A brief introduction
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:11 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:46 AM
Nick, Linc, June, Pia, and Ginger
RIP Zippy (Jan 11, 1994 - April 9, 2012)
Crooks and Crazies
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:02 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:33 AM
1. resulted in 3 pups. 2 pretty hefty pups and one that was lost within hours. The pups were too big to birth on her own and resulted in a C-section.
2. resulted in 1 very large pup. C-section again.
3. resulted in 3 very large pups. 1 pup has been very slow to mature and has been a source of worry. But seems to be catching up. C-section again.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 06:50 PM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 01:35 AM
Posted 06 July 2005 - 03:25 AM
Apparently, I'm a glutton for draggin my soul uphill. Now if I could just get my butt up the hill more often I might stave of diabetes a little longer. (nope not overfat yet but my family's real prone-being underweight is the key and I have a problem getting there)
Strangely enough, the trainer I went to see is old school although she is trying positive methods, she doesn't get that P+ has to be delivered in 2 secs or less. She is the only trainer for 70 miles! Last night I was helping the trainer with her human aggressive dog! She still drags her away by the collar, whacking, and yelling NO!
When I explained about desensitization, the trainer lady looked at me like I was some kind of genius. Now, she only does one class a week and that is what she lives off of, regardless of how big or small the class is. So really, I can see me putting the woman out of business. What I may do is see if there is enough business (there is I bet but they aren't using all resources) for us to work together but if that is the case, she is going to have to get spun up on more modern methods and I don't know if she's willing to do that. Oh by the way, she holds a certification in Dog Training so I'm floored, really.
Posted 06 July 2005 - 02:41 PM
Apparently, I'm a glutton for draggin my soul uphill.
Huh..there's a country song in there somewhere
Seriously though, that 'certificate' this dog trainer holds- I wonder how old it is, how she received it and who gave it to her?
If she is willing to work with you then more power to you, but someone who isn't willing to open her mind to less harsh training methods might just wake up after she discovers all her students are gone. I wish you every success in helping her see the light, but if she doesn't I wouldn't worry about taking business away from her if there are enough dog owners listening to you. People can make their own choices, right? If they choose to try it your way and get results, that sort of speaks for itself.
Posted 07 July 2005 - 06:42 AM
Indeed true, and so sad!!! There were a lot of jobs out there that used to be "one the job training" and the person would receive certification. Now such job require extensive schooling and training.
Seriously guys, in this day and age, if you have enough money you can get a certificate in ANYTHING.
Problem with on the job training types is you never learn more than the person teaching you knows. (no text books, no data....)
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