Thursday, May 30, 2013

MAY 30,2013

TRAINING AND THE GREAT RACE ARE ON SCHEDULE FOR TODAY'S TOPICS.-

TRAINING IS COMMUNICATION-- AND THE BEST HUMAN EXAMPLE OF IT IS IN THE OLD MOVIE MIRACLE WORKER-- ABOUT HELEN KELLER- WHEN AS AN IMPOSSIBLE AND DESTRUCTIVE CHILD SHE ALL OF A SUDDEN REALIZED THOSE HAND MOVEMENTS MEAN "WATER"

DOGS GET TO THAT POINT WHERE THEY REALIZE YOU ARE TALKING TO THEM AND PAYING ATTENTION IS A GOOD THING..

THAT NH CRONICLE SHOW LAST NIGHT ( GOOGLE WMUR TV SERVCE DOG SHOULD GET ITI) GIVES A GREAT EXAMPLE OF WHAT WE STRIVE TO DO IN THE FINAL STAGES BEFORE HARNESSING. GO AND HAVE A LOOK -- THERE IS ONE SEGMENT WHEN MEGAN IS WALKING THE ONE STEP WITH LOLA-- AND LOLA TURNS AND LOOKS UP AT MEGAN WITH THE "HAVE I GOT THAT RIGHT NOW?" THEN AGAIN WITH MURPHY ALL OF A SUDDEN HE COMES AROUND HER LEG AND LOOKS UP WITH THE SAME LOOK. "WOW I DID IT RIGHT"

FAST FORWARD TO WATCHIING JOCELYN AND TEAL WORK TOGETHER AND SEE HOW OFTEN HE VERY SLIGHTLY TURNS HIS HEAD TO CHECK ON HER REACTIONS..

 THERE IS ALSO A GOOD DEMO OF WHY NOT TO TALK TO A SERVICE DOG - WHEN THE REPORTER SPEAKS TO JOCELYN AND STICKS OUT HER HAND...., FOR ONE SPLIT SECOND TEAL TURNS TO HER AND THEN IMMEDATELY BACK TO JOCEYN AND HIS JOB... BUT THE INTERUPTION IS OBVIOUS.

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THE OTHER THING ... IF WE ARE USING OUR MUSCLES TO CONTROL A DOG WE ARE DOING SOMETHING WRONG. I AM NOTED FOR YELLING/SCREAMING/ SPEAKING VERY LOUDLY------ ABOUT A LOOSE LEASH-- AND THOSE TRAINING COLLARS NEVER SHOULD HAVE BEEN CALLED A CHOKE CHAIN-- A VERY UNFORTUNATE NAME- COLLARS ARE ANOTHER TOPIC FOR ANOTHER DAY.. BUT LOOSH LEASH IS THE RULE OF THE DAY

ON THE FARM MOST OF OUR HANDLING IS DONE WITH THE DOGS RUNNING FREE.. STARTING WITH THE PUPS RUNNING AFTER MEGAN.. FOR THE ODD TIMES WE HAVE A SPECIAL PROJECT LIKE--- TO KEEP 2 MALES FROM ARGUNG .. WE USE A COTTON ROPE WITH A LOOP.

THE TRAINING COLLAR IS A CONVERSATION TOOL-- IF YOU NEED IT FOR CONTROL, YOU HAVE SOME HOMEWORK TO DO.

----- STANDING OR MOVING THAT LEASH SHOULD NEVER BE TIGHT.

IN THAT VIDEO I DID NOT SEE ANY TIGHT LEASH( I JUST WENT OVER THE VIDEO AGAIN TO BE SURE.)

YOU WILL SEE JOCELYN TIGHTEN HER LEASH- THAT WAS UNPLANNED- BUT AS WE WORKED ALONG WE REALIZED SHE NEEDED IT FOR BALANCE- AND AS LONG AS THE LEASH WAS BACK ON TEALS SHOULDERS HE WAS FINE WITH IT . SHE WEIGHS 57 POUNDS AND TEAL ABOUT 150- IF SHE CAN'T CONTROL HIM WITH HER VOICE AND BODY LANGUAGE, SHE IS IN BAD TROUBLE. BUT TEAL LOVES HER

THIS WILL GET ME IN HOT WATER....

A PROPERLY TRAINED DOG WILL ALLOW YOU TO CARRY A TRAY OF 4 CUPS OF COFFEE IN THE SAME HAND AS YOUR DOG'S LEASH WITHOUT SPILLING A DROP..

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THEN THE GREAT RACE.. OR WHY SHEILA AND I HAVE SO MUCH IN COMMON....

I MAY NOT HAVE THE DETAILS RIGHT- BUT WITH THE GREAT RACE IT DIDN'T MATTER.

 I THINK IT BEGAN AS AN ARGUEMENT BETWEEN 2 GUYS IN MATTY'S SAIL LOFT- A BAR IN MARBLEHEAD-- WHETHER IT WAS FASTER TO GET FROM WATERTOWN TO MARBLEHEAD FASTER BY LAND OR BY SEA.. ?26 MILES?)

