HOW TO HAVE A HAPPY MARRIAGE
Co-Dependency Or Divorce?
Copyright © 2016, Greg Dinneen.
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I have had four generations of Beagles.
My last was the great-grand-daughter of my first.
So I have experience with dogs from the cradle to the grave.
Generation after generation.
Including, house-training my Beagles in less that two days – by just making a few simple requests – and the effect lasted a life-time.
And, teaching my Beagles to walk off-lead all around the inner-suburbs of Melbourne, while crossing roads safely.
Information in this eBook,
is my personal opinion based on my personal experience,
which includes my having had four generations of Beagles.
Information in this eBook,
is not to be taken as professional advice.
Or, as a substitute for professional advice.
In my personal opinion, professional advice from dog trainers, is often not very good, and often abusive.
In my personal opinion, professional dog trainers, often treat dogs as objects to be conditioned, by rewards, or punishments, or both.
In my personal opinion, almost all professional dog trainers I have met, are incompetent, often abusive; and do not understand dogs, or how to relate to dogs, naturally, as one intelligent being to another.
In my personal opinion,
that if you used the incompetent,
on your husband or wife,
that almost all dog-trainers,
I have met,
use on dogs,
then you would very likely,
end up with a miserable marriage,
ending in co-dependency or divorce.
I have had 4 generations of Beagles.
So I have experience with dogs from the cradle to the grave.
Generation after generation.
And, the more I talk to “dog-trainers”, and read what they have to say on their websites, the lower my opinion of “dog-trainers” gets.
I think that their ignorance of natural dog-behaviour, leads them to project their own bullying attitudes, onto dogs.
[And, then these “dog-trainers” accuse nice people of anthropomorphising!]
Naturally, dogs do not use choker chains, head halters, shock collars, …
Indeed, naturally, dogs do not use leads at all.
Naturally, dogs do not use “obedience”, “dominance”, “operant conditioning”, intimidation, crates, insult other dog’s intelligence with clickers, …
Or, even food rewards.
Naturally, dogs do not demand that other dogs do control-freaky things like, “Heel”.
Naturally, dogs want to co-operate, not dominate.
Naturally, dogs want to belong, not to take over.
Naturally, dogs learn through playing with, and copying, other dogs, and people, as well as thinking things out for themselves.
This eBook includes:
How to relate to dogs as one intelligent being to another.
How to introduce yourself to dogs the way dogs naturally do.
How to make friends with dogs the way dogs naturally do.
[Dogs are then easy to teach since dogs like to please – indeed, most dogs you make friends with, will make a point of it.]
How to teach your dogs to mouth and not to nip or bite.
[Pups naturally learn this by playing with their brothers and sisters. You can teach this by putting your hand in and out of their mouths while playing with them.]
How to lead dogs the way dogs naturally do.
[If you would lead others then first lead yourself.]
How to get your dog to come when you call with just 5 minutes, or less, of natural interaction.[Dogs come because they do not like to become separated from their pack.]
How I house-trained my Beagles in less than 2 days.
And, the effect lasted a life-time.
[If you wait until they are at least 3 months old, a few simple requests for a day or two, that they go outside to do it, is usually all that is needed.]
How I taught my Beagles to cross roads safely, and so to be able to walk off-lead safely, all around the inner-suburbs of Melbourne – Australia’s second largest city.
None of my Beagles ever got injured on the roads.
[This can take 6 months of almost daily walks, crossing busy main roads, 1000s of times, to do.]
How I got my Beagles over any fears, of anything, including trams, trains, semi-trailers, fireworks, … with soothing words and back rubs.
[This is essential before walking dogs off-lead along main roads.]
Picking them up and carrying them if necessary.
[Not the abusive, “do-not-reward-your-dogs-for-being-frightened”, rejection of dogs, when they most need your support.]
I teach dogs as one intelligent being to another.
If only rote-learning, “drill-sergeant-dog-trainers”, would do the same.
THE WORST DOG TRAINERS
The worst dog trainers are the abusive bullies.
Projecting their own bullying, abusive behaviour and attitudes onto dogs.
Using abusive, threatening body-language, guttural sounds, hitting, kicking, poking, jerking leads, choker-chains, head-halters, shock-collars, … and all manner of punishments and abuse.
Using intimidation to subjugate dogs.
THE WELL-MEANING DOG TRAINERS
Then there are the well-meaning who use treats and rewards to bribe dogs.
Although far better, and far saner, than the abusive bullies.
They still regard dogs as objects to be conditioned.
THE BEST DOG TRAINERS
But, the best, do not train dogs at all.
The best form supportive friendships with dogs.
Teach and learn from dogs with kindness, playing, affection and support.
As one friend to another.
As one intelligent being to another.
When people talk about people who they do not know,
you can often learn a lot more about the people talking,
than the people they are talking about.
when people talk about what they do not know,
they often project themselves,
onto what they do not know.
people project themselves onto animals.
Bullying abusive people,
bullying abusive methods.
these nastier people,
are often the most driven to make converts.
What would happen, to your marriage, if you treated your partner the way dog-trainers, tell you to treat your dogs?
Co-Dependency Or Divorce?
Marital Advice From A Dog-Trainer
5 Steps For A Husband To Have A Well-Behaved Wife
WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
ON YOUR WIFE, YOUR HUSBAND, OR YOUR DOG!!!
1: If your wife, who has been at home alone all day, rushes up to greet you with a big hug and a kiss, you must cold-shoulder your wife, giving her no eye-contact whatsoever, as that will only encourage her.
She might vocalise a bit, at first, you know what women are like, but continue to ignore her.
She’ll soon get used to it.
And, give up on you.
If necessary send her to her room until she is calm and settled.
Wives like that are only trying to dominate you, and you must assert yourself, as the head of the household, before the situation gets completely out of hand.
2: If your wife is distressed about something, and comes to you for support, you must ignore her.
You must not reward your wife, for being distressed, as that will only encourage her neurotic behaviour.
If your wife persists, tell her to stop being so silly, and send her to her room.
Wives like that are only trying to manipulate you anyway, and you must assert yourself, as the head of the household.
3: Your wife should never walk ahead of you or through doorways first.
Such wives are trying to dominate you and need to be taught their place.
Tell her to get behind where she belongs.
4: If your wife invites you somewhere, or to do something with her, you must say no.
This is another way wives, try to dominate and manipulate you, and you must assert yourself as the head of the household.
You are the one who invites her.
And, then only as a reward for good behaviour.
For example: if your wife cooks and serves you an especially good dinner, washes the dishes and cleans the kitchen, then you may reward her by allowing her to sit beside you, while you watch the sports channel.
So long as she does not interrupt you with attention seeking questions about the game.
5: Nothing in life is free.
If your wife wants you to do something for her, she is not only trying to dominate and manipulate you, she is being selfish.
Tell her that she must do something for you first.
And, that only after she has done something for you, will even you consider, whether or not, you will do something for her.
Be a mean-spirited bastard.
Anything else will result in a spoilt wife.
Do what dog-trainers say and you will have a well-behaved wife.
A wife, who is happy in the home whether you are there or not – especially when you’re not.
A wife, who does not whine when you go out without her – because, quite frankly, she’s glad you’re gone.
As you might have guessed, by now, I have a very low opinion of dog-trainers.
So much so, that I have never met a dog-trainer, I would recommend.
Or, leave a dog alone with.
I think that most dog-trainers are abusive, manipulative, narcissistic, control-freaks.
Paranoid about dogs trying to dominate and manipulate them.
As the above illustrates.
What did I do with my dogs in the above 5 situations.
1: I always enjoyed my dogs rushing up to greet me.
Pleasure and excitement are good for you.
Mutual pleasure and excitement about something is good for a relationship.
Keeping your relationship, and the both of you, young and alive.
Your dog jumps up to greet you face-to-face as dogs naturally do.
[If you really want to settle your dog, give your dog a nice relaxing back-rub, while saying something like “Good girl” or “Good boy”.]
2: I always comforted and supported my dogs when they were distressed.
With back-rubs and soothing words.
Picking them up and carrying them if necessary.
Without their even asking me to.
They soon got over any fears.
3: If my dogs invited me to play I did.
