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Natural Flea and Tick Repellent for Dogs & Cats

Cedar wood essential oil is a great natural flea repellent for your dog or cat. Orange oil is an awesome tick repellant too. Frontline and advantix are poiso…

Smart is understanding that what you can’t see can impact your pet and your home. Before finding an adult flea, eggs and maggot-like larvae could be hiding i…

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The Airedales of War — A Veterans Day Salute

The U.S. Military Working Dog Teams National Monument was recently unveiled in San Antonio, Texas. It features a statue of a military handler and four dog breeds, the Doberman, Labrador, Belgian Malinois, and German Shepherd dog. Not many people know that the Airedale was widely used in World War I and to a lesser extent…
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CHIHUAHUA MIX’S QUALITY OF LIFE “IMPROVED” THANKS TO HALO NATURAL DOG FOOD

EwokFacebook Halo Fan, Joy Langdon Gray, wrote to us earlier this month about her dog, Ewok and his experience with Halo natural dog food. Here’s what she wrote:

I can’t say enough good things about your Spot’s Stew dry dog food. My chihuahua mix has a super sensitive belly, and if he even eats a small amount of another dog food, particularly cheap supermarket dog food, he gets very ill. He has diarreah, nausea, painful gas, and has become very dehydrated as a result. Your food (duck and pheasant) is the only dog food he can tolerate. It’s made so well and it’s easily digestible for him and he has no problems with it. Your food has greatly improved his quality of life and I just wanted to thank you. I tell everybody about his miraculous turn around and the food that helped him. Thanks again, and keep up the good work!

Thank you Joy for sharing your story. We are so happy that Ewok has greatly improved thanks to Halo. Welcome to the family and we hope Ewok has a long and healthy life.

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Redirect to an Alternate Behavior

This is brilliant. It’s also related to dog training.

This Dad has hit on a great technique for ending a frustrating situation quickly: redirecting from an unwanted behavior to another.

Redirection is another technique in the Applied Behavior Analysis toolbox. I’ve spoken about differential reinforcement before. This is also a form of differential reinforcement: DRO or Differential Reinforcement of an Other behavior. (Although we could call what Dad is doing in the video DRI too, since you can’t cry and “moo” like a cow at the same time.) As the video clearly shows, redirection/DRO can be a very effective technique.

(By the way, controlling antecedents might be another option: if playing with a certain toy often leads to a tantrum than that toy might disappear during a nap. But I digress…)

You’ve likely heard or read something similar with dogs. Redirect a puppy that is chewing on hands or furniture to a toy. Redirect a dog displaying fearful or aggressive behavior to an alternative, such as targeting or eye contact. It can work in the short term, which can be a blessing to a dog owner and it can help in the long term since the first step is alleviating an unwanted situation is preventing or curtailing it, and it can even work in the long term if the undesired behavior is not reinforced as well as the one being redirected to.

One possible pitfall here is unintentionally creating a behavior chain: the little girl might figure out that throwing a tantrum gets her Dad’s attention, similar to a puppy that figures out that chewing on a chair leg makes a bone appear. Preventing this isn’t difficult. Make sure that there is an easier way to get what they want, in the case of the little girl it might be as simple as asking for attention and for the puppy it could just be a polite “sit.”

Have you used redirection with your dog?

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Sri Lanka,ශ්‍රී ලංකා,Ceylon,Ugly Dog suffering Sarcoptic mange (02)

Dogs in poor shape are quite frequent in Sri Lanka and remain an unfamiliar sight to visitors from europe where such animals will be taken care in some way o…

This video shows a fox cub rescued by the National Fox Welfare Society over an 8 week period. Before, during and after treatment. It is often said the kindes…
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How to Survive Holiday Stress

For many people, the holidays are a stressful time of year. Unexpected guests dropping by, entertaining relatives, and finding the perfect gift on everyone’s list are all daunting tasks. To add even more to the holiday pressure, we must still deal with our day-to-day tasks and responsibilities. Talk about unwanted stress!

Stress is the body’s normal form of defense. When faced with danger or discomfort, your body reacts in a ‘fight or flight’ mode as a form of protection. If your body is subjected to constant, repetitive and stressful situations, without time to restore itself, your health could suffer.

In a recent study, WebMd.com found:

  • 43% of all adults suffer adverse health effects from stress
  • 75% to 90% of all doctor’s office visits are stress-related ailments and complaints
  • Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) declares stress a hazard of the workplace
  • Stress costs the American industry more than $ 300 billion annually

In order to avoid the potentially harmful effects stress can place on your body, there are some simple steps that you can take to help manage your stress levels.

Read the full article on how to survive stress and the holidays

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Mar 19, Balding dog because of food allergy

I have a black pug who is now 12 months old, going back in sept 2010 I noticed a small bald patch above his eye. I thought nothing of this so did nothing
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How to do personal bible study By Julius Mbuthia {Guest Article}

How to do personal bible study By Julius Mbuthia There are various ways in which you can do a personal Bible study. You can choose on one method or combine the various methods outlined below. Methods of study Inspired study: This is the kind of study you do when the Lord leads you to study…



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Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray {Book Review}

Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament by David Murray My rating: 4 of 5 stars In, “Jesus on Every Page: 10 Simple Ways to Seek and Find Christ in the Old Testament”, David Murray writes on page 58, “However, most of the Old Testament is…



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