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Three Basic Commands to Teach Your Dog

When you first get a new dog, it can be a little overwhelming. It’s a lot like having a new baby, except this one chews things up, digs up the yard, and doesn’t contain its accidents to a diaper. Your first focus with your new dog will probably be those behavior issues, if he or she has any. You’ll want to get them potty trained quickly, and teach them what they’re allowed to chew on and what they’re not allowed to chew on. If you find this difficult, look to a professional company, such as Dog’s Best Friend, for a little guidance. Once the behavior issues are under control, it’s time to start training them with a few commands. Here are a few basic ones that are essential for them to learn.

Come

This is an essential command for many reasons. First off, it helps your dog to learn their name. Always use their name as part of the “come” command so that they learn to listen when you call. Some people believe a great way to get them to respond is to use a clicker. These little devices make a clicking noise that will get the dog’s attention and entice them to come investigate the source of it. Pair this with their name, and they will begin to associate the two. When your dog comes to you, always reward them, either with praise and petting, or with a treat.

“Come” should be the first command you teach your dog, because it can be a lifesaver in many safety situations. If they take off running after a squirrel or cat, you can call them back, getting them out of potentially unsafe situations. It can also help to end undesirable behaviors, such as digging; if you see them digging and they are trained to respond to your call, the behavior will stop when you call.

Sit

This is the most basic command people think of when it comes to dog training. Aside from being a simple trick to show your dog’s obedience, this command can also help to prevent undesirable behaviors like jumping and begging; if he or she begins to jump on a visitor or stand up and beg at the table, the “sit” command will end this action.

To teach your dog to sit, begin by holding a treat near the end of their nose. Move it towards the face and upwards while pressing firmly on the hindquarters. This makes the dog naturally move backwards and sit to keep the treat in their line of sight.

Stay

This is a great followup to “sit.” Teaching your dog to stay can prevent them from behaving poorly, such as with jumping on visitors, or getting in the way in the kitchen. Get your dog to sit, then slowly back away from them while saying “stay” very firmly, with your palm towards them. Your tone of voice and body language are what will discourage them from following you. Once you have moved several feet away, call the dog to you and reward them.

Dog training can be tricky, so if you need help, don’t be afraid to speak to professional trainers, such as those at Dog’s Best Friend.

 

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How to Find a Hotel near a Conference Center

11Business and other types of conferences attract a multitude of people near and far. While some can travel to these places by car, others have to travel from farther-away locations. Sometimes this necessitates an overnight trip. If you’re over traveling arrangements and accommodations for the employees of your company, it’s up to you to find a hotel near the Mendenhall Conference Center. There are many places to consider, but you should stick to this criteria before you arrive at a decision. Read More

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Three Things Every Event Must Have

If you are planning a party, event, competition, or gathering, there are a lot of things to worry about. For a party or event to be successful, there are a lot of things that need to come together that you don’t directly control. For example, you can’t control the weather or the mood of each guest. Unfortunately, an event’s success depends on both factors. While you can’t guarantee that everyone will come to the party in a great mood, there are a few things you can do that will only help to make your event special. Want to know three things that will give your party the boost it needs? Keep reading to find out more.

Must-Haves

Toilets: Everyone needs to use the restroom. If you are hosting a party, make sure your guests have a clean place in which to do their business. The best way to make sure your guests have the facilities they need is to rent a few outhouses. Companies like Walters Portable Toilets can provide you with a single outhouse for a backyard party, or hundreds of them for a state fair. If you are hosting your event at home or a specialized venue, don’t assume that the existing facilities will suffice. You wouldn’t want to use the bathroom after Uncle Eddie and his six kids, especially if you plan on serving spicy curry for lunch. Likewise, if you are hosting an event at a venue that only has one set of restrooms, consider adding to what they have with a few portable toilets. Nothing will sour a guest’s mood faster than a dirty toilet, not even bad weather.

Directions: Don’t assume anyone knows anything about directions. Even if your guests are all locals, provide instructions and directions. Don’t assume that anyone will have a GPS system. And if they do, don’t assume that the GPS will guide them to your event properly. You don’t need to write a novel, but a few helpful suggestions can’t hurt. For instance, make sure to mention any major landmarks or construction projects, as easily identifiable features or problems will help your guests navigate even if they do have functioning GPS units.

