Men's Health

Benefits of Dog Training, Socialization and Exercise

Benefits of Dog Training, Socialization and Exercise

Benefits of Dog Training, Socialization and Exercise

By: Susie Aga

I would like to share my professional opinion on the benefits of dog training. Through training you will build a strong lifelong bond between you and your dog. A well-behaved dog is more likely to become an active member of your family. Well-socialized, trained dogs make it easy for you to take them on vacations, to parks, and on visits to family members' homes without it being stressful for either of you. Training requires consistency, motivation and timing. The main thing most people do not realize is that the training is for the owner as well as the dog. Dogs cannot think like we do, but we can surely think like them; we just need to learn how. Dogs are pack animals, and in their pack there is always a leader, the Alpha. We just need to understand how to become an alpha. Communication is the key. The alpha dictates everything to the pack; she or he will teach boundaries as well as what is acceptable and what is not. If we train like we are the alpha then it is instinctual for the dog to understand that we are in charge.

Socialization
Builds your dog's temperament, and an even-tempered dog is less likely to be aggressive or fearful and will have fewer behavioral problems. Dogs that have been exposed to many different people, places and objects are much easier to train as well. If dogs are not exposed to different places, people, terrains and objects they can build up a fear of anything new or of any change in their routine. Always make sure your dog is fully immunized before you start any socialization. Check with your veterinarian first before any socialization occurs. People do not realize that dogs must be exposed to as simple a thing as sand, for example. I had a client call me while on her vacation; she was stunned that the dog she thought was well-socialized would not get on the beach. Her dog was scared of the sensation of her feet sinking into the sand. Now she remembered I had told her to take her puppy to sand early on, so there would not be an avoidance of it later in the dog's life. She found out the hard way that socialization has many forms, shapes and textures. Another example involved a lady that moved into a new home where there were 4 stair wells. One was outside off a deck and you could see through to the other side, a very scary situation for some dogs. Now the dog is 2 1/2 years old and does not know how to go up or down stairs. The importance of socialization is tremendous. The main thing we all want is a well- mannered, well-behaved dog, and this can be accomplished through Socialization and Training.

Exercise
Dogs build up a level of stress and energy everyday which can determine how they interact with you, your kids and other dogs. Exercise releases stress and energy. Your dog needs exercise every day for this release. A bored dog can become a "bad dog", whereas an exercised dog leads to a calm, well- behaved dog. Remember, an exhausted dog does nothing wrong! One form of exercise is getting your dog interested in a ball or Frisbee. Find places (if you do not have a fenced back yard) to allow your dog to run. Long walks are helpful, but running releases the most amount of energy and stress. Allow your dog to have "dog time" where he/she can just be a dog, and run, jump, play, chew and dig. Most of a dog's natural behaviors are what we want a dog not to do; seems a little unfair, don't you think? Dogs naturally greet one another by jumping, mouthing, and smelling. Within their pack the greeting is a big deal. There is competition for attention, and that naturally raises the dog's energy level. You can teach a dog another way to greet you besides jumping, through training and consistency. Dogs are social animals and want to be with their "pack" - you are their pack. Have fun! Exercise, Socialize and Train your dog and the rest is simple!

 

Author Bio
Susie Aga, Atlanta Dog Trainer Susie is a Certified Canine Behavior & Training Specialist and a member in good standing with the Association of Pet Dog Trainers. She has four rescue dogs and donates much of her time and services to Rescue Organizations and hosts The Animal Hour Radio Show which can be heard through her site.

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

Setting Realistic Goals

By: Jay Conners

When we make a sale, or take one step closer to meeting our goal, we are overcome with a felling of achievement which motivates us to sell more.

I'm sure that anybody who is reading this article has been in the situation where they may have been given unobtainable goals from one of their bosses, sales manager's, or some higher up somewhere in the company.

When goals are given that are unrealistic, the mission is doomed from the beginning. It immediately gives a feeling of despair to the sales team, which can be devastating to morale.

The sales team will do their duty and work as hard as they can to obtain the goals, but when they fall short, they will have feelings of failure, and will be reluctant to move on.

Simply stated, unrealistic goals, take the fun out of selling.

A personal story . . .

During my years in the banking industry, I managed a sales team in a small branch inside of a grocery store. This is what is known as In-store banking. It was estimated that seven thousand people came through the grocery store where my branch was located on a weekly basis.

