Your obedience trained dog may do a great recall but does he respect guests or does he insist on sniffing or demanding attention?
OBEDIENCE BASED ON RESPECT
All animals, including horses, learn respect for authority within minutes of their birth but then we humans allow them to forget.
The mare foals (gives birth) somewhat removed from the main herd. Shortly after birth she bonds with her foal and teaches it instant obedience.
The young of all hoofed animals learn to nurse, run, and follow Mama closely within the first 2 or 3 hours of birth. Instinctively, they respect the first authority figure in their new life.
fawn is taught to lie motionless at a very early age. It is small and
vulnerable so nature gives it very little scent and its mother teaches it to
lie quietly, right where she left it, until she returns. This baby has
learned respect. If it moves she will butt it back down in no uncertain
Why Dogs Must Learn Respect
Dogs are creatures of attack. They learn at a different pace. A puppy begins to learn at 21 days of age. Think of a wolf pack. As the cubs begin to walk they need to learn the pack rules. Don't wander away from the den, don't soil the den, don't steal food from other dogs. In the wild, when Mom leaves to go hunt, the pups need to stay put. The den must stay clean so the scent doesn't draw predators to kill the babies. The pack has a distinct order.
Each member has a place in that order and so the family unit works well. The
Mom demands respect and enforces obedience from the pups by a low growl with
her mouth over the muzzle of the offending pup.
adult dog may behave in a disobedient manner but if he is reminded of what
his dam and littermates taught him about pack order and respect, he will
strive to fit in.
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