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Patricia McConnell- dogs' body language and accurate understanding of dominance

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The Dog Show with Julie Forbes

The Dog Show with Julie Forbes


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Guest, Patricia McConnell, speaker at this years SPARCS Conference in Newport, RI (www.caninescience.info).  Today, host Julie Forbes and Patricia McConnell talk about reading your dog's body language, social hierarchy and the real meaning of "dominance" and what role it plays in your relationship with your dog.

Dr. McConnell believes too much meaning is put on the role of dominance in relationships and that the word itself is misunderstood.  Also a mistake, she believes, to use dominance as an explanation for why your dog doesn't come when called, or perform other training tasks.