Stop Dog Food Aggression – Training a Dog With Food Aggression Problems

One of the more serious issues a dog owner can experience is dog food aggression. When a canine is food aggressive, they will become aggressive towards any humans or other animals in the household that get near their food. This aggressiveness can, in some instances, lead to the animal attacking and biting those that violate it food space. As an owner, you will need to deal with this issue immediately, before it escalates.

What causes a dog to become food aggressive? In most cases, Rover feels that he is the Alpha Dog, or the leader of the pack. You are not only threatening his food, but also his status as the alpha. He naturally reacts to this by becoming aggressive. If you wish to coexist peacefully with your dog, you will need to take him down a notch or two in the household pecking order. Simply put: You will need to teach him who’s boss.

What can you do about dog food aggression?

Before we get into that, let’s look at the reasons your canine seems to have food aggression, and what is going through his head:

1. Food is one of the greatest pleasures in a dog’s life, and they are basically scavengers, so his instinct may be taking over and telling him that he may not get another meal. His instinct tells him to make sure that he gets all of this one. Alphas don’t share their meals.

2. He is confused about who the leader in the household is. As I stated above, he believes that he is the alpha, and he believes that the humans in the household are subordinate.

3. You’re the person who is always taking the “good stuff” away, and he may have stopped looking at you as the food provider.

What are the Dog Food Aggression Training techniques?

Before I list the training techniques for dog food aggression, please remember that if you feel physically threatened by your dog, you should call a professional trainer to help you with this.

Here is a list of training techniques which should help your dog overcome her food aggression problem. You can do these in any order, all of them, or only one or two of them. Your goal here is to recondition your dog. You only need to use what works for you and your dog.

1. find the distance from his bowl that your dog is comfortable with, then gradually reduce this distance. Toss a few treats near him as you slowly reduce the distance.

2. When your dog is eating, call him over, and when he gets to you reward him. Make it worth his while then let him go back to the food bowl.

3. Drop a few of your dog’s favorite treats into her bowl each time you walk past it. After a while of doing this she will welcome the sight of you approaching the bowl.

4. Hand feed your dog. Eventually you should even be able to stick your hands into your his bowl while he is eating without any sign of aggression.

5. Stroke and pet her while she is eating and at the same time talk to her in a calming tone. All you are doing at this point is showing your dog that it is a good thing for you to be around.

6. Put your dogs bowl down empty. After the initial shock, she will be begging for you to fill it.

Using some, or all of these techniques should cure any dog food aggression problem that your canine may have. As stated above, it is important to enlist the help of professional trainer if you feel physically threatened.

Honeymoon Destinations in Kerala, the God’s Own Country

Marriage is a relation that is created in heaven by the Almighty, and if the relations have to be given a loving and memorable start, then why not to think of Honeymoon in Kerala lovingly called the God’s Own Country. After the hectic period of the marriage is over and the times comes to relax a bit now with your spouse then without wasting any time plan a wonderful and enchanting dream come true honeymoon in Kerala. Kerala is the one of the most beautiful paradise in India and is very famous among honeymoon couples who visit from across the world to celebrate once in a lifetime vacation in a romantic and memorable way.

There is lot that a couple can experience and explore here together by sharing this very romantic moment with each other.

The couples on their Kerala honeymoon can visit the most beautiful backwater destinations among which the most favored are the Alleppey also called Venice of the East, Cochin and Kuttanad the few region in the world where farming is done below sea level. Cochin is very popular for its enticing attractions and is famously known as ‘Queen of the Arabian Sea’. Among the many attractions in the city, the backwaters provide wonderful opportunity to enjoy intimate time being together cruising over the traditional houseboat locally called Kettuvallam. The houseboat give the chance to walk along with the green nature and make the couple feel the journey on this picturesque backwater a real wonder and a dream come true ride.

