Long before Cesar Millan became known as the “Dog Whisperer” Dr. Ian Dunbar was applying the same principles in training dogs. While there are many training programs what Dr. Dunbar teaches is respect for the animal and emphasizes building a relationship with him during training. He also places a great deal of importance on early socializing and was perhaps the first to form puppy classes.
Allen St. Johns interviews Dr. Dunbar on Forbes:
“When I’m training a dog I develop a relationship with that dog. He’s my buddy and I want to make training fun,” says Dr. Ian Dunbar. “Training a dog to me is on a par with learning to dance with my wife or teaching my son to ski. These are fun things we do together. If anyone even talks about dominating the dog or hurting him or fighting him or punishing him, don’t go there.”
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