17 9 / 2014

doctahmarthajones:

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka reenact the spaghetti scene from Lady and the Tramp (x)

this is the cutest

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16 9 / 2014

simonsaquascapeblog:

Island style
Nice composition!

simonsaquascapeblog:

Island style

Nice composition!

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16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

todogornottodog:

simply-canine:

panzerspank:

animalobservationist:

Force free dog training - no choke, no prong, no pain!

Okay listen. My dog’s mother was a Timberwolf mixed with a fuckin’ akita. Her father was a German Shepherd. She is strong willed to say the least and so strong that I couldn’t take her on walks. We were kicked out of 3 different puppy preschools and obedience training places and told she was untrainable. 
This was until we got a prong collar for her. It mimics what a mother dog does to her puppies when they are doing something wrong (bites the scruff) and she began walking on a leash perfectly and not overpowering me. We walked her with it for A WEEK and after that she does not pull at all and listens to commands. 
Also, anyone with a headstrong breed dog knows that you have to flip them over to assert dominance if they show any sort of aggression or negative behavior that you deem totally unacceptable. It’s the only way they know “oh I fucked up” because it’s what dogs do to each other. My pup is not abused. 
FORCED BASED TRAINERS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE’S DOG, but for people that have strong willed and independent dogs, it’s the only thing that works when training a dog or breaking aggression.

It’s completely false that forced-based training is the only thing that works for “strong-willed” dogs or for “breaking aggression.”
Here’s just a couple of links on using positive reinforcement/force free training to curb aggressive behaviors and train high drive dogs:
(x) (x) (x) (x) (x) 
Importantly,  using force-based methods actually increases the risk for aggression and bites, compared to non-aversive methods.
Plus, there are a number of other downfalls to force-based training as well that need to be considered. 
Finally, the whole “asserting dominance” crap is completely bunk.  I have a whole tag on it, actually. It’s not founded in science, unlike operant conditioning, and it puts people at a higher risk for being bitten.

Not to mention 75% of wolfdogs are not actually wolfdogs, so there’s a good chance it’s just a husky/malamute mixed with akita.

todogornottodog:

simply-canine:

panzerspank:

animalobservationist:

Force free dog training - no choke, no prong, no pain!

Okay listen. My dog’s mother was a Timberwolf mixed with a fuckin’ akita. Her father was a German Shepherd. She is strong willed to say the least and so strong that I couldn’t take her on walks. We were kicked out of 3 different puppy preschools and obedience training places and told she was untrainable. 

This was until we got a prong collar for her. It mimics what a mother dog does to her puppies when they are doing something wrong (bites the scruff) and she began walking on a leash perfectly and not overpowering me. We walked her with it for A WEEK and after that she does not pull at all and listens to commands. 

Also, anyone with a headstrong breed dog knows that you have to flip them over to assert dominance if they show any sort of aggression or negative behavior that you deem totally unacceptable. It’s the only way they know “oh I fucked up” because it’s what dogs do to each other. My pup is not abused. 

FORCED BASED TRAINERS ARE NOT FOR EVERYONE’S DOG, but for people that have strong willed and independent dogs, it’s the only thing that works when training a dog or breaking aggression.

It’s completely false that forced-based training is the only thing that works for “strong-willed” dogs or for “breaking aggression.”

Here’s just a couple of links on using positive reinforcement/force free training to curb aggressive behaviors and train high drive dogs:

(x) (x) (x) (x) (x) 

Importantly,  using force-based methods actually increases the risk for aggression and bites, compared to non-aversive methods.

Plus, there are a number of other downfalls to force-based training as well that need to be considered. 

Finally, the whole “asserting dominance” crap is completely bunk.  I have a whole tag on it, actually. It’s not founded in science, unlike operant conditioning, and it puts people at a higher risk for being bitten.

Not to mention 75% of wolfdogs are not actually wolfdogs, so there’s a good chance it’s just a husky/malamute mixed with akita.

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16 9 / 2014

16 9 / 2014

meexart:

A stellar kid I drew in class 

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16 9 / 2014

maxkirin:

[ROYALTY AND NOBLE BLOOD] is a writing mix about feudal dynasties, bad blood, and royal turmoil. This playlist contains 15 of my favorite tracks for writing in a feudal/medieval setting. Unlike my other mixes, though, this one evolves like a story— at first it is calm, a new day, and little by little the mood heads into darker places. Threats of war. A nimble hand poisons a cup of wine. Moonlight reflected on the point of a dagger. Watch your back, your Majesty…

Your heir is plotting against you.

♪ Listen to this mix on 8tracks ♪

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14 9 / 2014

mildrevolution:

Greek/Roman Inspired Clothing:  2nd dress by Hana Touma, 3rd dress on ebay, 4th dress found here, 5th dress by Madame Gres ,6th dress by Kaufman Franco  , 7th dress by J.Mendel, 8th dress by Madame Gres, 9th dress by Jean Desses, 10th dress by Marchesa, 11th dress by 33Jewls, 12th (last) dress by Samuelle Couture

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