With that statistic, my sales team was given a goal of opening up six checking accounts per day, among other things.

This would be a monthly goal of one hundred and eighty checking accounts per month. To me and my team, this was highly unrealistic.

Then, In-store banking was brand new to the banking industry, and these goals were being handed down by people who never once stepped foot in an in-store branch.

Please understand, I am not bitter about this, I am just stating the facts, and believe this to be an on going problem with companies.

This problem works both ways. Sometimes the goals being handed down are not enough, and a sales team will fall short of what their potential could be.

Needless to say, my sales team never met their daily, weekly, or monthly goals. We did however, fight the good fight and manage to hold our own. But morale was never what it should have been.

Every six months my team and I would attend the semiannual sales rally, where we would sit and watch as the other branches so proudly accepted their awards for meeting their goals. It pained me to watch my team walk away empty handed knowing that they worked so hard.

My point is, when goals are being set, they need to be realistic and obtainable. The more you or your team reach their goal the more motivated they will be.

Once you are reaching your goal at a steady pace, challenge yourself or your team, and raise the bar. Challenge them to reach higher on a daily basis.

Keep in mind, when you raise the bar, keep this new goal realistic as well, you don't want to become over confident and put your goals out of reach.

One last thing . . .

The goals that are being set, should be put in place by a person or people who know you, your staff, and your demographics. Not by somebody in an ivory tower.

If they are not being put into place by the appropriate people, suggest this idea to someone in your organization that you can trust.

Author Bio
Jay Conners has more than fifteen years of experience in the banking and Mortgage Industry, He is the owner of www.jconners.com, a mortgage resource site.

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Products Because Of Misbranding

by

Joseph

The USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has announced that Corn Maiden Foods, Inc., an establishment in Harbor City, California, is recalling approximately 2,133 pounds of ready-to-eat (RTE) beef products because of misbranding. The products contain monosodium glutamate (MSG) that was undeclared on the product labels.

The FSIS has designated this a Class III Recall wherein use of the product will not cause adverse reactions.

The following products are subject to recall:

  • 12-oz packages of “Morrison Aussie Travelers’ Pies, Hand-Held 2 Aussie Pies Steak & Mushroom,” with sell-by dates of Feb. 3, 2018, Feb. 15, 2018, Feb. 16, 2018 and March 29, 2018, and lot codes 170203, 170215, 170216 and 170329.

The ready-to-eat steak and mushroom pie products were produced from Feb. 3, 2017 to March 29, 2017 and bear establishment number “Est. 20689” inside the USDA mark of inspection.

The recalled products were distributed to retail locations in California.

According to the USDA, the FSIS’ Inspection Program Personnel (IPP) discovered the problem on August 4, 2017 while performing routine label verification activities.

The USDA said there have not been any reports of adverse reactions due to consumption of these products. The USDA suggests that anyone concerned about an injury or illness should contact a healthcare professional.

Consumers with questions about the recall can contact Pascal Dropsy, President, at (310) 784-0400.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

***Like us on Facebook!!!***

I'm living fit, healthy and happy(SM). Are you?

 

Article Reference

USDA Press Release

"Corn Maiden Foods, Inc. Recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Products Because Of Misbranding" © 2017 Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). All Rights Reserved.

Google+


Flowers as a Gift

Flowers as a Gift

Flowers as a Gift

By: Christ CK

The Bible teaches that we are to show kindness and consideration to one another. To send flowers on special occasions is a good way to express love and kindness to those who are special in our hearts. Practicing love and showing kindness are always a good thing.

Other than expressing love and kindness, flowers go a long way when it comes to apologies and special occasions, but for the most part, the best time to give her flowers is when there's no occasion at all. When you buy her roses because you messed up, although the gesture is still wonderful, it's evident that it's a cry for forgiveness.

But if you buy her flowers just because you want her to know that you love her and think of her constantly, she'll feel more attractive and appreciated like never before. The element of surprise (considering there really is no special occasion) will also add to her pleasant revelation.

Valentine

Valentine's day is the day of love. Reach out to your loved ones with dazzling bouquets and vibrant flowers to make them feel special. Valentine's day flowers is the perfect way to say 'I love you', when your relationship is new and fragile, and a great reason to return to polite, courteous behavior, if you have been together for a while. Moreover, it's a good time for promises to maintain that romantic spirit throughout the year with a bouquet of beautiful Valentine's Day flowers.

