- Feb 7, 2020
- Aug 21, 2019
Domination at dogs is not such simple and unambiguous thing as can seem at first sight. For example, if we deal with nonlinear hierarchy (and it is built in most of groups of social animals, including dogs), sometimes it is very difficult to define the hierarchical status of each member of pack, it, besides, can change.Photo: pixabay.com
Answer to this question: no, most often does not depend. For example, at predators at movement of group the hierarchical status influences much movements a little. Yes, in a critical situation animals with higher rank can go ahead, but in a usual situation it is not of great importance, and low-rank animals shoot very often ahead. And, for example, when there is a group of wolves, curious teenagers most often shoot ahead .
So, for example, such question, burning for many owners of dogs, who the first have to pass at a door you or a dog, absolutely does not belong to the hierarchical status and "domination" in any way.Photo: pixabay.com
The competition for food depends on the size of group and limitation of a resource and also on a type of food. For example, if to keep wolves in bondage and to limit in food, the competition will be much higher, than under natural conditions where they, even at reduction of quantity of elks or deer, can myshkovat, that is find other source of livelihood. And, even if there is a competition for large pieces of production, then for mice of the competition can not be at all.
One more important thing – a taboo on area around a mouth of wolves. For example, if the animal, let and with the most low rank, caught, let us assume, a bird or the same mouse, it can quietly pass by the leader, holding got in a mouth, and even the most thorough dominants will not attempt upon this piece.
However if the animal with more low rank grasped a big piece which is not located in a mouth, and gnaws it lying, then more high-rank individual can quite try to take control of this production.
And in this sense of a dog are similar to wolves.
That is if the dog grasped a smelly piece of a muck on the street and you try to get it at it from a mouth, and she snaps, it is not connected with domination in any way. It is only an issue of training, no more, but also not less.