THAT TURNED INTO MANY THOUSANDS OF NEARLY SOBER- VERY CREATIVE PEOPLE PEDALING ODD VEHICLES OR CARRYING CANOES ON THIER HEADS ALL OVER BOSTON AT 4AM.

IT ENDED WHEN THE IRS FIGURED OUT THE THOUSANDS OF T SHIRTS COST $5 AND SOLD FOR $15-- AND NOBODY HAD THE PROFIT. !

IT WAS GREAT WHILE IT LASTED ?5 YEARS?

 THE WINNER WAS ALWAYS DISQUALIFIED BECAUSE THEY MUST HAVE CHEATED.

I DID CROSS THE FINISH LINE FIRST ONE YEAR -- ON THE PENNY FARTHING BIG WHEEL BIKE. I BEAT DAVE MAYNARD BY 32 SECONDS-- HE HAD SAILED A WATERBED...

NOW I FIND OUT THAT SHELIA COMPETED ONE YEAR IN AN 8 PERSON BIKE ALL WELDED TOGETHER INTO ONE VEHICLE- I REMEMBER AND ADMIRED THAT VEHICLE- AND I SAW A REPLICA OF IT IN ?HAMMERCER -SCHLEMER? CATALOG -- IT WAS A 8 OR 10 PERSON VEHICLE WITH 8 PEDLERS SITTING SIDEWAYS AT A BAR LIKE RAIL.

THAT GREAT RACE WAS A MARVELOUS INSTITUTION. IT WAS ALSO NOT EASY- FROM MY STANDPOINT-- THAT HIGH WHEELED BIKE HAD NO BRAKES- THE ONLY WAY TO STOP WAS TO RUN INTO SOMEONE AND FALL OFF WHICH MADE THE 26 MILES A GRUELING PROPOSITION.

SHELIA-S CONTRAPTION WAS A DIFFERENT STORY'- THEY TOO MANAGED TO CROSS THE FINISH LINE BY HANGING ONTO THE VARIOUS PIECES OF BIKE THAT HAD COME UNWELDED.

THE LAST RACE FINISHED ON THE BEACH IN NAHANT ( MARBLEHEAD RESIDENTS GOT TIRED OF CONTESTAANTS UNABLE TO FINISH FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER...) I WAS IN THE CROWD WHEN 6 GUYS ON FOOT TOWING AN ANTIQUE FIRE HOSE. ON MONSTER IRON WHEELS CRASHED THRU THE FINISH LINE, SIDE SWIPED AN EXPENSIVE CAR AND CRASHED INTO THE LINE OF PORTAPOTTIES-- THE POLICEMAN JUST TURNED AND SAID "HOW THE H3LL AM I GONG TO WRITE UP THIS REPORT?"

 I HAVE OFTEN THOUGHT OF THAT REPORT..

THAT CREATIVITY IS NEARLY DEAD KILLED BY EITHER THE LIABILITY INSURANCE OR THE IRS...

DARN SHAME (GOOGLE TED KEN ROBINSON)

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SO BACK TO OUR DOGS AND TRAINING METHODS

WE GOT THE PANDORA REPORT AND MUCH THE SAME FOR DAMIEN.

Hi Carlene and Crew,
Just wanted to comment on your training for the CP out there that have doubts. Pandora is one of Carlene's Danes and has come to our home in NY to become a therapy dog. She was in a litter before the cameras so very few know about Pandora. We have continued the training Carlene started. With only a couple of weeks with Pandora I realize I have NEVER had a dog this well trained. She walks by our side, lays down, stays, waits, comes, leaves it and more. What ever Carlene and her crew are doing is working. Pandora is going to make a fantastic therapy dog, she is going to make an impact on many lives. Thank you Carlene and please don't change a thing.
Debbie

THANKS GO TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS WHO HELPED PUT PANDORA TOGETHER.

TODAY SCHEDULE?

SOMEBODY GOES AND SOMEBODY COMES AND THAT S ALL I CAN REMEMBER-- BECAUSE WHATEVER IT IS, IT WILL ALL HAPPEN WITHOUT MY HELP

MAYBE BECKY WILLBE BACK FOR ANOTHER SOAK IN MYNEW BATHTUB.. TRACY AND MARIA ARE ALL SET TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE PEEP HOLE IN TE BATHROOM WALL WITH THE EXPLORE CAMERA

STAY TUNED

 
I AM NOT YELLING-- I CAN NOT SEE the small print

3 comments:

  1. I just watched the TV footage and had tears in my eyes watching that magnificent dog taking care of Jocelyn! What a wonderful job you and yours did training them to work together. You are right your dogs are invaluable! And all deserve big blue ribbons! Keep up the good work! What a gift you bring to the world. Thank you and thank you for sharing.

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  2. Carlene, Amen to training. I am a dog trainer and my big thing is walking with your dog with a LOOSE leash!!! There is no reason to be pulling your dog around. I specialize in training Therapy Dogs and loose leash is a must!!!

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  3. TV FOOTAGE ALSO BROUGHT TEARS OF JOY TO MY EYES! PRICELESS :) WE CP'S ARE BLESSED TO BE A TINY PART OF YOUR MAGNIFICENT WORK!

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