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    Anyway, it's just the missing of a letter, I am sure Hyacinth wasn't meaning to be sarcastic, she never is.

    Back on topic, perhaps?

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    crazydog

    you were just copying what Bundybear wrote.

    There is a canadian website that can't spell it either but Google does not recognise the mistake like it does with some words and actually offers up some rude options...

    Hence I wasn't sure if you thought Bundybear had it right or what, but I know google wouldn't find what you wanted if you googled the wrong thing, in this case.

    I am a bit of a spelling and grammar nazi but I do try to keep that to myself unless I can't read the post and the poster complains that they're not getting any responses - in a legible subsequent post.

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    crazydog

    you were just copying what Bundybear wrote.

    There is a canadian website that can't spell it either but Google does not recognise the mistake like it does with some words and actually offers up some rude options...

    Hence I wasn't sure if you thought Bundybear had it right or what, but I know google wouldn't find what you wanted if you googled the wrong thing, in this case.

    I am a bit of a spelling and grammar nazi but I do try to keep that to myself unless I can't read the post and the poster complains that they're not getting any responses - in a legible subsequent post.
    Oh dear you must get very frustrated with my posts as my spelling really is bad & it's a mix of being lazy & truely being a terrible speller, lol........
    So Bundy how's the dog going anyway??

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    It's going well now Crazydog.
    I only trained once yesterday and that session just involved coming inside to the lounge room to "get on your mat" and he really loved it.
    I dragged the session out for a long time and gave a treat every time he got on the mat and made a fuss about it.
    Then today when training I jogged inside several times and said "get on your mat" to try and associate coming inside with something he loves and make a game of it. Then I would go to the door and do the sit and wait routine, go out for some sit and stay practice and then come back in and do it again.
    Now he is a lot more willing to come when there is no food on offer.
    By mixing up the tempo and making coming inside a reward I feel like he's fully motivated again. Mostly it's the reward for coming inside but I feel mixing the tempo up keeps him guessing and motivated.
    I've had a few dogs before(mainly Australian Cattle Dogs)and people were always amazed at what they could do, but I have a feeling this one is going to teach me a few things and with perseverance he could be really great dog.
    I suppose you get tuned in to one kind of dog, which my other dogs were - very similar to each other, maybe it's the way I evaluate a pup when choosing one.
    I had different criteria when I chose this dog as it will be around young kids ,so I was after something more placid and laid back than I'd otherwise choose and my training methods need to adapt to the different temperament.
    But I'm learning

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    It's nearly always the more difficult dogs that turn out the best so stick at it.
    Glad to hear things are starting to look up...........

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    Oh dear you must get very frustrated with my posts as my spelling really is bad & it's a mix of being lazy & truely being a terrible speller
    Accidental mis-spellings and typos are fairly easy to cope with. I do those too, though I usually can't resist fixing them if I notice it later.

    Another handy bible quote:

    "First remove the plank from one's own eye before trying to remove a splinter from another's"

    Ie be really really careful pointing out spelling errors in other people's posts because doing so frequently causes bad spelling in one's own post.

    There are a whole generation now, of young people - old enough to be fully qualified English teachers - who do not know how to construct a sentence (grammar) or how to spell. It's scary. And much harder to fix in an older person than a child.

    Anyway - crazydog - don't stress about it too much. Your posts are relatively easy to read. Not like the ones full of txt abbreviations. That stuff repells me - next post, I think I'll skip/ignore that one.

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    Hyacinth,
    You know my brother & sisters did their high school education in USA(arizona,california) & they had terrible problems when they came home & did UNI as not 1 out of 4 can construct a sentence & seem to have NO idea what a paragraph is. My younger sister is just now finishing her nursing as she had to learn how to write a decent essay first so went through some tafe etc.
    Mum & I where really surpriced how poor the education had been & had exspected much better as they are all bright & now are qualified in their choosen feilds.

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    to make used to with your dog feed it by your self never allow any one to feed him and than he will listens to every thing you say .

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