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Thread: The Satire - "If I Had Known!"

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    Default The Satire - "If I Had Known!"

    What do you get when a you throw a piano off a high ledge? The answer is “cliff notes”. In keeping with this theme, one should note (pun intended) the sounds could best be described as discord. There is a lack of harmony.

    Each year almost like clockwork there seems to be a plethora of requests for curing puppy issues. The list includes biting, not coming when called, not picking up bumpers, not retrieving to hand, avoiding water, being “wild”, being too laid back and house breaking/crate training (or lack of).

    The common theme is to ask for assistance after hearing “cliff notes”. Why is that?
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    Because they don't know what they don't know...
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    Misery loves company! If one is experiencing troubles training a puppy they just want to share the Misery!

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    Everyone is a dog trainer and no one is a dog trainer. It looks so easy. It reads or views so easy. Then they discover it ain't so easy after they fall off the cliff, then want a magic dust, magic wand , quick fix.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KwickLabs View Post
    ...The common theme is to ask for assistance after hearing “cliff notes”. Why is that?

    some need something to Harp on, while others like to blow their own Horn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    some need something to Harp on, while others like to blow their own Horn.
    very nice music ken......i like it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Bora View Post
    some need something to Harp on, while others like to blow their own Horn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Criquetpas View Post
    Everyone is a dog trainer and no one is a dog trainer. It looks so easy. It reads or views so easy. Then they discover it ain't so easy after they fall off the cliff, then want a magic dust, magic wand , quick fix.
    Earl,a wise man told me if it wer`nt for those people we wouldn`t have a job.That and a quiet truck means poor buisness. Jim

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    "The list includes biting, not coming when called, not picking up bumpers, not retrieving to hand, avoiding water, being “wild”, being too laid back and house breaking/crate training (or lack of)."

    A few months ago I suggested that some of you literary types write a book of the most common problems and how to fix them. I was ridiculed. Here is a list of 7-8 common problems. I'm telling you that if you have the gift of gab and want to sell training material. There is an opportunity.

    Now to the point at hand. I think many in this forum make enough money to purchase and care for the dog, but financially are forced to train the dog themselves. Others just want to try it. Personally, I just payed $3000 for training and I am embarrassed by how little I got (that's another story). The point is, I think these people that are asking these same questions are great people. They love their dogs and want to see them become great. Give them (the RTF members) a chance to make mistakes. It's very possible that someone asking how to potty train a dog today, will be one of the greatest trainers 30 years from now, and you can say you helped him/her.

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