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Dog World, Boy World...

By Richard Whitmire — August 13, 2010 1 min read
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...Is there a parallel, as most dog trainers are female and most teachers are female? That might strike you reading this column.

From the column:

I think the most unexpected but significant problem of male underrepresentation in dog training and rescue work is lack of dog socialization to men. The vast majority of gender fear and aggression in dogs I see at the shelter is directed toward men. Men are bigger and more physical, talk louder and are more intimidating to dogs than women. They often wear facial hair and hats. Dogs need men around to become conditioned to masculine traits.

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