GOLDIE-- OUR GHOST OF THE LEFT HAND DRAWER IS THE BIG STORY OF THE DAY- YOU ALL THINK I MAKE THESE THINGS UP.. PERFECT EXAMPLE.
JUDY and husband GOING HOME DECIDED TO GO DOWN RT 97 FOR A CHANGE- 3 MILES DOWN SHE CAME TO A BUNCH OF PArked cars and people yelling trying to catch a dane running loose.. tHey were grABBING AT IT TRYING TO GET A SMALL ROPE AROUND IT'S NECK... IT WAS TERRIFIED... JUDY THOUGHT IT LOOKED LIKE ONE OF OURS AND GOT OUT WITH A ....PUPPY.. PUPPY .. PUPPY.. AND IT RAN TO HER AND GLUED HIMSELF TO HER LEG - EVEN WRAPPING HIS FRONT LEG AROUND HERS WHILE SHE JUST TALKED TO HIM. IT TOOK A FEW MINUTES TO FIGURE OUT WHERE HE HAD COME FROM. TURNS OUT IT WAS ONE OF OURS.. PRINCE.. WHO'S FAMILY HAD A VISITING RELATIVE WHE DID NOT REALIZE YOU DON'T JUST PUT A DANE OUT ALONE , OR THEY PANIC AND GO LOOKING FOR SOMEONE TO MAKE THEIR WORLD SANE AGAIN...
THUS ENDETH MY LESSON IN WHY WE SPOON FEED, AND DO ALOT OF OUR DOG "TRAINING" WITHOUT LEASH AND COLLAR.-- THE DANES ARE TIMID TO BEGIN WITH -- SO INSTEAD OF ASSUMING TIMID LEADS TO DANGEROUS FEAR AND BITING, USE THAT TIMID TO TELL THEM.... "STAY WITH ME... I UNDERSTAND ALL THIS" AND PRESTO CHANGO -- YOU HAVE A PERFECTLY CIVILIZED DOG.
instintively they are the worlds greatest followers-- just tell them what is expected so they can relax.
THAT IS TEH ESSENCE OF OUR TRAINING METHOD-- STAY RIGHT HERE BY ME AND I CAN MAKE ALL THESE STRAnge people stay away, i can make the car move to go places, and i know which places are nice and warm-- or cool.
your dane has to trust you- or you are in trouble with a 175 pound flying object. you don't train a dane... you explain things to them. you educate them. (GEORGE , DVM GEORGE... NOW READ THAT 157 TIMES)
a really wierd observation-- in handling A young beginner dane, just to demo how they have no instinct to retreive...
i have many times thrown a ball- in the split second the dane wonders what to do.. they run to me.-- and turn to look at me and ask why the ball RAN away...
this is a whole new mindset to a person used to golden retrievers... who will willingly bound after any thrown object.
danes can be taught to chase a yellow tennis ball... but first you have to get over "why should i do that?"
which brings me to "why should i ask my dane to do that"
I AM VERY GLAD TO HAVE THAT CONVERSATION TODAY JUST TO KEEP ME FROM TEH OTHER "NEWS"
MANY PEOPLE HAVE OBJECTED TO TURNING THE CAMERA AWAY FROM THE 7 OPERATIONS ON WEDNESDAY-- WHERE A CLASS OF SENIOR SURGICAL STUDENTS FROM TUFTS / CUMMINGS VET SCHOOL- WILL BE HERE WITH BRYAN- OUR VET- AND 2 PROFESSORS TO CASTRATE A BUNCH OF RESCUE DONKEYS.. SO THEY CAN BE PLACED IN "FOREVER " HOMES WITH OUT THE COMPLICATIONS OF AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR THAT ENTACT MALE ANIMALS TEND TO HAVE.
I WILL AVOID ANY REFERENCE TO A PHOTOGRAPH OF ALL THE MEN ON THE STEPS OF CONGRESS.... OR SUGGESTING THAT AN ADJUSTMENT IN NATIONAL POLICY MIGHT BE ATTAINED IN 2 WAYS... ONE OF THEM BY ELECTING MORE WOMEN TO THAT CONGRESS.
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
DEC 18 2018