‘…He said compatibility starts with understanding a dog’s body language, beginning with the eyes.
“It’s the softness of the eye contact that can tell you a lot [because] they can tell you sadness, as much as it can tell you, ‘I’m open for a relationship.’ Or they can tell you, ‘I don’t want to be with you,'” he explained. “Through the eye contact you can know exactly how they feel about your presence.”
If you are considering adopting a dog, Millan said you must first assess your own energy level, then look for a dog that matches it. When a dog’s energy level is higher than the owner’s energy level, it can lead to problems.’
I personally don’t like Milan’s training methods all that much. I find him to be too confrontational with the dogs, which is a path to disaster for an inexperienced owner.
On the rules of adopting a new dog my advice is simple. Avoid the dog that sits crouching in the cage and the dog that leaps at you and jumps all over the place.