I think that much dog-training that works has to do with having rapport with your dog. Look at it this way. A new dog doesn't know you when you first meet. Obviously, getting acquainted in depth takes time. Give a little, get a little. Over time, a rapport with the dog can be established for the most part.
There's probably a small minority of dogs that will NOT obey oral commands, no matter how hard you try. That's just the way they are. It could be, though, that such dogs are wired to respond to other ways. Of course, some experimentation is in order Just have to remember that individual dogs have their own personalities and respond accordingly, or don't even respond at all.
The upshot is that time and patience are necessary as you get to know your dog better. And you will establish a good relationship with your dog before long!
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