How to Teach Your Dog to Lie Down - Easy Dog Training Lesson

Gizmo lying down. You can't tell from the picture, but his little stump of a tail (born that way; I would never cut it off) is wagging. He is certainly proud of himself!
Gizmo lying down. You can't tell from the picture, but his little stump of a tail (born that way; I would never cut it off) is wagging. He is certainly proud of himself! | Source

Dog Training for Dummies!

Teaching a dog to lie down takes some repetition, a little patience, but it can be mastered fairly easily. It can't be too hard since I was able to accomplish it with my dog.

I am not an expert dog trainer and am sometimes not strict enough my little guy. What can I say? I'm a softie. Still, with my short-comings as a disciplinarian, I have taught my dog to sit, lie down, and stay.

Gizmo will even pick out on a toy on command for playing fetch. He knows what a "bath" is after hearing it only a few times and skulks away under a piece of furniture. Oh, he's a funny one. I'm so proud! Now, back to lying down.


Gizmo sitting. Of course he can!
Gizmo sitting. Of course he can! | Source

Teach Your Dog to Sit First

Before you teach your dog to lie down, teaching him to sit will make learning to lie down much easier. At least it seemed to work that way for Gizmo and me.

My dog as a pup learned how to sit in a matter of a few tries. From the sitting position, I found it much easier to get him to understand how to lie down.

Now, remember, this is dog training for dummies. A dog professional might have a more high-tech way of teaching a dog to sit or lie down, but for regular people like me, with regular (well, he's remarkable, really!) dogs like Gizmo, I have a simple way that works.

Dogs learn to sit quickly, in general, so, if your dog hasn't learned, take a little time to teach him. Before you teach your best buddy to lie down, teach him or her to sit first.

Learning to lie down doesn't have a lot of steps, either. It is, however, a little harder for a dog to grasp than the simpler "sit" command.


Grammar Lesson: Lie vs. Lay

I'm an English teacher, and I love language. I'm a grammar geek, for sure. I appreciate the opportunity to teach proper usage in everyday life. "Lie" and "lay" are often misused. You are correct in teaching your dog to "lie" down.

"Lay" is actually the past tense of "lie," as in "I lay on the couch all day yesterday." When used in the present tense, "lay" means "to put" or "to place." Example: "I'll lay the book on the table." The past tense of "lay" is "laid" as in "Yesterday, I laid the book on the table."

So, if you tell your dog to "lay down," you are telling him to "put down" or "place down." How confusing, even for a smart dog. Please don't teach your dog bad grammar!


Teach Your Dog to Lie Down

After you've taught your dog to sit, try to get him to lie down. For these instructions, I will use the masculine "he," since my dog is a male.

First, get your dog to sit again. Then, lower a treat to the ground out in front of him enough so that he has to slide down to the floor to follow it. Pull it far enough away to make him stretch out a bit. If he goes down with his head and paws but lifts his back end, tell him no, and then get him back into the sitting position. Try again to get him to lie down. After several tries, he should have it down (pun intended). Reward him with a treat. The video below will help you see how it works.

Practice your dog's lying down several times a day for about a week, giving a treat every time at first, then spreading it out to every other time, or just now and then. Your dog shouldn't be taught to listen to you ONLY if you have a treat.


Good methods, even though the trainer says "lay"

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Expert Hubber Resources; These guys are no dummies!

Check out DrMark1961 for a variety of hubs on dog health and training.

Alexadry also has a lot of experience with dogs--health, nutrition, training, behavior--and writes primarily about them.

Both of these writers have answered questions for me, and I'm sure they will prove to be an excellent resource to you, as well, for all your dog questions.


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midget38 4 years ago from Singapore

Victoria, Gizmo is a cutie. Thanks for the tips! Am training my little puppy to sit now and will incorporate these. Thanks for the write up..voted up and away, sharing as well.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Victoria this puppy is the cutest ever!!! it is fun to teach them to sit and lie down.. I love this and sharing

debbie


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Relationshipc 4 years ago from Alberta, Canada

First, love Gizmo. Seriously adorable. Second, thanks for the link. And lastly, I needed that grammar lesson. lol. I have not been able to grasp the why and how of lie and lay, until now. So thanks, I'll be sure to credit that back to you!