Roses are ranked first on the Valentine's Day flower list. Roses of different colors have different meanings. Red roses are the Valentine's Day favorite - they symbolize passionate desire. Pink roses signify sophistication and elegance. Yellow is the "friendship" color for roses. White roses mean purity and fidelity. And purple is associated with royalty. A bouquet of purple roses is an excellent choice of Valentine's Day flowers, meant for the king/queen of your heart.

If you send Valentine's Day flowers to a man, choose crisp colors ' red, orange, and yellow. For a romantic masculine feel consider a linear floral design. Men would also respond well to blooming plants. When Valentine's Day is on a weekday, make his coworkers jealous with flowers delivered to his office.

Whatever Valentine's Day flowers you picked, don't forget to express your feelings with a note. Even a simple list of the reasons you love him/her for can be a touching gift and the words "I love you" will mean more than the most exquisite poetry.

Mother's Day

The Romans welcomed the month of May by dedicating the month to Flora, the Roman flower goddess; and spent the first day of May gathering flowers as offerings to her. Flowers have been associated with Mother's Day celebrations from the beginning. Even in the ancient world, the Mother Goddesses were celebrated with garlands of flowers. Anna Jarvis promoted carnations, the favorite flowers of her mother, as the official Mother's Day flowers. "White carnations were chosen because they represented the sweetness, purity and endurance of mother love. Red carnations, in time, became the symbol of a living mother." Today, bouquets of cut spring flowers are customary Mother's Day gifts.

Anniversary

Roses of differing colors have different meanings. Red is for love and respect, light pink is grace and interestingly sends the message 'Believe me,' while dark pink is for thankfulness. Light purple roses are for love at first sight and signify the partner is still enchanted, orange means that the spouse is enthusiastic and spellbound by their partner. There are many other colors of roses with other meanings. A single rose in full bloom simply says, "I still love you."

There are also flowers for many of the in-between wedding anniversaries, and you can easily look them up. If you're just trying to find the right flower for the first anniversary get your spouse some Pansies.

Birthday

Birthday flower delivery for a special person marks the occasion of another year on the planet with something that appeals to the senses of sight, smell, and sometimes touch that brightens the occasion. Giving a gift of flowers that a giver knows will please the recipient is a recognized "feel good" gesture, while being the receiver of the bouquet is equally delightful. When the celebrant is a child, we don't often send birthday flowers, but instead choose a bouquet of balloons or even cookies shaped like flowers and resting on a stick painted to look like a stem. Floral gifts properly mark the birthdays of women and girls from puberty to old age. If the way to a man's heart is through his stomach, the way to a woman's heart is through her love for blossoms.

When a customer is looking outside of his community for a birthday flower delivery, it is important that he searches for an online florist with years of experience, recognized service, secure ordering, and satisfaction guaranteed. Both industry credentials and customer testimonials count, and any online awards they might have won should count as big pluses. Cost may be a consideration, and prices are usually posted by each picture of an arrangement on the website. Keep in mind that when there are two prices quoted for an arrangement, the smaller amount spent will always mean smaller number of blossoms as well, so inexpensive isn't always the best way to go when someone wants to send birthday flowers.

Why flower gifts?

Ordering from a small-time brick and mortar florist listed in your neighborhood phone directory could result in a nasty surprise, when yellow roses arrive instead of the long-stemmed red roses or carnations are delivered and you are charged more than the cost agreed upon, worse still they may never be delivered. These scenarios do happen.

Why risk yourself in these situations? You could simply switch on your computer, browse through the Internet and place your order in any well-recognized online florist. The quickest way to deliver flowers to your family living in another city or to send a corporate to another country is to use online flower delivery as well. These online florists also offer a variety of products like floral gift baskets and hampers and other unique gifts for every occasion.

Many big companies have a network consisting of professional local florists worldwide. You can order online for same day or next day delivery. Flowers can also be sent over overseas with the international flower service that many of the big companies operate. These companies ensure you that the recipient will enjoy the beautiful fresh flowers and plants, secure ordering and guaranteed satisfaction.

 

Author Bio
By Christ CK
www.GflowerShop.com is an example of such online florist, which provides international flower delivery services. Our website catalogs a wide range of products from unique gifts to all kinds of flower. We ensure secure ordering and promise fresh flowers delivery.

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Are We Deficient in Essential Nutrients?

