I just borrowed from the library (through interlibrary loan, because it's not commonly available) In Defence of Dogs http://www.amazon.com/Defence-Dogs-...1393252156&sr=1-1&keywords=in+defence+of+dogs . While I'm not all the way done with it, it has been an interesting read. The author completely erases the idea that dogs are always seeking dominance in their relationships, instead seeking familial bonds. They defer to us as puppies in all canids respond to parental figures. The author spends time looking at the wolves our dogs are supposedly so much like, and points out that wolf relationships aren't fraught with dominance struggles within the pack either. Anyway, the implications for dog training are far reaching. I've seen others recommend this book, and I'm going to agree.