If you do not want to play then settle your dog with a back-rub.
4: The best things in life are free.
Are dog-trainers really so mean-spirited that they cannot give anything away free.
That even in a relationship – everything must be a trade.
Yes! They are!
And, If you are so mean-spirited, as too many dog-trainers are, that you think nothing in life should be free, not even in a relationship, then do not get a dog. [Or, a wife.]
5: My dogs invariably walked ahead of me and through doorways first.
That way I could see them.
This is especially important, if your dogs are off-lead, as my dogs were.
We went for a walk, almost every day, and unless I had somewhere specific to go, I just followed them around.
Which was usually straight to the BBQ sites along the Yarra River.
How To Have A Well-Behaved Husband – Dog Trainer Style[[
][WARNING: DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!!!
ON YOUR HUSBAND, YOUR WIFE, OR YOUR DOG!!!]]
I have told husbands how to train their wives – dog-trainer style.
And, how the result, would be either co-dependency or divorce.
To illustrate just how emotionally abusive, even reward-based dog-training methods, are.
Such as, cold-shouldering your dogs, when they run up to greet you.
[If you really do not want your dogs to jump up, which dogs naturally do to greet you face to face, then just give them a back-rub to settle them.]
And, callously rejecting your dogs, by giving them the silent-treatment, when they are frightened, and most need your support.
Because, these emotionally-stunted, abusive dog-trainers say, that to be supportive and reassure your dogs, with kind words and back-rubs, when they are frightened, would be rewarding them for being frightened.
Now it is the wives turn to train their husbands – dog-trainer style.
Most wives try to control their husbands by nagging them.
But, scientific studies of natural husband behaviour and vocalisations, in their natural habitat, office buildings and football grounds, have shown us; that, we have to communicate with our husbands in their own language – because they are incapable of understanding ours.
We also now know that husbands are extremely responsive to pack-bonding and pack-leadership.
That is – husbands are most happy, submissively calm and settled, when they have a strong pack-leader, who clearly defines the pack-rules, and the other husbands’ places in the hierarchy.
So just as your husband has a pack-leader, his boss at work; and a team captain, his boss at play.
You must be his pack-leader, the head of the household, at home.
Do not be concerned about your husband being physically stronger than you.
Men like to be told what to do.
It makes them feel secure and needed.
[NOTE: These are things that you have to do for the rest of your husband’s life – not just things to do once and for all.]
1:[_ Bond with your husband._
__]This is very easy when he first falls in love with you.
Make this natural courting behaviour a permanent feature of your relationship.
And, you will soon have him wrapped around your little finger.
__]2:[_ Become his pack-leader._
Men need a pack-leader.
His boss at work, his team-captain at play, you at home.
__]3:[_ Give simple commands._
__]Men like simple commands.
Long explanations, as wives have done in the past, only confuse them.
__]4:[_ Do not nag._
__]Telling your husband ten times, to do something, is teaching him to ignore you, the first nine times.[
__]5:[_ Use reward-based training._
__]Reward-based training does not mean that you should reward your husband for everything he does.
Meta-analyses of studies done on husbands at casinos, have proven that infrequent random rewards, with the occasional jackpot, work best.
Besides, you want an obedient husband, not an attention seeking nuisance, who expects you to reward him all the time.
6: [Your husband must never lie on top of you.
__]This is especially important, if you let your husband sleep on your bed, at night.
Being on top of you, might re-awaken in him a sense of male-entitlement, and undo all of the good work you have put into him, during the day.
The 3 Basic Commands
“Sit”, “Stay”, “Heel”.
__]1[: The First Basic Command Is, “Sit”.
__]Make your husband sit.
And, wait patiently while you prepare dinner.
__]2:[_ The Second Basic Command Is, “Stay”._
__]This is a very important command, for:
Whenever, you are getting ready to go out together, and you tell him:
[“Stay there. I’ll be ready in a minute.”
__]Whenever, you are out together, and you tell him:
[“Stay there. I’ll be back be a minute.”
__]Whenever, you get out of the car, at a shopping centre, and you tell him:
[“Stay there. I’ll just be a minute.”
__]So that he does not start to whine when it takes you half an hour.
__]3:[_ The Third Basic Command Is, “Heel”._
__]Your husband must never embarrass you, by walking ahead of you, or by going through doorways first.
Husbands used to be taught this as boys, by their mothers, and primary school teachers.
But, now, sadly, manners are a thing of the past.
So you will have to teach him.
__]4:[_ House-training – putting the toilet-seat down._
__]This is beyond the scope of this short article.
__]5:[_ Nothing in life is free._
__]His boss at work would not give him a free ride.
So you, his boss at home, must not spoil all the good work, his boss at work, has put into him.
__]When your husband comes to you, with his silly problems, do not reward him by being supportive.
That will only encourage him.
But, do not reject him out of hand.
Tell him what a big strong man he is and that he should just go off and solve it himself.
By now you should have:
__]1:[_ A husband, who is happy to be one of the family, and not the head of household._
__]2:[_ A well-behaved husband, who will not embarrass you in public._
__]3:[_ A house-trained husband, who will always leave the toilet-seat down._
__][NOTE: this only comes with the advanced course.][
__]4:[_ A submissively calm and settled husband, who will not whine when you go out with him – because, you are thoughtful enough to feed him before you go, and, to leave the sports channel on for him._
__]And, most importantly:[
__]5:[_ An obedient husband, who will do what you say, because he knows that’s what’s good for him._
To you and your poor husband.
I taught my Beagles what was important and necessary.
Such as, how to cross busy main-roads safely, so they could get home safely when we got separated. [None of my dogs were ever injured on the roads.]
I did not teach my Beagles to do useless control-freaky things like “Heel”.
The 3 most important things I taught my Beagles were:
1: To come when I called.
My Beagles came when I called them because they liked me and wanted to come.
Not because they were bribed or forced to come.
And, I was considerate enough not to call them, when they were really enjoying themselves.
If I really had to leave, when they really, wanted to stay, then I would go over to them and guide them away.
2: To go outside to dung.
Because my Beagles slept on my bed at night, I house trained my Beagles in less than 2 days, and the effect lasted a life time.
3: To cross Roads Safely [the most important of all].
Because, we always walked off-lead, and we lived on one side of Studley Park Road, and most of Studley Park was on the other side.
And, so, I showed my Beagles how to cross main roads, such as Studley Park Road in peak hour, safely.
One woman I told this to, then described what I taught my dogs as:
1: Don’t cause me any problems,
2:[_ Don’t mess up my house,_]
3:[_ Don’t get yourself killed._]
I also taught my dogs to mouth, and not to nip or bite, simply by putting my hand in and out of their mouths, while I was playing with them.
I even used to play finger tug-of-war with them.
If we were out walking, and my dogs were happily playing, or had just got themselves invited to a BBQ, I did not call my dogs, unless I really had to go.
And, then if they did not want to come, I would go over and guide them away.
And, when I went out without my dogs – my dogs did not whine.
Because, before I left, I gave them an affectionate good-bye, at the front door, while telling them when I would be back.
And, I took them for a walk almost every day, and gave them something to eat, before I went out without them.
And, when a neighbour’s dog whined, when she went went out without her dog, I would just call out to her dog, “Hello. I’m staying home too.”
And, her dog would happily stop.
Because they are psychological bullies.
Psychological bullying of dogs includes:
1: Nothing in life is free;
2: Intimidating body-language.
As well as:
3: Neglecting dogs with “the silent treatment” and “the cold shoulder”;
leading to anxiety and psychological pain.
Most dog training methods are based on operant-conditioning.
Carrots and sticks, rewards and punishments.
Giving and taking away, rewards and punishments, are the 4 manipulative ways, that almost all dog-trainers use to train dogs.
Give a reward or take away a punishment.
Punish or take away reward.
Which is called operant-conditioning.
[Invented by abusive control-freaks, who like to put little defenceless animals in little cages, and give them electric shocks.]
And, leads to psychological abuse and neglect.
As well as physical abuse.
Because abusive reward-based trainers will not “reward” a dog for being frightened.
And, so even reward-based trainers, psychologically abuse and neglect frightened dogs.
