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|01-27-2020 09:34 PM|
|Beaumont67|| Quote... |
Owning a Dog, is perfect
for people, who never want
to eat a whole sandwich
by themselves again....Happy Grandma
And the BabyTalk may have been a harder one to defend against, to a non-believer.
- but I tried my best...chicken hawk honor, on the line after all
|01-27-2020 08:36 PM|
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
So, this poses the question, what's "looks" more ridiculous?...
..."Baby Talking" to a full grown, 90 lb. Male Doberman OR having an articulate, adult conversation with a female Feline, who won't even acknowledge your presence, let alone your intellectual superiority, with an occasional head tilt?
I'd say it's a tie....
|01-27-2020 06:04 PM|
Originally Posted by dobebug View Post
AuntBug - you got me laughing real good, and we're gonna disagree again to disagree, Like water & vinegar...but Love you just the same...
We all come from different places, Beau likely had an audio closure deficit, because BabyBear inherited it. He couldn't read in grade2 so we had him tutored for 9 months straight. In 1st year college, son was functioning at the 2-3rd year University English level. He has wrote articles for National mags & got proficient at the Masters Level in English.
- Mrs67 was reading grade4 readers in first month of grade1...until teacher gave her chit and took away her chance of advanced reading.
- in Grade9, Nancy was answering grade12 Latin questions
You see, I think pitch changes in voice is a extreme powerful dog training tool, but hard to teach others.
- just like the little boy you expertly help, it wasn't the sound of your voice one way or another
- but rather the ATTENTION, you Loving gave willingly to a little boy
- just like your pets, and just like the 2 little dogs I got close to, helped & proved they wouldn't bite me to respective owners
- now modify the giving of Attention, and mentor the young mind, and this Dad has achieved a responsible & remarkable adult
- that never had bad teen moments / and now Andrew finds himself, employing a staff of close to 50 professionals
^^ Every or the perfect way is never cast in stone, but one has to modify their delivery...given the mannerisms & critical thinking, each of us hold or are born with.
- but you also, made me think BahBahBahBahBahBahBah
& sometimes, we can both be right !!
|01-27-2020 05:06 PM|
They got even more nervous about the first flight. All in all it was a pretty interesting show.
|01-27-2020 04:54 PM|
Originally Posted by Beaumont67 View Post
In fact--for several years a couple (friends of mine and I shared a house) they had a bunch of kids between a prior marriage for both and one of their own--I didn't really pay much attention to the kid until he was close to two and started talking and I started baby sitting for them (and I thought I'd stopped doing that when I was 16 and could get real jobs) because they had a meeting (him) and a class (her) on the same night. As it worked out I'd get home about the time they were leaving and because by that time all I wanted was food the kid got stuck in his high chair in the kitchen while I fixed dinner for me.
But he was there--and I talk to my dogs and to the cats and the kid at least answered back. So I chatted away with what I was doing and about how stuff was pronounced (that came up with Worcestershire Sauce),
The end result of a couple of years of doing that and he'd find me in the kitchen doing stuff and hang out with me and jabber at me and when it got down to the point where his mom took him in for the interview for admission to kindergarten (I didn't know there was such a thing--that's what I get for having no kids of my own, just a miscellaneous assortment of stepdaughters and kids that I inherited when they got into their teens and their parents couldn't stand the kids and the kids couldn't stand the parents--so they (generally the kids) spent more time with me than they did at home I really knew nothing about "early childhood development".
My friend came back from that and poured us glasses of wine and said, "What have you done to my kid?"
Seems that his vocabulary was all out proportion to not only his age but his standing in the family and his comprehension was pretty remarkable too. And even worse they suspected that he might have been in process of learning to read (my friend said they told her this in tones of great disapproval since he wasn't yet 5) We drank some wine and thought about it--I pointed out that if that was my fault it must be cook books he was learning read and I denied ever having read books to him (on purpose--I know that his older half sibs and I had discussions about books and what they were reading and (pick one) how cool they were or how dumb they were.
Sometimes I wonder about the systems of teaching that go on in this country.
I read before I went to school--my grandfather read to me--a lot. We went to the library--a lot. I was soundly repremanded by a kindergarten "helper"--Seattle was very short of teachers in the midst of WWII between men enlisted in various branches of the armed services and women bailing by the droves to go to work for Boeing for buckets more money than they earned as teachers. She explaned in small words and short sentences that "we don't learn to read until 1st grade. And set out to prove it by handing me a manual for teachers--pointing to a paragraph and demanding that I read that--so I did, stumbling over some of the longer words. For that I got called a liar and sent to the principals office. Huh? Didn't make a lot of sense to me at 5.
Seattle in name of progressiveness (yes Mel, I invented that word just for you) had abandoned the archaic system of sounding out words and was using something called sight recognition. Which didn't work very well and my grandfather hadn't taught me to read like that. Teachers got rid of me by sending me down to the school library during reading class so I wouldn't disturb the class. And I was falling behind in math because I was blind as a bat and no one discovered that until my grandmother found me sitting on the scale to weigh myself--"Stand up and read it" she said She was very horrified when I said I couldn't see the numbers that far away. The following day we were on our way to the optometrist the following day. Yup, blind as a bat.
