Jul 27, 2015
Back in January Dr. Hanks wanted to interview Kate and Don about their work as pet behavior counselors/consultants. That show was a big hit and really fun for them to do, so Mark wanted a return gig as guest host so that he could interview them about dog training. This is part 3 of a three part series with Dr. Hanks as guest host.
In this episode Dr. Hanks asks Kate and Don about: dominance, pack hierarchy and alphas and the current science which indicates wolves are a cooperative social species, the benefits of kind leadership as opposed to coercive based leadership, the myth of dogs doing things just to please us, temperament and personality in dogs, the importance of knowing parents because of the genetic role in temperament, "stubborn" dogs versus under-motivated dogs, epigenetics and the possibility of mental health disorders in dogs like autism and PTSD, and temperament as a continuum and nature versus nurture.
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