Modern Wolf Behaviors

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THE MODERN DOG As a direct descendant of the wolf, the modern dog exhibits something like 85 to
90 per cent wolf behaviour. Some behaviours are different, as a result of thou- sands of years of domestication, but as far as training is concerned, the differences are not an issue. The wolf and therefore the dog is a creature of instinct, a pack ani- mal who views other members of his pack in terms of rank relevant to himself.
Those above him he respects and obeys, those below him he does not—it is very much a black and white concept. Contrary to popular opinion, this rank structure is rarely achieved through aggression. Wolves are predators who hunt in packs; if they themselves are injured, they are unable to hunt, if they injure a
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