Dog Obedience School Training – Will an Obedience School Help a Dog?

Many dog owners attempt to train their dog themselves, and usually there is nothing wrong with this. However, sometimes a dog needs a bit more of a professional handling, and that means dog obedience school training is in order. This does not mean he is bad, but just that the owner isn’t quite up to the task of training, or does not have time to train the dog.

Choosing Obedience School
When you are choosing an obedience school, make sure you choose one that is going to be a good fit for you and your dog. You will probably have to attend the classes as well, so find one that is close to your home or work.

In addition, you should talk to friends and family and see where they took their dogs for training. Nothing is better than a recommendation from someone you trust, especially when it involves the dog you love.

What Will Be Taught
When your dog goes to dog obedience school training, it will learn many things, including but not limited to:

* How to respond to commands
* How to sit, stay, come and heel up
* How to obey you

Of course, the training is not just for the dog, but you as well. At the training school you will learn:

* How to establish dominance
* How to be the alpha of the pack
* How to get him to respond to you
* How to properly care and treat a dog

Things like dog obedience school training courses are great for both you and the dog. Remember the adage, there are no bad dogs, just bad owners, and going to a training school is as much for him as it is for you.

Source by Andrew Kosinski

The Importance of a Dog House

Having a pet at home has over the years has become a tradition. People enjoy having pets and most people keep their pets within the home environment. There have been several different surveys and pieces of research that have shown that the most common pet is a dog. . If you are going to have a pet dog it is very important that he has a dog house and this is part of the basic care of a pet dog.

Every animal has basic needs and one of these basics is a house. People like to keep their dogs within their own apartment but it is important to remember that dogs have feeling to therefore it is very important that the dog has its own house either in the garden or within the owners home. Animals like to have a place where they can get away from everything, sleep and eat and this is one reason why a dog house is very important.

It’s a very good idea to give your dog a house that is the correct size and the size will vary depending on the size of the individual dog. It is very important to make sure you get a house that is suitable for your own specific dog as all dogs are individual just like humans.

Prior to either making or purchasing a dog house it is very important to measure your dog to find out what size he is. It is very important to measure both the height and the length of the dog. It is very important to ensure that the house that you build for your dog has the proper level of ventilation and that the ventilation is at floor level. It is also important that the house is designed so that it is able to keep the dog warm during the winter months.

Source by Sarah Nabila

Myers Briggs Personality Type and Political Affiliation

We’ve all come across people who just seem incapable of modifying their perspective based on new data being presented. Most of us still mouth the words that additional education (or indoctrination/propaganda as is often the case) is what is needed since surely this person will turn around if his/her consciousness is sufficiently expanded with additional data backing your perspective. However, all too often deep inside we know that some people are “hopeless”. This conclusion concerning failure of propaganda is reached from all over the political, cultural, and religious spectrum at one point or another. It thus becomes fashionable to outright dismiss “inconvertible” individuals and opposing zealots (on political and religious fringes of any given population) as nuts and crazies.

Personality theory in psychology allows us to better categorize individuals in society without resorting to name calling. Myers-Briggs typology in particular offers a better construct (compared to useless terms like conservative and liberal for example) to predict how an individual will act politically and socially. Myers-Briggs research combined with biology and brain scan techniques also offers us hints at understanding the underlining anatomical basis that predisposes a person to be either a disagreeable radical or a gentle follower.

There’s been little relative popular attempts to scientifically explain why the bulk of the population is always a warzone between the extreme fringes. It’s just assumed that it will always be this way just like there will always be criminals and extremely altruistic self-sacrificing givers. This assumption seems reasonable and obvious but gives rise to two other creeping and unsettling assumptions:

1) The human population is relatively fixed along a bell curve type continuum. Perhaps this is better visually represented by a sphere with a number of spikes extending from it. The moderate population is the bulk of the sphere and the zealous “radical” factions (whose opinions differ dramatically from the statistical average) are the spikes extending from the sphere’s surface (as well as into the interior to some degree which would represent silent sympathizers). It is irrelevant to label the spikes as extreme left, right, etc. All that is important is that a relatively fixed minority of the population (lets say 10-20% range) will be:

a) prone to modes of thought that are tangibly different from majority’s

b) prone to action and lifestyle based on these thoughts

Authors like Friedrich Hayek for instance, observed that in 1920s Germany roughly a million workers swung their support between communists and Nazis based on who was winning. It was noted that the two seemingly opposing ideological parties clashed with one another the most because they were very often competing for recruits in the same psychological pool of young people. Considering how many overexcited Americans called both Bush and Obama the new “Hitler” in recent years, we can easily imagine how an aggressive drooling at the mouth anti-war protestor from a big city could have been an equally excitable protester at a teabag rally if only he was born in a small town and into a different culture.

