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Happy human, Happy dog

HAPPY HUMAN, HAPPY DOG  GOOD DOGS AT HOME Many well-meaning people have behavior concerns with their dogs. Others wonder if they foster or adopt a new dog, if it will "get along" with their dogs they already have, both not realizing that behaviors will rehabilitate and new dogs WILL get along IF the people provide the proper leadership. Often, people lead with pity or "love", again not realizing that dogs need exercise & discipline FIRST to feel secure & to see that the human is the pack leader, not just a dog "lover". To truly love them is to provide what the dogs NEED. Simply by learning & implementing proper handling techniques, not only would shelters get more accurate evaluations, but also people would properly meet & introduce new dogs, & establish harmony in their packs at home, all of which helps save more lives! With the crisis facing the shelter...
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Dog Training for People, Lesson 2: Wherever, Whenever

Meeting dogs at Shelters & Bringing them Home Successfully During the many phases in saving a dog's life, simple handling techniques can literally mean the difference between life & death. In the shelter:
Too often, staff, volunteers, and potential adopters pass a dog in a kennel and talk to him. The dog may bark, lunge, cower, ignore, avoid, or otherwise appear unsocial. Insecure dogs may want attention, but be misunderstood as outgoing & friendly, when actually they need calm leadership to rehabilitate any co-dependent insecurities, which can later lead to more dangerous behaviors, such as separation anxiety, stressful fixations, or even fear biting. Any spectrum of behaviors exhibited in a shelter can be remedied, but it is often not mitigated by considering that the dog may have recently lived on the streets, been injured, abused, mishandled, surrendered by a trusted owner, and feel scared, confused, in pain or discomfort, and stressed. ***...
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The Eccentric Me


                                                      In kindness I will call myself eccentric—not in every manner but in some and then defiantly so. I shall share but a few of my idiosyncrasies here and in the process if not inform at least amuse. First there is the matter of tea. I love tea. My wife and I at last count had over forty canisters, small green metal boxes each capable of holding approximately 100 grams of leaves and other ingredients. Some are black teas from China, Africa, and India. Of course there is wonderful chai and rooibos teas from everywhere. There is mint tea—wonderful hot or iced. Fruit teas make wonderful iced beverages. And on hand I keep a few condiments to enhance my drinks—dried orange and lemon peel, lavender, and honeys, yes there are varieties of honey to be considered. To brew a good cup, I use individual bags into which I spoon the...
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Finally, A Project that Makes Sense for Our Troops

A few weeks ago, I was introduced to an innovative concept in a way everyone may support our Military Troops who wish to follow their goals in the music and writing industry. My first reaction after reading the information on the project was, "Why hadn't anyone thought of this wonderful project previously?" Only answer was, they were not Brenda Brown.

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Copyright

© Monica M Brinkman, 2012

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Indian Givers About Face

The term "Indian giver", considered offensive to Native Americans, is derived from their early system of bartering. North Americans may have misunderstood items of aid as gifts, yet the Natives intended them for trade, and thus wanted them back if no item of equal value was reciprocated. People have passed onto generations how the act of taking something back shows lack of good character, teaching their children not to behave in this manner, depsite their misinterpretation of the historical context and thus, inaccurate reproach, placed on the original act itself, yet meanwhile, ironically using a derogatory misnomer to teach their children about integrity. If they are so quick to uphold this value of good character, in spite of its derivative flaws, that giving and taking back is reprehensible, then why are they equally as quick to teach their children that taking something but giving it back is acceptable? In the case...
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