breeding, the descendants of these wild wolves now live in our homes and share many […]