Because, as they so callously say, “do not reward your dog for being frightened”.
Psychological abuse can be more harmful than physical abuse.
Psychological abusers project their own bullying self, onto dogs, while accusing kind people of anthropomorphising.
Often, because they themselves, are still carrying unresolved childhood trauma.
If dog-behaviour is natural, then why do you need a dog-trainer, to tell you what it is?
Learn about dogs – from dogs.
Narcissistic Dog-Trainers tell you, to dominate and control your dogs, as mindless objects to be conditioned.
Not as intelligent beings, who you can relate to as one intelligent being, to another.
Narcissistic Dog-Trainers tell you to disregard your dog’s feelings.
To constantly correct, even chastise, natural dog-behaviour, such as running up to greet you when you come home.
They are always right – your dog is always wrong.
Abusers making unreasonable demands, such as “Heel” – while accusing dogs of trying to dominate them.
The dog is always the problem – never them.
Narcissists, not caring about you, or your dog’s feelings.
Narcissists, lacking empathy for anyone, but themselves.
Dismissing your empathy as anthropomorphising.
While teaching you to use to use emotional abuse and distancing; “cold-shouldering” and, “ the silent treatment”; isolation, emotional abandonment, emotional neglect; withdrawal and withholding of attention and affection.
I think that narcissistic dog-trainers, preaching abandonment, as a punishment for your dog for being frightened; abandonment; when your dog most needs your support; just shows just how emotionally stunted, these “reward-based”, ”force-free”, “dog-trainers”, are.
As well as ignorant of dog-behaviour and incompetent.
And, a dereliction of their duty of care.
Real leaders, do not abandon their followers, when their followers most need their support.
Real leaders, understand the importance of morale.
Real leaders, encourage, inspire, their followers.
ARE VERY IMPORTANT
People often ask me why their dogs like me so much.
Even, dogs who do not like people in general or men in particular.
It is because I understand dogs’ social and cultural values.
I introduce myself correctly.
I let the dog make the first moves.
I do not invade the dog’s space.
I do not force myself on a dog.
I wait until I am invited.
And, since I act like a socially fit member of the canine community, I am usually accepted as such.
Getting to know a dog is like getting to know a person.
Dogs have cultural and social systems.
If you behave like a sensible, socially fit member of the community, you are far more likely to be liked and accepted.
If you behave like a bully, and force yourself on dogs, you are far more likely to be rejected or barely tolerated.
And, emotional abuse can be as bad as, or worse than, physical abuse.
When you first meet a normal dog, say something like “Hello”, and stop.
Relax and talk soothingly.
Like, “Good girl.”
Or, “Good boy.”
Let the dog come to you.
Let the dog make the first moves.
Follow the dog’s lead.
Do not invade the dog’s space.
Wait until you are invited.
Hold out the back of your hand, at the dog’s nose height, for the dog to sniff.
Let the dog sniff around you and, when the dog relaxes, gently rub the dog on the side of its shoulder.
If the dog relaxes, and licks you, or leans in against you and stands on your foot, then the dog likes you.
If an over-friendly dog comes running up to you, and wants to jump all over you, that can be fun.
Unless the dog is wet, muddy, or smelly, or you have your best clothes on.
Then, to protect yourself, and so as not to offend the dog – as the dog jumps towards you, step sideways to your right, and gently hold the dog’s left forearm with your left hand – this will slightly unbalance the dog – and, as the dog comes down on all four feet, use your right hand to rub the dog’s upper back [withers], and so relax and settle the dog.
Rubbing the withers, relaxes dogs and horses and people – and, probably, mammals and marsupials in general.
Rubbing the withers, can relax and settle down over excited or frightened or angry animals and people.
So long as – you, are not the one they are frightened of, or angry with!
Wait at the gate or door until the dog has finished sniffing you and relaxes.
Then when the dog invites you in, by walking into the house, you can follow the dog in.
If you are going to sit down, then sit anywhere the host says, except where the dog usually sits or lies down.
That is the dog’s spot and you need the invitation of the dog to be there.
AND TEACHING YOUR DOG
I have learned a lot from dogs, horses and other animals, including some people, and maybe they have learned from me.
Most education is informal and comes from spending time with and playing with your dogs.
And, by letting your dogs use their brains.
After all, feral dogs know how to look after themselves.
I avoid savage dogs if I can.
If I cannot avoid a savage dog then I keep facing the dog.
I talk soothingly.
And maintain a friendly, not bullying, eye-contact, while quietly backing away.
I have never been bitten by a dog while I had friendly eye-contact.
When the dog charges I keep still.
And, keep a friendly, not bullying, eye-contact and soothing words.
When the dog stops charging I continue to back away.
Until I get out of what the dog regards as its territory.
And, then I keep out!
IF ATTACKED BY A DOG
If attacked by a dog, try to get the dog, from behind, by the sides of the back of the neck, with both hands.
Then the dog cannot turn its head to bite you.
If bitten by a dog stay still.
If you try to pull your hand or leg out you can get ripped.
And, the second bite might not be a warning shot.
One time a savage dog started to chew me.
So I shouted at it as loudly as I could while punching it in the lower side of the neck.
The dog let go of me.
Then I grabbed the dog by the back of the neck with both hands.
Occasionally, you might need to defend yourself against a savage dog.
Try to get the dog, from behind, by the sides of the back of the neck with both hands.
So the dog cannot bite you.
However, if you ever feel the need to defend yourself against, intimidate, hit, reject or punish, your own dog, then you have failed as a leader.
And, you should seek advice.
And, not from typically abusive, bullying animal-trainers!
But, from someone who really does know about dogs and how to relate to dogs.
DOGS LIKE TO PLEASE
INDEED, MOST DOGS I KNOW
MAKE A POINT OF IT
Dogs like to please people who they like.
Dogs, I have had friendships with, have very rarely, if ever, done anything that they knew I did not like.
IF YOU WOULD LEAD OTHERS
FIRST LEAD YOURSELF
First lead yourself.
Then lead your dog.
Do not reject or punish your dog.
Lead your dog with kindness, affection and support.
NEVER REJECT OR PUNISH
Friends teach and lead with kindness and affection.
And, a dog who knows that you are a friend will please you.
And, a dog who has confidence in you will follow your lead.
If dogs have confidence in you they will ask you.
One day when I was walking along with my dogs there was a sudden thunderstorm.
One of the loudest cracks of thunder I have ever heard came across the top of us.
My youngest looked around at me as if to say:
“What was that?”
I looked at her as if to say:
“What was what?”
And, we both walked on.
And, for the rest of her life, she ignored thunderstorms, fireworks and any other sudden, loud noise.
Pups and dogs naturally learn through playing with and copying people and dogs.
Through playing with their litter-mates, the pups naturally learn to fight, hunt, mouth not bite their own, …
In other words, to become well-socialised members of the canine community.
Through copying, they pick up your, and each others, good and bad, attitudes, likes, dislikes, fears, apprehensions, habits and behaviours.
Such as when my Beagle looked around at me to ask about the thunderstorm.
First form a friendship with your dog through affection, praise and play.
So your dog becomes confident in your kindness and leadership.
That you are a leader that your dog can rely on.
Always take dogs’ fears seriously and be supportive with soothing words and back rubs.
Gently introduce your dogs to traffic, loud noise and anything else that might be frightening, as early as possible.
So your dog regards these things as normal, harmless parts of life.
You can even do that simply, by carrying pups, around while gently rubbing their withers.
OVERCOMING DOGS’ FEARS
Do not reject or otherwise punish your dog when your dog most needs your support.
If your dog is nervous, or afraid, of thunderstorms, vacuum cleaners, cars backfiring, fireworks or anything else, then reassure your dog.
Never reject or punish your dog.
Give your dogs soothing words and back rubs, and they will gradually realise that, since you do not fear these things, there is no reason for them to fear them.
Formal education of your dogs should only start after you and your dogs have formed a friendship by affection, praise, and playing together.
Formal education is for your dogs to live safely in human society.
Not for people to bully dogs.
FOUR BASIC THINGS
I taught my dogs 4 basic things:
1: To come when I called them;
2:[_ To mouth and not to nip or bite;_]
3:[_ To go outside and dung;_]
4:[_ How to cross roads without getting run over._]
My dogs learned a lot of other things, informally from me, and I learned a lot from them.