And I went through "new math" with one of my stepdaughters.
I think she felt about "new math" the way I felt about the fact that I wasn't supposed to be reading at 5.
Anyway my friends kid survived his vocabulary and comprehension in kindergarten and did learn to read by the time he was out of there and he told me they started sending him down to the library during reading classes so that he didn't disturb the class--proving only that the more things change the more they stay the same.
He also told me he didn't care--the library had way better books than Dick and Jane.
Baby talk? Bah, humbug Beau!
|01-27-2020 04:04 PM|
|Beaumont67|| Continued... |
- & I gave the hair dresser my cell # and link to my old web site
...if she wants to hire a real trainer, I don't mind making a few bucks
^^ I've trained other peoples dogs, a decade ago...even had quick magic moments.
- had one dobe I had walking off-leach, in an hour flat (dog had zero training before...they called Beau the The Doberman Whisper ...right on a low traffic road, in sub division // no treat training, all with kiss sounds, baby talk & Loving touch
- 9 month old pup, excelled around my sole attention & praise...blessed on her, for once
- pup was formally eating drywall, and turning door knobs to get into other rooms
- I said / "this dog is bored, because you guys ignore it...and its smarter, than its owners" LOL
- trained quite successfully, when running my part time Holistic/Organic Pet Food business
Pet Perfect Express -- "Delivering human grade kibble for human pets"
|01-27-2020 03:30 PM|
|Beaumont67|| Beau has been training with Baby-Talk...for-ever. |
- Twin67 use to laugh at me, & I'd just laugh at him, saying he never owned an Amy
- now he has his little boy Riley, and he Talks baby to
Fear dog biters...I quick trained 2 little guys, one before I got my hair cut & at Vets today (in lobby)
- each had 5 minutes of Beau, owners warned me "your gonna get bit"...which I laughed off
- but I start with being overly confident, and show zero fear and won't give in to dogs antics...using a soft baby sweet tone, of voice
- quickly they started to ignore me, when I planted a hand stroke technique
- the smallest one, I let it nibble the back of my hand (30 seconds)...until it had no effect on me, and calmed down
- if I had 10 more minutes, I probably would have been starting to pet them directly
- it was a fun challenge / I shared with owners, your dogs have you scared & that's their power base
- don't feed into their drama
Talk to Dogs Like Babies, Because Studies Show They Like It
Studies have shown that puppies respond positively to "baby talk."
Those same studies also found that this type of communication has little to no effect on adult dogs, but a new study suggests otherwise.
Recently, researchers from the University of York carried out a series of experiments designed to shed light on why we speak to our dogs (of all ages) in such a manner, and whether or not the dogs somehow benefit from it, or if we do so simply because we've grown accustomed to treating our dogs as we do babies.
According to University of York psychologist Dr. Katie Slocombe, "A special speech register, known as infant-directed speech, is thought to aid language acquisition and improve the way a human baby bonds with an adult. This form of speech is known to share some similarities with the way in which humans talk to their pet dogs, known as dog-directed speech."
People living in Western cultures commonly speak to their dogs in this high-pitched, rhythmic manner, adds Dr. Slocombe, but little is known if "baby talk," or, when used with dogs, "dog speak," has the same benefits for dogs as it does for human babies. Answering that question was the primary driver behind this series of experiments.
In previous experiments, human voices were broadcast via a loudspeaker into a room with dogs. In this case, however, the researchers physically placed humans in the room with the dogs. Doing so, they hoped, would simulate a more realistic encounter and would also allow them to observe the dogs' reactions - if any - to the humans who spoke to them using "dog speak."
In the series of experiments, researchers exposed adult dogs to humans using dog-directed speech to say dog-related phrases such as "You're a good dog," and "Shall we go for a walk?" and regular speech to say phrases unrelated to dogs, such as "I went to the cinema last night."
Then, the human speakers used dog-directed speech to say non-dog-related words and regular speech to say dog-related words. This was important, as it allowed researchers to determine whether the dogs were responding to the manner of speech or to the words themselves, or both.
As the humans were speaking, researchers measured the dogs' attention, and noted which speaker they chose to interact with physically.
"We found that adult dogs were more likely to want to interact and spend time with the speaker that used dog-directed speech with dog-related content, than they did those that used adult-directed speech with no dog-related content...We hope this research will be useful for pet owners interacting with their dogs, and also for veterinary professionals and rescue workers," says PhD student Alex Benjamin, with the University's Department of Psychology.
The study was published in Animal Cognition and you can check it out here.
Now go home and tell your dog he's the best in the whole wide world! In baby talk, of course.