Are We Deficient in Essential Nutrients?

Submitted by: Adrian Joele

To answer this question , let’s look at some official government figures in America to see how the degraded foods that most people eat do not provide sufficient nutrients. I would imagine that similar results could be found in other developed countries, like Europe and Australia.

The Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HANES 1) studied 28,000 people, from age 1 to 74, in sixty-five different areas throughout the United States. HANES 1 examined people’s diets, their blood nutrient levels and any malnutrition symptoms.

It found huge dietary deficiencies by using very conservative levels as a norm.

For example: nine out of ten women had iron deficiency in their diets (less than 18 mg). One in every two women had calcium deficiency (less than 600 mg). Iron deficiency in the blood was widespread in all age, sex, race and income groups, despite the fact that white bread and cereals in America are “enriched” with iron. overall, more than 60% of these people showed at least one symptom of malnutrition, regardless off their income level.

The Ten State Nutritional Survey of 86,000 people found similar evidence. In Michigan for example, more than half the men and women tested were deficient in folic acid. In Texas and Washington one in every four men and one in every three women were deficient in vitamin A. One in three persons in Southern California was deficient in vitamin B2 (riboflavin).

These were very conservative figures of the values of the RDA’s as representing adequate nutrition. Nevertheless, about two thirds of these people were malnourished even though the number of nutrients tested for deficiency was only a fifth of the 59 nutrients essential for optimal health.

A third government study showed similar results. The Nationwide Food Consumption Survey of 15,000 households found that one household out of three ate diets deficient in calcium and vitamin B6. One in five households ate diets deficient in iron and

vitamin A.

A recent report from the USDA examined another 37,785 people.

It analyzed intakes of only 11 of the essential nutrients. Results showed that the fast majority of subjects ate less than the RDA for vitamin A and B6 and minerals, calcium, iron and magnesium.

It get worse with older people.A new study of older American by Dr. Jacob Selhub at the USDA Human Nutrition Research Center at Tufts University, examined diet and blood levels of just three nutrients: folate, vitamin B6 and B12. They found that 60% of these seniors got insufficient folate to prevent high levels of homocysteine in their blood, a proven risk factor for heart disease. The worst finding was that 80% of subjects were getting the RDA for folate, but that level of intake was clearly insufficient to keep them healthy.

In an accompanying editorial to the study, published in the very conservative Journal of the American Medical Association, Professors Meir Stampfer and Walter Willet of Harvard University concluded: “a reasonable argument can be made for recommending….. multi-vitamins for many individuals”.

I can go on with many more studies with similar results, but I will not make it boring for you with endless examples.

The evidence we have reviewed should be sufficient to show without a doubt that average people eating the average degraded American food are seriously deficient in essential nutrients.

Many thousands of people are now aware of these problems with our food, resulting in a movement to go back to organic farming. However, it will take decades before even a quarter of American agricultural land is detoxified and then restored by years of mulching, manuring and crop rotation, to regain the nutrient-rich soils of our forefathers. Meanwhile, you have to protect yourself.

You can restore your personal nutrient levels by using the right vitamin and mineral supplements.The best way to supplement your diet with nutritional supplements is to visit this site:http://nutrobalance.net



About the Author: Adrian Joele became interested in nutrition and weight loss when he was working for a nutritional supplement manufacturer. He wrote several articles about health and nutrition and achieved expert status with Ezine http://Articles.com Get his free report on nutrition and weight loss by visiting: http://www.nutrobalance2.net

Source: www.isnare.com
Permanent Link: https://www.isnare.com/?aid=1961641&ca=Wellness%2C+Fitness+and+Diet


Headaches During Pregnancy - What Is Normal?

Headaches During Pregnancy - What Is Normal?

Headaches During Pregnancy - What Is Normal?
By Hannah Bajor

Headaches during pregnancy are very challenging as over the counter pain killers are not recommended.Within the first 12 weeks of pregnancy the surging hormones play a part in the development of pregnancy headaches. The 40% increase in blood volume that occurs during pregnancy increases pressure within the blood vessels and this itself can cause headaches during pregnancy.

Headaches and pregnancy are related and can be very dangerous especially if experienced during the last month of pregnancy, as it may also be caused by a condition called pre eclampsia. Pre eclampsia is a condition in pregnancy that has symptoms such as headaches unrelieved by over the counter medication, high blood pressure, swelling and protein in the urine.