2) Since the ratio of intensely active people (prone to being perceived by population at large as “wingnuts”or criminals or radicals or genuinely informed and committed activists, etc) to more relaxed apathetic majority seems to be roughly fixed across all societies and globally as a whole, the explanatory basis for such a dynamic can only be biological. Just like there exist (and can further be bred) aggressive dogs and peaceful friendly dogs, there exist aggressive people, natural Buddhist-esque peaceful people, etc. A person who is an aggressive pit bull equivalent (and who wants to impose his views of the world onto others the most) would differ in his relatively extreme ideology depending on what part of the world he was socialized in. Psychiatry has shown us that people are born with different ratios of neurotransmitter production and quantitative as well as qualitative differences in the types of chemicals that affect their mood and cognition. We now understand that people differ a lot more in terms of brain architecture than they differ in terms of things like body type, skin color, fast twitch/slow twitch muscle ratio, etc.

The reason why these assumptions are unsettling is not because there is a degree of fatalism involved (“he will be a radical of one stripe or another no matter what” or “he will be socially lazy, shallow, apathetic, and uninvolved no matter what). Obviously with modern socialization methods and pharmaceutical modification (with psychological genetic and cybernetic modification to follow in near future), an individual can be shaped more than ever before by society and by himself. The assumptions are unsettling because if the broad direction of our views, opinions, and political/cultural/religious affiliations are largely physiologically determined at birth, then societal progress becomes enormously more difficult. Societal progress can be defined here as one zealot faction (that is seen by majority as the most “correct” in its socioeconomic policy perspectives and formulations of what humans should do next) dragging everybody else along behind it as has always occurred throughout history.

Obviously people will disagree on what constitutes progress (some actually thought arrival of Reagan was progress) but if majority of people are physiologically predisposed towards the status quo, progress of any sort becomes a lot harder in a democratic society. In the past, one intense dedicated fringe of the aristocratic elites dragged the other nobility along behind it (since majority of nobility would also have a soft apathetic bulk) and thus dragged the rest of the population behind it as well. We also had scenarios of power vacuum developing and one intense fringe political faction overpowering the others (as in the case of Bolshevik and French revolutions) and filling the leadership position to then drag the rest of the serfs behind it.

In today’s democratic structure however, protection of the status quo is a lot more preserved since the moderate bulk of the population has a political voice and thus a way to provide the ruling elites with legitimacy. The moderate bulk of the elites now also has ever more sophisticated consent and perception manufacturing methods to influence the newfound voice of the majority. For a small number of dedicated activists, pushing society along towards desired version of progress against the forces of social inertia is now harder than ever. The powerful activists now need to sway both the fellow elites and the people simultaneously.

Let’s finally get to the Myers-Briggs part of the article to see what we are now dealing with.

The most widely used way to get a glimpse of people’s underlining neural physiology has been the Myers-Briggs psychological questionnaire (one of the better versions found online for free can be found here). Over the past few decades, the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator has been utilized to collect enormous amounts of statistical data on personality types found within the human population. The statistical type breakdown (I am using a combination of 3 different sources on the %. Don’t mind the catchy positive nicknames each type and group cluster has been given. What matters here is the number within a population.) so far has been as follows,

Protectors (SJ)

ESTJ – Overseer, supervisor = 11.8%

ESFJ – Supporter, provider = 11.7%

ISTJ – Examiner, inspector = 9.8%

ISFJ – Defender, protector = 9.9%

All SJs = 43.2%

Creators (SP)

ESTP – Persuader, promoter = 8.4%

ESFP – Entertainer, performer = 10.3%

ISTP – Craftsman, mechanic = 6.4%

ISFP – Artist, composer = 7.9%

All SPs = 33%

Intellectuals (NT)

ENTJ – Chief, fieldmarshal = 3.2%

ENTP – Originator, inventor = 3.7%

INTJ – Strategist, mastermind = 1.5%

INTP – Engineer, architect = 2.2%

All NTs = 10.6%

Visionaries (NF)

