Wolf Myth vs Domestic Dogs
Did you know there is no link between the Modern Wolf and the Dog? This is because any form of the Wolf that the Dog was related to in Asia pre ice age, became extinct. Then several new forms of Wolf came about across the globe. The earliest Dog skull dates back to 27,000 years ago! Scientists concluded that the first ever Dog jaw found is of an entirely different structure to the Wolf jaw and doesn't match any Wolf jaw from the same era or since. The theory of "Packs" comes from wait... not immediately Ceaser Milan but before him in the 70s people called the Monks of New Skete in the same era as Barbara Woodhouse. Both parties came up with rough and unpleasant ways to train Dogs but the Monks of New Skete came up with this theory that Dogs are pack animals like Wolves. Becuase there was no scientific findings like there is now. People just went along with them. How could they be wrong? There was even less channels on TV back then. So then by word of mouth and Trainers people then kept repeating this theory. Then in the millennium Ceaser Milan comes along and reinforces this to the next generations. But believing in this theory can be dangerous. In believing that Dogs are pack animals when they aren't they are human companion animals means that they become in danger from bad practices. Such as the Alpha theory which Wolf Specialists have even debunked in studies. Then bad training tips are given. Reinforce the Elder dog as a dominant dog... he is the alpha. No. This is so wrong. All your dogs are equal. You manage them. You can't withold food and make one dog feel unequal to the other (s) as this is when you will end up with serious issues and even severe aggression. Don't believe all you see on TV, Social Media and Books. The Internet and the library is a wealth of knowledge and Science books exploring genetics can offer a wealth of information and clarity. As well as scientific histories on Dogs, their breeds and behaviours 🐕
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