Category Archive : Pets

Today, many rescued animals experience PTSD. They need help to heal before they can integrate into their family. Animal communication and energy healing are two powerful tools to help you.

Why do so many animals experience trauma today?

Many of the reasons are similar to the experiences that can cause PTSD in humans.

~~ Too early separation from the mother dog, cat or horse, for whatever reason.

~~ Separation from your human family due to hurricanes, storms, floods, fires, earthquakes, and other weather or earth-changing events in which people and their animals may be separated.

~~ Being dragged from one rescue site to another in a genuinely loving effort to find a new home for the rescued animal.

~~ Traumatic loss because the family can no longer keep the animal due to economic and / or health changes.

~~ When animals are left in shelters or abandoned without explanation, they feel confused, scared, hurt, angry, heartbroken, and scared, just to name a few emotions that come up.

~~ When the shelter is one that kills animals after so many days, the animals know they can die, and the spirits of other dead animals there can linger, making the situation even more awkward.

This is not a complete list, but this list illustrates that one or more of these experiences can make integration into a new loving family challenging for the animal you have so lovingly adopted.

The good news is that animals can recover from PTSD.

When you adopt an animal from a rescue center, you may not immediately realize that the animal is having a difficult time adjusting.

I have had clients ask me for help after struggling for a year or more to connect with a cat, dog, or horse that has experienced a traumatic event.

These clients are good, kind, loving and caring people who have tried everything they can think of to help their new pet adjust. They have often been pouring out love for an animal that is unwilling to receive it.

Of course, the sooner you ask for help, the sooner you and the animal will begin to build trust and open a loving connection between you.

When an animal becomes emotionally shut off, is afraid of experiencing another loss, and / or is suspicious that this will be its home “forever”, something else must be added to the equation to help it.

Any story you have about the animal is also a very important piece of the puzzle.

Using my energy healing and animal communication skills, I can offer you and your new companion special assistance.

Over several sessions, I can establish a relationship with an animal that is very closed.

In fact, it can help me connect with them because I am no physically present.

Working from a distance, I can easily establish a telepathic connection, which some animals experience as less intrusive than a human stranger who is physically in the animal’s space.

Furthermore, telepathically and energetically …

~~ I can feel what the animal feels because I am a strong emotional empath.

~~ I can feel if the animal has a huge wall around it, or just needs some extra quiet.

~~ I can feel if the animal is suspicious and I can suggest ways to build trust.

~~ I can often sense if the animal is hiding something or lying to me and / or itself.

~~ I can ask other animals in your family for any ideas they want to share, assuming they have already met the new family member. These often prove to be of immense value in understanding what is happening with an animal that is too closed to share much.

~~ I can energetically scan the animal, with the animal’s permission, to pick up energy patterns in its auric field, chakras, and physical body.

Once we have a better understanding of what is happening to that animal, together we develop a plan of action.

~~ Sometimes Flower essences they are a good way to start. I can suggest the appropriate essences to help you and your animal companions.

~~ How Certified practitioner from The Code of Emotion ™Developed by Dr. Bradley Nelson, I know how valuable this tool is in helping an animal with PTSD. (This system has also been shown to be effective with humans.) Releasing emotional blocks and reducing or eliminating the walls around your hearts will produce enormous healing changes.

~~ How Certified multidimensional healer, I work with Source healing teams to remove energy patterns from trauma, repair chakras and other damaged areas, help the animal’s bodies rebalance, and bring the animal into a space of harmony, peace, and openness to its new circumstances of life.

~~ I can also refer you to other professionals who offer many other alternative services that will help the animal, such as acupuncture, chiropractic, Theta Healing, and basic dog and horse training.

Having a “action plan” helps you and the animal to know what next steps take and have the feeling that there really is hope to cure the animal and the whole situation.

Have you recently brought home a new animal or are you planning to adopt from a rescue location?

If so, keep in mind that while coming to your home is in the best interest of this animal, in some cases it is necessary for you to take a few extra steps to help the animal blend in and become part of your loving family.

“I’m in show business, why are you coming to me?”

“War is show business, that’s why we are here.”

– “Wag the Dog” (1997 film)

By the first week of August 2008, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac had just announced record losses, as did most of the reporting companies. Unemployment was on the rise, the foreclosure crisis was deepening, state budgets were in shambles, and massive bailouts were everywhere. Investors had every reason to expect the dollar and the stock market to plummet and gold and oil to skyrocket. Interestingly, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 300 points, the dollar strengthened, and gold and oil were crushed. What happened?

