Here are a great selection of scientific articles that support the DogSmith Philosophy and form the foundation behind The DogSmith ARRF and DogSmith MTR

"The Use of Dominance Theory in Behavior Modification of Animals"

  • American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior link

"The Use of Punishment for Behavior Modification in Animals"

  • American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior link

"Whatever happened to the Term ALPHA Wolf?"

  • Article by L. David Mech, senior research scientist for the U.S. Geological Survey and founder and vice chair of the International Wolf

"Survey of the use and outcome of confrontational and non-confrontational training methods in client-owned dogs"

  • Applied Animal Behavior Science, 2009; 117 (1-2): 47

"Using ‘Dominance’ to Explain Dog Behavior is Old Hat"

  • Journal of Veterinary Behavior: Clinical Applications and Research, May/June 2009, Pages 135-144 link

"Fairy tales: The top 10 dog behavior myths

  • Jean Donaldson, Behavior Magazine, January 2008 Issue

"Dominance in dogs – useful construct or bad habit?"

  • Journal of Veterinary Behavior, Vol 4, Issue 3, Pages 135-144 (May 2009) link

"Alpha Status, Dominance, and Division of Labor in Wolf Packs"

  • David Mech
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology 77:1196:1203.
  • Jamestown, ND: Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center Home Page ( Version 16MAY2000 link

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