If you want respect and trust from your dog, be sure that you are a Leader first and a dog lover second.
Sometimes people will say to me, "You must really be a dog lover to make this your life's work". I have to pause there. My response is this. "Yes, I do love dogs, but I care about the family's who own them even more. It is my job to go into a client's home and help create order out of chaos. I can't accomplish that goal as a dog lover. I have to give the dogs leadership and direction in order to be successful at my mission.
Humans always come before dogs. When we take dogs off of a pedestal and stop humanizing them, we can start to eradicate the issues they have and acquaint them with their animal/dog-ness. This is what the dog wants. This is what will cause them to respond to us in the way that we desire. then it is a win-win for both teams.😃👏👍