Key #1 – The Domestication Process Is Slow
Could your dog be the proverbial wolf in sheep’s clothing? Well, it is possible. A dog will domesticate at their own pace. There was never a moment when a child captured a wolf pup and asked their father if they could keep it as the family pet.
Rather, the process of domestication is slow, evolving at a very gradual pace from wolves that were brave enough to approach early humans in their environment. As they have domesticated, they have changed into the dogs that we know and love today. At a time when our sole focus was survival, we built our relationship with dogs. They were able to assist with hunting and gave us protection during this period.