"No Given!" she scolded as he finally snuck toward the pouch of fish again, pushing him away. She looked at him sternly as she shoved him away and hoped that things would be worked out soon enough for them both. She knew it was only a matter of time before everything worked out between them, but it was only if she could make it through this training that it would work. First she had to break him of his habit of trying to go for the treats before they moved on, she figured. She almost wished there was a button she could switch on an animal and they would become some of the most docile things out there, but that would take away their individuality it seemed, and she didn't want to do that. There were always nullifiers, but she didn't want to use one of those either. Basically turn something into a robot... A chill ran down her spine.
Given slowly snaked his head forward toward the treats, then retreated when she gave him a swift, "No, Given!" He pouted a little as best as he could, but she didn't deal with it at the moment. She wasn't going to put up with him being dramatic, and so he simply sulked at the moment, trying to think of ways to get to it, but there was no point, she would just usher him away from it again before he could even try. That wouldn't work out too well now would it? He heaved a sigh and slumped down onto the sandy beach of the lake and she wondered if this was going to happen all the time whenever he managed to get something down a little bit. He'd done it both other times, and she thought he knew no well enough now as well. Maybe it was just something she was going to have to deal with.
This would be a little trickier with the way she was training him, she figured with a little frown on her face, but she thought she had an idea as to how to train him how to stay in place whenever there was something tempting around. "Stay, Given," she told him, holding her hand out palm facing toward him, holding a fish with her other hand as she backed up. He started to follow her, following the fish, but she gave the command again, "No Given, stay!" He stopped short, knowing the one command from earlier and staying put for a moment, confusion across his face. He stayed there for a moment or two before she tossed the fish to him and moved closer so she could pat his neck. "Very good stay, Given," she said, reiterating the command as much as she could, it was going to work out well she figured, she just had to get him some more experience.
That went well enough, she figured with a little smile on her face. Then she tried again, holding her hand out while holding a fish with the other, "Stay, Given." She started to back up, holding the fish out to entice him, and of course he started to follow her for the fish itself before she snapped at him, "No Given, stay!" He balked for a moment and stayed put with a confused look on his face, but he managed to get the fish for his troubles. At least she didn't smack him again, he had to admit to that much he figured as he swallowed the fish. Staring her down, his head snaked forward a little before snapping back with the look she gave him, and he sulked for a moment or two before he began to preen again. At least all the fish he was getting would help his scales shine a little brighter, or so he thought.
At the very least he seemed to be understanding after awhile what she was trying to get him to understand. Getting him to stay was crucial to not only her safety, but his safety as well, and she briefly considered getting an amulet of submission for him after awhile. He wasn't really mean though, and he didn't try to outright attack her, he just wanted the food, so she wasn't sure she wanted to do that just yet. Jack smiled a little bit and shook her head, then backed up with her palm out and holding a fish in the other hand, "Stay, Given." As she backed up, he took a step or two forward before he hissed and then stayed put before she could say anything else. He tilted his head a little bit and then got a fish as a reward for staying put after a little while. Jack knew things would be going well for now.
Jack pulled out another fish and gave him the command, "Stay, Given." He stayed put for a moment but his stomach won over for a moment and he took a step before he stopped again, tilting his head and hissing a little. She needed to kick that habit soon, but she bet she wouldn't be able to at this point. Hmm, it was something she was going to have to worry about later. For now he got a fish for stopping himself after a step and then she stretched out a bit, stomach glinting a little in the morning sunshine. It felt good to be out, and she couldn't wait to get in the water, hoping they would get to it before the day was out and all that. She really hoped they could, but if now, well no big deal, they would get to it tomorrow. She also hoped they could take to the sky today, but wasn't sure they would get to that either.
He was almost getting it, but he was sulking at the same time, as though he was upset he was getting trained. He didn't want to obey a command, but he realized it was happening no matter what. He snarled and hissed a little, but stopped when the woman gave him a look. "Stay, Given," she told him, backing away with a fish again. Given sulked and stayed where he was until he was tossed the fish and he happily gulped it down. Still sulking a little, Jack didn't know what his issue was at this point, but that was fine she figured, it didn't really matter in the long run and all, as long as he learned what he was supposed to learn. Jack pushed her hair back and patted him on the neck before she backed away a little bit and tried it again. She just hoped she could work without the fish soon, but it would take him trusting her more to do that.
"Okay Given, stay!" she told him and walked away, back turned toward him, not holding a fish but knowing the scent from the pouch would motivate him a little bit. He fixated on it a bit from time to time, and when she looked behind her, he had moved a little, but then stopped, good enough for her, and she went over to him and patted him on the neck. He hissed and sniffed at the pouch but she pushed his head away with a little sigh. She figured they were going to have problems with this until something she ordered came in, but that would work fine. When the clickers were delivered, she would have a better chance of getting him trained without a food motivator once she taught him it meant the same thing as food. Jack pushed her hair back and then tied it back, she really needed another haircut.
Jack told him to stay again and then walked away once more, glancing over her shoulder every now and then to see if he moved. While he might shift around a little, he sullenly stayed where he was, glowering at her a little as though he knew he was doing something good, but was upset that he was doing it at all. He needed fish though, and she wasn't providing for him, he would waste away into nothing. Nothing! Hissing a little, she came over to hug him anyway around the neck, touching the fin on the back of his neck for a moment, his link to Godaiyou. She was sure something good was going to happen when they got used to each other a little better and all that, she just didn't know what she was going to do when that happened. The challenges of tough animals were what drove her, what would happen when that drive was gone?