ENFJ – Mentor, teacher = 3.4%

ENFP – Advocate, idealist = 4.2%

INFJ – Confidant, empath = 1.2%

INFP – Dreamer, healer = 2.4%

All NFs = 11.2%

Each of the personality types (the well defined strong ones at least who haven’t self reported to be a mutt of 2 or more different personalities) can be seen as a specific brain type. As mentioned above, the physiological neural difference between 2 people of vastly dissimilar brain types is a lot more significant than how a person looks on the outside. That is because the brain type determines a mental and emotional predisposition of a person for the rest of his life. People classified as “bipolar” or “anti-social/sociopathic” for instance, have neural structures that will make them lean towards some things more than others during their entire lives.

We can see from the statistical breakdown that SJ (left-brained people with parietal lobe strength) predominate in the overall population. The second biggest group are the SP (right-brained with parietal lobe strength). Together they are almost 80% of the population. The SJs tend to be conservative, authoritarian in outlook, conventional, focused on concrete “what is”, and protective of the general society. They don’t rock the boat too much and defer to tradition. The SPs tend to be fun loving, crafty, entertaining, and have uncanny ability to focus on “what is” (with their parietal lobe) in order to fix and modify it.

If you look at the cute nicknames given to different brain types, you can see that the human herd pretty much needs all of them if it is to evolve and survive. Some types are needed more than others in the great scheme of things. The SJ and SP groups for example are conveniently numerous. SJ population provides a great amount of soldiers, policemen, social workers, self sacrificing charity givers, accountants, and status quo protectors. In other words they keep the herd safe even if it means stagnating the herd through using their positions in the executive to slow down rapid change. SP group provides us with artisans who improve quality of life for the herd through provision of entertainers, artists, dancers, singers, and resourceful improvising mechanics. SPs can be said to exist to entertain SJs and keep them on their toes by having more fun than them.

It’s easy to see how SJs lean republican and SPs lean democrat overall. The jokes that democrats have better sex lives than republicans begin to acquire an element of truth (considering the different approach left and right sides of the brain take in deciding on how to deal with the here and now). However, the two large groups are united by their concern with all things as they are in the now. That makes the two groups friendly and status quo leaning by default. An ESTJ born in Brooklyn may identify as a traditionalist democrat whereas an ESTJ born in West Virginia may identify as a traditionalist republican, but both are more likely to seek similar professions and get along if they hang out together. Brain type identification provides a lot more material to predict a person’s behavior and views on the world than simple political identification.

The overall theme emerges that people with neural computers that predispose them to either protect the status quo or be apathetic about it (since they are busy pursuing hedonistic adventures) are the supermajority that are not as interested in “what can be” (as the less numerous NP and NJ groups tend to be). A point must be made here that not one group is more important than another and that even their numerical breakdowns seem amazingly appropriate. It would be turbulent for the herd to have for example, more ENTJs/INTJs than ISTJs/ESTJs since the problem with authority that NJs have (due to their desire to be the authority themselves) would create unsustainable infighting and not allow enough people who follow orders. Each brain type has a very key social niche and function and over thousands of years there evolved an intricate genetic balance and ratio. There are of course also multitudes of physiological “mutts” who are a hybrid of all and can’t be “pigeonholed” (the most common complaint brought against psychological typology in general).

Interestingly enough, the Hindus have spent thousands of years evolving classification of human beings into 4 broad psychological varnas or classes. Each was considered as important as the other (all parts of the same body) with their own particular temperaments and duties.

Some brain types are literally made to create new theoretical constructs on how society should be organized and which steps it should take next (INTPs, ENTPs,). When balanced by the emotional consideration and input of INFPs and ENFPs (since strong T theorists are prone to being too rigidly rational and thus not take into consideration the emotional impact of their constructs) new paths for society can be developed that would be acceptable to SJs and SPs combined. However, as explained above, these people will always be outvoted and marginalized by politicians who mobilize the other more numerous groups. “Think of the children!” is a call to arms for ESFJs and ISFJs for instance whereas being tough on crime, national strength, and defeating foreign enemies is the bread and butter of ESTJs and ISTJs.

