Baby dingoes alert!
4 Days Until the 2014-15 NHL Preseason Begins
5 days too many
i guess the real question is how can you not like tesla
he thought women would eventually rule the world because we’re the dominant sex
he liked pigeons
he was a vegetarian
he was a babe
he was shy
he hated edison
Yup, as long as you’re ok with that time he went bonkers and tried to build a death ray.
Are you serious the death ray was the best part
This was meant to be a quick warm up, but it turned into a comic that I’ve wanted to draw for a while. This is something that is extremely important to me, and I appreciate it if you read it.
A while ago, I heard a story that broke my heart. A family went a cat shelter to adopt. The daughter fell in love with a 3-legged cat. The father straight up said “absolutely not”. Because he was missing a leg. That cat was that close to having a family that loved him, but the missing leg held him back. Why?!
Many people have the initial instinct of “nope” when they see an imperfect animal. I get it, but less-adoptable does NOT mean less loveable. 9 out of 10 people will choose a kitten over an adult cat. And those 10% that would get an adult cat often overlook “different” animals.
All I want people to do is be open to the idea of having a “different” pet in their lives. Choose the pet that you fall in love with, but at least give all of them a fair shot at winning your heart.
Don’t dismiss them, they deserve a loving home just as much as any other cat. They still purr, they still love a warm lap, they still play, they still love you. Trust me, next time you are in the market for a new kitty, just go over to that one cat that’s missing an eye and see what he’s all about!
Okay listen. My dog’s mother was a Timberwolf mixed with a fuckin’ akita. Her father was a German Shepherd. She is strong willed to say the least and so strong that I couldn’t take her on walks. We were kicked out of 3 different puppy preschools and obedience training places and told she was untrainable.
This was until we got a prong collar for her. It mimics what a mother dog does to her puppies when they are doing something wrong (bites the scruff) and she began walking on a leash perfectly and not overpowering me. We walked her with it for A WEEK and after that she does not pull at all and listens to commands.
Also, anyone with a headstrong breed dog knows that you have to flip them over to assert dominance if they show any sort of aggression or negative behavior that you deem totally unacceptable. It’s the only way they know “oh I fucked up” because it’s what dogs do to each other. My pup is not abused.
FORCED BASED TRAINERS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE’S DOG, but for people that have strong willed and independent dogs, it’s the only thing that works when training a dog or breaking aggression.
It’s completely false that forced-based training is the only thing that works for “strong-willed” dogs or for “breaking aggression.”
Here’s just a couple of links on using positive reinforcement/force free training to curb aggressive behaviors and train high drive dogs:
Finally, the whole “asserting dominance” crap is completely bunk. I have a whole tag on it, actually. It’s not founded in science, unlike operant conditioning, and it puts people at a higher risk for being bitten.
Not to mention 75% of wolfdogs are not actually wolfdogs, so there’s a good chance it’s just a husky/malamute mixed with akita.
"My dog was so dominant we got kicked out of class"
Oh hey! I’ve played this game before as the person kicking them out of class. I know this script.
Dude comes in with their “x% wolf”/whatever/Big Tough Snowflake of a Dog*.
First thing the instructor hears is how big tough impossible the dog is.
Instructor explains the concept of R+ and they get the “Maybe for most dogs, but not Big Tough Snowflake dogs” speech
Class goes on, and dude uses adversives. Instructor corrects handler and is ignored.
Dude doesn’t reinforce with treats because “they don’t believe in it - it makes Big Tough snowflake Dog even more dominant”.
Dude doesn’t reinforce with tug/play because Big Tough snowflake dog will become aggressive.
Dude does however reinforce with “pets” that are just gentler versions of their corrective swats.
Dude complains that this R+ doesn’t work for Special Snowflake Dog. Trainer points out what dude is doing wrong. Dude ignores trainer again.
Dude’s corrections/bitching start to really bother other dogs and handlers. Trainer kicks dude out with a mental note of “Great dog, shame about the handler”
Long story short: trainers don’t train dogs, they train handlers. It’s not your dog getting kicked out. It’s YOU.
Does anyone know about training senior dogs that have bad habits and dog aggression with R+? My dog is ten and a half and while he’s in good health, he is very dog aggressive, to the point where we can’t really take him on walks because he’ll go for other dogs. (We got him from a shelter and don’t know what happened to him before, and while we’ve worked with him in the past, I admit we haven’t done as much as we could for him, and have focused on giving him a happy home life rather than trying to change his dog aggression.) Is it too late for him, and should we just focus on giving him a good senior life, or is it possible that we could lessen his dog aggression so he could go on walks more frequently?
Protesters from across St Louis turned up and turned out for the first St Louis County Council Meeting since Mike Brown’s Death. (Part I)
The St Louis County Council wasn’t as bad as Ferguson’s Council, but still very few answers and virtually no accountability from the folks who unleashed unholy hell on the residents of Ferguson, following Brown’s murder. #staywoke #farfromover
KEEP POSTING I NEED TO KNOW! DONT STOP POSTING ABOUT THIS. IT IS NOT OVER!
am I sick from anxiety or am I actually physically ill? a memoir by me
am i lazy or horribly depressed: the sequel
does everyone hate me or am I just very insecure: the completion of the trilogy
wow the first one tonight. spot on