JUST THOUGHT- TEH REAL CRIME IS ---I BETTER NOT SAY ANYTHING NEGAtive about anything.... I HAD TO GO BACK AND REREAD THIS-- WHICH IS SOMEHTNG I DON'T OFTEN DO... OBVIOUSLY
i did not say a word For days on end.... IT WAS PAINFUL
HOWEVER-- THAT WOMAN FROM ADI Was excellent at her job of inspecting us...--
very pleasent and had done her homework 100%-
at teh wrap up-- there was only one suggestion she had- and it was... thankfully ...a paperwork detail. IF SHE HAD COME UP WITH A BETTER WAY TO HANDLE OUR DOGS, I WOULD HAE BEEN VERY UPSET WITH MYSELF FOR NOT THINKING OF IT.
the problem is anyone can hang up a sign that says they are a dog trainer. ADI trys to define responsibile facilities.
to me... a dog trainer is one with a perfectly trained dog...
MANY TIMES A dog trainer is one who has taken anone hour "course" and been awarded a "certificate" or read a book and learned a bunch of long words...while thier dog is out of control in spite of all the theorys about leather collars, harnesses, head halters, and clickers..
therefore my "inspections" would be a 1 minute visual of how thier dogs behaved... and i would not waste time worrying if a word is spelled wrong in our bylaws.
when i first started and found out i needed bylaws, lu just said "copy mine" which worked well for 15 years.. now i have to read them????
reason being-- and this is teh main pitch of this venting......
a whole bunch of people have taken over the world with their "WHAT IF's"
you must protect yourself against teh one person who is unhappy about what your do and hires a lawyer..
the fact that we have 175 people very happy with our dogs is not enough to satisfy this FEAR system... LEGALLY, MEDICALLY OR POLITICALLY.
at the tender age of 81 i have becomje a bit pizzed at being told to be afraid of teh yet unknown.
this "yet unknown" is a very creative bunch-- there is no way we could possibly be prepared for ---some of the things we have already faced and overcome.- like parvo and teh fake boston bombing victim but most of our accomplisnhments did not involve a lawyer
somehow--- i think teh unhappy person who was not given a dog would not stand a chance in court against bella ... eve.. hunter... etc
in this accredidation process i find it necessary to buy a police quality bolt cutter... becasue i know-- it is only a matter of time that the teh key to massive lock system to keep our files "Safe" will be mis-[laced and we will need to cut the lock.
you laugh?? teh lock on our medical supplies-- we needed something quickly on a weekend- and no one here on a weekend knew where th ekey was..
HOW DO WE DEAL WITH EMERGENCIES?? ?..... 'for instance'--- donna fell- breaking her shoulder- linda called 911--- megan dealt with donna,--- and i went to get the ambu in teh driveway.
not one of us ever thought to go unlock teh medical file and find out what we were supposed to do.
so what started as megan and i training great dogs has morphed into a huge wagon load of paper that we must drag behind us to satisfy all the "what if's"
counter productive are some of the more pleasent words that come to mind.
but i didn't say a word.
which brings to mind--- "if you see a bank being robbed and you say nothing, does that make you as guilty as the bank robber?"