Behaviour Bible : Chapter 1 : Verse 7

One of the most fascinating and misunderstood areas of ethology has been canine social behaviour and body language. We have already talked about how the evolutionary pressures have created a cooperative being and described the monogamous nature of the wolf and fox relationships. We’ve explored how genetics, mating behaviour and hormones impact social behaviour. We have described sibling recognition and physiologically how the dog uses olfaction to receive signals and glands to send messages to other dogs. This section brings together evidence from the other sections and pieces it together whilst critically analysing to gain and understanding of what the data really tells us about our dogs relationships and how they communicate.

With overviews of attachment and dominance theory as well as a discussion about what the social lives of feral dogs can and can’t tell us about domestic dogs, after this course you will never be able to watch two dogs communicate in the same way again. With a complete breakdown of body language with more than a few bombshells - is it time to reassess how we assess and how we work with the social lives of our domestic dogs?

With a fascinating guest interview and a real life case study of a large group of dogs living together, this course will change the way you see dogs forever.

  • A comparative overview of how various subspecies of canid socialise and what that teaches us about dogs
  • An analysis of various social theories including dominance theories, structural hierarchies, domestic dogs as misfit families as well as functional character hypothesis
  • The science behind the human-dog bond
  • Imprinting vs attachment
  • A complete critical guide to the evidence for the meaning of difference body language in dogs
  • Social scenting
  • Interview and case study

Your Instructor

Nando & Dean
Nando & Dean

Nando and Dean make up the team that run The School of Canine Science, an education provider that teaches, trains and mentors dog trainers to reach their potential in a competitive industry.

All of our courses, either in person or online are firmly rooted in science and evidence with strong practical hand on elements.

Nando : has been working as a dog trainer and instructor for 14 years. Best known for his accessible style, impressive YouTube tutorials, big personality and awe-inspiring ability to train the tricky dogs that many people claim are un-trainable. Nando has appeared on multiple mainstream TV shows, presented around the world, authored books, hosted his own international radio show, receivied more than 20 million views on YouTube and has a Facebook following of over 26,000. Nando loves all areas of dog training but his true passion lies in scent detection.

Dean : is a dog trainer with less than three years formal experience yet in that time he has managed to propel himself into the forefront of the industry with his intense theoretical knowledge and an masterful eye for precision. After completing a Masters Degree in Business and working for 16 years in the Technology Industry Dean is obsessed with systems, processes and measurement – leading to an eye for detail and an aptitude for clean, efficient training. Dean has worked behind the scenes on TV shows animal training but is probably best known for tricks & tutorials with his dog Sidney.

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