But, these are four basic things that I think are essential.
1: I taught my dogs to come when I called them, by only calling them once, making sure they had heard me, and then walking off.
If they were really enjoying themselves then I would not call them unless I really had to go.
In which case I would go over to them and guide them away.
2: I taught my dogs to mouth, and not to nip or bite, simply by putting my hand in and out of their mouths, while I was playing with them.
I even used to play finger tug-of-war with them.
3: Young pups naturally just dung anywhere and their mothers clean up after them.
So I waited until they were a few months old before teaching them to go outside and dung.
Simply by closing the doors to most rooms in my house.
So I could watch them.
Then when they looked like they wanted to do something I took them outside.
As soon as they had done it, and walked off, I called them back into the house.
It took less than 2 days for them to learn to go outside and dung.
And, then come back in.
4: Teaching dogs to cross roads safely takes a lot longer.
NOTE: It can take as long as 6 months, of almost daily walks, crossing main roads at least a 1000 times,starting on-lead, to teach a dog to do this safely.
I taught my dogs to come when I called them by playing with them.
With games like hide-and-seek; tug-of-war with an old rag; chasing and fetching a ball, too large for the dog to swallow; or, just chasing and catching you; dogs learn to come to you.
And, when you call your dog make sure that it is worth coming.
If your dog thinks that he or she is going to go for a walk or have dinner or play a game or, at least, get a back rub and praise, your dog is likely to come.
And, form a habit of coming to you.
If your dog thinks that it is going to get bullied, shouted at, assaulted; or, even just put on a lead and ignored, then why would your dog come?
Also, when you call your dogs, make sure they have heard you, then walk or run off in a different direction.
Why should your dogs come to you, when you are just standing there, or coming to them?
You call your dog while you just stand or sit there.
Your dog looks at you but does not come.
Because your dog thinks that you are just doing a check-in call.
You then walk towards, instead of away from, your dog.
And, your dog walks away from, instead of towards, you.
Because your dog thinks that, you mean to go in the direction, that you are going.
You then run after, instead of away from, your dog.
And, your dog runs away from, instead of towards, you.
Because your dog thinks that you mean to go in the direction that you are going – but faster.
Or, because your dog thinks that you have invited your dog to play chasey.
Some people might then get angry, frustrated, think their dog is unmanageable, …
When, all along, their dog was doing exactly, what their dog thought, they were telling them to do.
When, all along, just calling their dog once, making sure that their dog had heard them, and then walking off in another direction, could have solved everything.
And, show your dogs consideration.
By not nagging your dogs.
And, by not calling your dogs, when your dogs are really enjoying themselves.
If you really must go, when they do not want to, then go over to them, and guide them away.
One of my Beagles stood on a glass splinter while we were walking along a footpath.
While I was pulling the glass splinter, out of my Beagle’s paw, she grabbed my hand twice.
Each time, she grabbed my hand, I stopped, gave her a rub, called her a good girl, and then went back to getting the glass splinter out.
After I got it out.
I showed her the splinter.
She gave it a sniff and continued on with her walk.
SO WHY DO SOME DOGS BITE AND NOT MOUTH
I think that most dogs bite because, unlike my Beagles, they have never been taught to mouth.
And, so when you try to pull out a splinter, or inadvertently stand on their tail, they feel pain, and reflexly bite, instead of mouth.
IF BITTEN – STAY STILL
But, even then, what I think really does the damage, is that the person then reflexly tries to pull their hand, or foot, or leg, out of their dog’s mouth.
Instead of staying still.
And, so gets ripped.
If their dog grabs them, and they stay still, until their dog lets go.
Then, I think that they would be unlikely, to get more than a puncture mark.
Pups naturally learn to mouth, and not to nip or bite, by playing with their brothers and sisters.
When one of them nips, during their puppy play-fights, the other does not nip back.
The other does not snarl or get angry.
The nipped one just puts their mouth to the nipper’s ear, and goes, “Arrr! Arrr! Arrr!”
As if to say, “Not so hard! Not so hard!”
And, then they continue on playing happily, together.
You can teach you pup or dog to mouth you, and not to nip or bite you, by putting your hand in and out of your pup’s or dog’s mouth, when playing.
I even used to play finger tug-of-war with my pups.
By putting my finger in the gap behind their canines.
I would then alternate between, pulling them towards me, by my finger.
And, letting them pull me towards them, by my finger.
Pulling back and forth.
And, so they learned how grab my hand, and pull my hand with their mouth, without nipping or biting.
I house-trained my Beagles in two days and the effect lasted a life time.
Set aside two days when you can stay home.
Like a weekend.
On the first day close the doors, to most rooms in your house, and then let your dog in the house in the morning.
Leave the back door open so your dog can walk in and out whenever he or she wants to.
Keep your dog in the same room as you so you can watch him or her.
Whenever your dog starts sniffing around, like it is going to do something, take your dog out into the back garden.
Then stand by the back door until he or she has done it.
As soon as your dog has done it, had a sniff and walks off – call your dog back into the house.
This is teaching your dog that they are not being banished.
Just asked to leave the house to do it.
And, then they can come straight back inside the house.
On the first night let your dog sleep outside as usual.
The second day is similar to the first, except that I found my dogs would walk outside and do it without me to tell them.
From that second night, I left the back door open [or you could use a dog-door], and let my Beagles sleep on my bed.
And, for the rest of their lives, they never did anything inside the house.
Dogs naturally walk faster than most people.
So, if your dogs pull on leads, buy your dogs comfortable chest-harnesses, so they can pull with their chests, without hurting themselves, and not hurt their necks or heads.
Or, just inviting the other dog to play.
Do not pull your dog away.
Your dog really is being aggressive.
HOW TO START A DOG FIGHT
A woman neighbour told me that her son’s dog was getting onto a lot of fights.
She asked me to go for a walk with her son and dog and find out why.
Every time a dog approached, her son got nervous, and pulled his dog away.
So the other dog attacked.
I told him that the reason the dogs were attacking was because, when the other dogs walked up to his to introduce themselves, he was pulling his dog away and so the other dogs felt offended.
I told him to relax.
Keep his dog on a loose lead.
And, not to pull his dog away.
Just let the dogs do what they liked.
He, of course, still tensed-up as each dog approached.
For the rest of the walk there were no more confrontations.
Of course, there will always be some confrontations between dogs.
After that, he continued to do as I said, and, his dog rarely got into fights.
I lived in the inner-suburbs of Melbourne.
Australia’s second largest city.
My adult Beagles were always off-lead.
My adult Beagles regarded leads as an indignity.
Suitable only for pups on L-Plates.
NOTE: It can take as long as 6 months,
of almost daily walks,
crossing main roads at least a 1000 times,
to teach a dog to do this safely.
After I had formed a friendship with my dogs, by playing with them, I started walking my dogs on a lead.
I used a proper collar and not a silly head-halter or choker-chain as incompetent dog trainers do.
[If a dog pulled excessively then, for the comfort of the dog, I would use a comfortable chest-harness, with the lead attached to the back of the harness, so the dog pulled with its chest, and not with its neck.]
I started walking my dogs on-lead, in quiet parks, and along quiet side streets, and gradually built up to noisy main roads.
At any hint of nervousness I gave them reassuring words and back rubs.
If they were frightened I picked them up, gave them soothing words, rubbed and carried them.
[I always let my dogs walk in front of me so I could see them.]
At every road intersection, and every other time I wanted to cross a road, I always stopped.
[We stood there – I did not make them sit.]
Then, before crossing, I said, “crossover”, to my dogs.
Similarly, I started walking them off-lead in quiet parks, then quiet side streets, and finally noisy main roads.
[I usually just let my dogs walk wherever they wanted to – which for them – was usually straight to the BBQ sites along the Yarra River – where they would use their big brown-eyed Beagle beauty, and considerable charm, to get themselves invited to BBQs. I am a Vegetarian and they used to get so many sausages, and on a good day, T-Bone steaks, that I did not have to buy them any meat.]
And, eventually they learned when it was safe to cross roads.
