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Dominance in Dogs: A Comprehensive Scientific Compilation

Date: May 16, 2012

Last update: Mar 2024.

How to cite: Barata, R. (2012). Dominance in Dogs: A Comprehensive Scientific Compilation. Human-Animal Science.

The exploration of knowledge, both tangible and digital, offers an expansive landscape for discovery. Yet, navigating this terrain, searching for dependable, fact-based insights on particular topics can often prove challenging.

It's imperative to approach scientific inquiry with an unbiased lens, ensuring that our ethical convictions do not cloud the objectivity of our findings. By rigorously defining terminology and concepts, we commit to the ethos of professionalism, skillfully separating empirical evidence from widespread myths and cultural narratives. This commitment fosters a deep respect for all life forms, each possessing its unique mode of communication.

In this context, I have curated a collection of scholarly articles and research findings from authoritative sources, addressing various aspects of animal behavior. This compilation, subject to periodic updates, is designed to serve as a solid informational base. The material herein is intended to empower you with a well-informed perspective, enabling you to partake in profound and informed dialogues.

I invite you to invest time perusing these carefully selected references, laying a robust scientific groundwork. This foundation will enrich your understanding and equip you with the intellectual tools necessary for engaging in substantial discussions on the subject.

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Recommended Reading

Abrantes, R. (1997). The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior. Wakan Tanka Publishers.

Abrantes, R. (1997). Dog Language. Wakan Tanka Publishers

Barata, R. (2024). Anthrozoology & Animal Training, A Paradigm Shift, 2nd Edition. Human-Animal Science.

Coppinger, R. and Coppinger, L. (2001). Dogs: a Startling New Understanding of Canine Origin, Behavior and Evolution. Scribner.

Eaton, Barry. (2002). Dominance in Dogs: Fact or Fiction? Dogwise.

McFarland, D. (1998). Animal Behaviour. Benjamin Cummings. 3rd ed.

McFarland, D. (2006). A Dictionary of Animal Behaviour. Oxford University Press

Székely, T. (2010). Social Behaviour, Genes, Ecology, and Evolution. Cambridge University Press.

Watson, J.C., Arp, Robert. (2015). Critical Thinking—an introduction to reasoning well. Bloomsbury Academic.