right now... there are 2 running.. mine with the writing whatever is a significant problem needing work...on a poo picker put in a data file by donna the other is a compuiter in the barn with about 30 details.. stairs elevatoras traffic etx.. to which teh handlers make comments whenever they take them out---- bad fair perfect---- ratings... which gives me more information with which to deal.than i cannot cope. .. now "my" poo pickers don'r really give you aq chance to describe your pup is afraid of mirrors and air brakes... where the barn computer will show you that , BUT ONLY if you take 1/2 hour to study all the B....F....P ratings. so mostly ... you don't.
how about ... one paper list on the wall for each pup with that list of elevators and air brakes and if you are out with a pup and they do perfectly on teh staiurs.. they get a P
then by the time they have 4 "P" for each of the 30 topics, they are ready for a recipcient. and in the meanitime a trainer could tell at a glance what needs to be done-- and if they had no"P" next to "bald men with sunglasses" eventually the pup would b e given away as a therapy dog ... or donated to some woman who does not like bald men anyway. and that training sheet ends up in their perm record.------ point being the process needs to be re- thought....
NEW/// DIFFERENT //// are extremely difficult words to use in any group...SDP is no different. case i in point....
when texas began my thinking on being cold-- and what a wondeerrful heater our antique wood stove was, remember i did make a list of terh crap on it which would have to be moved... well one of thos objects was our second "yuppy puppy" treat( gumball) machine whichi set up so the overnight person coud work on teachjing the pups.
well someone wanted to wash the floor and set it on the only available horizontal surface... the back of that stove... i have seen it ther before and set it out on the floor several times-- then i forget and it lands there. til people figure that is where it belongs... completely forgetting the purpose was to teach the pups how to use it.... BUT THE FLOOR IS DARN CLEAN !!!
I RUN INTO THE CAN'T WON'T DON'T FACTOR -- AND WITH MY AGE FACTOR OF MEMORY, I F I CANNOT SEE IT, I DON'T REMEMBER IT; I KNOW THE HELP AROUND HERE IS THE BEST INTHE WORLD, BUT I KNOW THERE IS A FACTOR OF JUST DO IT FOR A DAY OR TWO AND SHE WILL FORGET. AND SHE DOES.
LARKEY-- HAS A BIG PROBLEM .. WILL NOT GET IN THE CAR WILLINGLY-- I CAUSED IT.. MY FAULT.. I HAD TO SLAM ON THE BRAKES WHEN HE WAS IN GH BACK..AND HE FELL.. HE DID NOT THEN UNDERSTAND WHY ---SO HE FIGURES JUST DON'T GET INT HE CAR AGAIN; AND AT OVER 100 POUNDS.. THAT IS A PROBLEM NEEDING SPECIAL; ATTENTION.
CEE CEE MAY JUST BE TOO SENSATIVE FOR SERVCE WORK... I DUNNO.. AND AFTER IT WARMS UP... I WILL; ADDRESS THAT .
ONE OTHER QUICK TRAINING YOU HAVE HEARD ME SAY BEFORE---IF THE DOG IS AFTER YOUR DINNER PLATE ON YOUR KNEE... DO NOT RAISE THE PLATE---- LIKE DON'T TRY TO LIFT IT OUT OF THE DOG'S RANGE.. LEAVE IT ON YOUR KNEE AND GIVE THE "OFFENDING PART.. THE NOSE" A QUICK SHARP-2 FINGERS ON THE NOSE... AND TELL THEM "NO THIS IS NOT YOUR FOOD." .. YOU DO IT RIGHT AND THE SECOND TIME... IF THERE IS ONE, JUST LIFT YOUR FINGERS AND SAY "NO" AND MOST ANY DOG WILL TURN AND WALK AWAY.. AND YOU HAVE A DOG TRAINED NOT TO BE A PEST A DINNER BY JUST SAYING "NO. THIS IS NOT YOUR FOOD." ... AND EVERYONE WILL THINK YOU ARE A GENIUS TRAINER.
2 FINGERS.. AND IT WILL NOT HURT YOUR FINGERS... BUT IT WILL SURPRISE THE DOG AND THE SURPRISE IS CRITICAL.
UNFORTUNATELUY LARKEY GOT SURPRISED BY GETTING TIPPED OVER IN THE CAR.. SO HE DOESN'T WANT TO DO IT AGAIN... IT ISTHE SAME LOGIC. -
the airplane story goes on and on... i keep thinking " wait and listen to exactly what you have said"
which i suppose goes to all tv/ internet "wait don't tell me what to think, just give me the facts... first hand if possible"