House Breaking Your Golden Retriever

To properly train house break your Golden Retriever, you must stick to a routine regarding your crate, and ensure that he doesn’t spend additional time outside of his crate. When he is outside of his crate, you should watch him at all times. If you don’t keep an eye on him when he is outside of the crate and he has an accident inside the house, you can’t blame no one but yourself as you didn’t correct him the second it happened.

To help your dog learn the right way to relieve himself, you should always praise him when he goes to the right location. You can crate him at night, then take him out when he wakes up in the morning and show him the correct spot. Give him some time, then praise himself once he starts to go. If you avoid accidents, you should be able to train your Golden without any problems. Once accidents begin to happen though, it can be extremely hard to break the pattern.

When you house break your dog, you should never give him any freedom. Getting it right is a lot of work for him, and chances are he’d rather be doing something else. If you are tolerant with him and allow him to make mistakes, you’ll find yourself needing to be a lot more stern to break him of the bad habits that you have tolerated and allowed. If you start when your Golden is young and enforce the rules, he’ll be a happy member of your family in no time at all.

When you house break, you should use confinement as much as possible. Confinement basically means that until you have housebroken your Golden Retriever, he isn’t allowed to freely move around the house. You should always keep a watchful eye on him and make sure that if he’s outside the crate – you know where he is at all times and what he is doing.

If you happen to take your eyes off of him even for a second, he could easily relieve himself on the floor. Once he starts to go on the floor, it can be really hard to break him of this habit. The smell will be there, and he will smell it the next time he is in that area. Each time he smells it, he will instantly go to the bathroom in that same area. The best way to prevent this from happening is to watch him at all times and ensure that he only goes in the area you have for him.

To housebreak your Golden Retriever, you should also allow him a way outside. Normally, a doggy door is the best way to do this, as your puppy can go outside and relieve himself when the time comes, without disturbing you. You should also use puppy pads or a litter box inside as well, so that he always has somewhere to relive himself. During times when he can’t make it outside, he needs somewhere else that he can go.

Housebreaking your Golden Retriever can take you some time, although it will be well worth it once your Golden is properly trained. He’ll be an essential member of your family, and not use the bathroom anywhere he takes a notion. He will only relieve himself outside or in an area that you have trained him. Golden Retriever’s need interaction with people, and if you are going to keep them inside – you’ll need to ensure that they have been properly house broken.
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The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses

The Wrong Way to Treat Child Geniuses
When I was a child, I was a "genius"—the kind you sometimes see profiled on the local news. I started reading at 2. I could multiply two-digit numbers in my head when I was 5. One of my earliest memories is working out a way to generate Pythagorean
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New machine designed to treat some skin cancers
That's when they decided to try a new treatment called SRT100. The machine uses small doses of targeted radiation. Over a period of treatments, cancer cells are destroyed without hurting the healthy tissue around it. That cuts out surgery and cuts down
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Spring Like

Yesterday felt almost Spring like. So does today.  Let’s hope it lasts this time. I had a pretty good day. I spent the morning doing some work, some housework and a little bit of relaxing and then headed out around noon for a walk with the pups.

When swamp water makes your dog this happy, how can you refuse?

And once she’s wet and dirty, you just gotta go with the flow.

I tried to get them to pose together but there was something interesting on the other side of the fence, so I cut my losses and moved them along before they went off in search of it.

It might have felt like Spring, but there sure wasn’t much evidence of it yet! I think the only green things in the photo below are the fence posts!


 Then we stopped to visit with puppies on the way home!!!  It was mid day, bright sun with black pups who liked to cuddle so not many photos were taken but I couldn’t not take ANY…  They are 4.5 weeks old right now.

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This is so sad and yet so helpful that you've …

This is so sad and yet so helpful that you've laid it out there in black and white. I just hope Oaklander's take note and really push their city council hard. You've been there at the last minute for some fantastic dogs, it hurts the soul to think of all the ones that no one was there to save. :-(

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How Little Girls Are Paying It Forward In The World of Fashion

Salt Lake City, Utah (PRWEB) May 28, 2014

From the initial design to the final frills hanging in more than 250 retail stores across the U.S., Persnickety Clothing Co. and Millie?s Princess Foundation are partnering to give children who have pediatric cancer, the chance to be a guest fashion designer.

