As a police dog trainer,
I have trained my partner just like I train my children. To
obey without question, in trust, to every request made of
them by me. Why? I don't make my dog sit EVERY time for man's
benefit. I don't make my dog stay in a down postion for EVER
how long I ask because I am cruel. Instead, I do it for love....
I love my partner and trust in his abilities. His nose, ears,
eyes and teeth. God gave him to me to care for and work with.
But there are dangers and snares at every corner.
Why should he have to sit and not even have to think about
it when I say the word? Let's say he has gotten away from
me and is chasing a cat or a rabbit out into the road. When
I say "sit" and he does, I will have kept him from
harm, from getting hit by a car, catching some disease when
he catches the animal and maybe even getting injured by that
other creature of God. I love him and much the same way I
love my son and try to teach him that drugs are bad, fire
This is the same LOVE that God has for each of us, his children.
He doesn't want little robots that operate on auto-pilot all
the time, but wants to see us live and be a part of our lives.
His love for us knows no bounds and a little obedience for
our own good can't be a bad thing.