It seems that we’ve reached a crossroads in our training with Sally. She does well when in the apartment, but not out in public, and especially not on the leash. I have had my suspicions that she doesn’t really understand the words which we say, but rather the routine in which we train. Once she figures out which command we are trying to train, the words become irrelevant.
We’ve been reading “Don’t Shoot the Dog”, which on the whole is a great book. They recommend only training one specific behavior at a time, which I’m not sure will work at this point in time.
To test my theory, the other day I substituted numbers (“one, two, three”) for the usual series of commands (“come, sit, down”), and was not entirely surprised to find that the end result was the same.
Sooo, yeah, where do we go from here?
- Who hangs a model of the Hindenburg in their baby-furniture store?
- I believe that is not the original tail-fin design.
I’m doing a small giveaway on this blog. This is a set of 15 postcards featuring VDNKh, a huge exhibition center in Moscow. They are from 1982, and they’ve been feeling really lonely lately with all my attention thrown at New Year postcards. So I’m searching a loving home for this set! Its cover is not of collectable quality, but postcards are in a very fine condition.
If you want this set, just reblog this post. Shipping, domestic or international, is on me.
Winner will be drawed on Friday, January 27th.
Turn off Wifi and Bluetooth, turn down screen brightness, and keep the phone out of the sun and/or heat. Oh, and if you have such crappy service that you’re not really able to use your phone much anyway, you might as well just switch it to Airplane mode. It’ll stop the phone from working so hard to connect and maintain that connection, and should last you much longer once you’re in a place you can actually use it.
—TechCrunch’s awesome advice for improving battery life on the iPhone 4S. At this point, why even bother with an iPhone at all?
I love to hear myself talk, because I get so much instruction and moral upheaval out of it
—Mark Twain, in a telegram to General Grant
Most men and women lead lives at the worst so painful, at the best so monotonous, poor and limited, that the urge to escape, the longing to transcend themselves if only for a few moments, is and has always been one of the principal appetites of the soul.
—Aldous Huxley, “The Doors of Perception”