Poor Genetics And Weak Nerves

Dear Mr. Katz:

I recently purchased your book, “Secrets of a Professional Dog Trainer!” and have tried very hard to curb my dog Honey’s aggressions, which I have now recognized as both fear and food aggression… after reading your book.

But instead of better, I fear it is getting worse.

We adopted her from the age of 2-3 months, and she was fine in the beginning. Very loving and extremely hyperactive. The hyperactivity continues, and she still jumps up at anyone coming near the house. She seems to fear tall men, especially if they have anything in their hands, like a garden rake or spade, and she backs away from strangers, even small children. She is afraid. She gets aggressive with anyone she senses is afraid of dogs, and she has gone for them, making it worse for them, of course! She becomes aggressive with anyone who passes her by when any food is around, and she will growl and snarl at them, telling them in effect that the food is hers, so hands off!

To crown it all off, she snarled and growled at me today when I went up to stroke her, which she has not done before. I have always tried to correct her, either by the leash, or we have a muzzle which we correct her with, and failing that, I will put her in her crate as a punishment. I am not a novice with a dog. Before Honey, we had the most wonderful shepherd/husky dog, who was similarly abandoned, and I never had one problem with him – he was wonderful. I have taken honey to obedience classes – She does sit and stay, also goes down when she is instructed to.

I feel that I have done everything possible to alleviate her aggression, but it doesn’t seem to work. I have two daughters who both pour love on her too, and quite frankly, I am afraid one day that she will become vicious – Can you please give me some advice, because I do not want to have to have her put down.

I have tried everything you recommend in your book, including spitting in her food, and making her wait to eat last. But I must be doing something wrong! I know mixed breeds aren’t your favorite, but please make an exception in my case. I love dogs, and hate to be beaten. I am also English, and you must know that we are softies when it comes to animals!

I await your reply in haste!



Dear Diana,

First, let me point out that I share my home with a mixed breed.

And yes… I like him. A whole lot! His name is Forbes and he is one of the most compatible dogs I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing my life with.

To be honest, I have a feeling that your dog’s issues are very much a result of poor genetics and weak nerves.

But before jumping to any conclusions, you must first recognize that all of the information you’ve droned on about provides me with NONE of the information I need in order to help you.

deoxyribonucleic-acid-1500076_640So… what do I need? I need to know what happens when you correct the dog? Does she continue to act aggressive? Does she stop immediately? Does she try to bite you? Does she go submissive? And once you get her to pay attention to you, what’s happened once you’ve started to create new/positive associations with the stimulus, as described in the book?

These are all of the questions you need to be asking yourself. As well as:

– Is my timing on the money? Is the dog associating my corrections with the behavior (the aggression).

– Am I being consistent? (Be honest… if the dog isn’t getting a firm correction EVERY TIME she exhibits the behavior, then it’s no wonder that you’re not getting the results you seek.)

– Are my corrections motivational? If the distraction/stimulus is more motivational than your correction, then you’ll never get any results. You’ll know that your correction is motivational when the dog stops looking at the stimulus and starts looking at you.

Please let me know. However, judging on what you’ve described I would not be surprised if this is mostly the results of poor genetics and weak nerves. And in which case, you will never be able to overcome the dog’s genetics, so the dog should either be put to sleep or confined to such a lifestyle that she only comes in contact with you and people that she does not show the aggression towards. But before you make any snap decisions I would recommend consulting with a professional who can evaluate the dog for you. It’s impossible to give an accurate assessment without seeing the mutt. Err… dog.

That’s all for now, folks!


Craft Guidelines For The Grandma

To get started we can begin with crochet abbreviations to help you relate to the process. Crochet experts use the terms beg (Beginning) bet (Between), bk lp (Back loop) ch (chain), ch-(previous chain), cont (Continue), dc (double crochet), dec (decreasing), dtr (double/triple crochet), ft lp (Front loop), hdc (half-double crochet), inc (Increasing), lp (loops), and so on.

Those who crochet must learn how to handle the hook, work jointly, chain stitch, slip knot, and crochet a single row.

How to hook:

To hold your hook you would start with a pencil. The hook may have a resting finger, which you can locate your thumbs to gain control.