It hardly took psychic powers to see that the Dive Protection Team had come to the rescue. Formally known as the President’s Task Force on Financial Markets, the PPT was once hidden and its very existence denied as if it were a matter of strict national security. But the PPT has now come out of the closet. What was once a legally questionable “manipulator” of the markets has become an authorized stabilizer and protector of the markets. The new tone was set in January 2008, when global markets suffered their worst decline since September 11, 2001. Sen. Hillary Clinton said in a statement reported by the State News Service:

“I think it’s imperative that the next step be taken. The president should have done it already and he should do it very quickly, convene the President’s Task Force on Financial Markets. That’s something you can ask the Secretary of the Treasury to do. Markets with. regulators here and obviously with regulators and central banks around the world. “

The mystery of what was happening to the dollar the first week of August was solved by James Turk, founder of GoldMoney, who wrote on August 7:

“[T]Banking problems in the United States continue to mount, while the federal government deficit continues to skyrocket out of control. So what happened to make the dollar rally over the past three weeks? In a word, intervention. Central banks have propped up the dollar and here is the proof.

“When central banks intervene in the currency markets, they exchange their currency for dollars. Central banks then use the dollars they acquire to buy US government debt instruments so they can earn interest on their money. The debt instruments that they acquire. acquired by central banks are kept in custody for them at the Federal Reserve, which reports this amount weekly.

“On July 16, 2008, the Federal Reserve reported that it had $ 2.349 billion of US government paper in custody for central banks. In its report released today, this amount had grown over the past three weeks. at $ 2.401 billion, an annual rate of 38.4% Central banks have accumulated dollars over the past three weeks at a rate much higher than would be expected as a result of the US trade deficit. The logical conclusion is they were intervening in the currency markets.of propping it up, to prevent the dollar from falling off the edge of the cliff and in doing so sparked a short hedging rally, which is not too difficult to achieve given the leverage employed in the markets these days by hedge funds and others. “

Just as central banks manipulate currencies in concert, gold can be manipulated through the massive sale of central bank reserves. Oil and any other market can also be manipulated. But markets can be manipulated only to a limited extent and for a limited time without solving the underlying problem. More bad news is coming, news of such magnitude that no ordinary manipulation can hide it.

For one thing, roughly $ 400 billion in ARMs (adjustable rate mortgages) have been or will be reset between March and October of this year. Assuming 3-6 months for troubled debtors to hit the wall with their payments, a big wave of defaults is about to hit, which will continue until March 2009, just in time for the next big wave of restarts, at ARM. options. Option ARMs are loans with the option to pay even less than just the loan interest on a monthly basis, increasing the loan balance until the loan reaches a certain amount (typically 110% to 125% of the original loan balance) , when reset. The recently opened $ 800 billion line of credit for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac can not only be taken advantage of, but also squeezed, at the expense of taxpayers. The underlying problem is little discussed but impossible to fix: a trillion-dollar derivatives scheme that is now imploding. Banks around the world are facing massive write-offs, putting the entire banking system on the brink of collapse. Only public bailouts will save him, but they could bankrupt the nation.

To do? War and threats of war have historically been used to distract the population and divert public scrutiny from economic calamity. As the plan was summarized in the trailer for the 1997 film “Wag the Dog”:

“There is a crisis in the White House, and to save the elections, they would have to fake a war.”

Perhaps that explains the sudden outbreak of war in the Eurasian country of Georgia on August 8, just 3 months before the November elections. August 8 was the day the Olympics began in Beijing, a distraction that may have been timed to prevent China from intervening on behalf of Russia. The version of events in the mainstream media is that Russia, the bully on the block, invaded its little neighbor Georgia; but not all commenters agree. Mikhail Gorbachev, writing in The Washington Post on August 12, observed:

“What happened on the night of August 7 is beyond comprehension. The Georgian army attacked the capital of South Ossetia, Tskhinvali, with multiple rocket launchers designed to devastate large areas. Russia had to respond. To accuse it of aggression against the ‘Helpless little Georgia’ is not only hypocritical, it shows a lack of humanity. The Georgian leadership could do this only with the perceived support and encouragement of a much more powerful force. “

