I am not a dog trainer, nor do I claim expertise in the field, but much of what famed trainer Ian Dunbar says here makes a lot of sense. He stresses that harshness, shouting, and hitting have no place in dog training. Instead, he focuses on interaction and relationship skills, using rewards of various kinds. He argues that by knowing our pets’ perspective, we can build their love and trust. It’s a message that resonates well beyond the animal world.