Sunday, July 20th: Annual Ride for Independence motorcycle event to benefit Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation
Fidelco client SSgt Michael Malarsie, USAF (Ret) with his Fidelco Guide Dog “Xxon”
Heroes will again be honored at the fourth annual Ride for Independence to benefit the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation in Bloomfield, Connecticut on Sunday, July 20th. This family-friendly motorcycle fundraiser celebrates the freedom and independence that Fidelco Guide Dogs bring to men and women who are blind across North America, especially blinded military personnel.
The family-friendly event begins and ends at Fidelcos beautiful Bloomfield campus. Riders enjoy a scenic, police-escorted 50 mile route through the Farmington Valley and return to Fidelco for a gourmet barbeque lunch by Black Eyed Sallys, a live concert by the Southern rock band SHOVELHEAD and more. Non-riders are encouraged to attend to cheer on the riders and enjoy lunch, vendors, entertainment, on-site K-9 demonstrations and Fidelco puppy visits.
The 2014 Ride for Independence Grand Marshal is a blinded military hero and Fidelco client, Staff Sergeant Michael Malarsie, USAF (Ret). Malarsie was blinded in an IED attack while serving in Afghanistan in 2010. One year later, with his Fidelco Guide Dog Xxon leading the way, Michael returned to work as the only blind airman on active duty in the Air Force.
Fidelcos Field of Flags — a tribute featuring more than 500 American flags planted in honor of fallen military heroes, first responders, veterans and personal heroes — will be on display. For a $ 10 donation, a flag will be added to the Field of Flags on the day of the event or online at http://www.fidelco.org/honoryourheroes.
WHO: Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, blinded military hero SSgt Michael Malarsie (interviews available) WHAT: 2014 Ride for Independence motorcycle event to benefit Fidelco WHEN: Sunday, July 20, 2014; Registration 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.; ride leaves at noon, lunch served at 1:30; K-9 demos all day Day-of registration: $ 40/bike (includes passenger) Non-rider: $ 15 each (includes lunch) WHERE: Fidelco, 103 Vision Way (formerly Old Iron Ore Road), Bloomfield, CT 06002 WHY: To support Fidelcos mission of promoting increased freedom and independence to men and women who are blind, especially blinded military personnel, by providing them the highest quality German Shepherd Guide Dogs
ABOUT SSGT MALARSIE: On January 3, 2010, in the remote mountains of Afghanistan, then-Senior Airman Michael Malarsie was blinded and severely wounded by a powerful improvised explosive device (IED) that killed four team members and blew him off a bridge. Blinded and broken, Michael stayed in the fight loading ammunition for his comrades. He was later awarded the Bronze Star with Valor for heroism on the battlefield.
Exactly one year later, following months of determined rehabilitation and painful facial surgeries, Michael was partnered with his Fidelco Guide Dog Xxon. Michael returned to active duty status as the only blind airman serving in the United States Air Force, leading a Wounded Airman Recovering Mentorship Program to help other wounded veterans transition to civilian life.
About Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation The Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Bloomfield, CT. Fidelco is an internationally accredited organization and an admired expert throughout the world for its highly valued German Shepherd Guide Dogs.
Each Fidelco Guide Dog takes two years, 15,000 hands-on hours and $ 45,000 to produce. They are given to clients at no cost. Fidelco provides 24/7 client support for the entire working life of its guide dogs typically 10 years. Fidelco relies solely on the generosity and financial support of individuals, foundations, corporations and civic organizations to help Share the Vision.
Fidelco has trained and placed over 1,350 German Shepherd Guide Dogs throughout North America in 41 states and five Canadian provinces. Fidelco pioneered In-Community Placement in the United States a process that allows all guide dog users to be trained in the communities where they live and work.
Fidelco also has placed hundreds of its German Shepherd Dogs with law enforcement agencies, first responders, search and rescue, and missing child recovery organizations to help protect our fellow citizens and keep our communities safe.
For more information, please visit http://www.fidelco.org or like us on Facebook at facebook.com/fidelcoguidedog
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.