Food: A hungry guest is a grumpy guest. Always provide light refreshments for your guests (at the very least). If you are planning an event during mealtime (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), make sure to provide food. The surest way to irritate your guests is to not mention what (if any) food will be available and then make them starve while they are there. This is especially true of any sporting event you might be hosting.

There are thousands of other things to consider when planning a party. However, making sure your guests have a place to do their business, know how to get there, and won’t be hungry while they are there are the best ways to ensure your event is successful. Contact a company like Walters Portable Toilets if you need help with your next event.

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Ways to Clean Your Septic Tank

50Most homes are connected to a main sewer line, but if yours is not, it will be connected to a septic tank. It is vital that you keep the tank clean and running well. If not, there could be a lot of issues that you shouldn’t deal with. Search Internet sites or call your local water company to obtain more info on how to clean and maintain your septic tank.

It is imperative that you wear gloves and goggles during the process. You never know what is inside the tank or what can splash up into your eyes. It is better to be safe than sorry. Take the lid off and pull out the filter. Be gentle with the filter because it could easily break in half. Read More

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Four Tips for Planning a Funeral

22-23Whether you are planning ahead for your eventual passing or need to tend to a loved one’s remains, planning a funeral service can be incredibly difficult and stressful. On its own the process takes a lot of work and effort. When you add in the raw emotions associated with a death, it can be overwhelming. While there will be some major decisions you and your loved ones need to make, here are four things to remember that will make the process a bit easier. Read More

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When to Rent Portable Toilets

A portable toilet, also called porta potty, is often the only convenient way to provide restrooms. While most people prefer a regular toilet that’s connected to the sewage system, porta potties certainly have their uses. Before you rent porta potties from a company like Sanijohn Portable Toilets, you need to decide how many you need and when you need them. 

When to Rent Portable Toilets

Portable toilets are often rented when there is no other bathroom available, but people are expected to stay at the same location for a while. A small playground won’t put up a restroom, because people can come and go if they need to. On the other hand, workers at a construction site are expected to work all day long. Since the new building doesn’t have a toilet or plumbing, construction workers are often required to use portable toilets.

Portable toilets can also be rented for events. While you may not want a portable toilet at your wedding, that might be the only way to have your wedding outdoors. Without bathroom facilities, all of your guests will leave pretty quickly. Portable toilets are also used by camera crews when they’re shooting a film in the middle of nowhere. 

Getting the Right Potty

When it comes to portable toilets, you have different options to choose from. A standard portable toilet will usually accommodate a small construction crew over a regular workweek. For more users, you can get toilets that have a bigger tank. You can even get a portable toilet that’s accessible by wheelchair. If you need to use a crane or lift to move your portable toilet, you should specify that ahead of time. Some portable toilets are even built specifically to fit through a narrow doorway. 

Using It Properly

While using portable toilets can be unpleasant, it doesn’t have to be. Obviously, the toilet needs to be emptied and cleaned periodically; the more often, the better. If you need the portable toilet for an extended period of time, such as during a construction project, it makes sense to arrange to get it serviced on a regular basis. 

How Many Toilets to Rent

Depending on how many people will be using the bathroom, you might have to get more than one portable toilet. For a large event, it might make sense to set up separate toilets for each gender. However, for a construction crew, that usually doesn’t work, because there are usually only few female workers if any. 

Plan Ahead

While you can rent a portable toilet on short notice from Sanijohn Portable Toilets, it makes more sense to plan ahead if possible. For a large event, it’s important to secure a large enough number of portable toilets. If people can’t go to the bathroom, they’re quite likely to leave your party early. For your construction site, you’ll also need to make arrangements as soon as you can, especially since you probably need to keep the toilet on site for a longer period of time.

