guess what guys

lucidlecter:

i-dislike-tea:

kimpossibooty:

People don’t appreciate enough that Hogwarts had a giant squid in the lake. Not another magical beast. Not even a normal squid with magical properties. They just had a straight up giant squid in the lake and everyone was cool about it.

How did it even get there

Hagrid, probably

(Source: themaddestdog)

kaedathebasenji:

This is what I sometimes do to get Kaeda to look at me so I can take a picture. Warning: I act like an idiot!

angerinyourbones:

angerinyourbones:

ridingthescree:

omfg i just realized that ed frawley is the pat parelli of working dog people

I would say Cesar is the Parelli of the dog world. Frawley is closer to Clinton Anderson.

I will expand on my point:

Cesar people have “calm submissive”, “red zone” and “energy”. Parelli people have “horseanality” (in case anyone is wondering - Prince qualifies as a left-brained introvert hahahaha), “energy” and “calm-connected-responsive”. They have buzzwords that are quickly identified as theirs.

They are big on “behaving like a dog/horse”. Lots of (as President Business would say) “hippy dippy bologna”. They claim theirs methods are gentle and they don’t use punishment - only “corrections” (because it’s not +p if you pretend it isn’t!). They also heavily rely on -R and flooding. They are big on saying they are the animals’ “last chance”. They like to feel like they are standing between the animal and certain death. Big showman. Like a lot of attention. Neither are well respected in the actual professional part of either training world - by traditional trainers, balanced trainers or modern/force free trainers. Both rely heavily on pack theory (Parelli packages it as herd dynamics but it IS pack theory - based on outdated studies of captive artificial wolf packs) and their methods and entire ideology fall apart without it. On top of that they are buddies & train each others animals.

Frawley and Anderson on the other hand don’t have specific buzzwords that trace back to them - although they DO use them. Both claim certain animals need a firm hand. Both don’t pretend that they don’t get harsh with animals - they don’t try to repackage it as something it isn’t. They don’t claim to be a gentle alternative. They are (unfortunately) respected by traditional and “balanced” trainers in the professional world - force free people generally don’t like either of em. Although they rely on pack theory their ideology doesn’t fall apart without it. Frawley is more advanced than Anderson though - he relies on all four quadrants where Anderson only uses -R and +P.

Thanks for the broader explanation. :D Like I said, I have no experience with horses. 

On the “corrections” thing, briefly — I’m dissecting an old training book right now that uses the term, and constantly repeats, “Do not punish the dog, correct the dog!” as if they’re completely different things.

foxinu:

kenzie-sweetpea:

foxinu This is Buddy:) in the first photo his eyes are half closed because he was in mid blink. Is this what you mean when people attack snapshots saying the animal is stressed even though is something totally harmless? 
(Second photo is for his eye shape, because I absolutely love it)

yess i have seen people using slitted eyes too as a welfare concern (with ears back usually). meanwhile in real life the wind is just blowing hard. or the ears back, “smiling”, eyes slitted response that butt scratching gets.
i wanna be Buddy’s buddy. 

Yeah, a lot of dog/behavior people jump the gun on things. I have several photos where Grem looks suuuper stressed, but he’s actually just half-asleep, mid-blink, just woke up, etc. I personally try not to criticize photos just on one picture (with the exception of dog/pet-shaming because those give a broader explanation) for that reason.  foxinu:

kenzie-sweetpea:

foxinu This is Buddy:) in the first photo his eyes are half closed because he was in mid blink. Is this what you mean when people attack snapshots saying the animal is stressed even though is something totally harmless? 
(Second photo is for his eye shape, because I absolutely love it)

yess i have seen people using slitted eyes too as a welfare concern (with ears back usually). meanwhile in real life the wind is just blowing hard. or the ears back, “smiling”, eyes slitted response that butt scratching gets.
i wanna be Buddy’s buddy. 

Yeah, a lot of dog/behavior people jump the gun on things. I have several photos where Grem looks suuuper stressed, but he’s actually just half-asleep, mid-blink, just woke up, etc. I personally try not to criticize photos just on one picture (with the exception of dog/pet-shaming because those give a broader explanation) for that reason. 

foxinu:

kenzie-sweetpea:

foxinu This is Buddy:) in the first photo his eyes are half closed because he was in mid blink. Is this what you mean when people attack snapshots saying the animal is stressed even though is something totally harmless? 
(Second photo is for his eye shape, because I absolutely love it)

yess i have seen people using slitted eyes too as a welfare concern (with ears back usually). meanwhile in real life the wind is just blowing hard. or the ears back, “smiling”, eyes slitted response that butt scratching gets.

i wanna be Buddy’s buddy. 

Yeah, a lot of dog/behavior people jump the gun on things. I have several photos where Grem looks suuuper stressed, but he’s actually just half-asleep, mid-blink, just woke up, etc. I personally try not to criticize photos just on one picture (with the exception of dog/pet-shaming because those give a broader explanation) for that reason. 

Does anyone else pick apart balanced and aversive-training dog books to sharpen their PR skills, or is that just me?

angerinyourbones:

ridingthescree:

omfg i just realized that ed frawley is the pat parelli of working dog people

I would say Cesar is the Parelli of the dog world. Frawley is closer to Clinton Anderson.

I’m not at all well-versed in horse training, but isn’t Parelli heralded as the leader of natural horsemanship/gentle training? 

(because if so, if we’re speaking of Cesar Millan, he’s really not comparable)

But again, I know almost nothing of horse training. I’m just curious. xD

(from a really brief look at Frawley, I don’t like him. Mentions of “pack structure” are a bad sign »)

creekcollie:

One question, three head tilts to comprehend it.
creekcollie:

One question, three head tilts to comprehend it.
creekcollie:

One question, three head tilts to comprehend it.

creekcollie:

One question, three head tilts to comprehend it.

hoekage:

the main thing i look forward to in life is raising dogs w/ someone i love