Ugh. No. Please. I was willing to forgive much of the “I skimmed a book about dog science” in this but I just can’t tolerate the “your dog is a child” BS. Your dog is a dog. Treating them like anything but a dog does more harm to both dogs and humans than almost any other thing we do to them. Admit that they are different than us. Love them for who / what they are rather than for what we want them to be. They. Are. Not. Us.