The Domestication Project was a project where we focused on the process of domestication, how effective it is, and how it affects everything around it. In this project, we all picked a focus question that we would really put our time into. This question was formed around the idea of dog behaviors. In this unit, I learned about dog sizes and breeds and how each of those affect aggression and playfulness and adoption rates.
My focus question was based around the correlation between dog breed and aggression. The reason that I picked this question is because I myself have a pit bull mix and a rottweiler. They are two of the sweetest dogs I know, and I believe that their breeds get a bad reputation, so I wanted to prove that it was just that. A reputation. I collected information from videos and studies done on dog breed and aggression. My results were that there are two main factors that go into dog aggression. Aggression towards strangers and aggression towards other dogs. It really just depends on the situation. Some future questions I might have is what could we as owners do to prevent aggression.