tldr; try to practice it multiple times a day. just randomly call ur dog and then have a party with preferred reward (toys, treats, praise, squeaky voice etc)
when they resting in another room
when they cant see you
when they clearly distracted by a smell in ur house
turn it into hide and seek
expand it to ur front yard or some fenced yard with minimal distractions or long line + harness
start taking it to other places. UR NOT DRILLING THIS OK, just let them walk along doing their thing THEN suddenly call…then 5 more minutes doing their thing, THEN SUDDENLY CALL
slowly build it up to them being distracted by things, but start when they naturally looking ur way
use happy excited voice!! always! do not bother with serious HERE voice for this, this is ur excited party recall and u want it to reach into the very fibre of their being and have them running to u before they even finish hearing it. ur tone, ur enthusiasm, they matter. u will look like an idiot but ohmygod when u recall ur reactive dog from a strange dog that approached her it is WORTH IT
try to touch their collar. just treat and collar, treat and collar, so touching collar = good thing, not the fun is ending. u can do this exercise separately.
separate to all ur COMMAND practice, randomly
reward them checking in on you. just looking at u. could be treats, a
game, praise, going over to sniff something - whatever it is u think ur
dog would like that moment. u want them to look at u more often, just
good skill to have.
Remember, this is built on repetition, practice and reinforcement! and nothing gonna be 100%, keep an eye on ur environment and try to anticipate “bad” distractions - and call your dog BEFORE they notice the distraction
here’s the shitty bit.
do this couple of times every day for a couple of months. ur dog will get better and faster. dont give them opportunities to run off until a couple of months in, breath, go somewhere safe and not too distracting and only recall when u think the odds are good or preventive measure (ie a potential distraction u noticed first). reward…then let them go back to doing the thing they were doing.
after that couple of months, you can dial back…and u won’t lose points for skipping a day here and there.
don’t expect 100%. strive for it, aim for 99% and acknowledge that 1% of the time it will be out of ur hands. keep working at 99%. vary it up, put ur own twist on it as u work out what works best with ur dog. do touch ups as needed (the grounded incident last year lmao)
e.g here is me, playing some game with thistle. i try to do this game once a week…at dog school…with all the other dogs around…because this is an environment i really want to reinforce turning on the dime to me. this game doubles as a reward, cause she gets to chase and bite the treats.
that’s my high prey drive low impulse control didnt know shit when i got her at 1 year old rescue. 2.5 years later with lots of work, not so bad, hey? we’ve got some crittering issues, sure, and i still need to manage carefully…but i take her offlead to bushes, reserves and even some less populated city parks. with all that training and reinforcement, comes freedom and fun!
and she still blew me off a bit later for what turned out to be week old abandoned steak ;) win most lose some
and here is us playing actual hide and seek. ive started doing it with thyme, on easy level (just standing in a different room/behind objects) to build reinforcement in the desire to find me when he cannot see me!
tldr tldr i believe in you anon! and in pointy-pup! some dogs need more work but keep at it!
How do you stay sane as a Blackhawks fan when everyone's so fucking rude and mean all the time?
hey anon, i just wanted to start off by saying that i wasn’t ignoring this question, i just wanted to think of something coherent enough to explain and had a pretty busy day.
so, i guess a lot of people hate them for their logo/nhl’s favoritism/certain players and their not so great pasts/idk what else is there. this puts the hawks fans on defensive and when literally an entire fandom hates on you, you sort of become even more defensive which can come off as rude often times. i’m not trying to excuse hawk fans, there are some that i really wish did not represent the fandom (and not just on tumblr, the hawk fans outside of tumblr can be pretty nasty too). my point is, i feel like the blackhawks part of the fandom have become so alienated that it’s hard to associate with anyone else in the fandom. it sucks, imo, cause yes i will admit that the hawks have many faults (so do other teams tho) but they also have some great ppl that get hated on despite them not doing anything. like seabs and duncs. they’re my fav D pair, and maybe before everything crashed and burned in the past 2 (3?) years, everyone loved them and they weren’t categorized in the must hate list on tumblr. hossa and hammer and crow and darling and tazer, even the baby rookies like vinnie and hartzy. it sucks and it makes me sad, they’re some of my favs but i never can talk about the hawks without feeling like i’m offending someone.
