Unlike our border collie Sissy, English shepherds do not work from a prey drive. Instead, their motivation is to please and help their owner. They are thinking dogs, and have a well-developed sense of order. If things are supposed to be done in a certain way, the dog will enforce that. In fact, if you change a rule, you'd better be able to explain why to your dog.
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