Dogs Do 'Get Us'
In “Love is All You Need: The Revolutionary Bond-Based Approach to Educating Your Dog,” author Jennifer Arnold puts as well as I’ve ever seeing it. She writes, “Dogs are highly attuned social animals and their social genius is at the very core of my philosophy. Because of it, they are far better led through bonding than they ever could be through dominating.”
She continues, “If often seems dogs can read our minds, and understandable when you remember that dogs as a species have been studying humans for more than ten thousand years. Conversely, we’ve been studying them for only the past twenty years. We have some catching up to do.”
I explain here how we actually did evolve with dogs. And regarding dominance, Dr. Patricia McConnell is one of MANY experts that have sat down with me in recent years to chat about that very thing.