Wait… she had a dog?
The La Brea Woman was found in close association with the remains of a domesticated dog. Her remains have been dated to between 9,000 and 10,000 years ago. Were there dogs that early in North America? How long ago were dogs domesticated?
Here are articles about the oldest dog fossil.
Here’s an article about 26,000-year old footprints of a human child, that are seemingly accompanied by the pawprints of a dog.
Here’s an article about human footprints in North America, that include dog pawprints.
Here’s an article about the oldest dog fossil found in North America.
And here’s a video and an article about the experiments with silver foxes, when they were selected for tameness.