Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part One Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf. 

Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part One

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf. 

Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part Two Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.

Dog Social Structure - Debunking Linear Heirachy - Part Two

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

The old theory of the pack, linear hierarchy, with an alpha and its subordinates, does NOT apply to the dogs we have in our house. Your dog is not a domesticated wolf. Over 10,000 years of domestication and selective breeding has ensured that there are physical, behavioural and social differences, and so your dog should not be treated as a wolf.


What your dog really wants Elanor Parker of Adelaide Vet Over the last 15,000 years or so we have co-evolved with our canine counterparts. During this time they have done a fantastic job of learning how to understand us, read us and co-exist with us. However, it is an uncomfortable reality that many and even most of us humans do not properly....

What your dog really wants

Elanor Parker of Adelaide Vet

Over the last 15,000 years or so we have co-evolved with our canine counterparts. During this time they have done a fantastic job of learning how to understand us, read us and co-exist with us. However, it is an uncomfortable reality that many and even most of us humans do not properly....

What dogs get up to when you leave the house  Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist Wouldn't it be good to know what your beloved canine gets up to when home alone? (Perhaps the cleaner too but that's another story). How does he behave in the minutes after you've left the house? And what emotions does he go through?

What dogs get up to when you leave the house

 Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

Wouldn't it be good to know what your beloved canine gets up to when home alone? (Perhaps the cleaner too but that's another story). How does he behave in the minutes after you've left the house? And what emotions does he go through?

Fear Periods Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist It is normal for most puppies to go through a ‘Fear Period’. The first fear imprint period generally occurs between 8-11 weeks. Between 6-14 months there can be further periodic fear periods which are also normal.  

Fear Periods

Ian Shivers of Bondi Behaviourist

It is normal for most puppies to go through a ‘Fear Period’. The first fear imprint period generally occurs between 8-11 weeks. Between 6-14 months there can be further periodic fear periods which are also normal.