Tip #5 – The Use Of Dogs In Camps
Domestication of canines may have fallen short of what it is today if the relationship had been constrained by solely those factors. However, both humans and canines share the concept of territoriality, viewing a certain area as theirs to live in and, if necessary, defend.
Wild canines living around a human camp would view it as parts of their territory, and as such would rally to the camp’s defense if dangers such as rival bands of humans or wild animals presented themselves. The clamor created by the wild canines would serve to alarm the camp’s inhabitants, who would then take over defense of the camp. Human settlements benefited highly from the security granted by their companion canine packs, especially at night.