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Ian Dunbar

British,  Scientist
Total Quotes : 10
Dogs Whether Spouses

All training is negotiation, whether you're training dogs or spouses.

- Ian Dunbar

Privilege Earned Before

I grew up on a farm and my grandfather quit school when he was 12, but when it came to common sense and animals, he was the smartest person I've ever met, before or since. He taught me that to touch an animal is an earned privilege. It's not a right.

- Ian Dunbar

Learning Training About

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.

- Ian Dunbar

Puppy Single Raising

Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity.

- Ian Dunbar

Dying Dogs Trained

People - and dogs - are dying to be trained.

- Ian Dunbar

Training Hall Using

You don't train a dog in a training hall, jerking his neck or even giving him food treats. You train him using life rewards.

- Ian Dunbar

Stupid Build Some

With every animal, you have to build its confidence around people because people do some crazy and stupid things.

- Ian Dunbar

Training Want Develop

When I'm training a dog, I develop a relationship with that dog. He's my buddy, and I want to make training fun.

- Ian Dunbar

Want Makes About

Learning from wolves to interact with pet dogs makes about as much sense as, 'I want to improve my parenting - let's see how the chimps do it!'

- Ian Dunbar

Mind Will Them

You can instill fear in your kids and get them to mind, but they won't function better in the world and your relationship will suffer greatly.

- Ian Dunbar