How to work in union:

Once you have a hold on your hook, weave the thread/yarn so that your, left fingers have control, and can be used to apply pressure. Once you begin your project (Work), you want to use your thumb and the center left finger to press the stitches.

How to slip knot:

You want to form a shape-like pretzel by looping your yarn about, allow the loose ends to drop, fallen behind your loop. Pull the ends of your yarn without pulling too tight.

How to chain stitch:

On your hook position a slipknot and use your hands, i.e. center left finger and the thumb to hold the yarn in place. Wrap your yarn first up and then over your hook starting at the back and moving to the front. You will need to familiarize your self with this procedure, since it is a basic crocheting technique known as “Yarn over Yo.”

Now pull the yearn using your hook bringing it through the lp (loop). When you yarn over Yo and combine it with lp, it forms a ch. (Chain)

Continue until you have the acceptable chain and continue motion on even strokes and until the stitches that form a chain and each stitch (st(s) are even. Near your work area, hold your chain and continue twisting whilst avoiding counting the loops on your hook.

How to crochet a single line:

Beneath your crown loops insert your hook at the second chain away from your hook and begin Yarn over Yo crocheting. You should continue to stitch between the two loops. Continue the yarn over process and pull your yarn through the chain to it meets two loops on your hook. Continue the Yo process again and pull the yarn through the other two loops.

Once you complete your hook, work, slipknots, chain stitch, single line, etc, you will need to learn how to double crochet, half-double, triple; slip stitch, back loop, popcorn stitch, etc. Behind the steps is the process of working back loops, chain space, stitches between, and about the post.

How to double stitch:

yarn-1615524_640To double crochet you will need to perform the yarn over Yo steps and then insert your hook into the third chain away from the Yo and hook. Next, pull your yarn so that it goes through your chain and three loops at the hook. Continue the Yarn over steps and pull the yarn through the next two loops. Again, continue the Yarn over and pull the yarn through the remaining two loops.

How to half double:

Conduct the yarn over steps and insert your hook so that it goes into the second chain away from your hook. Yarn over and string your yarn through the third loops.

How to triple crochet:

Yarn over a couple of times and insert your hook so that it goes into the fourth chain away from the hook. Yarn over and stretch your yarn through the chain and the fourth loop at your hook. Yarn over, stretch the yarn through the second loops at the hook, and finish your three time steps.

Literature Displays

Literature Displays are increasingly being used in trade shows and exhibitions. Companies participating in trade shows find these Displays very reasonable, convenient, handy and cost effective.

If you want to make your trade show a grand success and want to have incredible outputs out of it, then the first step is to craft your canopy so well that it creates a center of attention to all those who are visualizing. If the set up of your trade show is extremely good looking, managed, planned, spick and span, it will give out an extraordinarily good impression to the observer.

If you are launching your product in the market, you need to explain the customer about your merchandise and dealings. The best way to introduce your product and organization is through the use of brochures, leaflets and banners. Keeping brochures openly will not attract the customer but will put a bad impact on him. Displays should be used for this.

Literature Displays
They are the perfect choice for a trade show coordinator. These literature displays give an opportunity to cleanly manage all your brochures. This way the customers can also visualize everything systematically without any mystification. It makes the job uncomplicated as well as effortless for both the buyer and seller.

These Literature Displays are available in different shape, dimensions and shades. You can choose the best model that will go well with your canopy fabric and its color. Moreover these are very well-matched with the furniture as these are made up of metal, plastic and acrylic as well. If they are being purchased for your home, they make the management of your magazines very easy and increase the accent of the home decor as well.

Wood Literature Displays are the foremost choice of people as they are see through and make it easy for us to spot out the magazine we want. This also comes in various shapes including four pockets, six pockets, twelve pockets and many more. If you wish to display magazines in a shop for sale, you can opt for rotating or revolving Literature Displays. These revolving models are in a greater trend as compared to other models as they are very stylish and elegant.

