let's consider the planting of an idea....... say i had a dream about glass blowing- a topic i normally know less than nothing about- but i am sure in my subconscious there is stored a video from the "how do they make it" channel...so i type a few tidbits --- like----"i saw an video about 2 glass blowers-- both wore green hats" -- 237 people read it - then 236 of them add a slant and the "i read on the internet- glass blowers must wear a special green hat" goes "out there" where a large portion of the internetting public is already overflowing with information and does not stop to think-- 4 people of the 100,000 now reading the warped idea- now have a child who wants to get into glass blowing--- so the first thing they do is go buy a green hat-- never realizing that the whole thing was actually an advertising gimic put on by the green hat manufacturers.
mind manipulation for --commercial, advertising , and political purposes--
so why my concern? the testing of puppys for service dogs--- 100 years ago when i had puppies- 2 people came to test my pups. With absolute authority- they told me they had a way of testing pups for service dog training... you rolled themn on their backs to see if /when and how they struggled-- you pinched between their toes to see how hard you had to pinch to make them yelp-- and several other disagreable things to see if they complained....- i am positive those tests are still around.
so why not add my test to the bunch? i do not approve of teh "normal testing"
1. we never roll our dogs around ---- we try never to use our muscles to control the pup-- and that starts with their very early lives--- if we have to,... of course we do------ but no one -- within sight of me picks up a pup just for fun- you sit on the floor and if the pup wants to climb all over you -- that is fine...
then i wrote this
Starting with I do not believe one should take any testing idea 100% seriously-- I have often noted- there is sometimes a “difference” in pups that we need to address at a early age… before 3 months.
The test is simple
Give the pup their dinner—and let them get part way thru… then ask them to move their rear end over a few steps without stopping them from eating. They will either
1. move their rear.
2. stop eating and move
3. stiffen and not move- sometimes vocal
4. stiffen and gobble food down
5. snap at your leg
6. or do nothing perceptible
#1 is desireable—
#6 is acceptable
#2 is very submissive- watch for timid…
#3,4,5 need special attention and correction.
Dear Carlene, I agree with your DD. I am the retired CP who worked at the VA and at hospitals and nursing homes. Trying to convince the idiots that run those places to get full Cable TV or internet is like pulling teeth. One reason is the companies like Verizon charge them a business rate instead of a residential rate. and you know how expensive your bill is. At the VA I was able to put internet services in my budget and buy computers. The IT people were sure we were playing poker and watching porn!! I was trying to expose them to the world. At one hospital I piggybacked on the alcohol treatments plan and they ran a wire to my unit. Most of the "activity " people at these places do not know what they are doing. So keep it up!!
sincerely, Kathy ---cp Ohio
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