https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas83

Do they have cows and pigs in Norway?

So, the course talks about pork and beef before animals. but then in animals, there is no mention of cow and pig. Later I think there was cow.

My suggestion for a future tree would be to include pig, cow and cattle earlier, if only to provide some more insight into the funny words for pork and beef.

Otherwise great course, I just wanted to find something to pick on!

May 25, 2015

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https://www.duolingo.com/km1

They mainly have goats because of the steep terrain. They also have some trolls.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Deliciae
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Thank you!

The words for cow and pig are taught in a little later in the tree, but I definitely see your point.

There is nothing to be done about it right now (word positions are locked), but we may be able to fix it in a later tree version (though the solution might be to move pork and beef rather than cow and pig).

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/StefanoSolgreno

Sheep and cows are to be seen, depending on where you live in Norway.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/km1

There are so many pigs raised in Denmark that the Norwegians do not need to raise them. They can import the best pork in the world from their Danish cousins.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas83

I do remember that the Danish takes particular pride in their pig breeding....

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/km1

I went to Denmark as an exchange student and we had pork (and potatoes) practically every day at dinner for a year. As nice as tha pork was, it is not my favorite and i need variety. However the dairy products, pastries, and beer were excellent :) I love the pickled herring when i got it but somehow I was expecting more fish in Scandinavia.

It is great that they teach the word for fish in the Norwegian course. I can't wait to get to Food 2 and Animals 2 and see what's there....hopefully some lammekjøtt!

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

The people who have the following website are Norwegian:

http://canisclickertraining.kajabi.com/sq/32846-free-clickertraining-lessons

It's a website about training dogs. They live in Norway. In one of his videos, he was training his dog to bring the mail from the mailbox and was feeding it sardines. He also has a video about how to train your dog to open the fridge, take a can of pop from the fridge and bring it to you.

I think they have some webpages in Norwegian too. I read one of their articles a few years ago, that was in Norwegian and Google Chrome translated it into English.

He also had a book a few years ago, which wasn't translated into English yet, so he was joking to either wait for the English version or take a crash course in Norwegian.

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas83

I know of at least one specifically Norwegian dog breed, the "Norwegian Lundehund". It's quite remarkable in that it comes with 6 digits by default, and lacks the capability to digest some common meat types. These dogs are also unbelievably "flexible".

May 25, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/susanstory

The Canis Clickertraining guy, Morten, says it's not so much the dog's intelligence with clickertraining, as timing and how well the dog likes food and treats. He also says clickertraining is addicting. He is actually a dog trainer for the Norwegian Army, so he knows what he's talking about. They require a credit card to buy their book and it's actually an English translation. The original was in Norwegian. The book is a digital copy. I printed a copy out.

I think they speak English, but they had a translator translate their book into English.

I used to have 5 dogs and tried clickertraining with them. They learned "sit" in no time flat, but that's about as far as I got. It was fun though and the dogs liked it. You need to spend a fortune of treats. Actually, it's what the dog likes the best that is one of the secrets. In his book, Morten says it's like a person getting paid a salary to work. He says the treat are like the dog's salary and to not cut down on the treats after the dog learns it, and that'd be like you working somewhere. Then after you've been there for 3 years, let's say, the boss says to you, "Now we're going to reduce your salary and give you more responsibilities". People would expect higher pay. The Canis clickertraining guy says it's the same for dog training.

He also says clickertraining is like a race car, but you wouldn't put your granny in a race car and that you need to know how to do it, even though it's a powerful way to train dogs. The dog also has to be in good health or it won't be interested. For example, after one of my dogs had problems with itching and so on, she wasn't the least bit interested in treats or anything. She just wanted relief from her terrible itching problem.

May 27, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/Andreas83

I used clicker training with the normal dog food, no problem. Dogs prefer to work for food over the same food without work. The trick is to raise standards over time, and also use other rewards.

If you are interested, google for "Zak George" on Youtube.

May 27, 2015
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