Indeed, when we became separated, they invariably got home before I did, and safely crossed busy, main roads to do it.
After all, guide dogs often lead blind people across busy, main roads.
Enjoy your dogs, play with your dogs, go walking with your dogs.
Really get to know your dogs.
Let your dogs have dinner with you.
Let your dogs supervise in the kitchen while you prepare dinner.
Sleep on your bed at night.
If not – why get a dog?
Always say goodbye to your dogs before you go out without them.
And, tell them when you will be back.
Preferably take them for a walk first.
And, then give them something to eat before you go.
Do not sneak out and leave them wondering what happened to you.
Sometimes, when my neighbour went out, and left her dog home alone, her dog would start howling.
All, I had to do was to call out to her dog, wave, and say, “I’m staying home too.”
And her dog would stop howling until she came home.
Dogs need a lot of looking after.
Including almost daily walks.
And, not just today and next year.
Will you want to look after that cute puppy, now a big, old dog, 10, 15, maybe 20 years from now?
Or, even 6 months from now?
If not, then buy a cuddly toy and a computer for entertainment.
Or, make friends with friends’ and neighbours’ dogs.
HOW MANY DOGS?
At least two for company, for each other, when you are not there.
WHAT TYPE OF DOG?
Choose a healthy breed of dog that is suited to you and your environment.
If you are a city couch potato then do not get a cattle dog!
If you have young children get a strong, patient dog like a Labrador.
[If you choose a Labrador, then check, that he or she, does not have any hereditary conditions.]
Short haired dogs are easier to look after than long haired breeds.
And, avoid breeds with defects.
WHAT SIZE DOG?
Will you be able to manage a large, strong dog who wants to bolt across a highway after a cat?
Then get a smaller dog.
I do not recommend dogs who you cannot pick up and carry.
In emergencies you might need to pick them up and carry them.
Smaller dogs are also cheaper to feed.
Will you be able to afford to feed a Great Dane if you lose your job?
And, pay vets’ fees for injuries?
If you do not want an animal who behaves like a dog do not get a dog.
When I listened to radio programs, on dogs, a common question from the listeners was,
“How do I stop my dog from behaving like a dog?”
My answer would have been,
“If you do not want a dog to behave like a dog then why did you get a dog?”
If you do not want an animal to run up to you, jump all over you, and lick your face, whenever you come home – do not get a dog.
If you are not prepared to greet your dog, with love and kisses, every time you come home – do not get a dog.
Get yourself a goldfish screen saver, for your computer, or something else more suitable for your personality.
WILL THE DOG
REALLY WANT YOU?
If you are adopting, or buying, a dog then spend some time with the dog and find out.
If one dog does not want you – then try another.
If no dog wants you – then do not force yourself on a dog – clean up your act.
NOTE: My dogs were Beagles.
Strong, intelligent, robust hounds, who were bred to hunt.
Who still had their natural instincts.
Some of the toy breeds might not be able chew up, eat, and digest, large bones and whole carcasses.
DRINKING WATER SHOULD ALWAYS BE AVAILABLE
Have dog bowls of fresh water out all of the time.
If you change the water, at least every second day, that will also stop mosquitoes from breeding in the bowls.
My Beagles liked to drink out of my fish ponds.
Since the water was good enough, for my fish to live and breed in, the water was good enough for my Beagles to drink.
On very hot days, one of my Beagles used to like to lie in one of the ponds, to keep cool.
[NOTE:[_ Swimming pools might not be a suitable source, of drinking water, as they are chlorinated._]]
JUNK FOODS FOR DOGS
TINNED AND DRIED PACKAGED FOODS ARE JUNK FOODS FOR DOGS
I think that tinned and dried packaged foods are junk foods for dogs.
And, cause a lot of diseases among dogs.
Just as junk food for humans causes a lot of diseases among humans.
I never bought junk food for my dogs.
But, some dogs raised on, junk canned and dried food, might refuse to eat healthy, raw, natural food.
Just like children who have been raised on junk food.
Or, they might just need time to adapt.
THE NATURAL DIET FOR PUPS AND DOGS
Dogs and pups naturally eat raw, unprocessed, whole-foods.
Like whole carcasses of small animals.
[NOTE: Not the expensive, processed, raw junk food, on sale today.]
Dogs are natural scavengers.
They will naturally eat the whole carcass of small animals like rabbits, possums, …
Fur, bones, offal, gut contents, and all.
When dogs have finished eating a carcass there is nothing left.
By eating the whole carcass, not just the flesh, dogs get a balanced, whole-food diet.
And, by eating the gut contents, they get predigested vegetable matter in their diet.
My Beagles also nibbled on the more succulent grasses.
Ate blackberries straight off the blackberry bushes.
Ate eggs that my pet hens laid.
And, of course, scavenged around BBQ sites.
And, as well as this, I gave my Beagles fresh road-kill.
Dogs and pups naturally eat all their food raw and unprocessed.
Although dogs, have been living with people long enough, to have become adapted to some cooked food.
And, European dogs, like European people, have probably become adapted to dairy products.
[I know my Beagles, who were of English descent, loved milk, cheese, yoghurt, and ice-cream.]
There should be no need to deliberately cook food for dogs.
But, that does not mean, that you cannot give them cooked food that you are eating.
Pups naturally start off by drinking their mother’s, or another bitch’s, milk.
Within minutes of having been born.
After a few weeks, pups start eating food, that their mother regurgitates, as well as still drinking her milk.
The mother regurgitates when, her pups run up to her, and lick her in the corner of her mouth.
This regurgitated, partially digested food, mixed with the mother’s digestive juices, is perfect food for pups.
And, that is why pups often want to lick you in the corner of your mouth.
After a few more weeks, the pups start taking some of their mother’s food off her.
As she is eating it.
And, so are eating adult food, as well still drinking her milk, and eating her regurgitations.
As the pups’ teeth grow, the pups start to bite while drinking her milk, and so they get weaned.
And, eventually, she stops regurgitating for her pups.
And, so the pups are now on an adult diet.
Eating whatever their mother eats.
So, when I bred pups, I only fed the mother, as much a she wanted to eat.
And, the mother fed her pups.
On her milk and regurgitations.
Until they went onto an adult diet just like her.
I did not feed the pups bought baby-food.
And, they were much better for it.
ADULT DIET FOR DOGS
I never bought tinned or dried packaged food for my dogs.
If I bought food, for them, I bought scraps from a butchers shop.
That is meat scrapes, bones, offal.
As well as sheep necks, lamb shanks, …
I also had pet hens.
And so, I let my dogs help themselves, to all the eggs they wanted.
Which they took out of the nests and ate raw.
I shared my own food with them.
They liked to eat cheese.
Pancakes, I made for myself, from wholemeal flour and eggs.
And, anything else I made for myself.
[They used to lie on the kitchen floor, and supervise, while I cooked it.]
On any food that I had.
My Beagles got first refusal.
My hens second.
Very little food is wasted if you have dogs and hens.
Because between the two of them they will eat almost anything.
My Beagles also ate some fruit.
Apricots, grapes, …
Blackberries straight off the bushes.
[Probably by copying me.]
They would eat almost anything that they saw me eating.
Whenever they saw me eating something new, I would give them a bit, and they often ate it.
For more information on healthy diets for dogs.
And, Download the Raw Meaty Bones PDF
Tom Lonsdale’s Raw Meaty Bones Diet Guide for Domestic Dogs and Cats.
Tom Lonsdale is a Veterinary Surgeon and the author of ‘Raw Meaty Bones: Promote Health’.
Animals naturally eat their food raw.
And, Pottenger’s feeding trials, on 8 generations of cats, showed that the cats, who were fed their food raw, were far healthier than the cats, who were fed the same food cooked.
You can give your dogs raw milk and raw egg yolks.
But, raw egg whites can cause vitamin deficiencies.
I also gave my dogs raw meat, raw bones and raw road kill.
On October 9th. 1945 Francis M. Pottenger read before the Second Annual Seminar for the Study and Practice of Dental Medicine an article titled – “The effect of heat processed foods and metabolized vitamin D milk on the dentofacial structures of experimental animals.”
The article was published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Oral Surgery, August, 1946.
