I am now reading the book in whole. It is so interesting. I love the information on dog behavior and why/how they communicate. I can't help but think there is something quite special and rare about the author himself that dogs sense and respond to. My sister has always had beautiful relationships with dogs. She is gentle and non judgmental.I don't think it's just luck that she's had sweet dogs. I cringe when I hear people *screaming* commands at their dogs such as "Come here!!!!". If I were the dog I'd have to run in the opposite direction (in fear).