The story of the 12 animals zodiac in ChinaWritten by Wong Yee Lee
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Snake - Also known as little dragon. Snakes are known to be devilish because of its poisonous nature. However, snakes are very useful, particularly its gall bladder, which is a very healthy medicine in China. Horse - The fastest running animal. Before people invented vehicles, horses were only transportation tool. Ram - An animal symbolizes submissiveness and good luck. Monkey - Clever, like humans. It is often used to describe smart and clever children. Cock - Hens are very protective to their chicks. Dog - Although dogs are highly respected in west and loyal to their masters, in China, they are rude and not respectful. Chinese consider them not a cute animal. Pig - The last one in cycle. It is slow and lazy though they are clever.
It is believed that people born in different animal years would carry their characteristics and this would affect person's life. That is why year of dragon is highly favoured since people want their children to be as respectful as a dragon.
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How To Stop Your Dog From Digging Holes In Your GardenWritten by Adam G. Katz
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The Old Fashioned Way to make sure that dog gets a motivational negative association when he digs is to: Step 1.) Leave a pinch collar and tab (one foot leash) on dog when he's outside in yard with another dog. Step 2.) Bury hardware mesh or chicken wire in spot where he's been digging. The chicken wire should be buried two to three inches below surface. Dogs don't like scraping their paws against this stuff. So, right off bat you've got an immediate negative association. Step 3.) Spy on him and just wait until he start to dig. Step 4.) As soon as he begins to dig, yell "No No No!" as you run outside and give dog a correction. As long as you continue to say "No no no" as you run to dog, dog WILL still associate correction with behavior. Step 5.) Be 100% consistent until you are 100% sure that dog isn't digging any more. The Lazy Man's Way to fix this problem behavior is to use a remote electronic collar (e-collar). Everything else remains same. (Click on link above to read about my recommendations for buying a remote electronic training collar). When using e-collar for this behavior, I'd turn setting up to high level. Your goal is to create absolute avoidance to this behavior (digging in garden). And you want him to think that dirt just jumped up and bit him! Usually if you correct dog with electronic collar for this type of behavior, you've only got to do it twice before dog decides that it's in his best interest to leave your garden alone.
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