This dynamic reinforces the need for proportional representation in our system of governance. Proportional representation is practiced in most European Union countries to great effect. This way each brain type cluster can get a political party of their own. The marginalized 20% of the population can get representation and even serve as coalition kingmakers. New voices can be heard in the discourse. Today the 20% of population has to either join the big parties they don’t like and “radicalize” them (seen by the tail wagging the dog phenomenon of militants dominating today’s Republican party and driving moderates out of it) or abstain from the process thus depriving society of valuable input. In proportional representation, each batch of brain types seen as “radicals” can find a party to call home and really support. They would also have more political representation to vent out their frustration and to institutionalize their presence and views. Citizens can then pick and choose which vision of progress to support and which to leave behind.

Source by Pavel Podolyak

12 Easy Steps to a House Trained Puppy

Getting a new puppy is always an occasion for joy, but for first-timers, it can also be stressful. Of course, you want to get everything right, so that you and your new best friend can enjoy many happy years together, and that means training your puppy to become a good canine citizen. Before you get going on obedience training, though, start with house training.

How It’s Done

You might think that house training is going to take forever, but the reality is that if you follow these twelve basic steps, you’ll get the job done quickly – probably in just a few weeks.

1. Be Consistent

There is more than one way of house training a puppy. Just make sure that whatever approach you take, you stick with it.

2. Have a Routine

Dogs are happiest when they know what to expect, and what’s expected of them. So set specific times for meals. Then, about half an hour after your puppy has eaten, put him outside, and wait until he’s done his business. Then bring him back in.

3. Be Watchful

Puppies need to be closely supervised, especially during house training. You should keep your puppy with you, and keep an eye out for signs that he needs to go potty (walking in circles is a tip-off).

4. Don’t Ask for Too Much Too Soon

A puppy is not going to be able to control his bladder or bowels for very long. In fact, when you first bring your puppy home (usually at around 8 weeks of age), you can expect that he’ll need to go outside every couple of hours. As he matures, he’ll have more control.

5. Plan for Frequent Trips Outdoors

If you can, take your puppy outdoors hourly, at least for the first few days. This way, you’ll dramatically reduce the chances of accidents in the house, and you’ll also be increasing the number of opportunities you have to reinforce the idea that you want him to do his business outside.

6. Separate Potty Time from Play Time

Don’t hang around outdoors once the potty break is over – bring the puppy inside right away. You can go right back out to play in a few minutes if you like, but what you’re trying to do is reinforce the idea that the yard is where he’s supposed to pee and poop.

7. Pick a Spot

You’ll have greater success if you choose just one place in the yard for potty trips (it will make cleaning up easier, too). Always lead the puppy to one spot. His nose will tell him that this is the right place.

8. Pick a Phrase

When you take the puppy to the spot you’ve chosen, tell him “Go potty,” or another phrase you’ve chosen. Eventually, he’ll go to his special spot in the yard just by being told, without needing to be led.

9. Make Good Things Happen

Praise your puppy and give him a treat once you’re back in the house – not while he’s doing his business in the yard. You don’t want him to think he’s being praised for peeing or pooping; otherwise, he’s not going to understand why he’s not praised when he does it in the house. What you’re teaching him is that if he does his business outside, something good will happen when get gets back indoors.

10. Don’t Feed Before Bed

Two hours before it’s time to turn in for the night, take away the water dish, and don’t offer any treats. This way, the chances of accidents during the night can be reduced.

11. Use a Crate

When you can’t be at home, put your puppy in a crate. Most dogs are reluctant to eliminate where they sleep. Just make sure that the crate isn’t so big that the puppy decides that one area is for sleeping, and another for eliminating. Before crating, make sure he gets a potty trip out to the yard, and when you get back, take him outside again.

12. Never Punish

Don’t punish your puppy for accidents. Some dogs take a bit longer than others to house train, but if you punish, you run the risk of the puppy trying to hide his mistakes from you.

The Final Word

House training a puppy takes a bit of time and effort, but it needs to be done. Just be consistent, praise and reward your puppy, and you’ll probably be pleasantly surprised at how quickly it can be accomplished

Source by Kim Eliza

Owning and Training a Basset Hound

All dogs have desirable and less desirable aspects. Although Basset Hounds can make wonderful pets, they can present their own set of challenges as well. Some of these include stubbornness, shedding, gassiness, chronic illnesses, and loudness. This article will explore some of these challenges a little closer.