Variety of Literature DisplaysCanvas Literature DisplaysWood Brochure RacksWood Literature DisplaysDesktop Literature DisplaysWall Wood SeriesPortable Literature RacksFloor stand DisplaysMetal Literature RacksFull View Wall mount ModelsFreestanding Corporate SeriesWall mount Corporate SeriesWire Spinner Literature RacksWire Magazine RacksWire Literature RacksPlastic Literature RacksRotating Series of Literature RacksNewspaper RacksOnline Literature Displays
Many websites are provided by the well known manufacturers and brands that will make it really easy for you to choose from the exotic range of Literature displays. You can opt for the design that goes well with your requirement. Orders can be made through telephone by calling on toll free numbers. Visa cards, master cards, debit cards and credit cards can be used for making direct payments. So purchase a brand new Literature Display and make your brochure or magazine management as easy as it was never before.

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Anxiety And Panic Can Be Defeated With These Tips

Anxiety plagues many people in our society today. If you suffer from anxiety when you’re trying to go about your day then you’ve come to the right place. Check out this article and the information inside of it, you are sure to learn something that can help you defeat the anxiety that’s holding you back in life.

Avoid leaning on drugs or alcohol to treat your anxiety, as this will only lead to other problems. Anxiety should be treated professionally, or dealt with in a manner conducive to your well being. In addition, relying on substances to get over anxiety will cause you to become addicted and even worsen your anxiety.

Social interaction is a must for people, in order to survive. You will die slowly without any social interaction. It is also a big help when it comes to dealing with anxiety. Try talking to someone, and maybe, that person can help talk you through your anxiety by helping you sort things out.

It is not unusual for you to have an increased desire for salt when you are dealing with anxiety. The craving is the result of the body’s need for the salt. Raw, unprocessed salt is best, as it contains minerals the body needs and the body can digest it easily.

If you suffer from anxiety, it is important to maintain positive thoughts at all times. By thinking negatively, you are only going to stress yourself out and make your anxiety worse. If you are unsure of how you can control your thoughts, you may want to speak with a medical professional.

Start keeping a diary. Many sufferers find that there is no place to release the building of anxious thoughts that they feel. If you are able to vent these thoughts into the written word, you can stop holding on to them.

If your anxiety is so bad that you have a hard time sleeping you should adjust your nightly ritual accordingly. Avoid watching things like horror films and action movies that creates negative feelings that persist once you go to bed. Try watching more relaxing programming or listening to music before you head to bed.

A terrific method of managing anxiety is to engage in vigorous physical activity. If stressful situations start to get the better of you, heading out for a bit of moderate exercise can cause physiological release of feel-good chemicals into the bloodstream. This, in turn, will cause a sense of happiness and relaxation to take hold in no time.

If anxiety and concern seems to overwhelm every waking moment, consider setting aside a specific time in which you allow yourself to think about the things that worry you the most. By restricting your worrying time to this period only, you will be able to free-up the rest of your day to focus on positive, productive aspects of life.

At times you will find yourself in different positions during a panic attack. If you have an anxiety attack, do whatever you can do in order to keep you distracted. Count down from 100, do math problems in your head, talk about good times you’ve had recently, and anything else that you can think of that could distract you in a positive manner.

The best way to deal with anxiety is to learn how to minimize it. Many people do this through deep breathing methods. This is a great way to learn how to control your own emotions and bring a level of balance into your life, while improving your mind.

Now that you have a better idea of how to eliminate your anxiety you should feel a bit more confident about tackling your daily tasks. Do your best to follow the advice you gained today and before you know it you’ll forget that you ever even had anxiety in the first place.

Get Affordable Commercial Construction Services, Ponte Vedra

The term commercial construction refers to any construction project in which the final outcome will be a commercial property rather than any industrial property or residential property. Commercial construction in Ponte Vedra includes hotels, sports centers, hospitals, parks, schools, warehouses, shopping malls, and many other types of historic buildings. Only one construction firm may not always be responsible for carrying out all processes of the construction from conception to completion. Rather, it takes a lot of different people that are involved to initiate such task.

Many times, even more than one well-established construction firms are involved and will be given the charge to undertake all aspects of the construction process. Remember, commercial buildings are totally different from residential properties in many aspects, such as design, features, completion time and so on. Commercial buildings are not intended for full time homes, and that is why the rules, preferences, needs and regulations connected to commercial properties are completely different. The concept of commercial construction in Ponte Vedra is entirely apart from as compared to that of residential construction.

