APRI, 17, 2012 Issue #34 Published by Sue Skiff
IN THIS ISSUE
A NOTE FROM SUE
Well, here we are. It has been over 2 months since I published my "weekly" e-zine. I have been seriously battling my personal demons that cause me to block my own success. I am getting a lot of help from using
The Healing Codes.
They have been helping me heal buried memories that cause my subconscious mind to put up these blocks.
HOW TO CRATE TRAIN A DOG
LESSONS ON ENTHUSIASM FROM A DOG
ABOUT SILVER LINING PET SERVICES
We are coming up on the first anniversary of this e-zine, and I am really anxious to get started on it, again. It sure feels good to be writing once more, I must say. I really do love writing, and it has been driving me nuts that I have been so stuck that I couldn't do this thing that I love. So, I'm back, and I am determined, at this moment, to continue to be back.
Today, I am including an article on HOW TO CRATE TRAIN A DOG, which gives tips on making crate training a positive experience for dog and guardian. I am also continuing my series on learning how to live life the way Emma does in the article LESSONS ON ENTHUSIASM FROM A DOG.
I hope that you enjoy reading these articles as much as I snjoed writing them!
Recently, I posted a blog about why you need to
crate train your dog.
Now, I would like to give you some tips on how to crate train, and to have your dog love you for it. However, before I get into that I would like to answer the question, “What is crate training?” Well, crate training is teaching your dog to go into a cage, which is designed for dogs, on command. It is also training your dog to stay in that cage, calmly, for as long as you need it to. As I mentioned before, you can find out why this is useful in my previous blog post on the subject. If you crate train your dog correctly, your dog will learn to love its crate.
TIP 1: FEED YOUR DOG IN ITS CRATE
Emma was scared of her crate when I first got her. Your dog may be too. By feeding your dog in its crate, you will be taking the first step towards training your dog that the crate is a good place to be. If your dog is at all reluctant to go into its crate, start by putting your dog’s food in the crate in such a way that your dog can reach in for the food, but does not have to put its whole body inside. Then, as your dog gets more comfortable, start moving the food further and further back in the crate, so that your dog eventually has to go all of the way in to get the food. Once it is used to being in the crate, start closing the door while your dog eats. As your dog is going into the crate, say your command (I use the word “kennel”) for going in. In this way your canine will pair the action of going into the crate with the command.
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It has been a couple of months since I said that I would work on doing everything with
as Emma does. It has been a difficult task, I admit. I have not nearly accomplished it, actually. However, I have learned some things from working on it, and I would like to share them, now.
The first thing that I learned is that I hadn’t really thought through what this really meant. As I started my attempt at doing everything with enthusiasm, it quickly dawned on me that I perform many more activities each day than Emma does. She, as a dog, has a relatively short list of activities in which she engages. However, I engage in many activities that a dog never has to think about. In fact, I would say that the majority of the things that I do are not things that Emma needs to do. And, many of these activities are things that I “have to do,” rather than things that I want to do. Emma generally does things that she wants to do; eating, sleeping, playing, getting attention, greeting people, etc. It’s a lot easier to be enthusiastic about activities that you want to do than those you don’t.
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Silver Lining Pet Services is the business owned by Sue Skiff. It provides both dog training and pet sitting services.
If you own a dog, then look to Sue to alleviate any fears and frustrations that you have over your dog's behavior. Sue will come to your home, and set up a training program that is customized to your, and your dog's, needs. You can even have Sue do the training for you, in your home, while you go about your business. If you don't live within Sue's service area, you can contact Sue about setting up a Skype, or phone, appointment.
The first 15 minutes are free
As for pet sitting services, Silver Lining Pet Services endeavors to give traveling pet owners peace of mind that their pets will be well cared for while they are away.
For further information on the services provided by Silver Lining Pet Services, please
visit our website.
Silver Linings is a publication of Silver Linings Pet Services, and is published for the purpose of marketing services. The current address of Silver Linings Pet Services is:
1547 Palos Verdes Mall #202