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

VL -

"Last time ah tried ta teach Faletame ta sit, he laughed in muh face! 'Fore ya know it, he had me goin' afta a bag of dawg chow fer him!"

Your dog is absolutely precious. I know he's never been bad in his life! Fun and informative Hub! Great Job!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I don't have a dog right now, but this video and content would certainly help me to train him to lie down. Cute dog!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

midget38--Thanks for being the first to comment! I hope these tips help your little pup!


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Lord De Cross 4 years ago

There you go Gizmo!! Hollywood is thinking of ways to get you on the next puppy flick. Vicky !! Such an adorable dude in here! I wonder of you had a piece steak in your hands... just to make him sit. Just asking ya know? Great hub! Not for dummies, but for real people like us. Thanks Victoria for putting this hub together. Hasta la vista!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Debbie--I know! Isn't he a doll? I just love him. Thanks for sharing this!


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fpherj48 4 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Vee....Gizmo is just TOO DAMNED ADORABLE!!! I would hug him all day!..........I do some basic training with all my pets (dogs and cats) when I first bring them home.....for about a month......Sit, lie down, shake hands, STAY and speak. I don't push for much more than this. I don't know if I get tired first, or they do....but strongly suspect it's ME!! UP+++


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

This Hub and the one to teach a dog to sit are so timely. My MiraBella is going to begin therapy dog training. She has to know these basic commands first. I have begun the "sit" and shall move on to "lie" when she has mastered the first. Thanks for the tutorial.


DoItForHer 4 years ago

My commands for the sit, the down, and the off were very similar:

"Sit down" "Lay down" And "Get down" (get down off of me or get down off of the couch)

All three commands have the word "down" in them. While my dog was understanding me well enough, I thought, "Why make it harder than it has to be?"

Now I use:

"Sit" "Down" and "Off" respectively. Three distinct, monosyllabic commands.


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

Very useful information! Yes, above all: teach your dog to sit down first. Once you have sit mastered, then lay down will be no problem! I've trained my dog Brownie to sit and lay down at just simple gestures of my hand. With time, dogs will learn these skills for better dog handling. Best train them early as pups so they are more used to the commands :)

Great hub and very informative!


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Cyndi10 4 years ago from Georgia

Great hub with great information. I agree with Willie, too, about one word commands. This seemed to get a better response from my dog. This was instructive. Where were you about 10 months ago when I was teaching my do to sit, lie, etc. :-)


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jpcmc 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

Gizmo is so cute. It really takes patience to train high spirited dogs. We used to have a big dog but eventually we were able to train him to lie down on command. It involved a lot of doggy treats.


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alexadry 4 years ago from USA

Great article with easy step-by-steps. When I train my clients, I tell them to imagine they are drawing an imaginary "L" with the treat. I really appreciate the grammar lesson too as I am guilty of confusing the two terms quite often!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Relationshipc--You're funny. Love your comments! And I love that you love Gizmo. And grammar. LOL! thanks!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rcrumple--OF COURSE my Gizmo is NEVER ornery! :-) Your Faletame is so, so smart. Love those pets! Thanks for stopping by1


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, teaches! gizmo is the best!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lord--Steak!Great idea! Yes, Gizmo could be in movies. Thanks! Hasta luego!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Yep, Effer! Cutest dog EVER! Sometimes I just stare at him b/c he is so cute!!! I never got to shaking hands or speaking. Gizmo speaks plenty!!! hahaha. Training does take persistence. Thanks, Eff!!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hypenbird--That's neat that MiraBella is going to be a therapy dog! Awesome! What kind of dog is she? That's so cool. Glad you came by!


