I’ve been observing how my neighbors interact with their pets for many years now, and it’s brought me to the conclusion that the best way to determine how you ought to treat a person you’re responsible for is to mirror the way they treat their pets. This is due to projection.
Some people look up best practices and make lists and plans of what to do, and often have strong feelings about animal training. These are unfortunately more rare than high-functioning people would even imagine.
One of my neighbors is an extreme introvert. She takes her little weiner dog out for a short walk once per day and for the bathroom a few times. Notable qualities: consistency, pragmatism, and low-energy joylessness. I’ll see if I can get her to cosplay as Rei.
Most people get pets in a fit of impulsiveness, then ignore and neglect them for the rest of their lives. Not coincidentally, most people are useless and should not be hired for any reason.
Another neighbor is a blue-collar POS with some kind of pitbull mix. I don’t think I’ve seen him go five seconds in a row around the dog without asserting his monkey dominance displays.
A neighbor I used to live above in college kept his dog in a cage in its own shit and piss 24/7. Though I would mirror this management style, I would include a toilet in the cell. Such a person requires an expensive level of rehabilitation, on the level of Marine Corps training, to be anything other than a liability by mere proximity.
That’s enough examples, you get the idea. This really only works for white people and cosmopolitan nonwhites because pets are a white people thing.