Canine Body Language and the Definition of “Dominance”

Renee and Karen were honored to interview Dr. Roger Abrantes this morning. Dr. Abrantes is a well-known expert on why animals do what they do. He shared lots of information about what body language cues our dogs offer to each other and to us to express themselves and their emotions.  Dr Abrantes also offered his definition of “Dominance” and whether our dogs are really trying to take over our households!  You might want to purchase his books, “Dog Language – An Encyclopedia of Canine Behavior,” as well as “The Evolution of Canine Social Behavior.”  Both books are available at: and

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