dreadedcandiru2 (dreadedcandiru2) wrote,

Farley's training, part 4

There's another good reason why Farley's obedience training is doomed to failure: Elly's disagreement with the instructor's philosophy. Not only does she endure the hateful-to-her process of being told what to do, she is given advice that makes no sense to her. The guiding principle of training, you see, is to provide positive reinforcement when Farley does something she wants while not, repeat "not", screaming in rage and kicking him in the rump when he does something wrong. Unhinging her jaws and yelling at a confused puppy while never showing him what she wants is the only thing she knows how to do because it was how she was raised; being told that she's wrong to do so would not only mean that her mother was being insulted, it would mean that her childhood was marred by pointless aggression and abuse. Rather than face that she was raised wrong and is raising her kids improperly, Elly will proceed to dismiss and ignore the silly, ignorant lady's stupid advice and do what's 'right'.

Tags: elly: lynn's fantasy self, farley: chew toy of fate

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