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Here you find a mixture of scientists reports and inputs from dog trainers written for a general public.
Position paper about the „pack leader“ theory and punishment from the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior:
Position Statement of The Pet Professional Guild:
Blog of Marc Bekoff Ph.D. (Professor Emeritus of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder):
Review of Andrew Luescher DVM, Ph.D, DACVB submitted to National Geographic:
A very good movie from Dr. Sophia Yin about canine science - modern dog training and its scientific fundament.
A lot of well known scientists talk about the danger of dominance based, aversive dog training
Over 370 dog trainers in the whole world joined the - "I don't need to be a packleader" - oder "Ich muss kein Rudelführer sein" project
Dr. David Mech, a famous scientist observing wolves over decades, talks about the misconception of the "Alpha" Wolf
Victoria Stillwell about positive reinforcement training
A behavioral vet about aversive dog training
Cesar Millan: From Dog Whisperer to Dog Abuser