Dominance relationships in a group of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)

@article{Trisko2015DominanceRI,
  title={Dominance relationships in a group of domestic dogs (Canis lupus familiaris)},
  author={Rebecca K. Trisko and B. Smuts},
  journal={Behaviour},
  year={2015},
  volume={152},
  pages={677-704}
}
We investigated the extent to which dominance relationships, as described for feral dogs and wolves, applied to a group of 24 neutered companion dogs at a dog daycare facility. Similar to other studies of dogs and wolves, we found significant linear dominance hierarchies based on highly unidirectional displays of submission and aggression. Submission was the most frequent, unidirectional and linear type of agonistic behaviour and, therefore, a better indicator of status than aggression or… Expand

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