We have all experienced the time when we picked up a puppy from a kennel or a shelter and brought them into our homes. Early on, we convinced ourselves that we could train our new dog to not make a mess, to not jump on strangers, and to not chew our shoes.
But sooner or later we realized that we needed help to get our dog in line and the best possible way of expediting the transition from a disobedient pet to an obedient pet was professional obedience training. Through obedience training we could be assured that our dogs old behaviors and habits could be changed through stern authoritarianism.
When you take a few steps back from our present situation you will realize that this is what has been happening to all of humanity throughout our world: we have been taken to obedience training by our new masters.
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