Bruce Gagnon, coordinator of the Global Network Against Arms and Nuclear Energy, commented on OpEdNews on August 11:

“The United States has long been involved in supporting ‘freedom movements’ throughout this region that have attempted to replace Russian influence with American corporate control. The CIA, National Endowment for Democracy, and Freedom House (includes Zbigniew Brzezinski, former CIA Director James Woolsey, and Obama’s foreign policy adviser Anthony Lake) have been the main funders and supporters of putting politicians across Central Asia in power who would play “our side.” Nothing This is what the good guys versus the bad guys are all about. There is a lot of money at stake. [B]other parties (Republican and Democratic) share a bipartisan history and agenda of advancing corporate interests in this part of the world. Obama’s advisers, like McCain (one of his top advisers was recently a lobbyist for the current administration in Georgia) are in on this stew. “

Brzezinski, who is now an adviser to Obama, was Jimmy Carter’s foreign policy adviser in the 1970s. He also served in the 1970s as director of the Trilateral Commission, which he co-founded with David Rockefeller Sr., considered by some to be the “master spider” of the Wall Street banking network. Brzezinski, who wrote a book called The Great Chessboard, later boasted of leading Russia to war with Afghanistan in 1979, “turning over its Vietnam War to the Soviet Union.” Is the Georgia case an attempt to repeat that coup? Mike Whitney, a popular internet commentator, observed on August 11:

“Washington’s bloody fingerprints are all over the invasion of South Ossetia. Georgia’s President Mikhail Saakashvili would never dream of launching a massive military strike unless he received explicit orders from his bosses at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. After all , Saakashvili owes his entire political career to American power agents and US intelligence agencies. If he disobeyed them, he would be gone in fifteen days. Furthermore, an operation like this requires months of planning and logistical support, especially if it is perfectly timed. to coincide with the start of the Olympics. (another little neo-conservative touch) That means Pentagon planners must have been working hand-in-hand with Georgian generals for months now. Nothing was left to chance. “

Part of that careful planning may have been the unprecedented propping up of the dollar and the bombardment of gold and oil the week before the curtain opened on the scene. Gold and oil had to be pushed down hard to give them room to rise before someone yelled “hyperinflation!” As we watch the curtain rise on the war in Eurasia, it is good to remember that things are not always what they seem. Markets are rigged and wars are staged by Grand Chessmen behind the scenes.

So you’ve made the big decision and brought a dachshund puppy into your family. You have just brought your puppy home and he is playful and active, full of energy and giving kisses and hugs freely. After an active day, you think it’s impossible for you and your puppy to not be able to sleep through the night. At 2:00 am you hear a little whimper from your puppy and you think that he will simply go back to sleep; you will give him a little time to calm down. At 2:15 he has woken the whole family with his howls and you can’t get him to go back to sleep. To do?

While there is no single method that works perfectly for all dogs, there are things you can do to help your puppy sleep through the night. The first thing to decide is where will your puppy sleep? One option is to have your dachshund sleep in bed with you. Some people think this is crazy, others think it is for the best. If you make this choice, keep in mind that you will never be able to make your dachshund sleep anywhere else without retaliation. Once in bed, always in bed. I would not recommend this option if you move around when you sleep. Your puppy may get trapped under you and become scared or unable to breathe. Puppies are small and could wake up and get out of bed and get hurt or dirty.

A great option for where your dachshund puppy sleeps is in a crate. Some people think this is like putting them in dog jail, but it can actually be comforting for your dog. Don’t forget that dachshunds are hunters and have been bred to go to the ground. They love to sleep in dens and can often be found in the laundry basket or buried under a blanket. Your dog’s crate should never be used as punishment or “time out.” If used correctly, your dachshund will find his crate to be his safe place where he can go to relax and get away from household activities.

No matter where you choose your dachshund puppy to sleep, there are things you can do to get him to get more sleep at night. A puppy less than 3 months old cannot be expected to “hold” him for more than six hours at night. During the day you are active, this drops to about an hour. So plan to take your puppy out just before going to bed at night and again first thing in the morning. When you take it out for the last time at night, don’t make this a fun and fun time. Don’t give him a toy or a snack, just tell him to go to the bathroom, speak softly and gently to him, and let him do his thing. When you are done, you can pick him up and pet him and quietly tell him that it is time to go to sleep. Put him in his cage, turn off the lights and try to make as little noise as possible.

