this will reaLLY SCREW UP YOUR HEADS... CONSIDER HOW A DOG MIGHT THINK ABOUT........ THIS
2020 11 20
LAST NIGHT IHEARD A conversation about training regarding a person whose dog usually worked on the left and then she broke her arm or whatever and needed the dog to work on the right I've never found that situation too much of a problem it might take a few days for the dog to get the hang of it but it doesn't require it in my opinion any massive training program at the moment .. however let's think about this concept---- if the dog is working on your left which it usually is---- and you work very hard to teach the dog right turn and left turn and the dog gets it down Pat and you're all set ---now you switch the dog to your right and you're assuming---- at least the normal person human type person would assume---- the dog would remember right and left but you have no idea if left to the dog means turn away from your leg can go the other way and right would mean cut across in front of 'em----- so now if you start try to have the dog on the right you have to be aware of the fact that if you say left it may go to the right figuring I'll go away from the leg------ that's the kind of thinking the advanced trainers-- shall we say ---have to think ---- I guess an advanced trainer is one who recognizes they don't know an awful lot .. you can certainly teach a lot of very mechanical moves like go get the basket however you have to realize that both Capri and mullarkey NOW think that " go get the basket " means run to me BECAUSE the minute I say that , they come running realizing that cookies will be forthcoming to JIMINEY who did all the work .. it's that kind of thinking where you can separate causes and effects that makes for more success with TRAINING animals.
the other perfect example of that I s THE HORSEV S THE DIONKEY if you scare hORSE he will run forward usually .. if you SCARE A donkey he will stop and stand still. So 99% of the human race calls donkeys stupid because they don't behave like a horse---- which In my opinion ---the label of stupidity at that point is grossly misplaced .
Just to bring some of the newcomers up to speed on horses and problems .. you will never sEE a horse harnessED to a wagon that does not have Blinders inhibiting the horse from seeing what's behind him ----- because if he didn't have those Blinders on he would figure that the cart was chasing him because every time he moved forward the cart would move forward with him this would cause him to run totally out of control very often killing himself and people around him depending on what he's dragging . I think I saw one harness horse without Blinders and that was a racehorse and it has to have been 50 years ago .
.. as I started to train the eight donkeys like the budweiser' "HITCH... I had four hooked to a wagon WITH A NORMAL AMISH HARNESS WITH BLINDERS... before I realized that the Blinders I had we're COUNTER productive with donkeys .. they want to look around and take a vote on whether it's safe to go forward so the very expensive harness I had made by the Queens harness maker Sam Friedman in Toronto( for an awful lot of money ).. I had him leave the Blinders off .. and we drove 8 doONKies very successfully for years in very strange places .. YOU WATCH... you will never see the budweiser's without Blinders .
WHICH BRINGS UP DUMB VS STUPID.. DUMB BEING A MORE PERMANENT STATE.. A VERY BRIGHT ANIMAL CAN DO SOMETHING STUPID- BUT WITH FAR LESS FREQUENCY THAN THE HUMAN ANIMAL.
Dripping red does not cause any intense interest on the part of bENTLEY however in four 5 days it will turn salmon color and then she would need more than jockey shorts to detour him …. we don't want anymore puppies from her at least at the moment …
Now for editions to last night's Mail call … since we put up the new monkey fist picture we have a lot of orders for monkey fists .. and we redid the doggie bag in that area but couldn't figure out how to make a fair postage fee .. so we have at the bottom what the prices are for these monkey fists and since the postage is between $2 and 12:50 .. I just put in “please estimate your own postage.. “ SEEMS A BETTER WAY TO DO IT.