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NEW 2024- Dominance: A Detailed Look at the Science

Note: this is a new webinar for 2024 and has replace a previous webinar by Dr. Spaulding on Dominance Myth or Fact.

This webinar will focus on the subject of dominance and dominance hierarchies from an ethological perspective. We’ll first discuss the definition of dominance in the scientific literature and the function of dominance hierarchies in social species. Then we'll take a detailed look at the research on dominance in wolves and domestic dogs and the discussions taking place in the scientific literature, moving away from the rhetoric and focus on the facts.  Join Dr. Spaulding as she takes a deep dive into what research has to say about dominance.

Dr. Kristina Spaulding has been in the dog training and behavior profession for over 20 years. She owns Science Matters Academy of Animal Behavior LLC. She has a PhD in biopsychology—the study of the biological basis of behavior—and is a Certified Applied Animal Behaviorist. She also has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She is particularly interested in stress, neurobiology, cognition, emotion, and wellbeing and how to apply these concepts to the prevention and early intervention of behavior problems in dogs. In addition to working with behavior clients, Dr. Spaulding teaches a variety of online courses and webinars on the science of behavior through her website, She also regularly presents on canine behavior science at conferences and other events.


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