Friday, September 16, 2016

sept 16,2016

I TRY TO INCLUDE SOME TRAINING NOTES WHEE IT SEEMS LOGICAL... AND LAST NIGHT BEFORE MAIL CALL... I HAD A PHONE CALL..  A WOMAN WAS FURIOUS THAT GRACE HAD...GRABBED A PUPPY'S NOSE AND LEFT THE PUPPY JUST SITTING THERE ALL CONFUSED...  THERE WAS NO WAY I COULD CONVINCE HER IT WAS  WHAT WE CONSIDER THE CORRECT THING TO DO... TO HER IT WAS ABUSE BIG TIME.. HOWEVER.... SINCE I CAN TYPE AND NO ONE CAN TELL ME HOW WRONG IT IS IN THEIR OPINION.... .. HERE IS OUR THOUGHT-- 

 IF YOU WATCH ENOUGH MOMMY DOGS, WHEN A PUP  BITES ANOTHER TOO HARD AND MAKES THEM YELP,  THE MOMMIES STEP IN AND GRAB THE OFFENDING PUP BY TH ESCRUFF OF THE NECK- PIN THEM DOWN FOR A SPLIT SECOND-- AND RELEASE THEM- AT WHCHI TIME THE PUP USUALLY QUIETLY JUST SITS THERE WITH A "THAT DID NOT WORK OUT AS I EXPECTED" LOOK ABOUT THEIR FACES...-- IT IS THE SPLIT SECOND RELEASE THAT IS SOOOOO CRITICAL...  YOU DO NOT WANT ANY FEAR INVOLVED... JUST CONFUSION...  AND THE MOMMIES WILL DO THAT WHENEVER PUPS ARE DOING ANYTHNG OF WHICH THEY DO NOT APPROVE..  GRAB AND RELEASE- DO IT RIGHT AND THE PUP WALKS AWAY AND FINDS SOMETHING ELSE TO  DO.  IT DEFINITELY CREATES A "STOP THAT"  FROM MOM AND THEY DO.   SHE LETS  GO BEFORE THERE IS ANY STRUGGLE  INVOLVED-- THAT IS THE  VERY CRITICAL-- IF THE PUP GETS TO PULL BACK OR REACT YOU ARE TOO SLOW.

SO WE COPY THAT ACTION...IT IS THE "STARTLE/ RELEASE" THAT IS SO CRITICAL... AND CONTINUES ON IN THERI TRAINING  FOR MONTHS.  THE TRAINING CHAIN -- WHICH SO MANY INCORECTLY  CALL A CHOKE COLLAR--  IS NEVER TIGHTENED ---IT IS JIGGLED AS A WAKE UP- THINK....  COMMUNICATION DEVICE..  EVEN THE ROPE LEADS WITH A RING ARE NEVER TO BE TIGHTENED WHEN I AM LOOKING ...  YOU MAY SNAP AND RELEASE IF THE PUP THINKS OF PULLING... BUT RELEASE IT AND LET THE PUP THINK ABOUT  IT.. JUST AS TEH MOMMIES DO WITH THE "QUIT THAT"  ACTION OF PUTTING A PUPS WHOLE HEAD IN HER MOUTH- AND THEN LETTING THEM THINK ABOUT IT. 

THERE IS NO PLACE  AT SDP FOR THE  PAIN/ FEAR OR EVEN SCOLDING/ INTIMIDATING-- LOCK IN CRATE TYPE THING   WHICH   IS  FAR MORE DEMORALIZING AND CONFUSING....
OUR PROCESS IS MORE STARTLE / STOP/  LET THEM THINK --  WHICH SOMETIMES TAKES 2 OR 3 STARTLES-- BUT RARELY MORE-- THESE ARE NOT DUMB ANIMALS. 
I WILL DISCUSS DUMB TRAINING  AT A LATER DATE.
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DOGFEST IS GETTING MORE INTERESTING BY THE MINUTE...  TURNS OUT.... THAT THE FRIEND OF THE EXCAVATOR DRIVER IS A NICE GUY--- MASON TYPE-- WHO HAS OFFERED TO GO BACK TO HIS UNION AND ASK IF THERE ARE SOME GUYS WILLING TO PUT THE BUILDING UP ON A SATURDAY--   NOW.... WHAT IF THAT IS SEPT 24TH?? WELL  I SEE NO REASON NOT TO HAVE ALL THAT GOING ON AT THE SAME TIME...  IT WILL JUST BE ONE MORE THING TO WATCH....  IT WOULD BE CONFINED TO ONE AREA...  SO HAVE AT IT...  AND IT FITS IF WE CAN GET THE CEMENT FLOOR POURED BY WEDNESDAY.....
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GOING TO BE A ROUGH DAY WITH THE   IPSWICH  BUILDING DEPT....--- I SPENT THE NIGHT TRYING TO REDESIGN THE PLUMBING SO IT WOULD AT LEAST WORK...THIS $20,000 BUNCH OF PIPES ON WHICH THE BUILDING INSPECTOR INSISTED- IS JUST PLAIN NOT GOING TO WORK IN THIS SITUATION....  
THERE IS SOMETHING    VERY  WRONG HERE.....

