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Re: Great Dane on Board
I find this on a great dane site:
"Because he is so huge and can be bossy if undisciplined, obedience training is essential, but Great Danes are also very sensitive and should be trained with cheerful methods. Harshness only confuses them and makes them distrustful.
Great Danes drool and slobber and lumber around in a rather bumptious manner. They are not good choices for fastidious housekeepers, or for those with no sense of humor.
Young Great Danes (up to three years old) can be boisterous, and unless supervised, will dismay you with the magnitude of their destructiveness."
The blog sounds fun to read.
Once you get past the puppy years it may end up being just a moveable wet piece of furniture.
I've got bigger problems this christmas.
My wife and I have plans to fly to the Rio Dulce to meet my daughter and boyfriend who who live in Guatemala city and have rented a house at a marina for a week. My son is joining us.
Now here is the kicker.
My daughter and boyfriend just got two (that's more than one) lab puppies a few months ago. They are wild and untrained and will be sharing the house with the five adults in the jungle.
I think it will be worse than one old great dane with two adults on a 50' boat.
Their paying, know spanish and Guatemala but I picked the Rio Dulce so it is new to them too.
My only job is to keep my mouth shut and not complain about the damn dogs.
The lesson from the Icarus story is not about human failing.
It is a lesson about the limitations of wax as an adhesive.
If you have an engineering problem solve it.