17 Things Your Dog Trainer is Judging

Barrie Segal has some tips that will help you get a lot of value out of the money you spend on dog training.  A well-trained dog is a thing of beauty, but without follow-though by you all that work and expense can be wasted.

And we can help with number 13, at least in your own yard!  🙂

Read Barrie’s article in the link below:

These are the Things Your Dog Trainer Is Silently Judging You For

“Dog trainers, however, really train people, not dogs. And how successful that dog training is depends on how dog owners comply — or don’t — with the program. Dog trainers must provide extensive training to owners so they can apply the lessons they learned in obedience classes to training their pets. But the owners have to follow through or it’s a total waste of money.

You might think you’re doing a great job of taking care of your canine — until you hire a dog trainer. Keep reading to discover what your dog trainer is secretly judging you for so you can measure up — and get the most you possibly can out of your sessions.”

MORE Reasons to Keep Yards Cleaned: Houseflies Carry Disease

The thought of flies being attracted to the dog poop in your  yard, and then moving on to your patio furniture, and into your living room and  dining room, is gross enough and already a good reason not to let the mess in the yard accumulate.  And now there’s even more specific research into how dangerous it might be to let that yard go uncleaned!

According to Valuewalk.com,

“Scientific Reports found that two of the most common or garden insects – houseflies and blowflies – are both capable of carrying hundreds of different bacteria. And the bad news is that a significant portion of this is ultimately harmful to humans.”

HouseFlies

And it might be even more important to keep the yard clean in the city and suburbs than out in the country!

Another interesting morsel of information which cropped up in the study is that houseflies residing in urban environments picked up more germs than those living in rural areas.

“It will really make you think twice about eating that potato salad that’s been sitting out at your next picnic.”

Read the whole story at http://www.valuewalk.com/2017/11/houseflies-dangerous-disease-study/ :

Houseflies Found To Carry Dangerous Diseases

Live Longer and Happier with a Dog

“Dog ownership has many benefits, and we may now be able to count better heart health as one of them.  However, as many dog owners may agree, the main reason for owning a dog is the sheer joy.”  – Dr Mike Knapton of the British Heart Foundation

Another study finds a  lower risk of cardiovascular disease in people who have dogs.

Read the report by

Having dogs lowers early death risk

 

Waste Stations Improve Public Areas and Trails

“Earlier this month Marin supervisors approved a contract for a pet waste removal service they’ve used before to scour our open spaces twice a week to clean up after dog owners and walkers who can’t — dare I say won’t — pick up after their dogs.  … emptying and relining dog waste cans by the open space gates, and restocking the dispensers holding biodegradable pet waste bags.”

Tidy Turf Pet Waste Removal of Sonoma, California was awarded the job of helping to keep the trails and open spaces of Marin clean, beautiful, pleasant and healthful.

“It’s not an easy job,” said Brian Sanford, Marin Open Space District superintendent.

Read the full article by Vicki Larson, at the Marin Independent Journal, here: http://www.marinij.com/lifestyle/20171113/its-a-crappy-job-but-someone-has-to-do-it

It’s a crappy job but someone has to do it