Headaches during pregnancy may also be caused or made worst by any of the following:

Stress Lack of sleep Vomiting Low blood sugar Dehydration Caffeine withdrawal Nicotine withdrawal Poor posture Pregnancy related vision changes

What you can do to ease your pregnancy headaches:

Reduce stress. Get more sleep. Treat your early morning sickness. Eat regularly to avoid low blood sugar levels. Drink adequate amounts of high quality water. Get chiropractic adjustments and advice to correct your posture. Avoid over the counter medication especially during the first 12 weeks of pregnancy. Consult a homeopath or an acupuncturist for treatments to relieve your pain. Pregnancy headaches are sometimes relieved with either hot or cold compress around your forehead and on the back of your neck. Have someone massage your shoulders and neck during acute pregnancy headaches. Rest in a dark room and practice deep relaxation breathing. Relaxing in a warm bath or shower sometimes reduces the stress and tension. The fruit mangosteen is well known to support every system in the body. It is all natural and can relieve and prevent pregnancy headaches.

You tried all the above and you still have headaches during pregnancy:

At this point it would be appropriate to call your doctor or midwife for advice. Have your eyesight checked as you may need glasses or a change in glasses.

If you experience any of these symptoms below with a headache call your physician or midwife immediately as these are signs of a severe pregnancy complication called pre-eclampsia:

Blurred vision Right sided abdomen pain Swollen hands and face Sudden weight gain Feeling very agitated or restless

Pregnancy headaches can be very painful and very frustrating, as it is not recommended that you use over the counter medication during pregnancy. When traditional is not allowed, then it is time to investigate what holistic methods of healing are available to you. Basic energy healing is extremely relaxing, it will reduce stress and alleviate some if not all of your headache.

Prevention of pregnancy headaches is the best place to start. Many pregnant clients that have a history of headaches will know their triggering factor to developing a headache. Staying away from these triggers is important.

Many headache clients experienced improvement of their headaches during pregnancy by taking mangosteen and mineral juice on a regular basis. Mangosteen is a very healing fruit and has a natural pain blocker and is pregnancy safe.

Pregnancy can be an extraordinary experience for a woman. It is far more than growing a baby and dealing with issues like fatigue. Pregnancy has a huge emotional, mental, spiritual, and energetic side to it. The more you understand these aspects, the easier and less symptomatic your pregnancy will be. Learning how to connect with the emotions of your unborn child will allow you to enhance your pregnancy experience and surrender to its normal physiological process of pregnancy headaches.

Midwife Hannah Bajor C.N.M., M.S.N. is founder, CEO and Visionary behind the Lumalove® brand of getting pregnant, pregnancy, infertility and miscarriage educational support products and services.

Hannah says "knowing my life's purpose gives one a hug advantage". Her 30 years midwifery experience along with her personal journey through ten years of infertility, having personally experienced a 16 week miscarriage and a near death experience delivering her second child has lit a fire in her soul that NO ONE can put out and that is to "change childbirth education as we know it".

Lumalove LLC helps couples globally access new and dynamic prenatal education and in doing so lays the foundational blueprints for a happier, healthier pregnancy outcome and gives their unborn child the opportunity of unlimited potential.

Take advantage of her FREE offer and experience her ability to help you connect deeper with your growing baby. To get your FREE pregnancy guided visualization mp3 then click on [http://www.LumalovePregnancyWeekByWeek.com]

Article Source: http://EzineArticles.com/expert/Hannah_Bajor/238593
http://EzineArticles.com/?Headaches-During-Pregnancy---What-Is-Normal?&id=6654966


How to Shop for a Cuckoo Clock

How to Shop for a Cuckoo Clock

How to Shop for a Cuckoo Clock

By: Donna Somerkin

Cuckoo clocks make great gifts, souvenirs, and timepieces that will add charm and character to any home. If you are in the market for a cuckoo clock, carefully consider your options before purchase. In addition to scouring your local antique and clock shops, turn your search to the World Wide Web to find that perfect clock. Since cuckoo clocks are traditionally made in the Black Forest area of Germany, consider picking one up on your next European holiday or purchasing one from a store based in the country. There are countless places to find the perfect cuckoo clock, so start your search today.

