Roles Rules and Relationships:
Reinterpreting the Meaning of “Dominance”
Facts and Myths About the “Alpha Dog”
- Discover why popular ideas about dominance can damage
your relationship with your dog
- Find out if tug-of-war and letting your dog sleep on
the bed are the ‘no-no’s’ they’ve
been made out to be.
Listen to a live recording of
Dr. John Wright (bio) being
interviewed by Dr. Suzanne Hetts.
Starting at 3 weeks, a puppy begins to form social relationships
within the family. These social relationships can be understood
in terms of the different roles that each dog plays. The
role that the dog takes on is often the best predictor of
its’ subsequent behavior.
The dominance relationship is one of the social relationships
dogs are prepared to learn for purposes of family stability.
A dominant behavior is different than a dominant role, which
is different than a dominant personality trait. Dr. Wright
will discuss the difference among behaviors, traits, and
roles, based on 30 years of research, to help you better
describe, understand, and influence dog-dog and dog-person
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