I COULD HAVE --- AND AM WILLING TO PROVE IT---- PICKED UP UNDER $120 OF PVC FROM HOME DEPOT AND HAD A WORKABLE DRAINAGE  SYSTEM IN  2 HOURS - BRACED IT WITH BRICKS TO THE LEVEL... AND WE WOULD BE DONE..  IF I HAD DONE THAT   "THEY  COULD COME IN AND MAKE YOU TEAR IT ALL UP.." . WE HAVE 3 OTHER PVC DRAIN SYSTEMS  WORKING WELL FOR 20 YEARS  DONE  BY ME ----MINUS PERMIT...  

FOR THOSE OF YOU NOT VITALY INTERESTED IN THE DETAILS OF PLUMBING-- JUST SKIP THIS NEXT BIT

..THEY  (BI)  SEEM TO NOT UNDERSTAND THAT URINE... LIKE WATER.. RUNS DOWNHILL.. UNLESS YOU STOP IT IN A COMPLICATED PUDDLE AND HOLD IT THERE----WHICH IS WHAT THIS "P" TRAP DOES-- TO BLOCK THE FUMES FROM THE SEPTIC TANK... (EXCEPT IT IS A DRY WELL-- NOT SEPTIC FOR OPENERS..).
TO CATCH THE NEW PEOPLE UP TO SPEED..... 5 FLOOR DRAINS -- NEEDED TO SET THEM AT THE RIGHT HEIGHT SO THE FLUIDS AND WASH WATER WOULD FLOW DOWN HILL THRU A PIPE INTO THE EXISTING DRY WELL- 

.WHAT WE  NOW HAVE IS 4 INCH CAST IRON- WHICH IS RIDICULOUS BUT I COULD LIVE WITH IT..NICE LOOKING FLOOR DRAINS.. BUT THERE IS WHERE IT GETS SQUIRLEY-THE NICE FLOOR PIECE  SPLITS - ONE PIECE OF 4" CAST IRON GOES STRIAGHT UP - & WILL GO  -THRU THE  ROOF WHIDH IS PLAIN STUPID... BUT I COULD LIVE WITH THAT TOO..

WHAT I CAN NOT LIVE WITH IS THE "P" TRAP ARRAINGEMENT-- WHICH LIKE A TOILET HOLDS BACK ENOUGH FLUID TO KEEP THE "SEWER GASSES" FROM BACKING UP THE PIPE-  SEEING AS URINE IS PRODUCED AT RANDOM WITH NO HANDLE TO PLUSH TO FLUSH--- IT WILL SIT THERE...
THIS IS WHERE IT REALLY GETS WORSE... I VOICED MY OPINION TO THE PLUMBER- WHO WAS JUST DOING WHAT THE BUILDING DEPARTMENT TOLD HIM HE HAD TO DO---  THE DESIGN HAD ADDRESSED THAT .. AND HE WAS INSTALLING LOVELY NEW COPPER PIPE TO EACH DRAIN WHERE IT WOULD DRIBBLE WATER  TO MAINTAIN THE PROPER LEVEL SOMEHOW  "AUTOMATICALLY"  AS YET TO BE DISCRIBED TO ME..  I DON'T KNOW HOW "AUTOMATIC" DEALS WITH 10 DEGREES IN  JANUARY    

THE ONLY LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL IS THE  ASSISTANT PLUMBING INSPECTOR GAVE ME A PIECE OF PAPER SAYING  FARM--- AUGUST 5TH-- HE WAS HERE LAST NIGHT AND WAS HORRIFIED.. AND DIDN'T SAY  MUCH   EXCEPT  REPEATING    "I TOLD THEM"  MANY TIMES.

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FROM CAROLINE-- SOMEPLACE IN OHIO
We were in the parking lot at Target this weekend, when a man rolled down the window of his car and asked, "Excuse me, where did you get your dog?"  To which I replied, "Boston," which usually ends the conversation.  He said, "Oh, I was wondering--my wife has MS and loves Great Danes, and we saw their website.  I didn't know if there was another place that works with Great Danes."  No, there's not!  We chatted briefly and I gave him a poker chip, although it seemed like they already knew quite a bit about SDP.  Such a nice feeling of familiarity so far from the farm!
Caroline Spencer

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