A well behaved dog is a pride and joy to the owner. A dog which lacks basic training is indeed a matter of embarrassment and can be a real pain to the surrounding people. Even though the owner may think an untrained dog can be cute, let me warn you many times it can be a danger to itself and the people concerned. For example, a dog that does not heed to the command of the owner can run loose to an approaching car or motorbike and cause an accident to itself and to the occupants of the vehicle.
The most crucial part of training is to start of early because it is easy to train a dog in early stages when it is not exposed to much of established habits and inappropriate behaviors. Before we start let us all remind each other that we are not exactly the dog whisperers.
Dog training books can help the owners to smooth the relationship with their pets. Such training books cover variety of topics from tips on hose braking to appropriate dog foods for varied breeds. Regardless of which ever canine breed you possess, most of you will be struggling with issues like aggressive behavior, house training, establishing who is the alpha (dominant person in the home) and setting boundaries. Here it is important to understand the size and breed of your dog has nothing to do with basic dog training.
Dog your dog is not always an easy task simply because of the fact that it is hard to earn the respect of your dog. It may sound quite absurd, but in many situations it can be the sole reason for unacceptable behavior. It will take much more than reading dog training books systematically.
Following are few basic dog training tips or advices:
Always be patient and positive with your animal- always remember the fact that dogs are great attention seekers who loves to be praised and appreciated now and then. Use verbal as well small treats in the initial stages of training, when your doggie behaves perfectly the way you taught them to do so.
Be firm and friendly with your pets- Use a friendly tone when you teach them to heel or come. However use a much stern and firmer voice to make them sit. The animal should understand that you mean business
Engage in shorter session of dog training- Keep your sessions for fifteen minutes or so and end it with a positive gesture. Do not force your doggie to undergo prolonged sessions as this may make them restless with the entire sessions. Also remember to spend some extra time playing with your pet after the dog training. This helps to strengthen the bond between the master and the pet.
Avoid distractions- do not train your dogs in busy parks or crowded outdoors. Also keep your other pets away while engaged in dog training.
Finally remember dog training can be real fun. It is the perfect time to understand your dog’s behavior and let them know you care for the animal. This can be a rewarding sessions for many out there.
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Music Festival, Featuring American Idol Finalist Jess Meuse
The seventh annual Boxerstock Music Festival, presented by Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic and Unleashed by Petco to benefit Atlanta Boxer Rescue, takes place on Sunday, October 19, 2014 from noon to 6 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. This years event promises to be the best ever, featuring live music from both national and local acts in a variety of musical genres, including American Idol 2014 finalist, Jess Meuse.
Boxerstock is a family and dog-friendly event, welcoming well-behaved dogs of all breeds. Sponsor C&C Fence Company will provide 2 fenced Mini-Dog Parks, one for large dogs and one for smaller canine attendees to roam off leash. Trainers from sponsor K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark will be available for dog training tips and demos throughout the day. Microchipping for dogs that have current vaccinations and proof of ownership will be available for $ 25 per dog. Atlanta food truck vendors Mix’d Up, Yoli’s and Mighty Meatballs will serve delicious food options at the park throughout the day.
This years musical lineup includes some of the finest artists from local performers and nationally known acts. The music starts at noon and continues throughout the day until 6 p.m. Georgia native and 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Female Artist of the Year Megan Fowler kicks things off at noon. Charlotte-area musicians Stolen Hearts bring their signature Dirty Southern Soul sound to the stage. The Larry Griffith Band will have the audience on their feet with their own brand of blues wizardry. 2014 Georgia Music Awards Country Band of the Year, Tiger Creek Band combines musical styles into a sound thats guaranteed to entertain. Power trio JP Blues delivers searing, soulful guitars to the Boxerstock stage. Chris Nathan will blow the audience away with his mellow sound and soulful, honest voice. Featured performer and American Idol 2014 star Jess Meuse closes out the show with a cant miss performance by one of Americas top talents. Comedienne Shelly Ryan returns to Boxerstock for her sixth year as emcee.
This years Boxerstock features a Kids Village with fun activities for children, including the human hamster balls from Water Walkers, inflatables and a second stage for kid-friendly entertainment and music from some of Georgia’s finest up and coming young artists. Artists in the 2014 side stage lineup will include: Margaret-Anne Coleman, Annalise Shaw, Ariel Moffitt, Mary-Kate Farmer, Gemma Green, Eliza Miller, Liz Kate (Slatery), Alison Nichols, and Jared Goldman.
Other planned events include a silent auction, a dog costume contest, Frisbee demos from Dahlonega Action Dogs, agility demos from the countrys top agility boxer and others. A variety of merchandise from over sixty vendors will be available for purchase. Atlanta Boxer Rescue volunteers will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about adopting, fostering or volunteering. All healthy foster dogs will be on hand to meet approved adopters. Those interested in fostering a boxer should submit their application as early as possible.