When looking for a cuckoo clock, you should first assess your budget and expectations. Cuckoo clocks are sold in all budgets, from modest pieces with little decoration and moving parts to colossal works of art that can occupy an entire wall. Additionally, consider the space for your cuckoo clock. When finding a place in your home, ensure the clock's weights and chains will have plenty of room to move, since obstacles that block the movement would prevent the clock from properly working. Also, consider the look you want for your cuckoo clock. Although the traditional look of the clocks may be similar, different makers offer different styles of clocks, from the more modestly decorated to the king of kitsch.

By far, the best place to look for a cuckoo clock is in Germany. Although a European visit may be more than a hop, skip, and a jump away, if you are planning to visit the country in the near future, keep in mind a cuckoo clock is an excellent souvenir. Many manufacturers open their shops and workshops to the public, allowing you to chat with the men and women that created your personal timepiece. In addition to learning about the history of the clocks, the experience is one that is sure to be remembered.

If international travel is not on your itinerary, look to your local shops for cuckoo clocks. Most shops that sell clocks will have at least a couple styles of cuckoo clocks. Also, if you are interested in purchasing an older clock, check out the antique stores in your area or visit local flea markets to see what your search will reveal. In some instances, you may be able to pick up a clock for less money than in a store, but keep in mind the clock may need to be repaired or restored.

For a greater source of cuckoo clocks, turn to the World Wide Web. The internet is a veritable treasure trove for anything and everything under the sun. A quick internet search will produce countless dealers that sell every imaginable version of cuckoo clocks. However, keep in mind when using the internet as a shopping tool that scams can be more difficult to detect. In order to not become separated from your hard earned cash through a tricky internet scam, ensure you purchase a cuckoo clock from a quality, reputable dealer with a sterling reputation.

Looking for an antique cuckoo clock? Turn to internet auction sites like Ebay! Ebay is a fantastic tool for finding anything and everything under the sun and unites the world through a single forum that serves as a gigantic flea market. Again, the word on Ebay is "buyer beware," so only purchase clocks from sellers with positive feedback from previous buyers. Also, keep in mind that older clocks may need more work, which results in costs associated with hiring a clockmaker to fix your newfound treasure. Although they may need a bit of tender loving care, antique cuckoo clocks are truly unique creations.

 

Author Bio
Donna Somerkin specializes in Cuckoo Clocks www.cuckoo-clocks-u.com

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Problem Dogs

Problem Dogs

Problem Dogs

By: Jane Stewart

Many dogs have inadvertently learned incorrect behaviour from their owners and require to be educated in how to behave correctly. It would be very unusual for a dog to be simply "bad" or "untrainable", in the vast majority of cases the dog has simply learned bad behaviour - or not learned "good" behaviour!

The first step is to remain calm and in control, shouting, smacking and screaming are not as effective as consistent positive training (i.e. rewarding the dog for good behaviour - with treats initially and then just with attention, cuddles etc - and ignoring them when they behave inappropriately).

Secondly make sure the dog realises that you are the "pack leader" and not the other way around, many owners try to spoil their dogs in the vain hope of an easy life - this is far from the case, once your dog realises that it can get the attention/treats/rewards it desires by repeating patterns of (bad) behaviour, essentially the dog will be training you! This is why many people have barking problems with their dogs. Most dogs dont realise whether barking is a good thing or a bad thing. Sometimes when the dog barks, it is ignored. Other times, the dog is praised (warding off possible intruders). And yet other times, the dog is shouted at (owner has a headache/is tired/is on the telephone etc). People are consistently inconsistent, especially when it comes to their pets!

When it comes to housetraining, remember that your dog is an instinctively clean animal. If the dog can avoid it, it would rather not soil itself or her usual eating and sleeping area. All the dog needs is positive encouragement when it eliminates in correct places.

A popular, modern method for dog training and obedience is "Clicker training", this is a slang term used to describe a way of training dogs that has become increasingly popular in the last decade due to its gentle and effective methods. The scientific term for it is operant conditioning. Simply put simply put, an dog tends to repeat an action that has a positive consequence and tends not to repeat one that has a negative consequence. The problem with other types of conditioning is that it is difficult to reinforce good behaviour at a distance, the clicker allows you to mark with great precision the good behaviour for which the dog is being reinforced, even if it the dog is some distance from you.

The clicker is a simple cheap and effective device, basically it's just a metal strip encased in a plastic box that when pressed makes a unique sharp clicking noise that the dog can distinguish easily from background noises. If you are having any problems training your dog this should be the first product on your shopping list.

