Information based on this article:
Everyone should always read their own source material to make their own interpretations!!! This is just my take away points:
What does this lecture cover?
- What Does Rudolph Schenkel say about submission and its FUNCTION?
- What are three different forms of conflict that are often associated with submission?
- What are the two main categories of submission?
- How does the behavior of the "dominant" canine affect the "submissive" canine?
- How does this relate to the professional dog trainer?
What does Rudolph Schenkel say about submission and its FUNCTION?
- What is NOT: It is not to be a synonym for inferior or defeated
- Submission is an impulse and effort of the inferior toward friendly and harmonic social integration
Three different forms of conflict associated with a superior and inferior - but submission is only correct for one.
- Severe fight based on intolerance - Flight by the inferior or death is the outcome. "Cut-off" signals have no effect.
- The ritualized fight over a privilege ends with the "giving-up-the-claim ritual" of the inferior, which automatically blocks the aggression by the superior.
- Minor conflict in closed groups, settled by submissive behavior of the inferior.
Claim for Privileges - Defeat without submission
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True Submission in Canines
Related to begging behavior of pups
Related to maternal care
Intermediate between Active and Passive
Blurred lines between all conflict
Submission does not Trigger Automatic Responses
- Intolerance - submission will not persist
Why is this information important?
- Understanding territorial aggression
- Understanding different severities of dog-on-dog aggression
- Understanding submission in proper relationship
- You do not get "submission" and desire to interact simply by being "tougher" than the dog
- Just because a dog acts submissive to another, does not mean it will be "tolerated". Submission does not automatically trigger tolerance.
- Obtrusive behavior is not necessarily "dominant" behavior.