There is no getting around the fact that Basset Hounds are stubborn. Any type of training, including housebreaking, can be a long and arduous task because the dogs are so independent. You will need patience and complete consistency to make any headway with housebreaking this stubborn breed. Up to six months of diligence with crate training is probably only the first of many challenges that you will need to keep in mind when choosing a Basset Hound.

A Basset Hound’s short hair will shed a lot, sticking to your hands, clothing, and possibly every surface in your home. Extra effort will be required to clean up after your pet as he sheds. Although it may not be the worst thing in the world, it is definitely something to think about.

Gassiness is often influenced by diet, which is something that you can control as his owner. However, you don’t want to be blindsided by the fact that the stench can be quite strong once you get your new Basset Hound home. A diet of real meat and other fresh foods can help control the gas and the smell, but it can still be an issue.

Chronic Illnesses:
Like many special breeds, Basset Hounds are susceptible to a many chronic health problems, such as joint problems, ear infections, and certain skin disorders. Generally, these are due to poor breeding practices and to their unique body type. Chronic illnesses are important to consider, since some issues can become quite costly.

Although a Basset Hound’s bark is low, it can carry a very long way, which may cause issues between you and your neighbors. The behavior can be curbed if training is started soon after bringing your Basset Hound home.

Some breeds, such as the Basset Hound, face more challenges than others. Although it may sound like this particular breed comes with an endless parade of issues, the goal is to help you decide if you want to deal with those issues before you bring a Basset Hound home for your new pet. It is simply important to be prepared for what you will have to deal with, so that you can enjoy your time with your new dog.

Source by John P Jackson

Training Tips to Stop Dog Barking

It can be difficult for many dog owners to stop dog barking.  Find me an owner of a dog that barks incessantly and you will find a person who has strained relationships with family, friends, neighbors, and even local police, especially if your town or city has a noise ordinance.  

What can a dog owner do to stop dog barking?  One easy way is through corrective training. This training requires the owner to wait for his dog to bark and then take decisive and immediate corrective action. Ultimately, corrective action helps the dog associate an unpleasant consequence due to his barking.   Once the dog makes this connection, he is less likely to bark because he will want to avoid the unpleasant consequence. 

Loud noises and bark collars are two forms of corrective action. Making a loud noise every time your dog barks is a good way to teach your dog not to bark. You can use almost anything to make a loud and unpleasant sound for your dog to hear – clap your hands, drop a book on a table, shake a coffee tin full of nails or pennies. The dog owner who remains consistent with using loud noises may find that his dog learns to stop barking to avoid the loud noise or, at a minimum, will bark a lot less. 

Dog owners and trainers also use bark collars to stop dog barking. These collars basically look like regular collars, except they have a small box that causes a corrective action when it senses the dog barking.  This corrective action may be an unpleasant sound, a mild shock to the dog’s neck, or the release of citronella, a citrus scent.   Just like unpleasant noises, the bark collar’s corrective measures are unappealing as well. In due time, the dog will learn that his barking is the cause of the corrective measure, thus will curtail his barking to prevent unpleasant consequences.  

Source by Anthony Devine

Dog Grooming Tips From the Professionals

There are a few tricks of the trade that all professional groomers use to give your dog that great look when they leave the shop. These simple little steps help your dog feel more comfortable and look better until the next trip to the groomer. If you are not squeamish it is possible to complete these grooming extras at home so that you can give your pooch that just from the groomers polished look.

Ears – long hairs in the ears can collect wax and ultimately dirt. By taking the time to look in the dog’s ear and pull out the long hair in the outside of the ear canal you can eliminate the source of the wax build-up. Do this by firmly grasping the hair at the base and pulling outwards. Pet stores sell “stripping” fingers, which are small, rough sleeves that can be placed on the fingers to provide more grip on the hair. Never use scissors in a dog’s ear or push your fingers into the ear canal itself as this can cause permanent damage.

Toenails – unclipped toenails are both a safety hazards to dogs and humans. Long claws can damage furniture and carpets even with just walking or jumping. Long toenails can also cause painful welts and even cut skin on humans or other pets.