 

Author Bio
More information on dog training and obedience can be found here www.dog-daft.co.uk, please visit for tips and articles on dog training, health issues and other canine related topics.

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Follow Up With Your Customer

Follow Up With Your Customer

Follow Up With Your Customer

By: Jay Conners

After you go through a sales session with a customer, wether you sell them a product or not, follow up with them. Otherwise, your time was all but wasted.

Every part of a sales process from the initial contact, to the presentation of the product, to the final step, following up, are all equally important.

The following up process is an important element of the sales process for many key reasons, here are just a few:

1. Following up makes your customers feel important.
When a customer walks into your office, or calls you on the telephone, they do not want to be thought of as a statistic. They want to be treated as though they are the only customer you have.

By following up after your initial contact, it tells the customer that you are serious about doing business with them.

They will appreciate the phone call, and this will be a clear message to them that they weren't just another sale on your way to meeting your goal.

2. Following up with your customer shows that you care.
Another reason to follow up with your customer is to find out how they are doing, and how their new product is benefitting them.

Ask questions about the product and the experience they have had with you and your company.

It is always good to get feedback, good and bad. This way you can correct anything that your customer was not happy with, learn from your mistake, and be sure not to let it happen again with your next customer.

If their feedback is negative or they just are not happy with the product, find out their reasons, be empathetic, and try to resolve the problem as best you can.

3. Follow up with your customer for more sales opportunities.
After your initial meeting with your customer, one of two things happened. Either you got the sale, or your customer left still undecided.

If you got the sale, following up with your customer is important for reasons stated in number two, and also, you now have an opportunity to up-sell. While they are on the phone, ask for permission to go over some of your other products you believe they may be interested in.

If your customer left you still undecided, than this is the perfect opportunity to see if they have come to a decision. If they haven't, ask if there is anything they would like you to go over again, or, if they thought of any more questions they would like to ask.

A final note . . .
Before a customer leaves your desk or hangs up the phone, make your customer aware of your intentions to follow up with them. If your sales session went well, this should not be a problem.

Following up with your customers is a great opportunity to keep in contact with them, and there is no law that says you can't follow up more than once.

The more you stay in contact with your customers, the stronger your relationship with them becomes. The stronger the relationship, the more business and referrals you can expect from them. So follow up, Always.

Author Bio
Jay Conners has more than fifteen years of experience in the banking and Mortgage Industry, He is the owner of www.jconners.com, a mortgage resource site.

Article Source: http://www.ArticleGeek.com - Free Website Content


Monkey Bars Give You A Total Upper Body Workout

by

Joseph

When you're looking for ways to become physically stronger, I suggest that you incorporate body weight exercises as part of your routine. Pushups, pull ups, chin ups and dips do wonders for the body. There's nothing like working out against your own body weight. 

Today, I'm going to add a new exercise to the repertoire. I'm talking about the monkey bars. 

The monkey bar exercise is simple enough: start at one end of the bars and move down to the other end. But it's the how which is all the fun!

How to do the monkey bar exercise

You'll need a monkey bar for this exercise. You should be able to find monkey bars at most playgrounds, outdoor fitness courses and some indoor gyms.

  1. Stand under the first bar.
  2. Use your leg muscles to propel you toward the bar.
  3. Grip the bar with both hands.
  4. Quickly grip the second bar with your left hand.
  5. Now, grip the third bar with your right hand. 
  6. Grip the fourth bar with your left hand.
  7. Continue the process until you reach the end of the monkey bars.
  8. Repeat the process going in the opposite direction.

The monkey bar exercise requires a great deal of upper body strength, good motor coordination, and endurance. 

The monkey bar exercise strengthens your shoulders, wrists, forearms, back and abdominal muscles. You're propelling yourself from bar to bar without losing your grip. The monkey bar exercise has an aerobic component, too. You're moving quickly which requires oxygenated muscles. The faster your heart beats, the more oxygen pumped to your muscles and the more calories burned.

You can't do monkey bars with an assist. The best way to learn the monkey bar exercise is to get up there and do them.

 

But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. "Do not fear what they fear ; do not be frightened." 1 Peter 3:14

***Like us on Facebook!!!***

I'm living fit, healthy and happy(SM). Are you?

 

"Monkey Bars Give You A Total Upper Body Workout" copyright © 2017 Living Fit, Healthy and Happy(SM). All Rights Reserved.

Google+