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Hyphenbird 4 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Victoria Lynn, she is a 14 pound Bichon with the sweetest disposition I have ever seen. We are so excited for her.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Hyphenbird--My niece had a Bichon, and she was also the sweetest little dog! They have such nice dispositions, that's for sure. Good luck with the training. That's exciting!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DoItForHer--Great idea on dropping the "down." Much simpler! Thanks for the input!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, KD! You're right. Training this as pups is the best way!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Cyndi10--The one word commands are a great idea. I'm sure you've done a fine job with your dog!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

jpcmc--I bet it was a lot of BIG doggy treats. LOL. Thanks for reading!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

alexadry--Thanks for the input--from an expert! The "L" is a great idea! Don't worry about the grammar lesson too much. It's a common error. Glad you came by.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Gizmo learned how to sit within a couple of tries? It took me years...

Yes, he is a mommas boy. Can't blame him. Thank you for sharing...


Doctor Bees World 4 years ago

So glad to see that Hubpages folks are all about the unimportant things in life. I mean really, does teaching your dog how to lie down stack up against other more important subjects? This all seems so incredibly stupid. Is it just me? So the dumber I write, the more popular I am? Interesting concept.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Dr. Bees, you are welcome to pass over hubs that you think are below your level of attention and intellect. Victoria is intelligent, and is merely sharing a moment with us and her dog. And yes, it is just you. You may leave now...


Doctor Bees World 4 years ago

Thank you for your honesty AA Zavala - that may be the first moment of honesty I have gotten on Hubpages. I am not trying to be an ass here, just trying to understand why such "low meaningful" hubs are so popular here on Hubpages. Perhaps this is not the audience for me. Perhaps there is no audience for me. Again, thanks for being honest. Hard to come by in this world.


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

VL - you can deny this comment if you wish. I recognize I may be speaking out of turn.

Doctor Bees World - Whether this is a ploy to generate more interest for yourself, or an observation of an extremely self centered person, it is completely uncalled for.

Could I ask, "What makes your travelogue on the Carlsbad Caverns any more of an important subject matter than this?" Are they both not demonstrating one's interests and experiences in life? Or, is it simply jealousy that you demonstrate? Your writings (all three of them) appeal to a select few, both in writing style and content. Perhaps, if you would remove yourself from the pedestal you are seated upon, and write to the masses, you would find yourself attracting more attention.

Your resume isn't unlike many on Hubpages that have discovered people have many likes and dislikes, almost as many as writers have styles. A style doesn't dictate an intelligence level, only a personality. Although, there are those that comment that demonstrate their common sense capacity to the negative.

The audience you write to is your choice. But, please, don't blame other individuals for the size of the group of readers to whom you direct your hubs. It is your choice only.

In your profile, you make mention that people like you when they get to know you. The "getting to know" portion is a great one to overcome, considering your attack on Victoria Lynn and your "stupid" insults to her followers. I wish you much success, but perhaps, Huff Post may be a better stage for your comments.


Doctor Bees World 4 years ago

Wow, you guys are so awesome. The Carlsbad Cavern thing was to gain some attention among the general readership, but it was my Angels in the Arroyo Story that means a lot to me. Of course, you all don't give a crap about such things, so I will go away now. Awesome, I feel so special.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Dear Victoria,

I suspect it might be easier to teach our fur babies to lie down than it is to teach some people to shut up.

That being said, I hope you never do. Thank you for your style and for your class. I enjoyed this very much! Voted UP and Awesome.


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

Victoria, first of all, thank you so-so much for that Grammar Lesson: Lie vs. Lay. Having English as a 2nd language I always have a problem with this kind of grammatical issues. Your 'lesson' goes straight to my personal library, because really, I just can't remember all of this.

Re training a dog - at present training a young Labrador is a challenge to be met by a special friend of mine and so once again the intelligence of a dog amazes me. Thank you so much for this 'manual' to train a dog the most basic manners. I will soon follow your advice, as I plan to adopt a baby poodle the moment I find the ONE I am looking for.

Voted up, awesome and useful :)


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AA--It didn't take too long. Perhaps you could learn something from Gizmo!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Doctor Bees World--Teaching a dog to lie down is not the most important thing in life, but it is something that anyone who has a dog would like to learn. I write about plenty of important subjects, as is this one. There is no need for insults. There are many important subjects to write about, how to deal with your pets being one of them. I hope you find a way to deal with your bitterness.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AA and rcrumple--Thanks for your kind words. Wish I had seen this earlier but been getting ready for and teaching some classes at the local university, even though I'm apparently not too bright! Oh, well, I guess we all get that kind of garbage at some point. You guys were both tactful yet assertive when responding to Dr Bees who appears to no longer be on HubPages. Such anger. Thanks, guys. Although I try not to take such attacks personally, it is very disconcerting.


