Being with their people is one of the three essential necessities in a dog's life next to exercise and training. In fact, it is the most important of the three.
Building the Dog-Human Bond, by Victoria Schade. Looks at the critical role of the dog-human relationship for training success.
5 loving ways to pet a dog, by Jennifer Cattett, PhD, Smart Animal Training.
The Ideal Dog, by Jennifer Arnold. Explores the importance of developing a close dog-human bond prior to training.