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Dominance in Dogs : Fact or Fiction?


Over the past few years, many leading authorities on canine behaviour have started to question how a dog perceives himself in a dog/owner relationship.

dominance in dogs - fact or fiction?

There have been a number of books and papers that have started to dispel the idea that our pet dogs, given the chance, would try to raise their status in their human "pack".

This book pulls together some the new research and theories, and combined with my own ideas on the subject, produce an overview of an alternative view of "dominance". In other words, do some dogs really want to raise their status within a human "pack"? Is it fact or fiction?

For details of how to purchase the book in the UK and around the world, please look at the book shop.

Book Reviews........

Dr Ian Dunbar BVetMed, MRCVS ........ A little book with a big message. Without wasting words, Barry Eaton dispels the dominance myth and its insidious rank reduction programme, which is nothing more than an arduous task for owners to make their poor dogs lives a misery

Prof Ray Coppinger ....... Learning is best done by challenging the old mythologies and this book surely does that

Jean Donaldson, Author of "The Culture Clash", "Dogs are from Neptune" ........ Thanks for the opportunity to see your fantastic booklet. Excellent. We do have an uphill battle as the sheer amount of repetition of the Dominance concept has cemented it into the public mind.

Turid Rugaas...... Congratulations to the author! Finally a little simple and clarifying book about a very important and very misunderstood topic in dog training today. A highly recommendable book! And fun to read as well.

James OHeare Dip.C.B. Author of The Canine Aggression Workbook ....... Geared towards owners the arguments are nicely laid out. I am glad this book was written.

Dogs Monthly ....... Barry has brought together valuable research of how our dogs evolved and how they learn to live with us.

Our Dogs ....... Barry outlines the reasons why these more recent studies and findings turn on their head the long held view that owners need to mimic the behaviour of the dogs wolf ancestor, and expect the dog to live by pack rules.

Mrs M. Hampshire ......... Dominance: Fact or Fiction should be compulsory reading for all dog owners. I wish you well in spreading the very, very important message in your book. Oh to have read it ealier!!

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