It all started with the spunky little Millie Flamm who was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of four. Millie?s life-long dream of being a fashion designer was fulfilled by Persnickety only weeks before her passing on June 18, 2013. ?This experience with Millie changed us. We have the power to bring moments of sheer joy into the lives of children and families facing childhood cancer. It is part of our mission as a company- to increase happiness in the world; it?s who we are as individuals and our customers can?t get enough of these beautiful clothes designed and inspired by these courageous children,? said Corinne Rickenbach, Owner and Executive Designer of Persnickety Clothing Co.

Now it?s Cami Carver?s turn. She?s Millie?s best friend and a delightful eight-year-old, recovering from a recent bone marrow transplant as well. She and Corinne met recently to sketch out designs and choose fabrics for two new dresses that will be available in select retail locations in September. All proceeds from the sale of these dresses will go to Millie?s Princess Foundation to assist those families affected by childhood cancer.

[September is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.]

On June 10, 2014 Cami will have the opportunity to get to know one of these families firsthand, and carry on the mission of Millie?s Princess Foundation, when she meets another cancer child? five-year-old Phoebe from Texas. Cami will present Phoebe with the first edition of these special dresses from her own designs.

Cami can?t wait to meet Phoebe. She said, ?People have done really nice things for me while I?ve been going through cancer. Now it?s my turn!?

Out of the mouths of babes. Yes Cami, it is our turn!

About Millie?s Princess Foundation

Millie absolutely adored the fairy tale ending that awaits all princesses? and let?s face it she embodied every thing that a good princess would ? immense courage, a kind heart, and a gracious smile. What started out as a simple idea, a local 5k, has rapidly grown into more than a neighborhood show of support? it is now a respected foundation hosting races nationwide.

Millie?s Princess Foundation is a 501c3 organization with the purpose and mission of providing financial relief to cancer families and building a community awareness campaign in behalf of those children with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. To learn more about the Foundation and its organizers see or

About Persnickety Clothing Company

Persnickety Clothing Company, based in American Fork, Utah designs and manufactures award-winning clothing for girls, ages 0-12. Founded in 2009 Persnickety Clothing Company has the purpose and mission to produce creative clothing, and to increase happiness in the world. A portion of every purchase is awarded to girls in need?in the USA and around the world. For more information on Persnickety Clothing Company, please call 801-658-0400 or visit (

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Getting Greener

Compared to 2 weeks ago anyway.  The trees could still use some leaves.  But we are getting there!
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Using an Aerial Drone to Walk Your Dog: Cool or Just Creepy?

Aerial drones seem to be the future. Actually, scratch that. They’re the present. Drones are increasingly used for lots of things. They’ve grabbed the headlines because some of the ways they’re being used can be very scary, like allowing the government to bomb distant countries by remote control. However, the basic tech is so cheap and accessible that their non-bombing uses include crop dusting and simply annoying the neighbors for fun and/or profit.

As of this writing, I’m undecided about whether Amazon’s plan to use drones for delivery falls into the sinister or boring/obnoxious side of the equation.

And, of course, you can use drones to walk your dog. That’s not something that had occurred to me before last week — or, really, to anyone I know — but apparently it occurred to Jeff Myers. Myers picked up a drone at Bed Bath and Beyond (apparently you can do that now), tied a leash to it, and sent it out into the neighborhood to walk his Golden Retriever. Of course, he made video of it and put it on the Internet, because that’s what we do now.

By his own account, Myers’ dog was a little bit, uh, ambivalent about the whole experience.

“Goldens are really well trained and I think she was freaked out enough by what was happening that she just went along with it,” he told a writer from Motherboard.

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Myers’s route-mapping software impressed some viewers, and even got some developers to contact him, but it’s just a special effect for the video.

The video has gotten a lot of attention and commentary all over the Internet, but there's one problem: It's at least partially a fake. The video shows Myers entering a route into a mapping program and sending the drone and dog on their way. But apparently, the mapping software is only for appearances; Myers followed along and controlled the drone with his phone.

That's just as well, because any dog lover can immediately spot one glaring flaw with the drone doggie-walking plan: Who's going to clean up the poop? While the technology for spying on demonstrations or performing long-distance assassinations via drone is relatively advanced, there has been little work in teaching the devices poop-scooping skills. Attached to the drone, Myers' dog would be free to walk along the streets, leaving a trail of evenly spaced turds along the entire route like some coprophiliac version of Hansel and Gretel. Remember, drones aren't the only form of high-tech surveillance. Nowadays, the idea of doing DNA tests on stray dog poop to track down the owners is becoming more popular.

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Myers's drone in flight, with leash attached.

