Dogs - Man's Best Friend

Written by Keith Kingston


Dogs have been known as man's best friend for decades. Owning a dog can be a positive, enjoyable experience forrepparttar entire family. Keep in mind however, thatrepparttar 125773 decision to own a dog is an important one that should not be taken lightly. A dog is not just a fun diversion or entertaining gift. Owning a dog requires a commitment from you that will lastrepparttar 125774 lifetime ofrepparttar 125775 dog. The responsibilities of owning a dog andrepparttar 125776 joys of owning a dog hold an equal place of importance. If you are considering bringing a dog into your family, here are some important considerations for you to keep in mind.

A dog is an important member ofrepparttar 125777 family. If you live in a city, you will need to devote a lot of time to walkingrepparttar 125778 dog, ensuring thatrepparttar 125779 dog gets plenty of exercise and fresh air, and you will most likely be taking your dog along on family excursions and trips. If you live in a country setting, you will need to ensurerepparttar 125780 safety of your dog and protectrepparttar 125781 dog fromrepparttar 125782 hazards that come from a rural setting. Holidays and special occasions will includerepparttar 125783 dog and you may even find yourself includingrepparttar 125784 dog in family portraits and gift giving occasions.

Dogs bring companionship and joy to any family. The time and effort you spend caring for your dog will be returned to you inrepparttar 125785 form ofrepparttar 125786 lifelong loyalty and friendship that you will receive from your dog. The dog will provide you with a friend to talk to, be an entertaining companion, and can also provide a sense of security and protection for your family. Individuals who are confined to their home orrepparttar 125787 elderly will find great joy in owning a dog andrepparttar 125788 problem of loneliness will be greatly reduced.

Horse Training For Napping Horses

Written by Andy Curry


2004 Andy Curry All Rights Reserved

If you ever rode a horse that would stop and refuse to go forward then you would know how absolutely annoying it is.

Why do they stop? Because that's their reaction to a worrisome or unpleasant situation. Even nervous and timid horses can stake themselves torepparttar ground because they are apprehensive about leavingrepparttar 125772 herd orrepparttar 125773 barn.

What other reasons are there for napping? One isrepparttar 125774 horse simply doesn't know what to do. They'd rather stop and stand than move forward. If your horse naps in a place he's familiar with (ie. your home area) then you should check your tack for things like a bad fitting saddle. The pain could finally become unbearable andrepparttar 125775 horse simply won't move.

Often, horses will react to bad fitting tack by rearing or bucking. So when tack is bad fitting, napping is a pretty good alternative compared to rearing or bucking.

Another place a horse may nap is riding around an unfamiliar area. If he naps during this then it's likely he's doing it out of fear. The same can be true if he sees unfamiliar objects.

A secret tip about nappers is to closely observe where they're napping. If you find they get nappy around certain things then you might spot a pattern. For instance, every time your horse rides by a hay tarp and he stops then that is likely your culprit. But it could be lots of different things. It could be bushes. Trees. Dog pens. Etc.

When trying to solve napping from fear, you should takerepparttar 125776 approach when working with a spooking horse. A horse that spooks needs to be treated kindly. He shouldn't be forced into stepping over his "fear boundary". You have to talk to them, pet them, and be patient.

It just so happens that this is one ofrepparttar 125777 easiest and most effective ways to solverepparttar 125778 napping problem. The tradeoff is that it also takesrepparttar 125779 most time. But so what? Horse training is about patience.

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