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Puppy Obedience Training Is A Wise Investment

Puppy obedience training is vital if you want a happy, healthy dog. The old adage of “spare the rod and spoil the child” bears similar credence when applied to the psychology of dog training. A puppy that is not properly socialized within its first formative months stands a much greater chance of being a poorly behaved dog upon maturity.

The first and most important skill that a cute, cuddly canine learns is how to say “hello” to its classmates. From the first initial sniffing of the tail to the nose to nose greetings, a dog that does not learn the proper way to say “hello” is destined to have behavioral problems later in life. There is a correct way to get to know another dog and a wrong way.

Misbehaving pups that are too nosey or aggressive in their greetings often find out the hard way. From a nip on the nose to a guttural growl, the effect is instant. That is not the way to say “hello” and you had best not forget it. A reminder of proper etiquette is usually only required a time or two from an unwelcome partner and the lesson is learned. Transferring that knowledge to each and every dog that is met can sometimes take a little more time.

There are some smaller dogs that take issue with a larger dog greeting them. There are also larger canines that will question the greeting of a smaller pup. Familiarity is definitely the key as is exposure. The more breeds that a puppy can be exposed to the better. The mystery of a strange creature dissipates when a similar foe has been foiled before.

Another key ingredient in effective puppy obedience training is the teaching of specific skill sets. From sit to stay to heel, these basics of training are essential to a dog’s overall well being. Both as a puppy and later on in life as a full grown dog, the building blocks of basic schooling are extremely important for a happy, healthy housemate. Our cuddly canine creatures look to their adult owners for guidance.

In fact, they long for it. Their sole purpose in life is to make their masters happy. They have a hard time doing so without clear direction from their master. If they are not given specific direction, they soon learn to think that whatever they want to do must be okay since it does not have consequences. It is once a furry fellow knows exactly what is expected of him that his behavior changes. He knows what he is allowed to do and what will get him a stern warning. As long as he knows the rules he is more than happy to play by them.

For the best results to be achieved start puppy obedience training early. It is an investment in the future of your furry friend. The dividends on that investment are beyond compare.

6 Easy Steps to Starting a Home Based Business

If you’re looking to escape the hassle of your regular job, this article might just help! Here are the 6 steps to starting a home based business.

1. Pick what you want to do. You know that you want to run your own business from your own home, and escape your job, but that isn’t enough. There are literally tens of thousands of different things you can do from the comfort of your own home, so you need to narrow it down. Pick something that you’re passionate about. Do you like to cook? Try selling an eBook of recipes. Do you love to travel? Try offering travel packages or starting your own travel agency.

2. Setup your home office. You can’t just use your home telephone line and the family computer to start a home business at your kitchen table, you do need some sort of an office set up. You need to have a place where you can work without interruption, preferably a room with a door (although it doesn’t have to be a big room!) The best thing you can do is create a simple document with your “business hours”, and post it either on your door or above your desk. This is the time you will dedicate every day to your business, and posting those hours will keep family from disturbing you while you’re working away!

3. Make sure that you have a backup income. You can’t just start up a business and assume the money will start flowing in immediately, you need to keep your existing income going until your business income can replace it for at least 3 months, and you have a build up of savings. It might seem counter productive to spend the majority of your time working at your job and only a few hours each day working on your business, but those hours add up, and every day that you have financial security from your job is another day you can spend building your business patiently – instead of panicking!

4. Pick a good domain name and register it with a good registrar. This isn’t difficult, just make sure to pick a domain registrar that has been around for a long time (they’re less likely to go out of business and take your domain name with them.)

Do NOT use the “free” domain name you might get with a hosting account. Why? Because if you ever decide to move to another web host for any reason, your original host can hold your domain name hostage!

5. Find a reliable web host. This is extremely important. No matter what you do, you need to have a website – and if you pick a web host that doesn’t provide value, your website could end up with more down-time than up-time! You could be losing valuable customers every single day if you don’t choose a reliable web host, so don’t always go for the cheapest option – there are plenty of inexpensive hosts that can provide reliable service. Look for reviews online to find reputable hosts.

6. Design and market your website. This is absolutely critical. When you’re running a business from home, your website is your store front, your office, your marketing materials, and your brand all rolled into one. Make sure you create a professional looking website, or even hire a professional web designer. It can be expensive to begin with, but the better web designer you hire, the more you’ll get back from your investment. You can also join a business opportunity that provides a website, and skip this step – but you may want to supplement that with a blog as well.

Follow these steps and you’ll be ready to start and run your very own home business!

Invest In A Spunky Wardrobe With Winter Shorts

If you think women’s clothing in winter is all about heavy, long, covered stuff, you should take a fresh look and invest in a spunky wardrobe with winter shorts. Shorts are among the hottest fashion trends for women’s casual clothing and just because the temperature is low, that doesn’t mean you cannot flaunt one this season. All you need to do is make it work for you in your own way!

You can start with a short in blue denim and to keep the cold wind at bay, match it with a pair of black fish-net stockings. A cool belt in black can give it a complete look. Choose any of the chic tops in shades of darker hues and you have a very interesting look for casual clothing for women. If you think you have done lots of blue already during the summer months, you can try out green. A green short in mid-thigh length with a pretty white bow belt can give you a cute skater girl look!

Besides women’s casual clothing, for semi-formal occasions too, you can make the shorts-look work for women’s apparel this winter. Pick up a short in grey tweed, keep the length till knee, and go for pleats around the waist in the manner of formal trousers – and you have a fun and flirty look without compromising on the style quotient. A sleek belt in black and a tucked-in white shirt can complete the look. You can also try this type of shorts in slim checks.

Shorts are indeed one of the most ‘in’ women’s apparel and during colder months too, you can wear it by teaming it up with tights, stockings, and even over skinny denims. Straight lines, A-cuts, pleats, balloon skirt look – shorts can create a spunky look for women’s casual clothing. Choose from trendy wholesale clothing collections and invest in one that suits your style.