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tammyswallow 4 years ago from North Carolina

Gizmo is so cute! He looks like a smart dog. I am glad you wrote this. I have been looking for this information. You are always at the top of the pack here at Hubpages. You may attract some jealously.. but don't change a thing! Awesome hub!!


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

Victoria.

Excellent advice here and Gizmo is a box of cuteness. Truman doesn't know his commands and he is VERY stubborn so we have it worked out that I will tell him to lie down...and he won't. Soooo...I'm gonna show him the video!

Thanks,

Thomas

PS...Dr. Bees is an ass-wipe and I wouldn't worry too much about him. Turns out...they'll let any yahoo on the internet these days.


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TripleAMom 4 years ago from Florida

I completely agree that this hub is worth the read and meaningful. We got a dog for Christmas two years ago and what did we search for? How to train our dog. My children had a great time looking up articles that taught them to teach Maddi to sit, stand, lie down, etc. Someone had to write the articles and we were grateful for them. One person's interests may not be another's but that does NOT mean that one interest is better than another. Comments such as the one made here just keep me from wanting to even check out the particular person's website. If there is a constructive comment, that is one thing, but this type of thing is unnecessary.

BTW, your dog is precious. :)


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

De nada. I learned that just for this hub...


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rcrumple 4 years ago from Kentucky

VL -

No problem. Your back was covered.


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Victoria Lynn - some one needs some Bee Balm - they are chaffed I believe! Lmao

Hey I love GIZMO (you know I do:). I bet he is a momma boy!

You'd be so proud of me - I'm teaching all three of my dogs to sit quietly - together! Hahaha it's so fun - I hold out a treat and have them all sit - I feel like I'm ready to orchestrate the choir! Lol


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cclitgirl 4 years ago from Western NC

This is a FABULOUS HUB! MANY people who have questions on training their dogs can look to this hub and glean important information. As for the...ahem...commenter above who regards intelligent people and their articles on HP as "beneath him," well, go pick up some dog poo.

GIZMO - that is such a cool name! Voted up and SHARED!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Vicki, I'm in love with Gizmo..He's so cute! Great job on the video and teaching Gizmo to lie down. This is exactly how I, Maggie and Bruce were taught in obedience school to do it.


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prairieprincess 4 years ago from Canada

Vicki, he IS absolutely adorable. I loved how you wrote this hub for the "common person," who is not a professional dog trainer. That is what I look for when choosing websites or articles to read: someone that I can relate to, and you have accomplished that.

I don't have a dog now, but I used to, and I know that teaching a dog is kind of intimidating when you first get the dog and don't know what to do. Cute hub, with relevant info. Great work!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

marcoujor--LOL. True, so true what you say. Some people just don't know when. Dogs are so smart! Thanks for your support. Means a lot!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Martie--Your English is so good. I had no idea it was your second language. I am so impressed. I find that often it's those who learn a second language are the ones who pay more attention to the rules of the language!

Glad you like the hub. I'm sure you'll find THE poodle. For Gizmo and me, it was love at first sight (at least on my part!). I hope it happens for you soon!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, tammy! Top of the pack--heehee! Glad you like this. Gizmo is too smart for his own good sometimes and decides he would rather not listen. :-) Thanks for coming by!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thomas--Yes, a box of cuteness. Show Truman the video, and I'm sure all will be well. LOL. Thanks for your support. Darn yahoos!!!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

TripleAMom--you expressed it perfectly. Everything you said is right on. I thank you for that! And Gizmo thanks you for the compliment!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

AA--and you were very fluent in your delivery of your new phrase. :-) Thanks again.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Wow! How can dog training be controversial?? Actually--this is a great hub Victoria---


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

rcrumple--I appreciate that more than you know!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

RealH--Bee Balm!! LOL. That would be so fun with three dogs at the same time. :-) That's neat. Make a video!!!