Atlanta Boxer Rescue is dedicated to the rescue and adoption of the boxer dog breed. We provide fostering and adoption services for boxers from area kill shelters, and also education and resources to aid all dog owners. The seventh annual Boxerstock music festival features an amazing lineup of musicians. Were especially excited to have 2014 American Idol finalist Jess Meuse this year, said Dianne DaLee, president of Atlanta Boxer Rescue. The funds Atlanta Boxer Rescue raises at Boxerstock, our largest annual fundraiser, will allow us to continue our boxer rescue efforts. Proceeds go directly to our vetting costs.
Boxerstock would not be possible without the generosity of its sponsors. This years presenting sponsors are Paces Ferry Veterinary Clinic and Unleashed by Petco. Other sponsors include K-9 Coach/Bed & Bark, C&C Fence Company, DaLee & Company, Inc., Eileen Kimble, Courier Express, Balloons & Events Over Atlanta, Sergeant Scooper, The Music Studio at Vinings, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Specialty Car Company, Creature of the Cosmos, and National Distributing Company. 2014 media partners include Marietta.com, Atlanta Pet Expo, Georgia-Country.com, Unleash Magazine, Our Town Magazine and Pet Pages Atlanta.
More information about Boxerstock including sponsorship opportunities, musician lineup, vendor applications, directions to the event and a full schedule can be found at boxerstock.org. Tickets for the event are available on the website at http://www.boxerstock.org.
About Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc.
Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is a non-profit organization specializing in the rescue, adoption and animal welfare of Boxer dogs in the Atlanta metropolitan area. The organization provides veterinary services for its rescues and owner education and support for all Boxers in the Atlanta area. Atlanta Boxer Rescue, Inc. is 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. All contributions are tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by IRS law. For more information, to volunteer, to donate or to adopt a Boxer, please visit Atlanta Boxer Rescue online at http://www.atlantaboxerrescue.org or email info(at)atlantaboxerrescue(dot)org.
YogaFit Releases DVD That Gets Owners and Pets in Shape
Today, Beth Shaw’s YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide, the largest yoga school in North America, is proud to announce the release of the FURociously Fit DVD and CD line. Understanding the important relationship between pets and their owners, Shaw carefully designed FURociously Fit to teach both humans and animals the 20/30/40 walking and yoga program.
Shaw believes the strong bond an owner develops with their pet is a special type of friendship. With dogs specifically, a person receives unconditional love and friendship that rewards not only their soul, but the people around us as well. Bringing a dog along to exercise is something good for everyone. Getting in shape together with a pet decreases health risks and increase the chance of living happy, longer lives. Whether one is out walking a dog or volunteer to walk another dog, the social connections alone are great reasons to get out and walk.
The FURociously Fit 20/30/40 DVD and CD offers stretching before and after a walk, core work and upper body work to stay balanced, as well as a relaxation segment. Whether one walks a dog or not, this unique program help them get in shape, lose weight, and keep it off!
The 20/30/40 system refers to a 20-minute walk in the morning, 30 minutes at noon and 40 minutes in the evening for the best dog health. Also included in the DVD is the segment Dog Health Tips with Dr. Alice Villalobos, a well-known pioneer in the field of cancer care for companion animals and a founding member of the Veterinary Cancer Society.
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The new DVD is exclusively distributed by YogaFit and is available through the YogaFit store. For further information visit YogaFit.com or connect at Facebook.com/YogaFitTrainingSystemsWorldwide or on Twitter @YogaFitTraining.
ABOUT YOGAFIT TRAINING SYSTEMS WORLDWIDE
YogaFit Training Systems Worldwide was established in 1994 and has since trained more than 250,000 yoga and fitness professionals worldwide. The leader in mind body fitness education, YogaFit is the largest training school for yoga instructors in North America with further expansion ongoing internationally. YogaFit is the American Council on Exercises (ACE) premier and only yoga partner. Founder and President Beth Shaw is internationally recognized as the foremost authority on yoga and fitness and has been profiled in print publications and television programs including Oprahs O Magazine, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Huffington Post, The New York Times, USA Today, Entrepreneur, SELF and is currently a New Business Group Member of the New York Times. YogaFit is committed to community service as well as supporting animals and humanitarian causes.
For more information on YogaFit, please visit http://www.YogaFit.com.
Clicker Training For Obedience
Training dogs is basically a reflection of how obedient a dog is to it master. If you get to train your dog and if your dog allows itself to be trained, then there goes the sign that you have a very obedient pet. It may seem so easy, but having your dog to obey you is not as easy as asking your maid to get you a glass of water. Simple words won’t make a dog follow your command, because it’s a fact that dogs are dogs, and there is no way that they are humans. Thus, to establish the connection between dogs and humans there is clicker training for obedience that you can use so that it will be easier for you to make your dog follow your every command.
