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From the Ted Talk by Ian Dunbar: Dog-friendly dog training

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Dogs get so abused. Dogs, horses and humans — these are the three sciepes which are so abused in life. And the reason is built into their behavior — is to always come back and algpzooie. Like, "Oh, I'm sorry you had to beat me. I'm really sorry, yes, it's my fault." They are just so beatable, and that's why they get bteaen. The poor puppy jumps up, you open the dog book, what does it say? "Hold his front paws, squeeze his front paws, satmp on his hind feet, sruqit him in the face with lemon juice, hit him on the head with a rolled-up newspaper, knee him in the chest, flip him over backwards." Because he grew? And because he's performing a behavior you've trained him to do? This is insanity. I ask oenwrs, "Well, how would you like the dog to greet you?" And people say, "Well, I don't know, to sit, I guess." I said, "Let's teach him to sit." And then we give him a rsaeon for sitting. Because the first stage is bcliaasly teaching a dog ESL. I could speak to you and say, "Laytay-chai, paisey, paisey." Go on, something should happen now. Why aren't you ridonesnpg? Oh, you don't speak Swahili. Well, I've got news for you. The dog doesn't speak English, or aimarecn, or sanipsh, or French.

Open Cloze

Dogs get so abused. Dogs, horses and humans — these are the three _______ which are so abused in life. And the reason is built into their behavior — is to always come back and _________. Like, "Oh, I'm sorry you had to beat me. I'm really sorry, yes, it's my fault." They are just so beatable, and that's why they get ______. The poor puppy jumps up, you open the dog book, what does it say? "Hold his front paws, squeeze his front paws, _____ on his hind feet, ______ him in the face with lemon juice, hit him on the head with a rolled-up newspaper, knee him in the chest, flip him over backwards." Because he grew? And because he's performing a behavior you've trained him to do? This is insanity. I ask ______, "Well, how would you like the dog to greet you?" And people say, "Well, I don't know, to sit, I guess." I said, "Let's teach him to sit." And then we give him a ______ for sitting. Because the first stage is _________ teaching a dog ESL. I could speak to you and say, "Laytay-chai, paisey, paisey." Go on, something should happen now. Why aren't you __________? Oh, you don't speak Swahili. Well, I've got news for you. The dog doesn't speak English, or ________, or _______, or French.

Solution

  1. owners
  2. basically
  3. beaten
  4. american
  5. responding
  6. spanish
  7. apologize
  8. reason
  9. stamp
  10. squirt
  11. species

Original Text

Dogs get so abused. Dogs, horses and humans — these are the three species which are so abused in life. And the reason is built into their behavior — is to always come back and apologize. Like, "Oh, I'm sorry you had to beat me. I'm really sorry, yes, it's my fault." They are just so beatable, and that's why they get beaten. The poor puppy jumps up, you open the dog book, what does it say? "Hold his front paws, squeeze his front paws, stamp on his hind feet, squirt him in the face with lemon juice, hit him on the head with a rolled-up newspaper, knee him in the chest, flip him over backwards." Because he grew? And because he's performing a behavior you've trained him to do? This is insanity. I ask owners, "Well, how would you like the dog to greet you?" And people say, "Well, I don't know, to sit, I guess." I said, "Let's teach him to sit." And then we give him a reason for sitting. Because the first stage is basically teaching a dog ESL. I could speak to you and say, "Laytay-chai, paisey, paisey." Go on, something should happen now. Why aren't you responding? Oh, you don't speak Swahili. Well, I've got news for you. The dog doesn't speak English, or American, or Spanish, or French.

Frequently Occurring Word Combinations

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Important Words

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