Eyes – often with dogs there is a tearing or staining effect at the corner of the dog’s eyes. This can be a serious medical condition and should be checked by the vet, however there are other dogs, and some breeds, that are just prone to tearing. To remove discoloration on white and light colored dogs add a small amount of hydrogen peroxide to warm water. Using a soft cloth, and being extremely careful to not get too close to the eye itself, apply the dampened cloth to the stained area, moving in the direction of hair growth. If you do this on a regular basis you will minimize the staining. Darker colored dogs will not show tearing and just a soft cloth moistened with plain water is all that is needed to remove debris and dirt that may collect.

To properly trim toenails buy a good quality dog nail trimmer either in the guillotine style or a slotted scissor style. The guillotine style is usually much easier to work with for most people. Never use human nail clippers or regular scissors as they will shatter the nail and possibly cause the dog pain or at the very least leave ragged nails that will catch on fabrics and surfaces. Hold the dog’s paw still in one hand, and insert the end of the toenail into the hole on the guillotine style trimmer. Be careful to cut below the quick, the pinky looking protrusion seen in light colored nails. The quick contains blood vessels and nerves and is very sensitive, like the cuticle on a human nail. Cut at a 90-degree angle so that the nail will be parallel to the surface of the floor. If the dog has dark nails and you cannot see the quick only remove the very end of the nail and do not cut if the dog begins to show agitation or try to pull the paw away when you apply pressure.

Anal glands – probably the least favorite task in grooming a dog, anal gland emptying can be a bit messy and smelly, but certainly helps the comfort of the dog. Dogs that “scoot” or slide their bottom along the ground or carpet usually have impacted anal glands, not worms as many people believe.

To empty the anal glands you will need rubber gloves, surgical gloves are the best, a soft cloth and warm water. The steps are:

o Have someone hold the dog facing away from you. Grasp the tail close the bottom and expose the anus.

o Using the cloth and warm water heat up the area by holding the warm, wet cloth against the dog’s bottom.

o Remove the cloth and place your index finger and thumb against the very outside and bottom edges of the anus, about ¾ of the way from the top on either side.

o Apply gentle pressure in an upward and inward fashion. You should feel two hard balls or glands under the surface of the skin and close to the anal opening. These are the anal glands.

o If they do not release a thick, smelly substance try the warm water compress again and repeat the process.

If the glands do not empty it is important to get your dog to the vets as soon as possible. Impacted glands are very painful for the dog and cause tissue damage if not treated.

Providing these extra steps in your home grooming routine is a great way to have your dog looking like they just came from the professional groomers. If you have any questions or want specific information on grooming consider taking a class or doing some research on dog grooming practices.

Source by Kelly Marshall

Five Surefire Ways to Fail at Training Your Scottish Terrier

Scottish terriers make a perfect family pet when duly trained and disciplined.

Training your Scottish terrier eliminates most behavior problems, builds a long lasting relationship that increases the pleasure both of you get from each other’s company. Proper training will make him socialize better with other dogs and is specially important if you have children in the family or in the neighborhood.

However, many owners do not understand certain basic concepts for successfully training a Scottish terrier. Do you?

Are you aware of the fact that some of your Scottie’s problems may have been created by you?

Do you know that the way you react to a bad behavior can further encourage it?

Do you realize that your behavior on and off the training sessions is a decisive factor that can make the whole difference between success and failure of a training program?

Find out here the five surefire ways to turn training your Scottish terrier into a complete waste of time (and money if you paid for it):

1. Ignore his bad behaviors, letting him do whatever he wants to, because you expect him to lose his bad manners as he grows up. He will soon understand that you are weak and do not control him, so he will take over.

He will soon learn that there is nothing good for him in answering your calling so he will stay where he is or run farther away from you when you call him.

3. Lose your temper screaming loudly every time something goes wrong during the training session In no time he will stop paying attention to you or worse, will start barking back at you.

4. Be as inconsistent as possible, changing the training program and methods, using a different command phrase or word every time, correcting a bad behavior only when you feel like and not when it’s needed. Your Scottie sonn will get completely confused not knowing what to do next.

5. Hit or smack your Scottie, causing him physical pain. This will make him so nervous and aggressive that most probably he will hit back trying to bite you. It’s a sure way to definitely damage your relationship.

By following the above behavior patterns you will fail to gain the respect of your Scottish terrier which is fundamental to succeed with any training method. As a consequence, instead of developing your Scottie into a wonderful companion, he will become an unwanted nuisance around your home and your family.

