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Wednesday, August 24, 2005
HUSBAND TRAINING CAN BE RUFF-RUFF
Yesterday Rush laughed about a TV show in the UK which tells women to train their husbands like you would a dog. Focus: Of course women don't rule the world. (Just don't let them tighten their grip any harder...)
Take a series starting on BBC2 this week called Bring Your Husband to Heel. Its premise is to use a dog trainer to help women to control the men they married.
One such technique involves toilet training.
“You will not always be around to lift the toilet seat for your husband,” explains Annie Clayton, a canine behaviourist. “So try giving him a target — such as a sticker — to aim at in the bowl. If the worst comes to the worst and his aim doesn’t improve, you could always put him out in the garden with the dog.”
This reminded me of a movie I had seen years ago about a young married woman whose mother gave her a dog training manual so she could learn how to handle her husband.
It's called If A Man Answers (1962) and stars Bobby Darin and Sandra Dee.
Chantel worries about her new marriage to photographer Eugene failing so she decides to take her mother's advice and manipulate him. First, her mother gives her a book that will solve all her problems about how to treat a husband - namely a book on how to train dogs.
DogMan was training dogs long before I had ever met him and even before that movie was made, so he was wise to such antics. Besides, treating him like a dog is not my style.