Why should dog owners and dog trainers care so much about evolutionary biology? Because it forms the basis for how we understand animal behavior, animal learning, where dogs came from and how we got to now. Training without this fundamental platform of science isn’t training at all, it’s simply guesswork. We owe our dogs real science.

Read Adam Gopnik’s fantastic piece in The New Yorker right now. Whether it’s a game changer, reinforcement of your current beliefs or just a planted seed of thought, it’s worth it.