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What To Look For In Long Term Rentals

long term rentals in Destin, FLWhen it comes to renting a home or apartment, there are many things to take into consideration, and many things that could potentially be wrong with the place. If you are a seasoned renter, then you are aware of how inconvenient and frustrating it can be to rent a place that has a lot of problems, or is not managed well. If you are new to renting, you should learn to spot some of the potential problems in prospective long term rentals in Destin, FL, before you sign the lease. Whether you are new to renting or have been signing leases for years, the following article may be able to help you. It includes a list of things to look for when considering an apartment or house to rent.

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Types Of Ants Invading Your Home

Bugman Pest Control ExterminatorWhen you have an ant problem, you will need to call someone like the Bugman Pest Control Exterminator to take care of it for you. This is because ants can be difficult to get rid of. They will get into your home, and come back in larger numbers until you get it taken care of. If you have an ant problem, it can help to know which type of ant has invaded your home. This can help you know what to expect and take any precautions that are necessary.

Common Types of Ants

Carpenter ants are fairly large ants that are a reddish black color. This makes them easy to identify. They thrive all over the United States, though they are most common in cool climates. As a result, they may be more common in the north. Carpenter ants build their nests outside in a wood source, and they Read More

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When Is It Time For Divorce Lawyers?

divorce lawyers in DCWhether or not you are having major conflicts or already know how to divide up the assets agreeably, you will probably need to look for divorce lawyers in DC at some point. Getting a divorce is a legal process, after all. If you’re on the road to getting a divorce, you probably want to know when it really is time to officially start the process. Continue reading for more information on sure signs that your marriage is over.

Negative Changes

One of the best things about a marriage partner is how they can challenge you to be better. If, on the other hand, you have turned into somebody you don’t like, you probably need to end your relationship. Sometimes people’s repeated actions can make you an angry, nagging, or jealous person. And while you do have Read More

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Keep Your New Phone or Tablet Safe

Did you get a cell phone or tablet over the holidays? What about for your birthday, an anniversary, or any other special occasion? If so, you probably cherish your new device like you would a tiny, plastic puppy. But loving your device doesn’t necessarily mean you can protect it from harm. No, humans have slippery hands and forgetful minds. Do you want to know a few of the best ways to protect your new gadget? Here are a few suggestions you might like.

Device Safety

The first thing any new phone owner must have is a case. As mentioned above, humans have slippery hands. It seems almost impossible to go more than a few hours without dropping something. While dropping your pencil or keys is okay (as long as you don’t do so above a storm drain), dropping your phone is not.

Cell phone cases will protect your phone from just about anything and everything you can do to it. Drop it while getting dressed? A shock-absorbing case will prevent damage. Drop it while trying to cook? You can get waterproof cases as well. Did you lose control of it while riding your bike? Some cases can prevent scuffs and scrapes even if you drop your phone while traveling at high speeds. No matter what your budget is, there is a case that will work for you.

Almost every device created comes with a touch screen. Even desktop computers come with monitors that can respond to touch. With all that touching going on, scratches are part of the game. Don’t let an inch-long gash ruin your fancy new device. Make sure you purchase a screen protector for every new device you own.

Screen protectors come in a variety of styles, but most of them are very similar. Protectors are nothing more than clear pieces of plastic (or some other material) you place over your device’s screen. They don’t alter your device’s screen resolution, nor will they make it more difficult to use the screen. But they will protect your device from scratches, scrapes, and chips. Best of all, most screen protectors will cost less than a six-inch sub.

Did you know that you can usually get insurance for your new device? Whether it’s offered in-store or through another company, consider getting your new device insured. You might be surprised by how often people lose their phones in toilets, lakes, garbage bins, and other places you wouldn’t want your device to end up. With an insurance plan, any accidental damage to your phone can be repaired for free (or for a low cost). And if it can’t be repaired, you can get a replacement phone for an incredibly low price.

One final suggestion for keeping your device safe might surprise you. Did you know that buying accessories for your phone or tablet can help you protect it? Keyboard attachments and rubber-tipped styluses are inexpensive and can open your device up to a whole new world of usefulness. But, and perhaps most importantly, they will keep you from directly interacting with your device. As you can probably guess, using your device will wear it out. But if you use other attachments along with it, you will preserve the device itself for as long as possible. And when you combine attachments with cell phone cases and other things on this list, your new device will last for decades (or until you want to upgrade it next year).

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