2020 11 21
I had an email ffrom a trainer in iowa interested in danes……. who askes questions and I tried to answer them.. it took a while..
So here it is.......to the trainer…….
I WOULD LOVE TO DO WHATEVER I CAN TO HELP... FIRSTLY YOUR QUESTIONS..
also i have a defective little finger which hits the caps lock often.
I SWEAR THEY ARE BORN TRAINED SERVICE DOGS
IF YOU JUST DO NOT WRECK THEM TRYING TO MAKE GOLDEN RETRIEVERS OUT OF THEM... they are super balance dogs
retrieving is not their speciality.
i watch them--- if i throw an object... they may go and put a foot on it, but mostly look at me with a "why did you throw it over there?"
they are thinkers ( and i have handled hundreds of dogs and breeds - i used to provice animals for media and movies.. ? 30 years???)
THE YOUNGEST DOG WE EVER "CERTIFIED" WAS GEORGE-- FULLY TRAINED AT 9 MONTHS WHO BECAME
AKC SERVICE DOG OF THE YEAR ?2015? NOT LONG AFTER --
GOOGLE ---- BELLA AND GEORGE ABC NEWS
ABSOLUTELY PERFECT SERVICE DOG ... ANTICIPATES HER EVEERY NEED. HE THINKS.
I AM INCLINED TO LEAVE FOOD OUT OF THERI TRAINING.. BECAUSE THEY THEN
THINK OF FOOD AND NOT WHAT YOU ARE TRYING TO TELL THEM... MAYBE VERY EARLY WITH FIRST LEASH TRAINING
but after thaqt , they are thrilled to be praised and go places and do things.. once basicly leash trained- we take them in public -- everywhere... for training... we do not walk in circles... it does not work... we just insist on proper behavior....and have a very short list of "commands" they have the vocabulary of a 3 year old... normal conversation ."knock it off.. get in the car... wait... whoa.. come here... back up ... go away... thngs like that. "
we stay away from repetative trainig.. if the dog learns to lie down..... we don't ask them to repeat it over and over...
peopl,e who get a kick out of making a dog sit for n o reason, are just enjoying ordering the dog around.. danes need a reason more than alot of other dogsw i h ave handled.
WE KEEP ALL HERE- DON'T USE PUPPY RAISERS BECAUSE i WOULD THEN HAVE TO TRAIN THE RAISERS...
And i have seen miserable situations there...it is my opinion that if the pup gets bonded to the raiser, they spend their life looking for thieir "real person.." .. ours stay here in our lovely kennels,, and then we "bond to recipient " where the bonding is as important as the training.l
\danes get devoted to one person and become intent on their "job" and do things you could never train DOG TO DO...
they are timid-- you must wait til they come to you --- i also wonder if being timid, they finally figure out that there is one person with whom they are safe, so they better pay attention to them. i hear very often...... "i can not even get up to go to the bathroom without my dog coming there with me."
and once bonded they do well within 6 feet of their recipient 24/7 george.. along with 4 other danes we h ave with kids who have to be aqdmitted to childrens hosp-ital in boston.......are allowed everywhere in the hospital exce0pt the operaqting room ---many picturews of kid in bed with a 150 pound dane in the same hospital bed.
their public "persona" is perfect for a person who has been isolated by any number of medical problems... people talk about the dane not the fact the recipient has cp, or is minus a leg.
By 8 – 9 YEARS OLD THEY ARE BEGINNING TO WEAr out-- we have had a couple cancers out of the 450 danes iu hav e on record...( lower front leg in
several cases... strange..)
every day - i write a daily doggie of farm news and idiot stuff.. which i must od now...it often has training ideas in it.. go to our web and click the coffee cup
i must do that now.
i am attaching an article i wrotte abotu trainig a dane .. spoon feeding at 5 weeks is a special idea.. the pups in the picture are 7 weeks old... i would love to know if anyone else can get a bunch of golden or lab pups to sit and wait so nicely at 5 weeks????
seriously --- i would love to help in any way i can...
and then the cov story....
and the noose tightens i got this from th e Ipswich country club
As you are aware, we had an employee test positive for Covid-19 on November 15th. Following this positive test, we worked with the Ipswich Board of Health to develop a contact trace list and informed all employees who were known to be within six feet of the COVID-19 positive employees for 15 minutes or more.
Following this protocol, we have had all employees in this contact list, along with several others, get tested. At this point, we have 5 employees that tested positive. The last date any of them were at the club was 11.15.2020. However, these employees did work daily between November 11th and 15th in the restaurant area.
As stated above, the CDC guidelines suggests that anyone who spent 15 minutes continuously within six feet of an individual who tests positive should get tested as well.
and mark ate there and is getting tested regularly.