Thursday, November 17, 2011

Nov 6, 2011

or is it daily doggie??   -- one of those binary decisions that stump me.
 
training details----
went to costco with jody and stormy  - to try and work thru some of her issues with stormy
just off the top --- stormy is a big girl--  and if jody forgets to talk to her - stormy is inclined to wander and  overwhelm her.
 case in point-----walk by the meat counter with her leash hanging at about 20 inches and that nose drifts right over to the meat- next thing you know her mind is on  meat and she is dragging jody a bit too strong.    --walk properly with a 6" leash-and it's near perfect---- stormy's concentration is much better..
 
in 25 words or less
in harness is working--- for both person and dog---  do not expect perfection if you are not ready to do your half.  especially with a dog under 4 years old.
 
in the horse world it would be called "no loss of contact"
 
 however---- it must never be tight. ----- if necessary,  tug  and release  but never tight...
how tight?-- the leash in generic working mode must not make any indentation in her neck-  but it is right there --- for conversation purposes...  that is ( and sometimes an emergency brake) 
it is one of the ways you talk to your dog.
 
if you are working on the command "go slower you are walking to danm fast"
it should be  "go slow....( hesitate and if no response do a significant tug on the leash) ---you are going too danm fast"
after which --- when they slow down you must cheerfully say  " thank you"-- or alternately "that is sooo much better"
it is the"release" then  cheerful part that is critical
 
properly done -- this "command" becomes  "slower"  and no yank is necessary---and the dog will say "sorry--- i forgot"   after which you say "thank you"
 
stormy is a good dog--- and means to do everything asked of her for jodi ( not for me--- i could not walk her 10 feet away from jodi without a huge argument--- i had to walk her into a pole to get a minimum of control)
 
which makes me think--- one of jodi's issues is stormy will not commit to a jump into a car--- she crawls--- preferably waiting for someone to direct her rear foot..  today we could try having me hold the dog( somehow) and getting jodi in the car--- and see if stormy will leap
 
she is not lightfooted--- like bailey
 
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the other today project  ALONG WITH THE SUNDAY STEW AND CHICKEN POOING--
 between megan and i-- we should take martha thru the  training process-- from liver in left pocket--- to figure 8--- to loose leash---
with slight deviation to come  for cheese  -- wait-- and back.  get that far and they are paying attention to you and can go on to  achieve boredom before you go any further.
 
THIS MARTHA PERSON WITH JODI---
 SHE SHOULD BE V3 FOR VIM VIGOR AND VITALITY... SHE HAS ALOT OF BOUNCE- I AM SURE YOU WILL ENJOY MEETING HER
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BOBBY MAY NEED TO GO TO GEORGE'S TODAY TO GET DEFLATED -GEORGE IS AWAY AND WILL BE BACK MONDAY MORN.
 
HE MUST BE HAND WALKED--- AND DON'T OFFER TO  TOUCH  THE "SURGICAL SITE"  NOW APROXIMATLY THE SIZE OF 2 BASEBALLS,
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W.R.T.
 POT LUCK  PART OF THE SUNDAY STEW---
 
I REMEMBER THE DAY EVERYONE BROUGHT A  CHOCLATE CAKE-- AND WE ATE ALL 6 CAKES..     IT WAS FUN... BUT....
 
A HEADS UP  
WE BOUGHT 3 CANS OF WHIPPED CREAM AT COSTCO---  WE SHOULD HAVE ENOUGH OF THAT..
 
AND I HAVE HEARD RUMORS OF A FISH CONCOCTION AND A LAMB "DISH"  BUT YOU NEVER KNOW. 
 
AND IF SOMEONE DOESN'T COOK--- BRINGING COFFEE CUPS IS ALWAYS A WELCOME OPTION.  CREATIVITY IS ENCOURAGED..
 
FIRST TIMERS ARE  WELCOME AND FORGIVEN FOR ARRIVING EMPTY HANDED.
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THE REST OF YESTERDAY'S NEWS I CAN NOT PUT IN AN EMAIL FOR FEAR I WOULD LAND IN JAIL--- LITERALLY
 
SO I WILL SHARE IT WITH  THE STEWERS
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INTERESTING --
 CHAOS IS NOT ON DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME YET-- SHE HAS BEEN WANDERING  VOCALIZING  FOR AN HOUR  AND I SAID "PAUL AND EARLINE WOULD BE HERE TODAY--- BUT WAIT"  AND SHE DID--- BUT IT IS NOW 10 OF 7 AND SHE IS AT THE WINDOW... ON THE DAYS HE COMES, HE GETS HERE AT 8
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ALSO WITH 4 STAINLESS STEEL BUCKETS OF WATER SITTIN HERE-- WHEN SHE GOES OUT  SHE GOES TO A WHITE BUCKET FULL OF RAIN WATER..
MAKES ME WONDER IS SOMEONE SCRUBBED THE BUCKETS AND DIDN'T GET ALL THE SOAP OUT?????
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WE WILL CHICKEN POO TODAY
 
MEANING THE WEBSITE WILL REMAIN "OPEN" TIL 2:45 WHEN WE TAKE THE NUMBERS OFF THE WEB AND PUT THEM ON THE TABLE 
 
THE HENS ARE INTRODUCED AT 3:00  AND THE LONGEST IT HAS TAKEN IS 15 MINUTES--- SHORTEST  2 MINUTES
 
IF THEY LAY AN EGG THERE IS A $50 BONUS
 
SO THERE...
 NOW IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE THE CLICK THING--- GO DO IT NOW.
 

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