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3 Key Dog Training Tips

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3 Key Dog Training Tips

3 Key Dog Training Tips

There are a few real keys to dog training, whether you are trying to train your dog to come when called, sit, stop barking or any other behavior. Understanding their importance is critical to achieving rapid results that are long lasting and help develop the bond between you and your dog.

1. Win your dogs mind.

If you don’t win your dogs mind first then you will be struggling all the way. What winning your dogs mind really means is that your dog will look for you to make all the decisions. Before you try to do anything else with your dog I would watch one of the amazing video sites that show you the 5 Golden rules to establishing yourself as the pack leader. Basically if you aren’t putting these % golden rules in place then you are simply setting yourself up to fail. You dog will be off doing his own thing just at the crucial point where you really want them to listen. Certainly your dog may play ball occasionally or even most of the time, you could even have a dog that is obedient 99% of the time, however if you want a dog who always listens to you and does as you ask then you need to win your dogs mind.

2. Motivate your dog.

One of the most important factors is that you must discover what it is that your dog enjoys. Not all dogs like the same activities. Some dogs love to fetch, others love agility, and other dogs simply love obedience training, or swimming out into water and retrieve. To start you have to find out what your dogs love is and then help them develop this, work with your dog continuously.

In addition to finding out what exercise and play your dog likes you also need to find out what is their favourite reward. Reward them often. The more enjoyable you make the experience, the more you will both achieve and the more you will both look forward to training.

Rewarding your dog

  1. Food – anything from a single dry biscuit to a whole piece of sausage!
  2. Affection – Lots of pats, cuddles, and lots of verbal praise.
  3. Toys – games, throwing a stick or object, chasing your dog etc.

Your dog will always work harder the fairer you are in the training.

If you want to use food rewards then always follow these simple tips:

Tips for food treats

  1. Always vary food rewards.
  2. Do not give food rewards every time.
  3. Never let your dog know what the reward is.
  4. If your dog doesn’t come first time then do not give them the reward.

If you do not want to use food as a reward then you should ensure that you use affection accordingly when your dog does well.

3. Practice

The third key to achieving perfection is practice! You must learn how to encourage behavior that is closer to what you want consistently. Again this is where rewards come in so handy! You motivate your dog and then show them what it is that you want. With this method there is no need for any negative training!

One of the best sites that shows you all of this and more is The Online Dog Trainer, put together by top Dog Trainer, Doggy Dan. CLICK HERE to find out more: http://keithbuk.doggyd4n.hop.clickbank.net

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South African Boer Goats

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Goats have always been around since the ancient times. They are often raised in farms as source of milk, fiber, butter, and meat. Their skins and hairs were also collected and sold in markets. The male goat is often called a ‘buck’ while the female goat is called ‘doe’. Until now, they are still classified as domesticated animals but some people adopt them as pets; exotic pets actually, for the fact that they are traditionally farm animals and are kept in herds. However, due to their being naturally curious and sociable, a great number of them end up as such nowadays and the idea on how to raise goats leave them an adventure rather than toil just like when they are raising wild animals and reptiles.

Indeed, there are people who are interested in raising goats as pets while some farmers do consider putting up a goat farm because of profitability. Whatever the intention is, every owner should understand that goats need proper care and nurturing. Below are basic characteristics of goats that be your pointers on how to raise goats.

Nutrition

Raising goats is not a very painstaking job as goats are not sensitive when it comes to food. They can chew on anything they find but one must be careful not to feed them wilted fruits as this may be poisonous to them. If a nightshade plant is also sprouting yonder, goats have to be taken away. Basically, it would be best to prepare grasses and clean water for them to feed on. Sometimes, they masticate on a tin can without swallowing just to test whether it is edible, and then drop it afterward.

Weather

They are susceptible to extreme weather conditions though. Leaving them cold and wet for long periods of time gives them the risk of acquiring pneumonia which often lead to death. Immediate treatment is a must at the first sign of sickness to prolong their life span. Normally, goats have 15 to 18 years life expectancy but there are cases that this increase with proper nutrition. This fact first and foremost would help you a lot if you are still in the stage of wondering how to raise goats.

