"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom." ~Viktor E. Frankl
The best relationship is forged when we allow our dogs to make a choices within a framework.
Allowing dogs to make choices within boundaries teaches them to make good choices on their own. As they grow up through different stages, they can be given more power to make higher-level decisions without as much parental supervision. ~Aaron