Dominance: Anatomy of a Mind Virus


Are you a trainer or vet struggling to convince clients that their dog isn’t trying to “get even?” Are you an owner who would like to know why the “alpha roll” technique backfired with your dog? Then you can’t afford to miss this telecourse! In this course you’ll discover the truth about hierarchies, you will learn why the hierarchical theories are so attractive and why humans are so willing to latch on to an explanation of behavior with so little basis in fact. Arm yourself with a new understanding of an old problem. This is Jean Donaldson at her best – dissecting and analyzing an issue that has spread through society like wildfire!



Jean Donaldson

Frequently described as the most rational voice in dog training today, Jean Donaldson is the award-winning author of The Culture Clash, MINE! A Guide to Resource Guarding in Dogs and the newly released FIGHT! A Guide to Dog-Dog Aggression.In 1999 she relocated to San Francisco, where she directs the San Francisco SPCA’s Academy for Dog Trainers, regarded as the Harvard for dog trainers.  The Academy has trained and certified over 200 trainers in class training and private behavior counseling, and has a three to six month wait-list for its courses.

Jean has lectured to a wide variety of groups in North American, the UK, Japan and Australia.

Born in Montreal, Canada, where she studied at McGill, Jean founded both the Montreal Flyball Association and Renaissance Dog Training, the first positive reinforcement based school and counseling service in the province.  Her own dogs and dogs she has trained, have earned numerous titles and wins in various dog sports including OTCh (Obedience Trial Champion), UD (Utility Dog), TDX (Tracking Dog Excellent), FDCh (Flyball Champion), CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and HIT (High In Trial).  While a student, she worked as an adoption counselor at the Montreal SPCA and later served on its Board of Directors.  Her background in science and keen interest in evolutionary biology, the subject in which she is currently pursuing a doctorate degree, uniquely suit her to view behavior as an evolutionary adaptation.

Refund Policy: The course fee will be refunded, in its entirety, so long as the enrollee requests a refund in writing no later than the 14th day after the course is purchased. Alternatively, the enrollee may request an exchange or credit toward a different course, instead of a refund.