And then, of course, there's the more abstract problem of the human-dog bond. As noted before, Myers' dog seemed a little weirded out by having a robotic helicopter attached to her collar, but she tried to be a good sport and went along with it. But do you really want your dog to start bonding with a drone instead of you? Part of the whole walking process is that the dog gets some human attention, even if it's from a professional dog walker.

Myers admitted to Motherboard that it's not really practical for the moment, but he does imagine that it might work in the long run.

"The long-term vision was, what if we could make every part of Manhattan have a bike lane and a dog lane, and then you'd have these drones tied to them who could go walk your dog to your mother who lives on the Upper West Side," he said. "Obviously, it's a dumb idea, but wouldn't that be cool?"

Of course, it's hard enough to get cities to put bike lanes into their streets, never mind a second lane for dogs, so that's probably not happening any time soon.

What do you think? Does the idea of using drones to walk your dog fall into the "cool" category, or the "weird/creepy/evil" side of things?

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Best Dog Fences

If you’re a dog owner looking for the best dog fence to keep your pet where you want it to be rather than cavorting around the neighborhood, you’ll probably want to install a type of fence that can safely keep your dog inside your yard and still complement your yard and home.

Deciding on the best dog fencing system that is also safe for your dog is not always an easy task. Your decision will more than likely need to take into account several factors like the size of your yard, the total cost to purchase and install a fence, and any city or homeowner ordinances .

A wooden fence or chain link fence used to be the only option a pet owner had to keep their dog from running away or wandering into areas that were out-of-bounds, say like the neighbor’s flower garden. These fences always had their limitations. Smaller dogs would dig under the fence and escape whenever the mood struck them. Larger dogs simply jumped over the fences and ran away.

Chain link fences were usually an eyesore and were not good choices for suburban neighborhoods. Wooden fences were a better choice but they were costly and required upkeep like yearly painting or staining in areas with severe seasonal weather.

Then along came a safe alternative to chain link and wooden fences. These were called “invisible fences” because they were buried under the lawn and proved to be very effective in helping owners contain their dogs. They could be laid out to restrict a dog to a particular area and keep it out of places in your yard where you didn’t want it to be.

The invisible dog fences utilized a wire buried several inches deep around the perimeter of the yard. A transmitter was installed nearby or could even be located inside a basement or garage. When the dog would get close to the wire, the transmitter sent a signal to the receiver attached to the dog’s collar and a beep would sound a warning. If the dog ignored the warning and crossed the wire while wearing the collar, it would feel a slight shocking sensation meant to discourage it from going any further. This was the method used to train a dog to know where its boundaries were.

Invisible fences use electricity and are not recommended for smaller breed dogs like a Chihuahua or toy poodle. If you have a dog that weighs less than 10 pounds you may want to consider other methods of containment instead of an electric fence. Also, if you have a very small yard, electric fences are not a good choice because the dog will be confined to an area too small and you’d be better off keeping your dog in the house and only taking it outside for walks on its leash.

Dogs have to go outside to do their business, and at those times they can become very distracted by the sight of other dogs, people or cars passing by, and odors from other dogs that have been around the area. A dog naturally wants to investigate all of these distractions which can end up creating a lot of trouble for an owner. Having a neighbor call to complain about your dog being loose can be frustrating, but worse would be having to make an emergency trip to the vet after finding your injured dog lying in the road.

While an electric “invisible” fence may deter a dog from leaving your yard and going places it shouldn’t be, it’s still possible for even the best trained dog to cross the shock barrier if it’s really determined to wander away.

Take the time to explore the pros and cons of the different types of fences that would work best for you, would look good enclosing your yard, and will not break the bank. A good place to start is a visit to Lowe’s or Home Depot to compare the best dog fences available. You’ll also find reputable companies in the yellow pages or online that specialize in installing “invisible” dog fences. Please keep your dog’s needs – and personality – in mind when you start shopping for the best dog fence for your particular needs.

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Brushing Your Pet’s Teeth (Full version)

Show us those pearly whites, Fluffy and Fido! Did you know that February is Pet Dental Health Month? Dr. Sheldon Rubin shows you how to brush your pet’s teet…
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How Awesome Is This Lego Storage!!!


Have you checked out this awesome storage for Lego’s?? I am drooling over this right now!!

I have so many Lego’s for the child care children that I would probably need two of these but these are just what I need and the colors are perfect for the Lego’s.

Hop on over to Amazon and check it out!!
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