It also means she'll bark at him and expect him to follow her when she's ready to go for her walk or put on her red flashing collar after dark so she can go alleying. Ditto when she decides she's ready for him to tuck her in, at her determined bedtime. He's hers--all her's--all night. And that's how she likes it.
Honestly, I don't think we've ever had a smarter dog and I know for a fact we've had some real numskulls. Our cocker spaniel, Molly, was either the most willful or THE dumbest dog (or both) to ever hit the planet Earth. Wiggles was fairly bright but he was no rocket scientist that's for sure. At least not next to Sis.
Gosh, it's fun to watch a man and his dog, and their mutual love affair.