Obedience Training

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Obedience Training 

 

Obedience Training

 

Obedience Training  Even though I currently don't have a pet of my own it's not uncommon for me to see a large number of dogs(sorry, Ron and Alexandra Seigel cats on leashes haven't caught my attention as of yet) accompanied by their human partners while out and about. 

 

Some dogs seem to take the lead when it comes to their daily routine walking in front of the human.  While others are happy enough to follow a somewhat less focused approach as they explore the neighborhood.   Still on a leash they wander.  They sniff.  They search for the perceive doggone best spot for business.  . 

 

As I was thinking about our canine friends, my mind took a "paws" of sorts and pondered about obedience training classes.  There are certainly examples where such training has been effective.  And in some cases, not nearly as effective as some may want.  Is it the fault of the "student"?  I don't know but I am doubtful.    So I quickly went on a search for answers. 

 

Now, mind you, I am not necessarily searching for obedience training for dogs but for us.  After all, it is quickly approaching back-to-school time, I thought what better opportunity to reflect on how obedience training of all kinds can only enhance life in so many ways.  For us and for others.  Don't you think so?  So off I go to find a good quote:

 

Humans aren't as good as we should be

in our capacity to empathize with feelings and thoughts of others,

be they humans or other animals on Earth. 

So maybe part of our formal education should be training in empathy.

Imagine how different the world would be if, in fact, that were

'reading, writing, arithmetic, empathy'

                                                                  Neil deGrasse Tyson 

 

Talk about some powerful pondering...  As much as I want to digress...there's really no time.  That school bell is ringing.  

 

The image in this post is from canstockphoto.com.

 

 

 

Obedience Training

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Michael Jacobs

 

CalBRE # 01165532

2065 Huntington Drive

P. O. Box 587

Pasadena, CA 91102

Call/Text:  818.516.4393

mtj916@gmail.com

 

 

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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS - that's quite the visual, isn't it?  No thank you just the same. 

Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel labeling of all sorts goes on in ways that extend far beyond believability.  Thank you for the SCS suggestion and for the image of Quincy The Cat on a leash which seems to be the source of some of my pondering from time to time.  

Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543 - I am sure there are more than a few parents who might have the same idea but it seems that the influence of his parents made a lasting impact.  Good for you and for him as well as all of your children who obviously benefited. 

Aug 06, 2019 02:51 PM #25
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Michael Jacobs
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Kevin J. May - your comment gives more "paws" to ponder.  An extra bone to you!  Food for thought.  

Kathy Streib - so true.  Hmm..I wonder why your comment made me think of "license to thrill"?  

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - I think you are on to something with your very insightful comment.  It's an interesting subject to consider and discuss.  

Aug 06, 2019 02:58 PM #26
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Oh my gosh, that is my biggest pet peeve too, Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - in personal and in business life. I can't, for the life of me, understand why telling the truth is so difficult for some people.

Now, that is one obedience class I will stand behind, Michael! 

Aug 06, 2019 07:16 PM #27
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - trust is an important issue. In real estate and in real life.  

Aug 06, 2019 07:22 PM #28
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Amen, amen, AMEN! 

Aug 06, 2019 07:25 PM #29
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Morning Michael.

For a lot of people, the truth hurts.  Regardless, it needs to be told  

Aug 07, 2019 01:15 AM #30
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Debe Maxwell, CRS - Hallelujah to the end of pet peeves, huh?

James Dray - not always but usually necessary.  

Aug 07, 2019 04:13 AM #31
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Michael Jacobs - In my area, it is not unusual to see cats on leashes. Coyotes are eating them and owners have to do it to protect their cats. As far as obedience goes, my Freshman year of High School was the first year there was busing in Chicago. We had to read "Black Like Me," by John Howard Griffin. It is a true story - I highly recommend it to all! The nuns made sure we all knew what "empathy" was and since the day I was born, obedience was instilled into my character, empathy made me a better person. 

I enjoyed reading your post and comments too, especially by Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty - Truth is something that is in dire need of improvement and everyone, politicians, people in business, and all walks of life and ages need to be speaking the "truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth!"

Aug 07, 2019 07:31 PM #32
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - speaking the truth is one of the very positive thngs that come through with a "real conversation".  

Aug 07, 2019 07:38 PM #33
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Michael, I can only take about cats, since haven't had a dog since growing up with my parents.   At night, when it is time to go to bed, just have to tell Mia it is time to go to bed, and she follows me to the basement.  She stays in the unfinished part of the basement in her blankets and loves it.

Aug 08, 2019 08:07 AM #34
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Joan Cox - it seems like Mia is well-trained.  Or is it instincts?  Either way, good for you.  

Aug 08, 2019 10:22 AM #35
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Michael Jacobs, there is a quote by Maya Angelou that I question, although in my 'Quotes from the Sandbox ' blog, I often use her quotes.  Here is the one I question -
"I think we all have empathy,  We may not have enough COURAGE to display it."
Perhaps we could substitute  your thought, 'Obedience Training' to display it....

Aug 10, 2019 11:02 AM #36
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Jane Chaulklin-Schott - ahh, perhaps there are new ponderings underway.

Aug 10, 2019 12:07 PM #37
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Good morning Michael Jacobs - oh thank you so much for our school lession today.  That was powerful pondering!

Aug 17, 2019 07:28 AM #38
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Good afternoon Michael Jacobs ,

So glad Carol Williams featured your post as I missed it. You have proposed some powerful pondering for us..I'm leaning towards agreeing with Sheri Sperry - MCNE® empathy is not easily taught. It's more through observation from our role models. Observing and sharing feelings can help us understand why its good to express empathy because then we can feel the good that comes from it.

Aug 17, 2019 11:38 AM #39
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Hi Michael:

There's lots to ponder in this post, and in Tyson's quote. I'm not sure empathy is something that can be taught, or maybe it's life's experiences that get in the way of empathy for some.

Jeff

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HI Michael Jacobs of course I needed to pop on over to read your ponder/paws post on obedience training! When we first got Barney he wasn't very 'trained' and it took us sometime to get him to learn some 'new' ways of doing things. Of course we trainined him with treats - so who got the training!  I think we all did honestly!

Aug 18, 2019 01:51 PM #41
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Grant Schneider - some lessons have a very powerful message.  Thank you  for your attendance in class.     

Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR - empathy like kindness and so much other "good" can have a very positive impact.  

Jeff Dowler, CRS - as we know from life some "get" the message quite quickly.  Others not so much.  Maybe.  Each person sees things a  bit differently.

Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 - I don't know for certain but it seems as if Barney may be quite the excellent instructor at least as far as you and Gary are concerned.  Maybe even master level some might say.

Aug 18, 2019 03:24 PM #42
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My daughter is so wonderfully empathetic - I think she is a gift to her friends and family - and a constant reminder to me to improve my empathy skills! 

Aug 19, 2019 05:00 AM #43
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Lise Howe - isn't it wonderful when we experience and see such real life examples?  Those reminders are great "notes" to keep in our personal "tickler file".  

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