i started off my entire hockey love with the hawks, and ya they’re not my team anymore, but i still like them and some of the players. when i came into the fandom, i was only involved with kazer/hawk blogs so i never saw the immense hate and constant badgering, but i think asg17 was the first time i realized, shit, everyone really hates the hawks. and i think that came more from the fact that i started following blogs for different teams. it made me sad to see some of my favs being so hated on, but i can’t deny the reasons ppl hate some of the guys. it’s their opinion and they’re entitled to it. some of the players have really done shitty things that make me uncomfortable and i don’t blame anyone for having a negative reaction to it, and the team as a whole. but it’s not fair to be so rude and disrespectful and expect the hawks fans to be nice in return, but that’s how this fandom works. it’s a vicious cycle and it starts up whenever big events take place. the playoffs being one of them.
this was so far from coherent, i’m sorry, but what i want to finish with is: just follow blogs that like the hawks. there’s some really nice ppl that still love the players and the team and even when everyone’s hating, they’ll be rooting for them, and making edits,gifs, ect. it’s hard to avoid all hate though, because inevitably, some of it might make it’s way to ur dash but don’t let it bring you down. i stopped letting it bother me. to a degree, i was internalizing the entire fandom’s hate at one point, and it was really depressing and weird. then i realized, i don’t have to think like them to like other teams outside of the hawks. i’ll tolerate their opinions as long as they respect mines. a lot of the times, i won’t follow ppl so i can avoid seeing their opinions but i might check out their blog for content and stuff. that way, i won’t have to deal with the extra hawks hate.
don’t stop loving something that makes you happy, anon. as long as you’re not hurting anyone, i think it’s ok to love what you love. let the hate roll off your back, take it from a dceu fan that lives in an mcu world. just enjoy what you love and try to avoid the negativity.
Hello! For the angst prompt, can I ask for #13 with kaito and the character of your choice? :3 you are an amazing writer and I hope this summer has been good to you~ \('u'\) \('u'\)
I can definitely write this. Yes, yes. I chose to make this a gen-fic between Toichi and Kaito. Because well, Gosho stated that Toichi is actually alive, and I wanted to explore how that would go. Hopefully this is worth the wait, anon!
“I hate you, but I think I hate myself more.”
supposes it’s only natural that he’s wearing red, because he is
in a physical sense. He’s not punctured skin, hasn’t harmed himself
physically. The suit is naturally red – he’s abandoned the black
jacket, is standing only in a blood red shirt, collar slightly
raised, – and maybe it’s fitting. Maybe, when Aoko had picked out
the suit he’d wear for dinner tonight, she’d known that this
was going to happen.
unlikely, but Kaito feels like it’s his subconscious that’s been
warning him this whole time. He’ll have to apologise later to Aoko
for being unable to make dinner, but… Something more important has
forced it’s way into his life.
I love vld because all the characters are so well rounded and well developed, each with their own struggles and goals. It's pretty rare to see such intricate characters in cartoons, and they go through such great development too. The fandom sucks a lot of the time, always jumping at everyone's throats over the smallest things and encouraging one-dimensional interpretations of the characters, but the show itself is incredibly good and that's why I'm still such a big fan.
YES!!!!!!! Yes me too omg!!!! :D I really really love how alive these characters feel - their struggles and developments are relatable, their interactions with other people feel real. Vld is veeeeeery plot orientated (which is why we’re missing out on a lot of team bonding time) but we still know random little details about the characters - Allura liking sparkly things, Lance remembering the taglines of his favorite movies, Hunk knowing road games to pass time. It’s amazing and I love it with all my heart!!
Black people who lives in America think they all big but let me tell you something YALL AINT SHIT.
White people can’t even cook a decent plate of food, and you’re saying black people ain’t shit? Go embarrass yourself somewhere else. We think we’re all big because WE FUCKING ARE, BITCH!!!!!!!!! You can only try to get on our fucking level. Get off anon and say this, you pussy. Don’t EVER say anything about black people ever in your fucking life again, you lowlife. You a literally a waste of sperm and egg and don’t ever come on my shit again. Sha-bloop and sha-bye!
Did people want Aaron to sit down at the side of the road and cry? I don't think it was bad acting from Danny either- we're just seeing Aaron in a situation he's never been in before *shrug* I'd be shouting and pissed off.
this is my favourite message i have ever received honestly bless u and ur logical mind come back to my inbox every time
and yes. aaron was hardly going to have a lil cry about it all, i imagine yelling and figuring out how best he can get out of the situation by fixing the car was like. more helpful, lmao.
I wasn't talking about you tho -i was talking abt the defensive anons. 😞 and no one needs to get on a personal level to tell something is wrong. Human brains (the pSTS area) were wired to read specific facial expressions and the little things people unconciously do when they're experiencing an emotion. It helps in everyday life when interacting with strangers. So dont worry next time you wont need to get on a personal level cause you dont actually need to 😚
I get people can read facial expressions but that still doesn’t mean people should assume somethings wrong because his facial expressions tell you otherwise ~ If someone isn’t smiling doesn’t mean they’re not happy and vice versa.