Clicker training has been an effective innovation as far as training one’s dog to be obedience goes. What makes it innovative is that it is grounded on scientific and psychological studies that support the idea behind this kind of training, and in the past years that this is being used, trainers have been always ready to attest that this kind of training is really effective if you want your dog to follow you. Aside from training dogs, this kind of training has been used for almost all sorts of pets ranging from a bird to a horse and even a dolphin. That only shows that this effective training tool is also very versatile in terms of training animals that even if you are not a professional trainer you can easily make use of this training formula to have an obedient pet. Clicker training does improve the obedience of an animal to a staggering rate, and you will be surprised that your pet can do things it has never done before.
Obedience is one of the issues between masters and pets. At times, this results to massive headache for the master who doesn’t know how to tame his pet or who doesn’t know how to make his pet follow. With clicker training for obedience, there will definitely be no more headache for any pet owner, for every pet owner can easily make his pet follow his every command.
Allow Privately Trained Dogs to Screen Air Cargo at Off-Airport Facilities, Airforwarders Urge Congressional Panel
The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) should move toward permitting private contractors to train explosive-sniffing dogs and make them available for use at government certified cargo screening facilities, the Airforwarders Association (AfA) urged a congressional panel in testimony today.
Appearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation Security, AfA board member Chris Connell urged TSA to finalize its efforts to develop a program for private companies to use their own canines, certified to TSA standards, to meet federal air cargo screening mandates. Currently, TSA permits only the use of the agencys own dogs in cargo screening, and only at on-airport facilities.
Click here to download the AfA’s written testimony.
Connell, who is President of Commodity Forwarders, Inc., a Los Angeles-based freight forwarding company specializing in perishable products, said enabling the use of private sector dogs will help broaden the security options for freight forwarders who operate off-airport Certified Cargo Screening Facilities (CCSF), which are supervised by TSA.
We are not saying that privatized canines are a magic bullet when it comes to screening cargo, but they are a potentially valuable part of this multilayer approach another important tool in the toolbox, if you will that includes a range of other technology solutions that our members can use to meet their screening requirements, he said.
Connell told the subcommittee that the AfA had just recently surveyed its members and found that fully three-quarters of the respondents about half of whom operate CCSFs said they would strongly consider using dogs provided by private companies if they were given the option to do that.
While emphasizing that the threat to the aviation industry remains high and association members are determined to do their part to ensure safety, Connell noted that time is money in our business. And right now our company believes that we could save over a million dollars a year at our LAX facility if we had access to a third party solution deploying canines. And of course our customers would highly appreciate the time savings that this solution would help us achieve.
Accordingly, we are highly interested in any solution that can help us expedite the screening process, move our perishables more quickly through the supply chain, and still provide the utmost in safety and security of what we ship. We think dogs can really help us do that, he said.
Connell also noted that use of specially trained dogs is one of several methods for screening air freight that are identified in the 9/11 Commission Recommendations Act that was passed by Congress in 2007. And he said that, given the track record of using canines in cargo screening, proceeding with a private sector option with solutions fully regulated, certified and monitored by government agencies would square with other screening approaches such as in-house x-ray and ETD, where the government relies on private sector solutions that are tested and certified.
About the Airforwarders Association
The Airforwarders Association (AfA) represents more than 360 member companies dedicated to moving cargo throughout the supply chain. The association’s members range from small businesses with fewer than 20 employees to large companies employing more than 1,000 people and business models varying from domestic to worldwide freight forwarding operations. In short, they are the travel agents for freight shipments, moving cargo in the timeliest and most cost efficient manner whether it is carried on aircraft, truck, rail or ship. For more information, visit the association’s website at http://www.airforwarders.org.
Change The Only Constant In Your Life Style
The Two Pillars of Customer-Centric Marketing
“Change the only constant in life style”. This is a simple yet profound truth that is lived out daily as the market changes to change the epicenter of marketing. Today is a customer-centric environment which businesses, big or small must acknowledge and embrace to survive in the harsh business world.
Google recognized the impacts of change to adapt quickly to keep pace for survival and attain market greatness. It is not surprising then that Google continues to excel with its rapid adoption of changes year by year from its search engine algorithms to SEO indexing requirements.
A growing emphasis is placed on adopting the best features that contribute to a dynamic user-centric search experience for users. There is a changing shift in the market towards dynamic content marketing where brands are re-structured intensely to provide valuable information for enticing potential leads to the brand and business.
