Dominance theory (not a bun fight)

(6 Posts)
poachedeggs Fri 18-Jan-13 19:46:55

Also "Don't Shoot The Dog" - brilliant book with lots on learning theory.

MothershipG Fri 18-Jan-13 16:47:01

Read Jean Donaldson's The Culture Clash next. I think it should be required reading for every dog owner! smile

RedwingWinter Fri 18-Jan-13 16:36:58

I'm glad you read it. I think it's a fantastic book smile

theodorakisses Fri 18-Jan-13 16:06:35

Totally, a subtle but essential change of attitude for me.

tabulahrasa Fri 18-Jan-13 15:26:43

'I still believe that dogs need to find their place and know where they are in the family'

To be fair, I think that about my DP and DP as well grin

There's a massive difference between being in charge and assuming everything's about dominance though.

theodorakisses Fri 18-Jan-13 15:00:49

I have just read In Defence of Dogs and really enjoyed it. I hadn't really considered it before, nor had strong feelings but had been "trained" in the 1990s by going to classes. All I want to say is I bow down to you MN Doghouse people and can see why you react to sweeping dominance statements. I still believe that dogs need to find their place and know where they are in the family but I totally concede to your general consensus. Thank you.

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