My kids and I were hanging out by the pool yesterday.
Also with us, were our three 70lb dogs.
My son splashed one of our dogs that was laying by the pool.
I asked him why he did that.
He said that he wanted him to move and he wasn't listening.
I told the dog to move and he listened.
My son asked why the dogs listen to me and not him.
I told him "you have to earn it".
After I said it, I realized it would be a good story to share with all you.
Everything is earned.
If no one is listening to you, then start with yourself first to see what you can do better.