Pottenger wrote that “one group of cats was fed a diet of two-thirds raw meat, one-third raw milk, and cod-liver oil. The second group was a fed a diet of two-thirds cooked meat, one-third raw milk, and cod-liver oil.”
Over a ten year period 900 cats were studied and the results were:
[“The cats receiving raw meat and raw milk reproduced in homogeneity from one generation to the next. Abortion was uncommon, litters averaged five, and their mothers nursed their young in a normal manner. The cats in these pens had good resistance to vermin, infections, and parasites.”
[“Cooked-meat-fed cats were irritable. Vermin and intestinal parasites abounded. Skin lesions and allergies were frequent, being progressively worse from one generation to the next. Diarrhea, followed by pneumonia, took a heavy toll of the kittens. Cardiac lesions, some ascertained clinically during life, were frequent. Hyperopia and myopia, thyroid disease, nephritis, hepatitis, paralysis, meningitis, cystitis, arthritis, and many other degenerative lesions familiar in human medicine were observed.”
Pottenger points out that similar results have occurred with rats, pigeons, monkeys and “primitive” people who suddenly changed to a “civilized” diet.
Rabbits can be just as good as pets as cats.
But, without killing birds and wildlife.
You can adopt Rabbits from groups such as:
Rabbit Run-Away Orphanage
[_“VISIT US AT RABBIT RUN-AWAY ORPHANAGE EACH WEEKEND! _
The orphanage is open to the public from 1pm until 4pm on weekends.”]
Also on facebook:
You can also adopt rabbits from the RSPCA.
[_ “If you're willing to give our dogs aged 7+ years a loving home and lifetime commitment, there will be no fee to adopt!” _
“At seven, life is only just beginning.”
“Whether it’s having a Sunday sleep in or frolic in the park, senior animals have years of love, life and devotion to give to very lucky owners.”
“Senior pets have many advantages making them the perfect family pet.
Seniors have developed their own character, are house trained, need less exercise, less excitable and are often a good match for homes with existing pets.”
“RSPCA vet clinics also support the care of our seniors.
_ Senior pets adopted from the RSPCA receive a 25% discount on consultation fees at the RSPCA's Burwood East and Peninsula vet clinics for the entire life of the pet!” _
You can find available senior dogs at:
I have had 4 generations of Beagles.
Beagles are usually very intelligent, playful, robust and healthy.
Beagles are very easy to teach,
if you appeal to their intelligence,
and do not try to dominate them.
You can find available Beagles at:
There are so many really good dogs, even pure-bred dogs, available for adoption, that I see no reason to buy a dog.
Unless, you want a pure-bred, pedigreed dog, for breeding or showing.
In which case, you can go to Dog Shows of the breeds, that you are interested in.
And, meet and get to know people there.
Before buying a dog.
If you have never bought a dog before then I suggest that you buy an adult.
They are past the nappy stage.
And, you are not both new learners.
I bought my first dog when she was 5 years old.
She was a pure-bred show Beagle.
Of English Hunting Beagle descent.
She was my first dog and the only dog I ever bought.
Do Not Buy From Pet Shops Or Puppy Mills [Factory Farms For Dogs].
You could be financially supporting the abuse of dogs.
For more information on buying a puppy you can Download:
The RSPCA’s Smart Puppy Buyers Guide
I have met some very beautiful pups and dogs who were adopted from animal welfare societies.
There are plenty of nice, beautiful dogs to be adopted.
Do not choose a dog, or a breed, with problems.
If it is your first dog.
Or, you have, or are going to have babies or young children.
Do not choose an aggressive breed.
There are those who say that the breed does not matter.
Are you really going to bet your baby’s face on that?
PUP OR DOG
I would choose a dog.
Or, an older pup of at least 4 to 5 months old.
Pups might be cute.
So are older pups of 4 to 5 months old.
Past the nappy stage.
And, even at 4 to 5 months old, you can house-train a dog in 2 days.
DE-SEXED – YES
Short hair dogs are far easier to look after.
I would choose a very intelligent, physically robust dog.
Alright, then, I would choose another Beagle.
IF YOU DO NOT LIKE BARKING DOGS
Some breeds are constant yappers.
Just like some people.
Some breeds rarely bark.
Only when they have have something worth saying.
Some breeds do not bark at all.
So if you do not like barking, yapping, dogs then choose a breed that does not bark.
Or, at least, does not yap.
Basenjis do not bark.
But they can still make a noise.
Basenjis also like to climb.
As I found out.
When I picked up a Basenji.
She did not have any of the apprehension some dogs have of being picked up.
She ran straight up my chest.
Looked me in the face while sniffing my nose.
Then stood with her front feet on my shoulder to look around and take in the view.
LOOK IN THE DOG’S EYES
Do you see happiness?
Fear, anxiety, wariness, …
Or, worse still, real aggression.
Animal Welfare Groups, such as the RSPCA, check dogs for aggression, before approving them for adoption.
But, still check.
By looking in their eyes yourself.
I always taught my dogs myself.
And, as you might have realised by now.
I have a very low opinion of most dog trainers.
But, if you think that you need a dog trainer.
Do not choose:
1: an abuser who uses:
or any other such abuse;
2: an ignorant bully who says things like:
do not let your dog run up to greet you when you come home,
walk ahead of you,
be higher than you,
or any other such ignorance;
3:[_ a mental-case for treatment who has:_]
serious unresolved childhood abuse issues which they are acting out onto dogs.
A high proportion of the dog-trainers, I have met, fit into all 3 categories.
Formal education of your dogs, should only start, after you and your dogs, have formed a friendship first, by affection, praise and play.
So your dog will want to please you.
And, only teach your dogs useful things like house-training and crossing roads safely.
Not control-freaky things like, “Heel”.
“Don Loudon used to insist that his horses were easy for him to handle because they remembered him from the earliest days of their lives as a figure of superior size and strength.
He could have added that he was unfailingly gentle with foals and that they accepted him as a trusted friend as well as a superior.
Later, when he mounted a horse born and raised on his ranch and became the first rider it had ever carried, he provoked none of the bucking, squealing and associated hullabaloo so familiar to viewers of cowboy movies.
Instead, the horse would turn its head in astonishment to see what in the world its friend was doing up there.”
From ‘THE BODY LANGUAGE OF HORSES’ by Bonnie Ledbetter and Tom Ainslie.
So much for “breaking” a horse.
PRINCE ALEXANDER and BUCEPHALAS
According to Plutarch when, the 12 years old, Prince Alexander met Bucephalas:
“He [Bucephalas] would neither allow anybody to mount him, nor obey any of Philip’s attendants, but reared and plunged against them all, so that the king in a rage bade them take him away for an utterly wild and unbroken brute.”
“But Alexander, who was by, cried out, ‘What a fine horse that is which they are spoiling! The clumsy cowards, they can’t handle him.’.”
Prince Alexander had noticed that Bucephalas was afraid of his own shadow.
So Prince Alexander turned Bucephalas to face the sun.
Quietly slipped off his cloak.
Before mounting Bucephalas.
Feeling the bit gently with the reins;
Prince Alexander restrained him;
without whipping or hurting him;
until Bucephalas was settled.
When Bucephalas was ready Prince Alexander let him go.
So Prince Alexander introduced himself to Bucephalas correctly;
showed consideration by removing what was frightening Bucephalas;
reassured and did not frighten, abuse, whip, hurt or intimidate Bucephalas;
and, then waited until Bucephalas was settled and ready before letting Bucephalas go.
So much for “breaking” a horse.
“What a fine horse that is which they are spoiling!”
“The clumsy cowards, they can’t handle him.”
“When your horse shies at an object and is unwilling to go up to it,
he should to be shown that there is nothing fearful in it,
least of all to a courageous horse like him;
but if this fails,
touch the object yourself that seems so dreadful to him,
and lead him up to it with gentleness.”
“Compulsion and blows inspire only the more fear;
for when horses are at all hurt at such a time,
they think that what they shied at is the cause of the hurt.”
Xenophon: Chapter VI,
The Art Of Horsemanship,
as translated by Morris H. Morgan PhD, 1894.
Xenophon was a high-ranking officer in the Spartan Cavalry.