If your dachshund puppy wakes up in the middle of the night, again, don’t make for a fun playtime. Open his door, pet him a bit, close the door and quietly tell him to go back to sleep. You can also cover the box with a light, dark sheet or blanket to darken your box. If he still wants to cry, you can move the box slightly or hit him enough to interrupt his crying, but not enough to scare him more. Eventually he will get the idea that you are not going to take him out and he will go back to sleep.

There are a few more things you can do to make sure your dachshund puppy is relaxed and ready for bed for the night. Make sure you don’t go to bed hungry. I recommend feeding him around the same time as dinner, or right after. That way you have something in your stomach, but there is enough time to process everything for your last time outside before bed. Make sure he plays a lot during the day and especially in the afternoon. Let him play outside with the children if the weather permits, the sun and exercise always help to deplete him. Don’t enrage him and play with him for at least an hour before bed. It will take longer for you to calm down.

One more thing you can try is called SnugglePuppy. It is a plush toy that has a warming pack and a heartbeat. This is especially good for puppies that have just come home and are away from their littermates for the first time in their life. We’ve heard great things about these stuffed animals, but plan ahead for this one so you already have it when you bring your dachshund puppy home.

Your puppy will eventually sleep through the night so that you and your family can return to your normal sleep patterns. It may take your puppy a few nights to get used to his new life and new schedule, but it will happen. Hopefully, you will find these helpful tips and life with your new dachshund puppy will be everything you ever dreamed of.

Both the smooth and rough-haired Collie share the same uniform temperament and learning ability. Never a dog that goes out of his way to look for trouble, this dog finds trouble when and how it comes in the most capable manner. To some extent, he seems to ignore problems … to stay on top of those things. His nature is affectionate, which makes him an excellent dog for children, and for all his size, he shows grace and consideration, behaving himself in the presence of children with the same care that is sometimes associated with walking on eggs. Few dogs can be trained as easily as the Collie, provided the handler demonstrates an average knowledge of dogs in general.

The Collie’s talent for quick learning has made him one of the most useful dogs man has ever trained. This skill of the dog in herding sheep is widely known, but has proven to be versatile enough to master and work that requires quick wits and strength. As a hunter, he has been rightly praised for his skillful stalking of deer. In law enforcement work, time and time again he has proven himself to be a robust and reliable police dog. Obedience and a muscular body, built over the many years of herding sheep, make him innately fit for police work. Movies that celebrate Lassie’s wartime feats of bravery are not far from a fact. Collie was used in great numbers during the war by all the armed forces.

Perhaps most important to you is the fact that the Collie has that happy combination of strength, intelligence and affection that makes him the ideal dog for children. The popularity of the Collie demonstrates its love for children. A better test is to simply ask your child if the collie is the dog he would like the most. You will be sure to answer “yes”.

Schnauzers are a popular breed of dog that has been around for hundreds of years, dating back to the 15th century in Germany. The name schnauzer may seem strange to English speakers, however the word “schnauze” is the German word for muzzle, so it makes perfect sense as the schnauzer has a very different muzzle with long hair.

Originally, Schnauzers were bread to catch rats and act as property guard dogs. Now hundreds of years after its introduction, there are now 5 different sizes of schnauzer that have been paired with other types of dogs to create another unique breed.

The first of the 5 different types of Schnauzers is the standard schnauzer. The standard schnauzer is a medium-sized dog, standing about 1.5 feet tall and weighing about 25 to 35 pounds. Throughout history, Standard Schnauzers have played an integral role in wartime, acting as messenger dogs or as guard dogs for important people or property.

Miniature schnauzer They are another type of schnauzer that are smaller than the standard schnauzer, measuring approximately 12 inches and weighing 13-15 pounds. A miniature schnauzer is known to be active and energetic, but is still highly intelligent. They are great with children and make a good family dog ​​as they are rarely aggressive. These dogs were a combination of a standard schnauzer bred with a poodle to make him smaller. The miniature schnauzer is actually part of the terrier group of dogs and of all the schnauzer types it is the most popular as it adapts very well to both rural and urban lifestyles. For those looking for a dog that is well adjusted to the house, a schnauzer is very popular because it sheds very little and does not carry as many scents as other dogs.

