Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd. Which means we are the sheep. Now we may not be flattered by being called sheep but the relationship between shepherd and sheep is a great description of our relationship with Jesus.
Dogs often do what they shouldn’t do. When left alone they tear up the couch or eat the cupcakes left on the kitchen counter. The Apostle Paul said that he also had the problem of doing what he knew he shouldn’t do. It seems that dogs and human are a lot alike regarding temptation. Fortunately God is out to rescue us from this tendency.