Gizmo is such a momma's boy. Follows me around all over the house, outside. Wants to go everywhere I go. When I leave the house without him, he gives me that sad puppy dog look. I hate it. :-(


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

CC--Pick up some dog poo. LOL. You are too funny, sis! Gizmo is named Gizmo b/c he looked EXACTLY like the Gizmo on Gremlins when he was a pup. His brown hair grew out, so now he's all white!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, Susan. I'll let Gizmo know that you're in love with him. :-) heehee! Glad we're on target with the method we're sharing, too. Thanks for the input.


RIP Doctor Bees World 4 years ago

Dear Victoria Lynn - I am very sorry for my post which was indeed an uncalled for attack which appeared to be directed at you personally, when I didn't even know you.

To be honest, I had wanted to read your article and watch the video because it was very timely in my life, and I have a Maltese (your very adorable dog Gizmo looks a lot like my beloved Gracie, who is my emotional companion dog). Not that this justifies my mistake, but I have had an account on Hubpages for 3 years. Due to a series of illnesses and accidents, I have been in and out of the hospital with multiple surgeries since 2007. I launched the first one under my real name, but stuck to much too serious subjects and actual research (Healthcare reform, mental illness in America, etc.). I just couldn't build content like I wanted, and my performance was lackluster (nobody's perfect). I decided to delete my old Hub and try to rebrand again under an anonymous name to protect my health information. I wanted to talk about my own health issues and how I have changed my life to deal with it, with a light and funny approach, much like Dee Aka Nonna's approach to writing (she is my hero on Hubpages!).

Anyway, I signed up to follow you as a hubber so I would get notifications to remind me to go back and read your post, and study how you built your content (I always look for best practices). But apparently, I signed up for some kind of notification thing that every time someone posted a comment to your particular blog, I got a notice. After about the 100th one (you are a lovely and clearly popular young woman), I was starting to get irritated, especially since my story of survival only had 64 viewers over the first 24 hours, with only 1 comment from a Hubpages member. I used to be a popular college teacher, now I spend my time and energy raising my 14 year old son (which gives me great joy) and managing my health (not as much joy). So I posted my harrowing tale of my "too near death experience" of falling in the desert alone at night and breaking my ankle (compound fracture), and having to drag myself about 500 feet to the road to safety through wild desert on the edge of town (where I live). I knew God was there with me and saved my life, and I wanted everyone to know about it, so I wrote and published “Angels in the Arroyo.” To say I was disappointed and depressed at the performance of my blog is an understatement.

AA was correct, I definitely suffered a moment of jealousy after 3 or 4 glasses of wine, and posted in irritation and anger. Also, I noticed that you kept making a lot of comments in a row, and I didn't know what that was about, but it seemed that RCrumple thought I was trying to steal your traffic. He couldn't be more wrong in all of his comments and observations about me. I am PTSD from early onset child abuse and neglect, and society has never been there to protect me or bail me out. I am not just a survivor, I am a thriver. There is no doubt I can be a hard-ass, and I really don't want anyone's pity for God's sake! I've had to be tough in this world to be as successful as I have been in the past, and I have very successfully raised my first son (24) and now my second son (14) to be very fine individuals who respect women like men are supposed to do. I'm sorry I lashed out at you, so completely uncalled for, but I assure you it had nothing to do with you or any of your followers. Hubpages is just not a good fit for someone like me.

That was definitely my problem, as it is clear to me that you are a lovely person, and I plan to spend some time reading your blogs in the near future. I really like your "How To" series, as practical advice is so valuable in our fast-paced world. Again, I apologize, and hope that you will all forgive me for my projected anger in my unprovoked attack. These are actually very intelligently written hubs, and if you were a student in my class you would be getting an A. Also, AA's comments were fair and I deserved it, so I really did mean thank you for your honesty and would give you an A minus for your work (lol - just kidding! :)

RCrumple...hmmm...not so much - your perceptions of my motivations are so far off that it is actually comical. I guess that is your claim to fame on Hubpages. I did delete my Hubpages account because I didn't like the way Crumple attacked me back, although isn't it amazing that it is okay that he did it to me and everyone says hurray!? His attack was horribly personal and mean, and I wanted to set the record straight. BTW, when I said “once you get to really know me,” it means that I am extremely introverted, and don't like people who act like Crumple and think their crap don't stink (my therapist and I call these people “toxic” and I avoid them like the plague). As both AA and Crumple wanted, I shall go away now, mostly to protect myself from further backlash from your well-meaning (I think?) followers. I try to be a good Christian, but in the end, we are all sinners, and we all make mistakes and fall. Thank God He forgives me for my folly. I hope you can too.