What happened with his grandma and friend probably did have an impact on his emotions but i’m not going to be like “oh tae looks down so this is what’s wrong with him” because how can you really know how he feels?
All i’ve seen recently about Tae is how unhappy he’s looked in recent Run eps, Bangtan bombs and interviews. I get that he’s been quiet and had a rather blank expression but he’s also been smiling and happy too.
I’m just saying it’s not my place to assume anything and I don’t plan too. 🤷🏻♀️
Would you be able to direct me to any old videos of Rikyako during her idol days/acting clips/modelling photos if you are aware of the whereabouts of these? I love Rikyako a lot so I'd love to know more about her past, I've searched for old footage under the names Momoi Rikako and Itou Rikako many times but can't seem to find anything, can you help? Don't worry if you don't have any details on this, thank you anyway :)
If you were a true fan, you’d go through the same countless hours of trial-and-error research and grueling work of translating pages of Japanese content like the rest of us. Get on our level!!!
…just kidding. I’ll help you out, Anon! (ｍ9^ω’) Everyone’s gotta start somewhere, and I’m happy to spread the seiyuu love.
Let me guess - you typed “momoi rikako” into Google and only found her Wikia pages? For future reference, if you’re looking for old seiyuu stuff you’re gonna have to do your searches in Japanese.
Momoi Rikako = 桃井梨花子
This is the stage name she first used, back in her idol days. Since her first idol group Marine☆Star barely did anything, the footage that’s scattered across the web is from the one DVD released by her second idol group, Jewel☆Hands. The keywords to search for would be “ファーストステップ ジュエル★ハンズ” (FIRST STEP Jewel☆Hands), the title of the DVD.
FYI, the video is really easy to find on YouTube. Just be prepared for the awkwardness of an indie DVD produced over a decade ago, from things like:
How do you think Miraak would treat the beast species, Khajit and Argonaians.
While I think it’s unlikely that he had any direct interactions with them during the Merethic Era (since afaik they rarely left their homelands back then), I’m sure someone as learned as Miraak would have at least heard of them. That, combined with the fact that he makes no comment at all regarding the Dragonborn’s race (even though, for example, Bretons are newer than his imprisonment), make me think he wouldn’t particularly care about race. What he does comment on is achievements and skill, which makes sense since he comes from a culture that valued power as truth.
So, I think that man, mer, or beast, he’d treat everyone the same: Get on his level or get out of his way.
You totally don't have to answer this, but I wanted to ask if you've maybe ever thought of doing a Patreon as a tip jar? Like, $1or2 level patron levels and just post the same stuff there as you do here? I think about it sometimes when I see your work and you bein' you. Your work really brightens a lotta people's days and it'd be really cool to support you on the reg
oh man, how fucking nice can you guys be?! lmao! i don’t even know what to do with myself. it means so much to me that i have your support and interest. i’ve never really considered a patreon seriously, mostly because i don’t have much time to make extra little perks, but if you guys were interested in just low-level/low-donation stuff, i would def look into it!!
would any of you guys like if i started a patreon and maybe did some simple exclusive content for there (as well as just cross-posting some stuff like this lovely anon suggested)? if so, like or comment on this post so i can get an idea of the level of interest!!
I don't get how people are complaining about louis' song? It's literally STILL number 24 in the global Spotify charts....way higher than several other big artists who's songs aren't making it that high. Jesus what do you guys want, Louis to be number one for like half a year?? Sign of the times didn't even stay this high on the charts, Louis is going good? Why do you always find something not good enough. BTY was never going to be a number one song , do you realize the competition out there?
Anonymous said: Why do people base success off sales only though, nobody buys music anymore. People stream, its the best way to track success . I don’t know anyone who uses iTunes anymore but maybe I’m wrong, I just don’t think it has the same significance it once did. Louis’ streaming numbers are excellent??? Niall’s song isn’t even higher than 43. You all are too hard on this subject, I’m actually surprised at how well the song is doing given it’s not really that catchy like a lot of crap in the top 10 is.
So your points are basically
A) Sales don’t matter for success B) Competition!! C) Expectation!!! Song isn’t a #1 hit and it’s not catchy. D) Why do I whine??
Here is my reply.
A) Are you seriously asking why we base success off of a song’s sales position? Because numbers matter. Numbers matter for charts, and charts are still compiled out of a variety of data that is skewed in favour of actual digital/physical sales - not streams.