A special permission is required in order to construct a commercial building, moreover, that permission should be granted in advance. There are many different types of commercial construction firms available in the industry, offering a wide variety of services. Each company has its own unique terms and conditions. There are many companies that will be contacted only once, at that time when permission is received. Such companies will work according to your guidelines and pre-approved architectural blueprints. On the other hand, some commercial construction companies will take the entire charge of the process from its conception to completion.

The whole concept of commercial construction in Ponte Vedra is designed by these companies. Hence, they will take the whole charge for the construction of this commercial property. Also, these companies may even fund the project themselves, with a hope that will be able to transfer, sell or lease the property once it is completed. It is the responsibility of the construction company to comply its construction to all local commercial building regulations to ensure that everything is going the right way. The company will be liable for the damages, in case if it will not follow the rules and regulations properly.

Also, the safety measures for commercial construction in Ponte Vedra will be checked by the construction firms. It is their responsibility to take all these aspects into consideration before starting with the actual construction. Any construction site is a dangerous place, so it is imperative that all workers understand the importance of safety measures as well as implement the same. They should be given the safety lessons about the importance of using the protective accessories while working.

There are many construction engineers available who have specialized experience in working under a dynamic environment. They know how to complete the given task in the restricted time span. They are well trained and licensed and will guide you through the construction project. Get more information through the internet.

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Investing In Real Estate: What You Should Know

Are you wanting to invest in real estate? Perhaps you just want to learn more about the market. Whether you are a novice or already have experience, this article can help. Here are some great tips to help you get started. After reading it, you should be more comfortable with real estate.

Remember that real estate investing is all about the numbers. When you’re buying a home to live in, you may get emotional about the place, but there’s no room for that in investing. You need to keep your eye on the data and make your decisions with your head, not your heart.

Careful not to overextend in terms of buying property. Real estate investing is very exciting, and sometimes it can get the better of you. You may bite off more than you can fiscally chew. Know your numbers and your budgets and stick with them. Even if it seems like an easy flip, don’t go past your budget!

Think long-term when investing in real estate. While some investors seek to make quick turnovers by buying cheap and flipping within weeks or months, your better bet is a longer view. Look for safe properties where you can park a big sum of money and get investment return via monthly income like rent.

Talk to other folks who invest in real estate. You need to make personal connections with anyone you might learn from. It can be helpful to have friends that know about investing in real estate. A great way to find some is by using the internet. Investigate the possibility of going to meetups and joining forums.

If you purchase a property and need to make repairs, be wary of any contractors who ask for money in advance. You should not have to pay before the work is done, and if you do, you run the risk of getting ripped off. At the very least, never pay the full amount ahead of time.

You can join real estate groups online, and you can also follow blogs from prominent investors in the market. This gives you a place to gain valuable knowledge. You can learn a lot this way and even develop valuable working relationships.

Build your real estate investment buyers list with online ads. For example, you could use social media, online ad sites such as CraigsList and/or the local newspaper to draw attention to the properties you have on offer. Be sure to retain contact information for every person who shows and interest so you will have a well-rounded contact list as you accrue new properties.

Don’t do any digging around a property you haven’t closed on. It’s illegal to dig in some areas.

Don’t buy property in a bad neighborhood. Know all there is to know about the location your prospective property is in. Make sure you have done your homework. A good deal on a beautiful house may mean that it’s in a bad place. The property could be at risk for being vandalized, and may be hard to sell.

Make sure you can recoup the money you invested in a property, plus an additional profit. This is to ensure that you get paid for the time and effort you put into the property. So do the work as cheaply as you can and then list it at a profit.

Many people enjoy profits from investing in the real estate market. You can be one of them. Use the suggestions you just read to help you get started. Knowing about it beforehand can simplify the process for you. In no time, you will discover that the market has something great for you.

NASA’s NIX Database Offers Some of the Best Space Photography

There is no disputing the fact that NASA produces the finest space imagery on the planet…or should I say…above the planet? We’ve all seen their work, it is sheer photographic beauty, captured by the finest equipment out there, from a vantage point only NASA’s astronauts can occupy.

Over the years, NASA’s astronaut photographers have always been on the “cutting edge” of photography, using the latest and greatest equipment available. In the recent past, a partial list of camera equipment used on Space Shuttle missions and by the astronaut inhabitants of the International Space Station include 127mm Linhofs, 70mm Hasselblads, 70mm Maurers, 127mm Skylab S190Bs, 70mm Rolleiflexes, 35mm Nikons (film), 35mm Ansco Autosets, and Sony HDW-700 High-definition Television Cameras along with many models of Kodak and Nikon digital cameras.

