Friday, June 10, 2011

June 9, 2011


manny "graduates"  today and goes home to vermont- bernard can walk really well with him-- manny still has to figure out bernard's movements better-- but they should do well
the difference in bernard's walk is amazing--- i am not sure why--- but whatever-it is working... instead of mincing along taking 4" steps, he strides out.
watching them gives me some more ideas on what i should be doing with them ahead of time.
i want to do a few minutes of door opening and harness putting on before they leave..
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heydawg was not as bad as thumper--- but he does not like thunder either  and gets very worried.
 
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that storm did not seem to bother pi at all-- she is certainly a brat.. 
 barking at me for not sharing my dinner with her.
 
she had a lesson about sharing --- bailey took a dim view of her asking for just one bite--- so bailey gave it to her.
 
it was interesting because colleen was trying to keep pi away from bailey's dish by holding her back  - and that was not working-- one snap from bailey ( that did not contact pi's skin--- but the KLANKING OF BAILEY'S TEETH  was significant---) that snap and pi backed up 3' and watched her eat in silence.
 
biiiiiiiigggggggg training lesson there.--   bailey's version of the whiffle bat.
 
my old adage--- you can not train a dog moving him around with your muscles--  it does not work--i can not tell you the hours i have spent thru the years  rolling a dog around trying to get him to roll over-  ( many many years-----since age 5 was when it was first noted--  never did succeed)
 
if you pull down on a dog's leash-- he will pull UP-  the equal and opposite rule of physics-- so unless you get into the ULTIMATE PULL__ THE CONCEPT IS NOT GOING TO  WORK  YOU HAVE TO MESS WITH THEIR THINKING

IT IS THE SAME AS TRYING TO GET MARY LOADED ON THE HORSE TRAILER___ IF YOU PULL HER FORWARD  SHE WILL GET HER HEAD UP AND PULL BACKWARDS AND DRAG YOU WHEREVER SHE WANTS TO GO AS IF YOU WERE A FLEA AT THE END OF HER LEAD ROPE.
BETTER THAT YOU STAND IN FRONT WITH A CARROT AND SAY PLEASE_____ 
 OR HAS ACTUALLY BEEN PROVEN>>> GET ME TO STAND a hundred feet away and yell "mARY GET ON THAT TRAILER OR I WILL WRING YOUR NECK"  AND SHE WALKED ON...
 
I THINK DRESSAGE IS A SIMILAR  CONCEPT  "IMPULSION MUST COME FROM THE REAR HAUNCHES."
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HEYDAWG' FAMILY  --- BUCKET  BRIGIT--- SAID SHE WOUD TAKE HIM FOR A WALK TODAY--- HE WILL LIKE THAT...  ALSO HIS FRIEND FIDO WILL BE HERE.
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TODAY'S SCHEDULE--- NORMAL I GUESS...
 
MEGAN AND I MAY GO SOMEWHERE LATE MORNING...
 
OTHER THAN THAT......
 
ANY OPINIONS OFFERED BY ME ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
 

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