A real man – like King Alexander.
Who – like King Alexander – related to animals as one intelligent being to another.
Xenophon – like King Alexander – was not a bullying, operant-conditioning, “clumsy coward”, of a dog-trainer.
Xenophon wrote, “The Art Of Horsemanship”, more than 2300 years ago.
Morris H. Morgan translated it more than 100 years ago.
And, you can see,
from just that one quote,
how much so many people,
including racehorse trainers,
clerks of the course,
and people who bet on racehorses,
still have to learn.
I am very impressed with the way Jesus rode that donkey into Jerusalem.
“Go to the village there ahead of you; as you go in, you will find a colt tied up that has never been ridden. Untie it and bring it here.”
“And, they took the colt to Jesus. Then they threw their cloaks over the animal and helped Jesus get on.”
“As he rode on, people spread their cloaks on the road.”
“The large crowd of his disciples began to thank God and praise him in loud voices.”
Jesus rode without a saddle or stirrups – a donkey colt who had never been ridden before – through a large noisy crowd – as people spread their cloaks, [and branches: Matthew 21:8], on the road.
Now – I am impressed – and, so much for “breaking” a donkey.
WHERE WAS JESUS GOING?
Jesus went into the Temple in Jerusalem and drove, the sacrificial animals and the people who were selling the sacrificial animals, out of the Temple.
JESUS PUT AN END
TO ANIMAL SACRIFICE
The only time Jesus is recorded, in the Gospels, as having become physically violent, was when he threw the people, who were selling sacrificial animals, out of the Temple.
No wonder Jesus had the donkey on side.
They were on a mission.
And, when you care?
Animals know it.
I saw a Koala, in the Brisbane Ranges, who had been bitten by a dog or a fox.
I walked to the front of the Koala so he could see me.
I noticed he was relaxed.
So I let him sniff the back of my hand – to introduce myself.
I had never picked up a Koala.
So I looked at the Koala and thought about it.
Koalas have claws like talons – so I went to my car and got a sheet.
I wound each end of the sheet, loosely a few times, around each of my hands and forearms.
I then gently picked up and gently held the Koala.
Like picking up and holding a baby – almost sideways on its back.
As I was driving to a park ranger’s office, the Koala slowly sat upright, and held onto me like a child. When I walked into the ranger’s office, a ranger looked at me, and nonchalantly said, “that is about the only way you could carry it”.
Another time, on a very cold morning in the Grampians, I found a very cold Koala sitting on a road.
I thought that if I left him there he would get run over.
I let the Koala sniff the back of by hand – to introduce myself.
Then I wrapped each end, of a bath sheet, loosely around each of my hands and forearms.
Before picking the Koala up and taking him to a ranger’s office.
When I got there the ranger jumped back in fear – he was not at all relaxed like the other ranger had been – he told me his partner had been badly clawed by a Koala.
He was shaking with fear.
He tried to sneak up behind the Koala and grab him from behind.
While I was still holding him!
I thought, if he grabbed the Koala from behind, the Koala could stick his claws into me just to hang onto me – no wonder his partner got carved up – frightened people should not handle animals.
Show care and consideration.
Know what you are doing.
Be a leader who they can follow.
If you are on side with a Dog, or a Horse, or a Donkey, or a Koala, or a Child, then they can be on side with you.
But, if you bully and subjugate them – if you are not on their side – why should they be on your side?
I became a Vegetarian 45 years ago because I like animals.
And, so I am interested in:
How many animals do different diets kill?
How much suffering do different diets cause?
MILK, CHEESE, YOGHURT – LESS THAN 1 COW
The average Australian Dairy Cow produces 5500 litres of milk per year.
The average Australian Holstein Dairy Cow produces 7500 litres of milk per year.
If you drank 4 litres of milk per week for 80 years, then you would have drunk 4 × 50 × 80 = 16000 litres of milk.
That is it takes 1 average Australian Dairy Cow, 2 to 3 years, to provide you with a life-time supply of milk.
[And, if you use hormonally-induced lactation – then there is no need to get the cow pregnant – and, so there are no excess calves.]
The average Australian animal-eater, eats more than 1000 animals in a life-time.
So, you could save more than 1000 animals, by becoming a milk-drinking Vegetarian.
Or, if you must eat animals, then by eating large fish who eat small fish.
And, so perhaps saving the lives of more fish, than you eat.
If you do not have one of the genetic mutations, that enables you to digest milk like a baby right throughout your adult life, then you could eat yoghurt, or the older harder matured cheeses.
You can drink skim, or low-fat, milk if you do not want so much fat in your diet.
Or, eat low-fat yoghurt or cheese.
And, A 2 protein milk, and milk products, if you find A1 protein hard to digest.
A meta-analyses of 400,000 people showed that people who consume the most dairy products, have:
[_ 13% lower overall death rates; _]
[_ 8% less IHD [ischaemic heart disease]; _]
[_ 21% fewer strokes; _]
[_ 15% less diabetes; _]
than people who consume the least:
A meta-analyses of 1,063,471 women, showed women, who consumed the most low-fat dairy, got 15% less breast cancer:
Women who drink the most, skim or low-fat milk, are 46% less likely to get PMS:
Vegans get 30% more bone fractures:
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PMS affects up to 85% to 90% of women.
And, some women, “experience symptoms that meet the clinical definition of premenstrual syndrome (PMS), a disorder characterized by moderate to severe symptoms that substantially interfere with normal life activities and interpersonal relationships.”
Calcium and Vitamin D Intake and Risk of Incident Premenstrual Syndrome
Arch Intern Med. 2005;165:1246-1252
The Study involved 1057 women who developed PMS over 10 years of follow-up and 1968 women reporting no diagnosis of PMS.
RESULTS: (Table 3).
[“Participants consuming 4 servings or more per day of any type of milk had an RR of 0.68 compared with those reporting 1 serving or less per week.”
“Whole milk intake was associated with a modest increase in risk, while women who frequently consumed skim or low-fat milk had a significantly lower risk of developing PMS; the RR for women consuming 4 servings or more per day of skim or low-fat milk compared with those reporting 1 serving or less per week was 0.54.”
“The relationship between milk intake and risk of PMS did not vary by level of calcium or vitamin D supplementation.”
__][*I wonder if women dog-trainers drink enough skim or low-fat milk?][
The Water Foot-Print for milk is 1020 litres of water, for 1 litre, about 1 kg, of milk.
962 litres for 1 kg of fruit;
1020 litres for 1 litre of milk;
1644 for 1 kg of cereals [grains];
4055 for pulses [peas and beans];
9063 for nuts.
For grey-water, used to dilute pollutants, to acceptable levels.
72 litres per litre of milk.
89 litres for 1 kg of fruit;
184 for cereals [grains];
734 for pulses [peas and beans];
680 for nuts.
Table 6, page 29, UNESCO-IHE [Institute for Water Education] Report 48, “The Green, Blue And Grey Water Footprint Of Farm Animals And Animal Products”, Volume 1: Main Report; December 2010.
Rice produces 15-20% of the annual methane [far more than dairy-cattle, sheep, and poultry, combined].
See: Methane emissions from rice paddies: a process summary July 1997, 49: 119-127, doi:10.1023/A:1009702223478
Cite this article as: Sass, R.L. & Fisher, F.M. Nutrient Cycling in Agroecosystems (1997) 49: 119. doi:10.1023/A:1009702223478
From their Abstract
[_ “Irrigated rice cultivation is one of the largest sources (approximately 15–20% of the annual total) of atmospheric methane, a potent greenhouse gas. This review examines the results of work performed over the past six years in which we have investigated the processes leading to the emission of methane from irrigated rice cultivation.” _]
[Livestock’s Long Shadow.]
You do not have to kill calves to get milk.
Indeed, with hormonally induced lactation, you do not even have to get cows’ pregnant, for cows’ to produce milk.
HORMONALLY INDUCED LACTATION
Lactation can be induced, by a 7 day course of 17β-estradiol and progesterone.
[7 days – compared to 20 years on the contraceptive pill for women!]
Milking can begin 2 to 3 weeks later.
Hormonally induced lactation is a proven, cost-effective technology.