Giant schnauzer They are just as the name suggests; Very large versions of schnauzer. They have been bred by Great Danes or Bouviers and can weigh between 65 and 80 pounds. They have also been used as guard dogs and also by farmers to herd livestock. In some cases, they were even used to pull merchandise carts, similar to a horse. They can be black and white or they can also be solid black.

The last two types of Schnauzer are Toy schnauzers and Schnauzers teacup. They are basically the same, but differ slightly in size and this is how they are distinguished. A toy schnauzer ranges in size from 7.5 to 10 pounds, while the teacup schnauzer is any adult schnauzer that weighs less than 7 pounds. For the smaller sizes that are considered teacup schnauzers, they tend to cost more money than the others as they are rarer.

Whether you are looking for a great family dog ​​for your city home, or a dog that is an effective watchdog for your rural property, Schnauzers are flexible and up for any task.

One hurdle that new hot dog stand owners sometimes struggle with is knowing exactly how much to charge for a hot dog. While there are no easy pricing guidelines you can follow, you can find the ideal price points for your business by using your intuition and doing a little research.

Hot dogs in the US currently sell for between $ 1.50 and $ 6 and have probably sold for much more than that. How much a customer is willing to pay will depend on a variety of factors, such as how hungry they are, how good their hot dogs look, and what other options they have for getting a meal or snack nearby.

If you have a captive audience like you would in a ballpark, then you can charge a lot of money. If, on the other hand, you are faced with many other concession positions competing for business, your prices should be more realistic.

It is important that you set the correct price. If your price is too low, you will have a hard time making a profit and your business model will not be viable. If your price is too high, you will lose sales and that will mean that your overall profits will not be as high as they could be.

Here are some pricing tips and some of the factors you can consider to help you determine how much to charge for your hot dogs and other menu offerings.

Local competition

It helps if you can get an idea of ​​average hot dog prices by studying other vendors in your local market. This will give you an idea of ​​what people in your city or area are used to paying for their hot dogs.

After you have done a comprehensive price assessment in the wider area, you can look at the competitor’s prices in the immediate area around your booth.

You should be looking to price your products online with other local vendors or you should seek higher prices than them and offer more value in terms of service or product quality. Whatever you do, don’t try to undermine other local businesses, as there is no point in starting a price war and damaging the industry.

Hot dog stand costs affect price

When it comes to determining prices, it helps to have a good understanding of costs in terms of ingredients per hot dog and other overhead.

If you have paid a lot of money to obtain a seller’s permit or to secure concession space at a major event, then you will need to have solid prices that reflect these costs.

Go by volume

In the fast food business, it is generally best to price your products cheaply and make a profit on sales volume, if you can do so. This will ensure that you are cleaning your stock regularly, that you can get discounts for bulk purchases, and that your hot dog stand looks busy and popular. If your location can maintain a decent volume of sales, then this is generally better than doing a lower volume and looking to make a greater amount of profit on each sale.

Value meals, add-ons, and price points

Consider offering value or ‘combo’ meals on your menu that include a hot dog and other offerings like a drink and a bag of chips. This encourages customers to buy other products from you in addition to your hot dog.

Some stalls offer a fixed price for a hot dog that includes a certain amount of sauces or toppings. Customers can request additional coverages for a small additional charge.

Give some thought to pricing and the psychology behind consumer purchasing decisions. In the fast food market, the $ 5 price tag is still a common mental barrier for many people. If you offer meal combinations that stay slightly below this level, you should be right.

Discounts to liquidate stock

There is no point doing home inventory at the end of the day if you can avoid it. You don’t have to be known as a regular discount salesperson and people show up at a certain time looking for a bargain. However, if you are working in a temporary location, you can also offer a discount towards the end of the day to clear your stock.

Price test

Be sure to test prices over time to find out which price points produce the most profit for your business. Just don’t change your prices too often if you’re in the same location or you’ll find it annoying your regular customers.

If you are considering adding a new pet to your family, have you considered visiting your local shelter or pet adoption agency? There are many reasons these locations should be considered before making a pet “purchase.” Here are a few reasons among many. Before you go to your mall’s pet store, take a minute to think about adoption.

The most obvious reason someone would want to adopt a pet is the fact that a pet’s life is essentially saved through adoption. Shelters and pet agencies do their best to keep animals alive and put them in good homes, but sometimes animals are euthanized; there are too many homeless pets and not enough loving homes. By adopting a pet, you can ensure that the pet you choose is safe, while also making room at the pet agency for another pet in need.

