2020 10 23
Puppies and children have to know discipline and if this is upsetting to anybody my apologies -----but rather than REstrict or prevent a dog from eating MY dinner off my table there has to be some communication .. with with pups two or three months old I use couple fingers--- two fingers and I strike the offending part usually the nose .just lightly but significantly and if they repeat the effort to eat my dinner they get another--- THE IDEA ---you don't have to do that more than about twice before they decide it's not going to work .. if you take your hand and push them away then they resent being pushed away and their mind is still on eating your dinner … if they attempt to eat your dinner and they find they get banged in the nose not hard but bag they get a chance to think about it and decide they better do something else I explain this in great detail 2 some of the puppy handlers yesterday --- as one of the puppies was eating her shoe that still had her foot in it she tried to push it away that didn't work it just came back stronger so I said take two fingers and strike the puppy in the nose he can't hit too hard with two fingers that's not a problem and the puppy stopped for a split second and went back to do it again which point I sent him again two fingers and she did which the puppy backed up and looked at the show turned around and walked away .. I told her at that point she trained that puppy and Furthermore I wanted to know if that same puppy ever did that again .. the only report I've had so far is it didn't happen yesterday but that was a learning experience ---two fingers snapped on the nose a little bit and the puppy just decides but that's not a good idea ..
that's one of the many basic concepts of training our service dogs ---- you don't push them away and let them wonder why they can't do something you show them that certain behaviors are not acceptable and they decide to do something else .. that makes for a much more livable puppy dog . .
With so many dogs in the house namely my usual 4 plus three puppies in the main part of the house it is crowded at times those puppies are getting big .. and feeding them without any argument over food has to be addressed immediately with great care .. we feed the the young puppies first so they're not starving and the big dogs would not dare get in anybody elses bowls they know better .. but turn around and now feed the big dogs with three lose puppies those puppies have to learn not to try and steal the big dogs food which could have some severe problems .. this is where the AAAAATTTT AAAATTTT command with the 2 fingers comes into play … Along with Bentleys low growl .. these puppies back up and sit down and watch the dogs eat .. the big Lesson they are learning is not to do something . .. which is critical as their other training progresses. A critical concept-OF NOT DOING SOMETHING IS for children too…..
however it has been pointed out to me they are getting awfully big .. then it's time they all were leash trained .. which may only take 10 minutes to get them to accept the leash primarily but times 15 that's a practically a full days work…. I started with my 3---- well two of them anyway ---- with a very loosely but I have two today get to the restriction part .. where I actually restrict their movement with the Figure 8 leash .. I'm slightly behind schedule .. it's the restriction that's going to confuse them .. and you have to quietly explain it to him until they accept what's called ---with horses at any rate--- the lesson of the rope .. the rope must always ultimately win .
Now it's about that eight puppy feeder I have to work on today after I get some more lumber .. there is nothing in the world that says a construction project has to be symmetrical .. because of the plastic and would and things like that I decided not to put the legs at the end of the feeder .. and with clever use of diagonals hopefully it will stay together .
I had an extremely bright relative - the kind with total recall of everything he ever read -- An awful lot of the world was beneath him .. Including me – to try and approximate reality, I always wanted to take him into Boston in his usual ragtag outfit --- drop him off on a corner .. and just to complicate things take his glasses home with me then see how well he did in a week .. I also thought that concept would be very educational done up in a board game like monopoly ..where you get cards like “ earn $3 sweeping sidewalk in front of McDonald's “ , “ sold place in line at the MV Reg for $5”, “ lost 2 quarters in hole in pocket”…
COULD BE DONE.
Re reading dictated material is almost as much fun as my typos and misspellings if I type it … there are several things that dictation constantly gets wrong and the combination of The three different twos can be fun ..