That’s Max. He’s my SL dog. He’s a LOT of fun. Very trainable just like a real dog. His training is as good as my ability to program him with the SL prompts he came with. If he screws it up, it’s my fault because I told him to do that. Funny, that’s the same way it works with my real life dog. It’s just like raising children but that’s a whole other can of worms
I get a LOT of crap about being a “control freak”. You might be surprised to learn that I am not a control freak. Control freaks try to control everyone and everything. They probably got their name from freaking out every time they can’t control something. Do I have an opinion about something? Oh, most definitely!! But a control freak will just tell you what you should be doing. I’ll wait until you come to me for advice…. cuz you will. 🙂
Alphas, or dominants, are not the same as control freaks. Alphas have a pretty strict code they live by. That’s your first hint. If an Alpha is not living by their own code, move on. They aren’t worth your time.
You could say my code is made of “good”. I’m not a dark person. I don’t like deception, trickery, manipulation. I know how, I just don’t like to. I prefer to help people become the person they aspire to be. As long as that person isn’t on the path to mass murderer, I’ll help them.
The other day I was walking my dog. She’s a little yorkie and pretty well trained. Her training isn’t perfect because I’m lazy. But she’s trained enough for our daily lives. My neighbor has a new puppy which they can not control. They chase her and scream her name expecting her to come. She doesn’t because in her mind she’s the Alpha since she gets to do whatever she wants.
My dog and I were walking back as he’s halfway down the block from his house trying to get the dog. I knelt down and called for the dog. Her reaction was sooooo funny. She knew she was now spotted by an Alpha and things were about to change. She got very low to the ground and crawled over, nearly dragging her back legs as she was trying to get so low. I reached down and touched her and she rolled over on her back, all four paws in the air and stayed there. The neighbor came over and was able to pick her up and take her in. I just laughed all the way home.
Now, take my neighbor across the street from them. His dog was off leash and sitting next to him while he was on the phone. It watched us walk by and never flinched. I was actually impressed.
The moral of the story? Don’t get a dog or baby if you’re too lazy to train it how to act in public. ♥