Dominance in Dogs

Dominance in Dogs

New Family Dog Project paper is out: According to the owners, dogs rated as dominant (87%) have priority access to resources (resting place, food, and rewards), undertake certain tasks (defend and lead the group, bark more), display dominance (win fights, lick the other’s mouth less, and mark over the other’s urine), share certain personality traits (smarter, more aggressive and impulsive), and are older than their partner dog. https://peerj.com/articles/6838/

Marc Bekoff: “As a fan of “citizen science,” the results of Enikő Kubinyi​ and Lisa Wallis’ study were of great interest to me, and I was pleased they could answer a few questions about their research project, some of which went beyond what readers will see in the published paper.” https://www.psychologytoday.com