Secured a family heirloom that was given to my mom when my great grandmother passed, and was believed to have been lost for the past year. It gets to spend a week in Texas with me on my necklace before I surprise grandma with it next weekend at the memorial in Oregon.
Ms. Franklin...my entire life has been colored with your music. Whether having to perform it or just be a fan of it, I have always been in pure admiration of the total musicianship that u embodied. But I was moved to no end when my children spontaneously broke out in celebration of your music and life. You live Queen! Forever in the music, you LIVE!! 📲 #proof#thebabiesknow#arethafranklin @rdotstar
AUG 15th: This right here. I want you guys to watch this video: ..... If you’ve been tracking Ukon’s progress, you might say this video means he hasn’t made progress at all.
Au contraire. WE ARE TAKING HIS TRNG TO THE NEXT LEVEL!!! Let me tell you again what I’ve been trying to say all along. In order to actually rehabilitate a dog aggressive / dog reactive dog like Ukon you have to go through the entire process. Let me break it down:
Step 1: foundation work (focus, basic commands, confidence building, place training etc)
Step 2: neutrality
(in Ukon’s case this means ignore other dogs)
MOST TRAINERS STOP AFTER STEP 2.
they consider their job done, the dog is no longer barking, lunging etc.
I couldn’t disagree more! While neutrality is great, it’s not the end of the rehab process.
Step 3: socialization (Learning how to interact with dogs again, learning social skills)
This video shows why you can’t stop after step 2! Looking at previous videos you’d think he was good to go, Golden. Wrong! He’s only halfway through training for a reason. (Another reason I don’t offer 2 week rehabs.) This video is proof that if your trainer stops at step 2 you could still have issues at home. The dog could quickly regress.
The training is not done! (Cont in comments)
AUG 12th: day 12. Progress is not perfect, it’s progressive! 🐾
In this video I took Ukon out to potty after his treadmill workout and decided to use the puppies playing as a training opportunity for him. So I put him in a down close to the fence and let him watch them play.
Seven days ago this would’ve been a disaster, but I know where he’s at in training and I know what he can handle! He got up once, so I corrected him because I KNOW he can do this! And he did! 😄 (LOOK 👀 A TRAINER SHOWING A GOOD FIRM PRONG COLLAR CORRECTION. Now people can’t say they never see a prong correction. Strong. Meaningful. Good timing. Effective.) Each day I strive for my rehab dogs to be a little better than the day before. To show more self control, more patience, more tolerance, more trust, better obedience. I’m not asking dogs to be perfect, I’m asking them to be better! And a good, well-thought-out training plan can help them do that!
Good boy, Ukon! The puppies assisting with this session are Kora and Roco plus Kobe the Golden who’s here for 3+ weeks of boarding. ☺️ #BoardTrain#Rehab#DogTraining