Monthly Archives: July 2015

Leader of the Pack by Tony Knight Dog Listener

Why those who call pack theory outdated are themselves outdated As one of the millions of hopeless Facebook addicts, I cannot help but read posts that pop onto my screen about dog behaviour. After over 15 years as a Dog Listener, and having learnt alongside my mother Jan Fennell, I am often confronted online and in person with an outdated argument against pack theory in dogs. In fact, I was once thrown off a chat room for implying that it existed. I received a message from the President of the Club herself, telling me categorically that there was no such thing as pack hierarchy. When I pointed out that she… Read more »