This post was originally published on March 15, 2018.
|01-27-2020 03:07 PM|
If I remember right - the nickname for the Skyraider was Sandy . Does that ring a bell Aunt Bug ? |
Kitties are to funny ! Thanks MC
Mr. B and I just got back home - took a ride over the Vets office to weight him and of course he was sporting his MBM - The gals over there had a fit over it lol , one looked at him than me and just shook her head - I said what ? then her grin got bigger - you guys and your dogs she said
Two of the Vets were Purdue Grads and of course they loved it , BUT , the big question was where in the world did you get that ?? I said there is this world famous Doberman coat designer that lives in MN - they stopped me right there and asked , did you say MN - I said yes and there reply was - well of course MN lol - I told them about the MBM face book page and they were going to check it out . Then it was to Bunge , You won't believe this - But the first gal I saw said Ken ! Where did you get Kadin that coat ? LOL So I told them all the story on it --- again - So I think I'm just going to type out all the info about MBM and copy them off and when I go someplace - just start handing them out
Truck said it was 31 out , cloudy here also and damp feeling .
|01-27-2020 02:43 PM|
The little blurb from the series and the ones I knew it wasn't says that it was the Dougles A1 Skyraider (I think they were calling it, most of the time, by it's name name not by the manufacturer or anything reasonable like that--but I did remember that they said the engine was humungous and the plane big for a fighter but the kicker was that they also said, and made a big point about it having come into it's own in Korea.
PBS must have two different specials going. One is the one that includes the Douglas A1 Skyraider (that was the first segment of Ultimate Restorations") and then I caught the second segment which was the restoration of the Sierra 3 steam locomotive.
I'm hopeless I never remember to check on Google for PBS listings so I periodically roam thier channels (Portland has two 10.1 and the back channgel 10.2) to see whats on and sometimes I run into a listing of specials they have coming up but mostly I just run in to them.
|01-27-2020 02:41 PM|
Originally Posted by spocksdad View Post
|01-27-2020 02:34 PM|
Originally Posted by MeadowCat View Post
Cute "toy", old carpet with holes? Is there a cardboard version, as well?
Don't let Richter wease his way into that room, or you gonna' see the Dobe version of "Whack-A-Mole" !
|01-27-2020 01:51 PM|
Here is your morning dose of kittens: |
|01-27-2020 01:37 PM|
Originally Posted by alan j. View Post
You didn't make chili again did you ?
Glad you feeling better !
Tuff year for flu.....
|01-27-2020 11:54 AM|
Originally Posted by StrykersPerson View Post
|01-27-2020 09:38 AM|
AND then I went home to meet the couple who were bringing a cute little black puppy bitch--bred by one of the Washington State breeders 11 weeks now and she really is a land shark.
Clark introduced her to cats (he's presently bigger than she is and she'd never seen a cat before--it was a pretty funny to watch--Clark said--"Oh man it's another of those rotten little Dobermans who have no cat manners..."
And Joey threw a full blown hissy fit because he was crated in the kitchen and wanted to see the people and petted and treated and play with the puppy bitch--she in turned spent a lot of time play bowing at him--she spotted him and went "Woohoo--it's another Doberman...".
When all was said and done all I wanted to do was take a nap.
And now I'm just checking in because I didn't finish the food order and need to go back in now to do that.
I ain't miking the time clock Kenny--I wouldn't come home this tired if I was doing that.
We're not supposed to have rain until this afternoon--maybe, just maybe I can get some of the outside yard stuff done. Wish me luck...
|01-27-2020 09:13 AM|
Good morning everyone. |
Fla is not looking to nice today but will survive
Had a virus of some sort that put me in bed for two days but much better today
|01-27-2020 08:53 AM|
Getting ready for work. |
Have a great day, All!
See you tonight.
|01-27-2020 08:52 AM|
|01-27-2020 08:50 AM|
Good Morning Peeps! |
Going to be 63 today, then snow tomorrow?
At least it won't stick around.
|01-27-2020 08:45 AM|
Originally Posted by melbrod View Post
|01-27-2020 08:36 AM|
I just seen it this last weekend - yes it's funny . |
I was in Wal-Mart about 2 weeks ago and seen the fridge with the food in it right by the main Aisle - thought - I never seen that in there before .
|01-27-2020 08:19 AM|
Whoo! I found it, really fast! OK, now let's see if THIS works... |
OK, according to the preview screen, it looks like it worked. Anyway, it's that last dog that made me guffaw. The look on his face!
Ooops, NOT the last dog, but I was laughing so hard, I didn't pay attention to the rest. The black shepherd mix that drops his tennis ball. THAT face! It's priceless!
|01-27-2020 08:16 AM|
I saw the funniest commercial yesterday, and that's saying something, because I'm not amused by commercials in general. But this one made me laugh out loud. You've probably seen it, but humor me, I looked for it, AND FOUND IT, on YouTube. Now let's see if I can figure out how to put it here...
Hmmm, no such luck. I'll have to go find it again and post the link. I thought I saved the whole thing, and maybe I did, but who knows where this stupid computer decided to store it?
I go look again!
|01-27-2020 07:55 AM|
|LadyDi||Good morning to you to!|
|01-27-2020 07:12 AM|
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