Such customer-centricity demands changes in modern marketing practices which would boost the brand and business to stay ahead of the competition. Businesses today must establish two imposing pillars of customer-centric marketing to be successful in the marketplace.
Pillar 1 – Reshape Content Creation Strategy
Customer-centric marketing refers to customers’ demands and expectations which should be fulfilled satisfactorily by business marketers. The Internet offers diverse, dynamic tools such as Quora.com that permits easy access to understanding customers’ requirements and preferences.
These online tools allow marketers and business planners to identify the needs of potential leads as well as current customers quickly. Those indulging into such activities proactively over time would be deemed as market leaders in their respective industries. There would be a stirring of favorable sentiments such as respect and confidence towards marketers who are deemed innovative and bold to venture into new areas of advanced technologies in leading the way on better marketing developments.
Such proactive approach could also generate inspirational ideas and themes for interesting and new blog articles that users find relevant and fresh that connect them to the brand and company. Inbound marketing is known to be strengthened with relevant concerns being addressed effectively in the contents.
The market comprises diverse consumers who require market expertise in many areas of life where excellent and useful answers would boost the marketers’ leadership in the industry and market. This is part and parcel of adding value to the content that would be re-constructed to be rich and delightful. Hence, content is now designed and developed in a new structure that is fresh and more appealing to modern consumers.
Quality content in a customer-centric environment is associated with key focuses like storytelling narration and empathy with feasible solutions. Such approaches stir up interest and curiosity in consumers to initiate a self discovery for solutions which they could apply and benefit.
The bottom line in customer-centric marketing is to add value to consumers through quality content which they would benefit using effective marketing campaigns with the right mindset of pleasing or satisfying customers. This marketing approach focuses on the customers and not the brand or business.
Pillar 2 – User-centric Marketing
When marketers or business owners change their thought pattern and approach to be user-centric, they would design and develop marketing strategies and campaigns that would satisfy consumer needs and preferences. Businesses today must work ‘selflessly’ to satisfy consumer demands and expectations rather than their own ambitions in the market which becomes secondary.
This is the profound revelatory principle that is now established in the market for business success. The onset of the social media revolution changes branding approaches to be customer-centric where successful branding focuses on the targeted community and meeting its diverse needs and requirements using customized processes that present business brands more palatably.
Today’s form of marketing is having the tables turned on businesses as givers and not takers. When this change happens or is adopted by business brands, there would be a definite change in the marketing strategies and plans developed to win over consumers as customers who know what they want and whom they want from.
The new form of marketing happens when marketers research on changing market trends and customer demands to reward customers the way they want and not according to the whims and fancies of the business or brand. This would flood consumers with unique and fresh brand experiences that resonate in trust, confidence and reliability in the brand and company. Consumers are drawn into a special relationship that is underpinned by mystery, sensuality and intimacy.
A strong customer relation creates more business opportunities for the marketer and business owners to promote the business brand and offers. Marketing efforts become less intense with an established relationship that has trust and confidence incorporated to enjoy the best of user experience with the brand and business if proper interaction is engaged between marketer and potential leads or customers.
Reaping Results – The right application of this customer-centric marketing philosophy could bring about exciting business opportunities that would include favorable business results and outcomes. More traffic would be drawn to the website and brand awareness would be intensified with wider market recognition as more consumers are made aware of the brand presence in the market.
Word-of-mouth advertising is activated more readily from this marketing philosophy as customers are more satisfied and willing to spread the brand to their circles of contact and influence. Hence, marketers save huge amounts of money on intense advertising as satisfied customers prove to be the better alternative that is more convincing as proven by testimonies in the market. Consumers are more readily influenced with success stories from their own kind than professional business promos which are ‘white-washed’.
Conclusion – When potential customers recognize the unique and different approach the marketer is adopting in promoting their brand and business using a different mindset that caters to meeting their needs, their attitude and response would be favorable towards the marketer and brand.
This user-centric attitude changes the perspective of brand and business to put their priorities on customers who become satisfied with the favorable customer services to pledge their loyalty towards the brand and business.
Customer centric is a way of doing business with your customer in a way that provides a positive customer experience before and after the sale in order to drive repeat business, customer loyalty and profits. And a customer–centric company is more than a company that offers good service
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How To Mat Train Your Dog | Bondi Vet
Pets are often just like family members that need to learn the house rules and behave properly. All it requires is a few training tricks of the trade. Dog Trainer Basil Theofanides teaches pet owners how to effectively mat train their dog. For example, if you want your dog to go straight to its bed when it enters the house try training it to do so with food rewards. Bondi Vet covers many topics related to pet care. It provides crucial vet advice for the different health issues affecting your pets, gives tutorials on how to effectively train your pets from basic-to-advanced levels and also provides comprehensive information about specific dog breeds.