Source by Ari Weinrich

How Grateful Should Israel be to Terrorists?

The world seems to be so much for giving the bad guys their rights; be it in war, or in prison. In Lima recently, a dog killed a robber, and they wanted to kill the dog. But the dog got its freedom, this is like what is happening between Israel and the Terrorist in Lebanon.

How grateful we should be to the poor terrorists who deserve who invaded countries in the name of Allah. How justified they are to continue with their killings and so forth, so I’ve heard, somewhere along the line. Let me put my view in focus, of course it can’t be right, I mean, an American going against the UN, we are always wrong aren’t we. It’s the new breed out there; the ones that suck America dry, and slap her in the face.

They all want their rights with no responsibility; I do believe, if Islam could, they would, invade America, and are trying in South America, they’ve even got a weasel in the congress in Peru. They couldn’t alter the recent elections and that really bothered them, now they got to work on Allen Garcia and see if He’ll be as easy as his running mate.

America and England are in Iraq, but yet the terrorists are hitting all over the world. What is really the message here? I think it is, ‘We can, and we will,’ as simple as that. It has always been that way. And if we did not help Israel, the Arabs would exterminate them like Hitler tried; it is their big desire, there high if you will. We have a lot of Jew haters around, not sure why, but they are like cockroaches, they can be found in any dirty hole.

In any case, the Arab world would not allow, or even think of having a fair fight with Israel, as we have seen in their past history–they tired to exterminate them in 1948-49; again in 1967, and again in 1972; it would not be a one on one. It would be a gang fight against one, as it always has been, and the United Nations would back it up and laugh all the way from New York City to Vienna [and we give them $21-billion dollars a year, and they want more].

The new trouble in Lebanon is no different than the war on terror, as President Bush has pointed out, it is only the fact, it is Jews fighting Arabs; as it always has been. And the UN wants to make sure the Arabs get their needs and rights, and point out the rules of war, as if there was only party involved here. Israel perhaps has one of the best air forces in the world, let them use it here and let it be written in history, they shoved all the boasting surprises by its foe down its throat. I hate a one sided fight. I once was in such a fight, and you get pushed here and there, and everyone seems to think the loner deserves it, but put him or her face-to-face, one on one, and they are all mouth. This is the case here, today in Lebanon. Leave the folks fight it out, why get involved, they started it, why should we jump on Lebanon’s side and say: gee, those bad Jews are sure over doing this little game. Everyone’s afraid Israel might win, and then what–Peace? God forbid.

Source by Dennis Siluk Dr.h.c.

Marketing 101 – "Must Haves" for Starting a Small Business Online

When considering starting a small business online you must do the proper research and implement the right tactics to ensure that you will have a successful product launch.

It is always best to ensure yourself that there is already a market for what you have to offer and that this target market is ready to buy now into whatever your services provide.

The first order of business is to come up with a product idea to test out in the market place. A carefully thought out product with a well researched niche will provide you an income fast to help you reach certain target goals.

You can begin your research into your target market by first utilizing simple tools like the Google Keyword Planner tool to see if there are people searching for a certain type of item, such as scuba diving gear, white water rafting gear, mountain biking gear, etc. The list can be endless and it is super important to narrow down your product ideas to niches that haven’t necessarily been tapped yet.

Now, the first step is really thinking of a product but the most important step that follows is actually testing out your product concept to see if anyone is willing to buy it on the spot. What you want to do next is perform “dry testing” which consists of placing a thoughtful ad in either Facebook, Google or eBay.

In the initial stages I prefer to choose eBay simply because it is easy to place a product concept ad as an auction item to see if there will be any real world bidders attempting to buy your product. However, if you are severely uncomfortable with the idea of “dry testing” you can also place on ad on Google or Facebook for the following idea:

See if you can build an email database of people interested in an ebook, or free course related to your product. For example, if you wanting to sell a dog sledding competition book and you want to see how many people would remotely be interested in it, you can set an ad campaign promoting a free ebook on your top 10 tips of doggy breeding success in the cold weather.

What this does is creates an interest to people already in dog training that may consider actually joining a system that teaches dog sledding, but again it comes down to careful research and idea testing.

With these two tactics you can easily be on your way to launching a small business that is specific to a certain niche, and build a confirmation that people are actually interested in what you have to offer. The essence of marketing and the essentials for long term success.

Source by Cesar A Soto