I agree that digital sales is perhaps not the primary way through which people listen to music nowadays, but charts companies have chosen to not reflect that change in the actual charts.
The ratio is 1:100, 1:150 or even 1:300 when it comes to sales:streams. So yeah, sales position matter for charting much more than Spotify does. Nevertheless, streaming is why BTY is still charting in the Hot 100 at all. It’s not his iTunes numbers because BTY unfortunately is out of the top 100.
And while I agree that it’s a great accomplishment that the song is still doing so well in US/UK/Global charts, especially given the lack of promo - a label can still easily say “oh he didn’t do well enough because it didn’t translate into sales” “he never charted higher than #40 in the US″. It’s about how numbers are presented. I don’t want to give them any chance to use that against him, since it’s pretty clear that there are people who don’t want to see him succeed.
B) Competition? There is always competition. Not an excuse at all. If they would’ve actually been worried about competition, you up the promo campaign. Didn’t happen. Not an excuse.
C) First off, noone ever said he needed to be at #1. Sure, would I have liked to get him a #1 in the UK? Yes. But with the way things were, I wanted him to debut in the Top 10. Everyone can scroll and see the posts I made about it and what was necessary. And I do believe it had potential to do so much better than it did.
You don’t think it’s catchy? Fine, but I had the damn melody in my head before the song was even officially out. Sure it’s a matter of taste whether or not you like the song - that’s a totally different issue but you don’t have to be rude about it.
D) Why do I whine? Because all that I want, and I don’t see how this is a contested issue, is to see Louis get label support, actual professional career-growing, result yielding promotional effort from his supposed team. That never happened. He got to #40 on his own - we did that, fans did that. Imagine how far the song could’ve gone if only he’d have had a full-blown promo campaign aimed at maximizing results?
Once again I ask - how is it wrong to ask for him to get the same level of label support?
Also last anon - Niall’s song hasn’t even impacted radio yet. It will only do so on 10/10. He’s only going to kick off his album promo next week with Graham Norton. Niall is still receiving loads of good press every single day. And he deserves it. The song is going to work its way up the charts, just like Slow Hands did and it’s such a shame honestly that you’ve written it off already just like that.
people seem to think as soon as the clock strikes 12 on your 18th birthday suddenly you're a sexual plaything and every person on the planet gets to fuck you???? a 17yo maturity level does not change overnight???????
death is the only 'bad' ending that's even possible for Jon and dany. lol they it now and they're not ending due to incest or growing apart. and even if they die, it's gonna be epic. one of my fave couples died one episode after the other and they grew in popularity exponentially. they're always remembered in conjunction to each other and as the otp for each other. so if death does strike, we'll get heartbreaking epic level on the show and the books. we're ok anon :)
honestly , either NEITHER die , or both do . I don’t think there’s a whole lot to be gained from building these two as parallels , and now EQUALS , to have it all ripped apart over a none issue ( re: the incestuous aspect of their dynamic might be a little startling initially but only in that Jon’s going to have the identity crisis of the century, and Daenerys will be overcoming that lifelong knowledge that she was the last living Targaryen. ESPECIALLY with the likelihood that she’s pregnant, and Jon’s newfound heritage will mean that the first True Born Targaryen with true Dragon’s blood in TWENTY years will be brought into this world. )
GRRM has killed tons of beloved as well as hated characters but the integral five ( arya , bran , tyrion , jon , and daenerys ) will likely survive through all of it . they’ve, respectively, overcome more life threatening scenarios than any and all other characters combined. it would be LAZY to have the ending be a literal ending, in that nothing transcends the passage of time.
I don’t think they’ll die , but if they do , it will be the both of them being survived by their child(ren) . I swear to GOD if they kill Daenerys in childbirth to further Jon’s manpain I’m going to fucking lose my mind. This isn’t meant to be written as a tragedy, GRRM himself DOESN’T want that , he wants bittersweet in relation to the magic of things leaving the world. like LotR , the elves leave and all the worlds ancient , arcane traditions leave too. So with respect , it’s safe to say that Daenerys and Jon will live , they’ll have their ~ Arwen and Aragorn love story, but her Dragons, the Direwolves, the white walkers … all the ‘magical’ things in Westeros as well as Esos will come to an end.
Hylink headcanon time?? Link used to be real careful around Hylia, like he's kind of like "i am a mortal it's probably illegal & unholy to date a goddess & if i piss her off she could smite me" and in early stages of the relationship he's jumpy and nervous, & she thinks he doesn't like her, but then they talk it out and she kind of laughs at him and finds it cute but reassures him that their relationship is not unholy and she would never smite him and then he lets go and gets really affectionate