A second reason to adopt rather than “buy” is cost. Most pets in shelters have received all their vaccinations and have been spayed or neutered. Although there is a cost associated with adoption, it is minimal compared to what it would cost you to obtain these veterinary services on your own. Plus, the amount you pay helps keep the shelter running, so other pets and families can benefit from the shelter’s programs.

Some people have misconceptions about pets in shelters; It is common for someone to think that the pet was sent there for bad behavior. In reality, many pets that end up in shelters were abandoned as a result of divorce, relocation, or the owner’s inability to care for the pet. So don’t think that shelters are full of misbehaving animals. Visit a shelter and spend some time with the animals. You can find a pet that perfectly matches your personality.

Believe it or not, there is often a better selection of animals at a shelter than at a pet store. Pet stores are more limited in the number and variety of pets they carry, while shelters accept pets of all ages and breeds. There are often tons of puppies to choose from, especially those that have been rescued. But not everyone is looking for a puppy; and it is easy to find a domesticated adult dog in a shelter. Many shelters offer websites with pictures and information on all of their animals available for adoption. Visiting the website can save you a lot of time, especially if you have a specific pet in mind.

If you are considering bringing a pet into your home, check with your local shelter or pet rescue organization before going to a pet store. There are a number of benefits to adoption, including lower cost and a wider selection. Perhaps the biggest benefit of adoption is the fact that you are essentially saving an animal’s life, while also freeing up space in the agency for another pet in need.

Yellow Submarine, the quirky animated film involving the Beatles, returns to theaters this season. The special screening has been scheduled to honor the fiftieth anniversary of its release, shortly after the band had created their iconic Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album.

Another psychedelic film by a popular musical quartet, which like Yellow Submarine was accompanied by an album of the same title, it came out in 1967. With a simple one-word title, Head He portrayed the Monkees in a very different way than what fans of his hit TV show had seen.

Neither the film nor the album received much critical acclaim, but the Monkees did release that same year an album that has long been considered among the best. It’s just one of many albums that came out a year after the Summer of Love, and here are ten of the best releases of 1968.

Bookend by Simon and Garfunkel

“Mrs. Robinson” appeared in this, as well as the soundtrack of Tea GraduateBut the highlight here is Simon’s story about the young couple who fruitlessly search for “America.”

Big Pink music for the band

Bob Dylan wrote a couple of tracks on this album, which is best remembered for Robbie Robertson’s “The Weight”.

In search of the lost chord by The Moody Blues

This disc generated two of the first successes of the British group, “Ride My See Saw” and “Voices In the Sky”.

California Ribbon by Phil Ochs

After a career making acoustic protest songs, the folk legend branched out here adding orchestration and electricity to his still poignant lyrics.

Hurdy-gurdy MaDonovan’s n

The title track was a huge hit for the man nicknamed the Brit Bob Dylan, and the album has several other fun tunes made along the same lines.

The white album (eponymous) by The Beatles

Some flaws are glaring, sure, but this four-sided masterpiece shows just how great John Lennon was as a composer.

Self-titled by Neil Young

After Buffalo Springfield’s demise, Young went on his own with an album that appropriately opens with a song called “The Loner.”

The birds, the bees and the monkeys by the Monkees

A girl named Valleri inspired one of the hits on this album, which also features “Daydream Believer” and the underrated “Tapioca Tundra.”

Aerial ballet by Nilsson

Midnight Cowboy propelled “Everybody’s Talking” to the Top Ten, but their album partner “One” was taken to the top a year later by Three Dog Night.

Nancy and Lee by Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazelwood

Frank’s Daughter teamed up with a popular songwriter to create this unique collection of surreal country psychedelic, including the classic “Some Velvet Morning.”

Adding a Silky Terrier to your life? Knowing about your puppy’s development and what to expect during the first year of his life could reduce a lot of frustration. The way your Silky Terrier puppy thinks and acts will likely cause you to grind your teeth at times. But it will also make you smile.

Raising a Silky Terrier that first year is very similar to raising a baby for the first year. Except the pet will end up as a teenager at the end of the year.

When you have a puppy, he eats, plays, drinks, and relieves himself. Just as babies cry to indicate their needs, puppies will bite or get super hyperactive to let you know they need something too. If it’s urgent, they will stay that way.

