The one, most crucial lesson every would-be trainer must learn is:
If a creature is not responding to your directions, you’re calling it by the wrong name.
Many a trainee has washed out because of the frustration brought on by their persistence in this error, and if, after hearing it once mentioned you think it is a problem easily cured, you too will err.
All who come here have already adopted some name, that they have heard previously given to the creature with whom we work. For the sake of expediency, we initially do not herein interfere, but allow them to think in such terms.
After all, to work with anything, it must be called something, and in the beginning, no one is equipped to handle the creature’s real name.
Thus it is that in the sundry, unauthorized imitation branches of our operation spread throughout the world, you hear the object of our training called by many different names – but in the end, it is all the same. (But sad to say, few of the trainees ever progress far enough to discover this for themselves.)