Their imagery has always been available in various locations on the web, and with a little work, these wonderful NASA images provide a look into the mysteries of space. But if you think even a few clicks is still too much work to access these brilliant images, NASA now has you hooked up with NIX.

In case you have never heard of the NASA Image eXchange, or NIX, here are the details.

NIX is a web-based search engine for searching one or more of NASA’s many online multimedia collections. NIX searches return thumbnail sized images, textual descriptions, image numbers, links to higher resolution images, and links to the organization that stores each image. The NIX service is an initiative sponsored by the NASA STI Program, meant to link the many existing photo databases in NASA.

A few of the endless categories of images available include Aeronautics, Aircraft, Devices, Education, Facilities, People, Projects, Solar System and beyond, Space Flights and Wind Tunnels. If you see something you’d like to keep for personal use, it is allowed according to NASA’s copyright policy.

In a nutshell, NASA’s still images, audio files and video generally are not copyrighted. Anyone can use NASA imagery, video and audio material for educational or informational purposes to produce photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits, photo collections, textbooks, public exhibits and personal Internet web pages. But while they are making their images so readily available via the NIX search engine, you may never use the NASA material for commercial purposes, and it shall never explicitly or implicitly convey any endorsement of commercial goods or services by NASA

But for personal use, these wonderful photos are yours for the taking. A look at the NIX FAQ page says that the “recommendation for printing photos is to download the highest resolution image available to your local computer and then use either a web-based photo printing service or a local store that can print digital photos.”

So go NIX yourself, download some of the coolest desktop images ever, just be smart and don’t EVER misuse the photos, period. While at times it might be tempting to use such vibrant images for personal gain, anyone viewing NASA images must follow their copyright policy strictly, because stealing photos for commercial use is, well, stealing.

Author Dan Pimentel is a private pilot, writer, photographer and owner of an
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How To Ensure You Get The Best Celebrity Photos

There are thousands of individuals throughout the world who make a living from obtaining the best celebrity photos they possibly can. Whether this be the photos of the celebrity out on the town with family and friends, or this is attempting to catch celebrities at their very worse.

These individuals are generally known as Paparazzi. Their main purpose and goal is to obtain exclusive or candid photos of celebrities which they then sell to magazines or newspapers. They spend time staking out celebrity hangouts and homes in hopes of obtaining these photos. They spend money on travel and on food as they sit and wait for days, weeks, months, or years at a time.

If you are not proven Paparazzi then you will have to find more creative and interesting ways to obtain the best celebrity photos possible.

One excellent way to obtain top notch celebrity photos is to find out when and where the celebrity you wish you to obtain the photograph is doing a signing, or will be appearing for a public event. This will cut out the legwork that the Paparazzi generally have to do. You will be doing this in an attempt to get your photo taken with the celebrity in question. Another great thing about a celebrity signing is that they generally have a photo that they will sign for you. These photos are generally high quality and in most cases are free, unless the celebrity in question makes the majority of their money from these types of signings. These are generally B-List celebrities.

A second method to obtaining the best celebrity photos, for instance if you are wishing to find one that you hope to get the celebrity in question to sign; would be to visit the celebrities website. Most celebrities have an official website wherein they place countless photos from private photo shoots and in some cases from their personal photo albums. However, be sure to check the copyright notices on the website. Some websites don’t allow you to download and print such photos. If you desire to present these types of photos to a celebrity and to have them sign it, you will want to make sure that you have permission to use the photo. If not, the celebrity may turn you away.

Anyone can print up one of these types of photos after downloading it to their computer and can then print it up with a photo printer and paper. These images generally appear very high quality. This is the best method to obtaining the best celebrity photos for the least amount of cost.

However, if you don’t want to go through all the work necessary in order to print up your own celebrity photos, you should then contact local or out state celebrity memorabilia stores. Many of these stores carry a wide range of celebrity photos from their early and present years that led to them becoming a celebrity.

The best celebrity photos are always obtained from taking them yourself or from receiving them first hand from the celebrity themselves.

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