I don’t know for sure, but I kind of think my dogs don’t “respect” me. But that’s OK. Dogs probably don’t do “respect” anyway. It’s a human concept, and it depends on human cognition and social mores. When people say their dog respects them, it is usually a euphemism. It means that through their actions they have caused the dog to be intimidated or afraid. Wary, at the very least. I think that’s how “respect” generally translates into animal behavior. One can usually see it in the “respectful” dogs’ demeanors.
Losing your dog is devastating – particularly if it is a shy or scared dog who will run from people instead of approaching them. This is often the case with newly adopted rescue dogs who aren’t comfortable in their new homes, don’t know their new
Lucky Dog Animal Rescue is committed to stopping the problem of pet overpopulation. A key to this is spaying and neutering your pets. One clear benefit is that less unwanted pets will land in our shelters. But there are many more.
LDAR recommends use of martingale collars for all dogs. A martingale collar is a type of dog collar that tightens if the dog tries to pull away, preventing the dog from slipping out of his/her collar and getting loose.