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A dog who’s well trained knows how far he can go. If he’s in your yard, he’ll go right to the borderline, stand there, and look at you, the master. All you have to do is give him “the look,” and the dog won’t step a paw over the line. He knows there will be consequences if he does. He’s been down that route before and doesn’t like the change in your relationship. He wants to please you.
Your child, too, wants to please you. She needs to be secure in your love. If she knows the rules and you treat her as competent, she may still walk to that line. But she’ll consider your relationship too important to step over it.
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