Best of luck to you in your writing endeavors Victoria Lynne – it seems like you have a great body of work and a strong following of supportive people. You are truly blessed girl. Keep up the great work!

P.S. Thoughtsandwiches – I am actually a female, and a mother of two. I earned a doctorate in 2005 marketing at the age of 45 – women can do important things too you male chauvinist pigs. Rcrumple has “degree envy” - mine is so much bigger than his. lol – sorry – I couldn't resist giving back to these guys as good as they give out. That is part of my bitterness too. Live with it – I happily do!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, prairieprincess! I appreciate that. All your input is just swell! :-)

@Audrey--I don't know how training can be controversial, but I guess sometimes it is. Thanks. :-)


James 4 years ago

On a lighter note, here is a cute slide show story of cute dogs in tv shows for all of you dog lovers out there...

http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/slideshow/201...


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Doctor Bees, I do forgive you and and appreciate your explanation. I am sorry for what you have been through with your health issues and struggles. I know it's frustrating sometimes, too, here on HP when we don't get views right away. I can't explain that, but it happens.

The reason for my several comments would have been my trying to answer different comments on my hub. In regard to AA and RCrumple, they were coming to my defense, since we are friends.I did appreciate that, as I was taken aback by your comments. I hope you do understand that.

Thanks for the compliments on my writing. I do my best in trying to write well, with interesting topics that have value to different people. And thanks for the compliment my dog! I've been told he looks like a Maltese, too.

Thanks again for coming back to apologize. It does mean a lot. I wish the best to you and your sons--and your Gracie!


Dr Bees 4 years ago

Thank you for your forgiveness Victoria - you are full of grace. God Bless.


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ThoughtSandwiches 4 years ago from Reno, Nevada

hi Dr. Bees,

My objection had absolutely nothing to do with your gender OR your Curriculum Vitae. In fact, when I attempted to see what your story was...your profile said "You no longer exist."

That said, my generic "him" could have easily been replaced with they/she/it. As for male chauvinistic pig...perhaps you are right? Quite obviously a woman can be just as snarky as a man when it comes to leaving mean-spirited comments. I do indeed stand corrected.

Good luck in whatever you do Doc and enjoy the bitterness if that is your preference. Just stop being mean to people. I'm glad you apologized to Vicki because you made HER feel bad.

Hey Vicki...I got Truman to lie down! (he may have just been tired though? lol.)

Thomas


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thanks, James. We all need some levity!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Thomas--Congrats on your success with Truman! Even if he was tired, he still did it. Try it again!! :-)


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Millionaire Tips 4 years ago from USA

Gizmo is so cute! You've done a great job teaching him how to lie down. When we first got Zeus, I spent a lot of time on training - sit, stay, down, and come. See I said, down, so I wouldn't have to teach him any grammar! Thanks for the grammar lesson as well. Voted up.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Millionaire--Good idea on saying just "down." Solves all kinds of issues! hahaha. Thanks for coming by. Good to see you!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Sure, videochat, sure. :-)


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DrMark1961 4 years ago from The Beach of Brazil

Hi Victoria, this article is straightforward and I just wanted to let you know that I linked this article to my dog aggression hub. Let me know if you want to take it off.


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

DrMark--No way would I want you to take off the link. Any link to from you is a major compliment, in my book! I appreciate your approval! :-)


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Lord De Cross 3 years ago

Marvelous! I saw him again! He's a keeper! Take care and thanks for the link, Victoria. Totally Groovy!


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Victoria Lynn 3 years ago from Arkansas, USA Author

Lord, I'm glad you got to see Gizmo again! Good to see you! Come back anytime! :-)

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