Sociability and Behavior

Goats grow within a herd, which means that it is group animal. Thus isolating them would cause them depression. This condition could also be fatal. It would not be a problem to farmers as they intend to raise a flock. Pet owners can keep at least two to give each other a companion.

Raising goats is both an entertaining and lucrative venture and no complicated formula is actually required to rear healthy bucks and does. Just always remember these essential facts about them and you will be successful in your quest on how to raise goats.

Results of the first British Boer Goat Society Show, where Whalandaw Luna came third in the Class 1 Doe kids under 1 year. 

5 Things You Should Consider When Building A Chicken Coop

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Bringing up chickens is a passion for many people, but before we can start bringing up chickens we first need to have a chicken coop for the chickens to live in.  We can either buy a chicken coop or we could simply build our own. If you are considering building your own then check out our FREE Chicken Coop Plans

If you are new to brining up chickens then it can have a lot of benefits.

  • You can produce your own organic food (chicken eggs and poultry meat).
  • The chickens produce excellent manure for your gardens.
  • Chickens can also make loveable household pets!

When we start to bring up chickens, one of the main things that we can not ignore is having a decent chicken coop. In this post I am going to simply outline my ideas on  the main points you should be looking for whether you are buying a new chicken coop or building your own chicken coop. Ensuring your chickens are happy and your chicken coop lasts you a long time.

The Fence

The fence is obviously an integral part of the chicken coop. It keeps the chickens in and also keeps any predators out. In addition to predators attempting to break in and causing damage to the fence. Your fence can become unstable over time due to many other things, such as the wind & rain, poor timber used initially etc. So ensuring the fence is sturdy is of paramount importance. Once built you need to do a monthly thorough check of your fence to ensure that your fence is always in top concdition. A fence in poor condition will not keep your flock in and will not protect them from predators. Any problems with the fence should be repaired as soon as possible.

The Door

The door of the chicken coop again is something you need to ensure is sturdy and should be checked very regularly. The chicken coop door is constanly opened and shut as you are feeding the chickens. The main points you should be looking for are:

  • Ensure that the hinges are sturdy and are working correctly.
  • Check the latch to make sure it holds in place correctly.

Each person will have their own preference as to the type of latch they will use on the door. Some are obviously better than others. If you are are constantly having problems with the latch you have chosen, then you might be wise to replace it for a different type or simply a more secure one.

The Feeders

Depending on how many chickens you intend to keep will determine how many feeders you will require. It is essential to keep a very close eye on the bird feeders in the chicken coop as if they become extremely pummelled this is usually a sign that the birds are probably fighting over the food. Therefore an idication that you should be thinking about installing another feeder.

A point that is usually overlooked with the feeders is the way the chickens interact with the height of the bird feeders. Now and again you will get birds that will prefer the bird feeder either higher or lower than what you have placed it. Adjusting this now and again will ensure the comfort of all your birds. Most of the time it only needs to be adjusted by an inch or two, but this can make a huge improvement in how the birds are able to access the food. Making for happier, healthier chickens.

The Water Source

Your chickens require a consistent supply of fresh water so having a good tap within the chicken coop is essential. If you have a larger coop then one tap might not be enough. You might need to look into adding another water tap to ensure your birds have an ample supply of fresh water.

The Perches

Finally ensure that you have a good perches in your coop for the chickens to nap on. Ample perches ensures that the birds get plenty of sleep and therefore will produce more eggs.

Again like the tap the number of chickens you have in your coop will determine how many perches you are going to need. You need to ensure that all the birds have ample room on the perch so they are not fighting for a space. And that the perches are wide enough for when the chickens grow they still have enough space for taking a nap.

Conclusion

It is not too difficult to build a chicken coop and then maintain it so that it is a nice comfortable, secure place for your chickens. You simply need to follow the above tips plus invest a little bit of time, money and love and you will be rewarded with a bountiful supply of fresh eggs.

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