Watch the full film, Dogs That Changed the World: The Rise of the Dog, online:
This film explores how the domestication of dogs might have taken place, including the theory of biologist Raymond Coppinger that it was the animals themselves — and human trash — that inspired the transformation. The genetic analysis of Peter Savolainen of the Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden has placed the origins of domesticated dogs — and those of the first dog — in East Asia. Premiered April 22, 2007. (Video Restricted to U.S. & Territories).