Hormonally induced lactation reduces costs, and culling, by even inducing barren cows into lactation.
And, reduces the number of calves bred, to the calves needed for replacement, or herd expansion.
[* 90% FEMALE CALVES *]
90% Female Calves, from using sex-sorted semen, means you will not have a lot of unproductive males to look after.
Robotic milking enables cows to come into the dairy, to be milked, whenever, and as often as, they like.
Since some cows come in to be milked, too often, up to 11 times per day, you can program robotic milking to bypass cows who come back too soon.
Because the cows can be cost-effectively milked, more than twice per day, robotic milking increases milk production, by about 10%.
Milking more than twice per day, also reduces mastitis, and damage due to overfull udders.
NO-KILL, HUMANE DAIRY, IN THE US AND UK
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The sex of a bird is determined by the egg – not the sperm.
So sex-sorted semen cannot be used to prevent male chicks.
INFRA-RED IMAGING OF EGGS
Fertilised eggs can be sex-sorted, before incubation, by using infra-red imaging of the eggs.
And, so reduce the hatching of male chickens.
This has been done experimentally.
Currently, it is still too expensive for commercial use.
But, it soon could be.
The few males, who did hatch, could be left to free-range in orchards, where they could turn weeds, fallen fruit and insects into manure, for the 10 years or so, chickens live.
Eggs could be produced humanely by poultry in orchards.
With all poultry living a happy life, free-ranging all day in orchards, producing high-quality eggs, until they die of old age.
They would only be locked in sheds, with plenty of natural air and natural light,
at night, for protection from foxes and feral dogs.
[Hens do not mind this as they sleep at night. But, ducks do, as ducks like to feed at night.]
For more information, on poultry, please see my Ebook, “Poultry As Pets Hens, Ducks, Bantams, Muscovies, Free-Ranging In Your Garden”, at:
I have had 4 generations of Beagles.
I bought my first Beagle when she was already 5 years old.
then I bred her daughter,
and my last was her great-granddaughter.
So I have experience with dogs from the cradle to the grave.
And, I know how to feed and raise pups.
How to get dogs to come when you call.
How to house-train dogs in 2 days.
How to teach dogs to cross roads safely.
And, how to relax dogs, with back-rubs, to get them over any fears.
I wrote this eBook,
because too many “dog trainers”,
are using and teaching abusive methods.
When you can teach your dogs with kindness.
Dogs like to please.
Indeed, most dogs I know, make a point of it.
So make friends with your dogs first.
By affection, praise and play.
And, then your dogs will want to please you.
To you and your dogs.
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Includes: Exotics Without Watering; Choosing Plants; Easy Flower Gardening; Flowers You Can Eat; Easy Food Growing; Fruit, Herbs, Edible Weeds; Weed And Feed; Breeding Plants; Indoor Gardening; Pest-Proof Plants; Preventing Diseases; Indoor Plants That Do Not Need Watering And Feeding While On Holidays.
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Look at an extremely fit and healthy woman.
Bright eyes, clear eyes; shiny hair, luxuriant hair; clear skin; strong shoulders, abdominals; rippling leg muscles; the carriage and confidence of her body.
Exuding health and fitness.
Radiating energy and beauty.
And, with 20 minutes of exercise 3 times per week, and a diet based on Raw Fruit and Dairy Products, so might you.
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If you want birds for pets. You could let 2 hens or bantams loose in your back garden. Rather than lock some poor canary or budgerigar up in a little cage. I have had hens, bantams, ducks, Muscovies. Free-ranging in my back garden. They were never in coops or cages. I no longer have pet poultry. But, I have several birdbaths. So, I have lots of visiting wildlife birds.
Price: Free! Words: 3,390.
IF YOU WOULD LEAD OTHERS FIRST LEAD YOURSELF
Young women are usually the best at looking after horses.
Because they really like horses.
And, these young women are true leaders – supportive and considerate.
They relax frightened horses with soothing words and back rubs.
True leaders do not subjugate or even try to be leaders.
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I have had four generations of Beagles. My last was the great-granddaughter of my first.
This eBook is about love of dogs. Enjoying dogs. Playing with dogs … Whether you have a dog. Or, not. And. About, teaching dogs with kindness. As one friend to another.
This eBook is not about dominating dogs.
And, my kindness approach works. Because dogs do like to please those who are kind to them.
Price: Free! Words: 5,420.
Anti-Milk Propagandists say Cows’ Milk Is For Calves.
That drinking milk as adults, is both unnatural and unhealthy for people, as well as cruel to dairy Cows and Calves.
But, genetic mutations enable adults to digest Cows’ milk like a baby.
While other people can still eat yoghurt and matured cheeses.
And, it only takes 1 Cow, 1 year in a dairy, to supply you with a lifetime of milk.
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To be a winning gambler you need to know 4 things
1: When you are being deceived or cheated.
2: When the odds are in your favour.
3: Money management.
Or, alternatively, only gamble against people who you do win against – people worse than you.
Price: Free! Words: 7,990.
Jesus healed a lot of people, of physical and psychological illnesses, by using scientifically valid methods. Such as, the faith [placebo] effect; the healing touch; therapeutic massage; simple remedies like poultices; prayer and fasting.
And, Jesus wanted everyone, not just Christians, to use his healing methods.
DISCLAIMER AND DISCLOSURE
THE TAO OF DOG TRAINERS
Why Abusive Dog-Training Methods Are So Common
How To Have A Happy Marriage Dog-Trainer Style Co-Dependency or Divorce
A Well-Behaved Wife
My Very Low Opinion Of Dog-Trainers
A Kind Approach
A Well-Behaved Husband Now, It’s The Wives’ Turn
What I Taught My Dogs
And, Show Dogs Consideration
WHY DOG-TRAINERS PSYCHOLOGICALLY ABUSE DOGS
INTRODUCING YOURSELF TO DOGS
MY APPROACH TO MANAGING SAVAGE DOGS
TEACHING DOGS WITH KINDNESS
PUPS AND DOGS LEARN THROUGH COPYING AND PLAY
TEACHING DOGS TO BE BRAVE
FORMAL EDUCATION: Teaching Your Dogs 4 Basic Things
Teaching Your Dogs To Come When You Call Them
HOW NOT TO CALL YOUR DOG When Your Words Contradict Your Actions
Nice Dogs Can Nip Or Bite If They Never Learned To Mouth
Teaching Your Dogs To Mouth And Not To Nip Or Bite
HOUSE-TRAINING YOUR DOGS IN 2 DAYS
Walking Your Dogs On-Lead And Off-Lead
How I Taught My Beagles To Cross Roads Without Getting Run Over
ENJOY YOUR DOGS
DOGS HOWLING WHEN YOU ARE NOT HOME
DO YOU REALLY WANT A DOG?
WILL YOU LET YOUR DOG BEHAVE LIKE A DOG?
FEEDING PUPS AND DOGS NATURALLY
RAW FOOD – HEALTHY FAST FOOD FOR ANIMALS
RABBITS AS PETS INSTEAD OF CATS
RSPCA Victoria: no adoption fee for dogs 7 years or older
Beagles For Adoption At The RSPCA
BUYING A DOG
Do Not Buy From Pet Shops Or Puppy Mills [Factory Farms For Dogs]
CHOOSING A DOG OR A PUP
CHOOSING A DOG TRAINER
FRIENDSHIPS WITH VERSUS BREAKING OF ANIMALS
REAL MEN LEAD WITH GENTLENESS AND CONSIDERATION
JESUS AND THE DONKEY – THE OVERLOOKED MIRACLE
Saving Animals 1000 At A Time: Which Diet Causes The Least Harm To Animals?
Milk-Drinkers Are Happier, Healthier, And Live Longer
[_ Study Of 3000 Women Shows That Women Who Drink The Most Skim Or Low-Fat Milk Are 46% Less Likely To Get PMS _]
WATER EFFICIENT MILK
METHANE EFFICIENT MILK
HUMANE COMMERCIAL DAIRY FARMS
HUMANE COMMERCIAL EGG PRODUCTION
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Co-Dependency or Divorce? What would happen to your marriage if you treated your husband, or wife, or children, the way dog-trainers tell you to treat your dogs?