A few weeks ago, just before leaving for my zoopharmacognosy course, I had a conversation with our dog sitter. She had recently been to interview a local dog school, as she thought she may like to go to one or two of their lectures.
She told me that she had the impression that it was all about control as the chap said ‘give me a dog who pulls and I will return him to you five minutes later walking to heel’. That is pretty much all about control without taking the dog i
Article first published in 2013. Reproduced with kind permission.
For species who live in packs it's important to be able to communicate with its own kind. Both in order to cooperate when they hunt, to bring up their offspring, and perhaps most importantly: to live in peace with each other. Conflicts are dangerous - they cause physical injuries and a weakened pack, which is something that no pack can afford - it will cause them to become extinct.
Dogs live in a world of