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  1. A tale of chimps, humans, dogs, wolves, and funny science (or claims thereof)

    Dog Training Forum
    The topic of pack behavior and dominance (or alpha) dynamics being debunked came up in another thread (again), and I'd like to take the time to assess the viability of some of the "debunking" claims I keep running across. First, there's this: ref. link Let's see... where to start? 1) Are the...
  2. Musings on COI: How inbred are canids in the wild?

    General Dog Forum
    I find the COI issue confusing. You can't get to zero. You don't want 0.2. But what is acceptable? There's a saying among geographers that propinquity (geographical closeness) is 9/10ths of causation. I would guess that this holds for animal breeding in the wild. Maybe not 9/10 but...
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