When I do my daily round with the bike I drive past the house of a dog trainer. He has three dogs. When they are outside, they act like crazy when I drive past them. They bark. They run along the fence (which fortunately is there), eager to attack me (do they know the saying “Barking dogs seldom bite”?). The first time I was really frightened, but now I am used to it.

Anyway, the message this sends out is obvious: there is a dog trainer who isn’t able to train his own dogs. I wouldn’t hire this dog trainer, would you?

Are there some barking dogs in your own life?