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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.
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The Online Dog Trainer Review Introduces Doggy Dans Techniques
the online dog trainer review
The Online Dog Trainer developed by Doggy Dan is a newly-updated program that provides people with tips on how to train a puppy quickly and effectively. In the program, people will learn how to solve all their dog and puppy behavior problems without electric collars, force, fear, sprays or shouting. Since the author released the program, he has received many positive comments from customers regarding their success. Therefore, the website, Vinaf.com, tested the program and has revealed an overview.
The detailed overview on the website Vinaf.com indicates that The Online Dog Trainer takes people step-by-step through the process of learning how to stop the bad behaviors problems of their dogs including selective hearing, toileting in the wrong place, chewing, mouthing, and stealing at any place, disobedience, hyperactivity, excessive barking, aggressive behavior to people or other dogs. In the program, people will discover several secrets on how to have patience with their dogs effectively. Besides, the program shows users ways to take care of their pets. Buying the program, people will get a lot of useful gifts that assist them in training a pet. Firstly, people will receive the How To Your Puppy At Home Alone video, the A Very Important Rule To Follow video, the Short Separation And A Chew Toy video, and the Moses Meets The Family video. Secondly, the author offers the Puppies Crying At Night video, the Introducing Project Moses video, and the Bringing Your New Puppy Home video. Finally, people will have the Aggression Around The Food Bowl video, the Training Your Puppy On The Leash video and other videos.
Mercy Kane from the website, Vinaf.com, says, The Online Dog Trainer is a training program that guides dog owners on how to train puppies effectively. The program comes with many useful methods and secrets that are beneficial for users to teach dogs successfully. In addition, it provides people with step-by-step guides and detailed instructions that are easy to follow. Moreover, people will have 60 days to decide if they want to keep the program or get their money back.
If people want to get pros and cons of the product, they should visit the site: http://vinaf.com/the-online-dog-trainer-review/
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About Mercy Kane, Mercy Kane is an editor of the website, Vinaf.com. He provides people with many reliable reviews on home lifestyle. People can send any question or feedback to him on any digital product via email.
Long Term Confinement Area For Puppies By Urban Dog Training
Although we have heard so many times that training a dachshund is not a piece of cake, but not even impossible. As dachshunds are very intelligent dogs and are stubborn which is very difficult to train them easily. A lot of patience and consistency is needed for training a dachshund. So many dog owners complain about the bad behavior of their dachshunds; it is actually a big problem and it arises when they cannot pay full attention to their dachshunds. The shrewd and stubborn behavior of them always makes them to outfox their owners, but the owners should have to work out on this in order to avoid any mishap during training a dachshund.
In training a dachshund, it is comparatively easy to train the puppies. In early stages you can lead them as they are learning and picking things, and they learn what you want them to learn. Basically from a new born puppy till 12th month, it needs much love, deliberation and good food. In this stage these things should be taken care of. Make sure you keep your puppy out of unpleasant happenings, because they get scared and training will not affect them. However when they grow up they will be used to those situations but in early stages it is fearful for them. There are some stages through which they should be treated accordingly. From 3 to 4 weeks the session for training a dachshund puppy starts, during which it learns how to walk, he reacts to noises, starts to eat solid foods, playing with their mates and exploring things around them. This is when you have to keep you puppy away from sudden loud noises and leaving them alone at home, it’s scary for them. After fourth week till seventh the puppy start to go alone and wander everywhere, it’s a stage that learns how to do things without its mother and also starts weaning. Following this till 12 weeks, the puppy learns simple instructions like ‘come’, ‘go’, ‘sit’ and ‘no’ and etc. always talk in a very gentle tone, if it is doing something that shouldn’t do; just say “No!” do not shout or yell. Educate you puppy to get bedded properly at this time. From 12th week onwards, try to take them on walk, make them familiar with other people and animals. And make sure you have started the serious training of dachshund, because at this age they feel the changes in their bodies and begin to adjust with those changes. You should act as a leader, giving more time for their sessions. And keep in mind to take hold of training your dachshund more seriously.