Growing Up Wonder Dog

queer-surfer asked: "If you are still looking for a topic for your research paper, you might be interested in a program that trains assistance dogs from pretty much birth. I don't remember what it was called, but they starting before the eyes were open with food rewards"

My topic is actually canine behavioral genetics, so I will look into that! Thank you!

posted 5 hours ago with 2 notes

Percy came to work with me for a training class and did super good! I mean, considering he’s not even five months yet. I’m so proud. (:

posted 6 hours ago with 3 notes

Percy should be getting a bigger kennel this coming Sunday, so I am finally getting around to rearranging my room so I can fit two giant kennels in it. Plus I have the new tank I still need to bring in, meaning I need to move the 10g off the stand and onto my dresser. It’s gonna look so different in here.

posted 11 hours ago with 2 notes

Dollar per gallon sale means i need to clean my room so I can have a place for a new 29 gallon tank.

posted 2 days ago with 2 notes

I did not get the mouse, but I did order a “Not all disabilities are visible” bandana. Probably a better use of my money.

posted 3 days ago with 1 note

There’s a one eyed mouse here. I don’t need it.

posted 3 days ago with 3 notes

"Shes 11 months" is not a valid excuse for your dog acting like a nutter if you’re a "dog trainer" and had the dog since it was 8 weeks…

posted 5 days ago with 3 notes

Percy went to a meeting last night, it was an hour long and he did pretty well aside from barking at a dog he couldn’t play with haha. Slowly but surely we’ll get there!

Percy went to a meeting last night, it was an hour long and he did pretty well aside from barking at a dog he couldn’t play with haha. Slowly but surely we’ll get there!

posted 5 days ago with 3 notes

I got cough medicine on Tuesday, but only half my dose and the rest was supposed to come in Wednesday. Well apparently he lied and it’s coming in Monday. I have 30 ml left. That’s three doses. To last me until Monday. I need one dose to work, and one to go to school. And then I get to pick whether I want to cough myself to sleep tonight, or tomorrow night. I’ve been coughing horribly for almost three weeks now, this medicine is the only reprieve I have, I might actually cry at some point in the next 48 hours.

On the bright side (I guess?), I have a new found respect for chronicly ill people. I’ve been sick for almost six weeks now and I’m about to lose my mind. Y’all some tough ass people. 

posted 1 week ago with 5 notes

I got the puppy raiser manual for Percy and now we have real goals! He’s hopefully going to have a jacket test (to see if he can start going to classes with me) in the beginning of October, and I’ve got a list of the stuff that will be tested so hopefully we can pass it the first time around. None of it worries me except being approached by someone and not having him jump up - he’s pretty good at laying by my feet while I talk to his puppy sitters, though, so there’s a basis but we still need to work at it.

posted 1 week ago with 1 note

farfromequatorial:

growingupwonderdog:

farfromequatorial:

I want a fish tank.

Do it! They’re very calming (even though my larger tank has some asshole, darty fish in it), and once you get over the initial cost/set-up it’s very easy upkeep. 

I think once I get my paycheck next week I will. I just can’t decide what siiize. A 5.5 is easier to smuggle into the apartment and hide, but I’ve never had a 20 yet and it’s oh so appealing to have a nice big tank like that.

Guess I have some time to think about it.

imo it’s more cost effective to get something at least 10 gallons - like, the kind not in a kit, just the plain tanks. Then you can piece together the rest of the stuff by finding deals/sales - like, I found a filter for 10-30 gallons for $17, brand new, no shipping, works perfect (and quiet!). I also found a tank stand for $27 on clearance at work, haha. If you have the patience to wait until Petco has another dollar-per-gallon sale, oh goodness is it worth it (29 gallon for $29? yes please!). 


farfromequatorial:

I want a fish tank.

Do it! They’re very calming (even though my larger tank has some asshole, darty fish in it), and once you get over the initial cost/set-up it’s very easy upkeep. 


The CCI dogs at the prison also turn in the same day I do, so I may take some with me over to California - one if we go by plane, possibly two if we go by car. So that’s pretty exciting. I wish I could pile them all into a big SUV and get all of them over there (since being shipped by plane is stressful and expensive), but transporting seven dogs in a car for 20 hours with only two people to handle them sounds like a terrible idea.

posted 1 week ago with 4 notes

feliscanis:

dogpawsitive:

felishday:

elisechan:

If anybody thinks Cesar Millan is cruel to dogs, try taking care of a pack of four dogs. You HAVE to be assertive.
There is a difference between being dominant and being cruel.

kicking and slapping and electrocuting and

posted 1 week ago via haleysolo · © elisechan with 105 notes

"Hey MTV, welcome to my crib"

"Hey MTV, welcome to my crib"

posted 2 weeks ago with 4 notes