It is important that you do not get angry or harshly discipline your new puppy. This will undermine their trust in you and also shake up your relationship. Silky are sensitive little terriers.

The five stages of puppy development that you will see in your Silky Terrier are:

Childhood: weeks 8 to 12

During this stage they are curious, playful and have very short attention spans. This is very normal for an active and healthy puppy. Yes, getting into everything and chewing is normal. They like to explore their surroundings, so be sure to pack up your slippers and not leave food on the table. It won’t be there when I get back.

Begin pre-training your puppy at this stage as well, but don’t do it except so that he remembers everything.

Terrible Two’s – Weeks 12 to 16

That’s right. You will go through it with your puppy even if you have already experienced it with your children!

But your puppy is also beginning to develop his personality. Be more active and daring than before.

In this phase they have a fully developed brain so you can start training.

Adolescents – Months 4 to 6

During this stage of your puppy’s development, you may notice that they want to avoid people, places, or situations. Slowly introduce them to the new situation and allow them to take time to become familiar with things.

Puberty – Months 6 to 9

Just one word here … hormones. Your puppy is going through a lot right now. Just remember when they seem to be doing something they are not supposed to do. Also, they will probably have a total attitude. Sounds familiar?

Adolescent – Months 9 to 12

They are beginning to calm down and act like young and mature adults. Although sometimes they just have to push the rules a bit, but not too much. You will notice that they do not bother when the guests arrive and they come when you call them.

Living with your Silky Terrier is one of the greatest pleasures you will ever experience.

Golden Retriever puppies are such a popular choice for the breed’s versatility. Whether you are looking for a companion dog, service dog, or hunting professional, there are breeders who can help you find the right puppy. Nobody wants to invest time and money in a dog that will ultimately not be the right pet, so how do you know when you have found the right dog?

Each breed of dog has both desirable and less desirable traits. Knowing the AKC guidelines will help you ask the right questions, while finding a professional trainer can ease the transition to having a puppy. What do you need to know when looking for the right dog?

What to Look for When Buying Golden Retriever Puppies

Choosing Golden Retriever puppies can provide you with an intelligent, loving, and lifelong companion. By carefully selecting a reputable breeder and choosing your puppy with care, you can be sure that you will have many good years to spend with your new dog.

Finding the right breeder

When buying any puppy, it is important to research its breeder. Ask what is in the contract, if the puppies are guaranteed against health defects, and how many litters the mother has given birth. You will also want puppies that have been socialized. It is better to buy directly from a breeder rather than through a pet store, as you will be able to see the parents and the home.

What gender

The question all new parents ask themselves: is it a boy or a girl? The same goes for a new Golden Retriever. Temperament may vary slightly between men and women, but ultimately, it will be personal preference.

Males may be slightly larger than female Goldens. If this is a factor, then you will want to choose according to the adult size.

If you plan to breed your Golden, then you may be targeting a female. If so, you will need to make sure that your contract allows you the breeding rights of your dog so that you can register Golden Retriever puppies. The AKC is strict about breeding criteria, so you want to make sure you don’t run into a surprise once you are ready to sell puppies.

Colour

Golden Retriever puppies are often born slightly lighter in color. They range from creamy to golden. The best way to find out a puppy’s adult color is to check the ears. This is a pretty good indicator of mature color.

Health

Your new puppy should be healthy when you bring him home. How do you verify this?

The breeders will have certifications in hips, eyes and heart. These are important health clearances, but you will also want to consult parents about allergy issues. This breed is susceptible to skin problems and hot spots. Ask two generations when considering a puppy.

Other health problems are fleas, light eyes, and discharge from the eyes or nose. You should also make sure there are no scabs on the coat and that your puppy is plump, but not fat. Too round can indicate worms.

Personality

When visiting a litter of Golden Retriever puppies, choose one that allows you to hold them without any signs of aggression or distance. Golden litters should get excited when they see people and may even run to greet you. The energy of each puppy will also vary.

Goldens are hunters by breed, so if you want a puppy to be your hunting companion, give it a try before you buy. He wears a duck tail and tries to get the cubs to respond. The one who gets the most excited may even want to bring you their toy. This is the one you want if you are choosing a hunting dog.

Golden Retriever puppies are an amazing, beautiful, and intelligent dog. Choosing the right puppy will help you enjoy your dog for years to come.