According to reviewer Kim Hubbard: "Debunking the advice of many celebrity trainers, animal behavior expert John Bradshaw urges understanding, not dominance, as the key to human-canine relations." She paraphrases a few of his key suggestions, including using rewards rather than confusing punishments and fending off separation anxiety by practicing your leaving and returning. But this is the one that's stuck with me since I read the brief article:
"Let them sniff. Finding out what's been going on in the neighborhood is the most important part of a dog's day, apart from talking to you. You wouldn't snatch the newspaper out of your partner's hands--so try not to pull your dog away when he's sniffing."