It was time for a bit of a break, and so she went over to the dock she was used to and then called Given over to her, sitting down so her feet dangled over the edge. They wouldn't get many breaks today she felt, they had a lot to go over after all, but that was fine she figured with a little smile, patting Given on the head when he reached her. He settled down next to her and hissed a little, edging toward the pouch of fish before she pushed him away with another sigh. She didn't know what to do about all that at the moment, but she knew it had to stop eventually. That was why she was so excited for the clickers she had ordered to come in, it would make training much easier when they went away from a food reward to just a simple sound they associated with doing something well.
The training would be good for him, she figured as she looked over at him snaking toward the pouch again. She frowned and shoved his head away, he was a determined Wiurn it seemed, and she hadn't known that before the training had begun. That was fine though, she liked that in an animal sometimes, she just didn't know what to do about things just yet. Jack stretched out her shoulders and then stood up after awhile, trying to think of what to train him next. There was a whole list of things to do, so she figured she would tackle them one by one now, not that she didn't tend to do that usually anyway, just a few things were interspersed with other training from time to time, but nothing too major. She just hoped he was up to it, and she really wished he would grow a little bigger by the time they were finished.
Time to start working again. Jack patted the Wiurn on the neck for a moment and then stood up and took a fish out of the pouch. Eventually she would train him without the food, but that might be a long time coming. "Follow me," she told him, holding out the fish and backing up off of the dock. Given stared at it for a moment and then followed her off of the dock, lunging for the fish and getting a stern look for his behavior. He snapped at her and got a pop on the nose for that as well, but he sulked for a moment before he got the fish with a happy sound from her. "Good follow, Given," she told him, tossing him the fish so he could swallow it mostly whole. It was good that he was getting training so quickly, but she had a feeling she was going to run out of things to train him soon.
She wanted him to follow her if she needed him to, it might help things out eventually, but she really didn't know. She did know she was requiring her guild to teach this, so she would teach it as well. "Follow me!" she told him again, backing away as she held out a fish for him to sniff at. Sniff at it he did, and he followed her along until he got impatient and snapped at the fish again, getting a look from her. She knew he knew better than to do that anymore, but he was testing her as much as he possibly could it seemed. Jack pushed her hair back and had him stay, then tossed him the fish with a verbal reward, "Good follow, Given!" He heaved a sigh after swallowing the fish, wondering just what could possibly go wrong with today still. All of this was wrong.
Pulling another fish from her pouch, she was glad it was big enough to last all day. If not she would have taken a break and gone home for some more, but that wasn't going to happen now she figured. Pushing her hair back, she called to him again, "Follow me, Given!" The Wiurn stared at her for a moment before following along, eyeing the fish the whole time. She knew he was only doing it because he wanted the fish, but he would learn it sooner or later, that was for sure. Jack smiled and then tossed him the fish after he had followed for a little bit, at least he didn't snap at her this time she figured with a little smile on her face. Maybe he was getting better, but she really didn't know. A hiss escaped him after he finished eating the fish when she tossed it to him, and she hoped that they could graduate from this whole food reward system soon.
After awhile, as with the other training, the fish would be faded out and he would just be doing it because of the command. For now though, she held out a fish to her side and turned her back to the Wiurn, glancing back over her shoulder, "Follow me, Given." The Wiurn hissed a little but crawled after her as best as he could with everything, wondering what the point in all of this was when it all came down to it. He followed her though, his eyes mainly toward the fish, and when she stopped and told him to stay, he did so and got the fish for doing a job well done. She just hoped the rest of the training would follow suit, he was smart but not too smart, it made this a bit of a challenge when it all came down to it, but that was alright, she liked a challenge.
Zenjesi: Hey Silv - how do you pronounce Kodakai?
Nov 17, 2023 18:23:56 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Not to mention the baby mosca with wolf skin from Elvye and the sparkling owl of Xentus. <3
Nov 14, 2023 10:27:52 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like the Donnor one not just with looks FF, but the description, funny as heck.
Nov 14, 2023 10:26:27 GMT -6
Zenjesi: yours both made me laugh, FF! They're very expressive
Nov 13, 2023 21:57:46 GMT -6
Fiera Ferella: Woooow Twilight, I love that witch drawing!!! :0 It's so pretty! And Zenjesi I think Spectral is my favorite out of yours lol. Just looks happy to be included. and silver now i wanna know which pets youd pick for the other legendary beasts. XD
Nov 13, 2023 21:37:45 GMT -6
Silver: Ah I'm so glad you guys enjoyed it! I love everyone's drawings they're all so cute. ;o;
Nov 13, 2023 17:31:37 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: I like that one as well yeah, loved the old nootnoot image from quest prizes, so that one went perfectly with that particular costume being based around it. X3
Nov 13, 2023 15:23:13 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: The jewelry on tail or at the head definitely tends to be their most recognizable feature for a Mosca, and sadly their pharaoh chin piece as well. XD
Nov 13, 2023 15:21:07 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Your peanut costume is hilarious and adorable too!
Nov 13, 2023 15:14:29 GMT -6
Zenjesi: Yes you're correct! I guess I did a decent enough job with the drawing!
Nov 13, 2023 15:05:27 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: It still looks good on Synkka. She is a shaman Mosca I'm guessing? Its mostly the tail that makes me think of it.
Nov 13, 2023 15:00:42 GMT -6
Zenjesi: I definitely like Spectral's the most too! I sort of cheated by drawing Synkka with a cloak because I do not know how to draw feathered wings, haha ^^'
Nov 13, 2023 13:45:15 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Which one do you like the most out of the three you made?
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:48 GMT -6
Twilight-Claw: Thanks for that compliment! Though I know with the water it doesn't look entirely great, I love the latter one I made the most.
Nov 13, 2023 12:09:30 GMT -6