Laura L

Jill of all trades
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I am an Army Veteran and Jill of all trades. I love animals. I have two Service Dogs. Duke looks like a Black Lab, but is actually Golden Retriever / Border Collie / Akita. Dutch is a Border Collie / Husky.

Service Dog refresher

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Β  I don't know how appropriate this is here, but the research does seem interested in behaviors and breeds as well as intelligence.Β  Also, there seem to be a lot of Service Dog owners and trainers on here.
Β  My boys just got jumped at Wal-Mart by another German Shepard "Service Dog".Β  This is about the third time they have had problems with a German Shepard.Β  Duke got jumped by a Black Lab "Service Dog" once.
Β  A lot of people seem to just get, or train, a Service Dog and think it is a once and done.Β  They tend to keep their dogs with them at home, rarely go out, and rarely get visitors.Β  Do Service Dogs need a refresher course from time to time?
Β  I take my guys to a dog park regularly (no expense) and I run training drills (40 tasks) with them at least once a year (no expense).

Abstract concepts

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Β  I've been thinking about how to explain "need".Β  I've noticed that some people have been using "hungry".Β  Of course Duke knows what "hungry" means.Β  He is familiar with "hungry", "food", "eat", so instead of using the word "hungry".Β  I could use "Duke", "need", "food" and he should understand that this means "hungry".Β  I can then use "need" to explain something else.

Contradiction

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Β  I have been wanting to use a downward dog, dog pic as a label for "play" button.Β  I just thought of using the word "bow" as a command (like sit, down, stay) for downward dog.Β  I don't want to confuse my dog.

Time

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Β  I've been trying to think of a way to explain time to a dog.Β  Morning is okay as Sunrise, Evening is okay as Sunset, Now is fairly obvious, Later is a little vague but understandable.
Β  Then I thought, hourglass.Β  The dog can see when it is full, can watch the sand run out, and can see when it is empty.
Β  This came to me while taking turns at the dog park and training.Β  I was switching my dogs out every 20 minutes.Β  Duke's time, Dutch's time.Β 
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Action cameras

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Β  Are there any requirements (resolution, frames per second) or preferred cameras for the research?Β 

Feedback please.

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While I'm waiting for buttons, I'm trying to design my layout.Β  Here is my interpretation of the tiles.Β  Does this look reasonable, or did I get something wrong.

tile social - pronoun
descriptors - adjectives & adverbs
tile subjects - noun
tile places - noun
tile objects - noun
tile actions - verbΒ 

Reno, Nevada

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Β  Is anyone near Reno?
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