I have just bought a really nice little house. It is out in the country a little, but it is not that far from where I am working. I like just about every thing about the place, although there a couple of things I would do if I had the money to manage it. I am thinking that I would really like to install one of those nice new ADT home security systems. The house sits well off the road, in fact it used to be the guest house of the people who originally built it and a horse farm which sits between it and the road. You get to it by driving around three hundred and fifty yards down a dirt drive way. You drive past a couple of horse pastures and through a little copse of trees, then you are beside this little lake. There is pretty much no way that anyone could be seen if they were trying to rob me. Read more »
Part of being a responsible pet owner is training your animal companion so that they are a happy and nondestructive member of your household. Anyone who has ever housebroken a dog knows that successful training is more a matter of patience and consistency then anything else. Dogs, however, are natural pack animals and generally respond well to training.
Cats, on the other hand, have a reputation for being notoriously unwilling to accept an owner’s wishes. Unfortunately, they also have a number of destructive traits that need to be curbed unless you enjoy seeing your furniture clawed to shreds or being repeatedly bitten. Despite the difficulties, it is possible to train your cat, but you are going to have to work at it.
What works in training a dog will not work with a cat. With a dog, it is important that you establish your dominance. Your dog wants to know who the pack leader is. Read more »
I just adopted a new dog last week that is so cute. He is a two-year-old Black Lab and is great with my kids. The only thing bad about him is that he likes to chew on things when we are not home. The first time we left him alone, he chewed up a couch cushion. That couch cushion is going to cost me two-hundred dollars to replace. I cannot believe that a couch cushion can cost that much. The next time we left him by himself, he chewed up a bunch of DVD’s and a chair. I am looking for some advice on how to train him not to chew on things. Read more »