The state of Kerala not only offer backwater honeymoon tours, but at the same time the magnetic charm of the serene and scintillating beaches too tempts the heart of newly weds to enjoy time of love in the blissful ambiance of Kerala beaches. Some of the popular beaches in Kerala are Allappuzha beach, Bekal Beach and Kovalam Beach which is visited by honeymooners from across the corner of the globe. Amongst all the beaches, Kovalam is most favored by the honeymooners on their vacation as Kovalam is amazingly beautiful and provide wonderful opportunity for newly wed to enjoy quality time being together. Here couples can enjoy several fun-filled water sports and activities and make familiar to each other in a better way to make the life and the world a better place to live and enjoy.

Kerala also called one of the ten love nests in India is also very famous for its wildlife and the bird sanctuaries. If you love bit adventure enjoy guided wildlife safari with your beloved and see varied species of birds and animals in their natural home. The sanctuaries constitute of many beautiful birds like darters, heron, teals, wild ducks and many other, it is very rich for the bird life and wild animals like tigers, Indian fox, and jackals and also have elephant etc. Among the famous wildlife and Bird Sanctuaries that is visited by the most of the visitors in this state are the Wayanad wildlife Sanctuary, the Thattekkad Bird Sanctuary and the very famous Kumarakom bird Sanctuary.

In additional couple can also have some historical spell as the state of Kerala is very enrich with some great historical monuments and great architectural wonders. Also be part of the colorful fairs and festivals and take a glimpse in the celebration of life that people of Kerala prefer. Truly you will have wonderful time in Kerala with your beloved which you will love to cherish and treasure for lifelong memories.

So, if you are planning for wonderful honeymoon then I assure you it would be the best choice to plan your once in a lifetime vacation or honeymoon in Kerala, a marvel located along the azure shore of the Arabian Sea and Western Ghats. Wish you a happy and romantic honeymoon vacation in Kerala.

Dirty Science: How Unscientific Methods Are Blocking Our Cultural Advancement by Bob Gebelein

Bob Gebelein begins by stating “This book needs to be written.” “The story needs to be told.” You will discover why he makes this statement as you read this book.

I’m only going to mention a few subjects in this book because I don’t want to give too much away for the readers.

The author begins many of the chapters with a question. “Have you been ridiculed by members of the scientific establishment because of your psychic beliefs?” So, just think about this statement. Many of us have experienced spiritual believes and psychic experiences. What happens when you express these beliefs and experiences to other people? Do they look at you like you are some kind of quack? It doesn’t even have to be someone with a scientific background. These beliefs are ground into our minds because, as the author states, “science has tapped into a human psychological need for authorities who are people who know all the answers”. These scientists believe there is no reality beyond the physical. Therefore, people who express an interest in subjects like clairvoyance, the power of prayer, reincarnation, etc. are dismissed as mentally incompetent. We all know that there is much more to clairvoyance, reincarnation, etc. The author states that he had a dream about his grandmother’s death one hour before he received the telegram. I, also, had an experience similar to this when my father was very ill. I came to the hospital to visit him and he told me that he had a lot of visitors that day. When I asked him who came to visit, every person he named was dead. I knew right then and there that he was getting closer to death. I’m sure many of us have had experiences like this whether it pertained to death, a miracle that happened because of prayer, or how about the times we have gone to a certain place and felt like we have been there before? How about the times when we first met a person and could swear we knew this person before? Could this possibly be anything to do with reincarnation?

What is science? The author states that in order to have science, there must be three essential ingredients; observation, replication, and valid logic. He considers observation the most important of the three. Now take a moment and think about the word “status”. There are many types of status in the world. We have the status of a teacher, the status of our parents, etc. We look up to and believe what anyone with a so- called “status” tells us. If our teacher told us something, we would believe it. The author is pointing out that this very same thing is true of scientists. They have an authority status and just because they are a scientist, people will believe what they say. The author states that religion is a rigid belief system and an explanation of the unknown. Once again, we are reverting back to the authority figure. When we were young, we looked at our parents as someone who knew all the answers. Many things were “unknown” to us and we learned from a very young age that our parents had the answers because this was engraved in our mind. It is also the way we feel about our priest. They are also an authority figure and we believe they know all the answers. Now if a scientist indicates “that doesn’t exist” is this the same as saying “I don’t know the answer”. Bob calls this an ego-defense. Think about it – it does make sense. Could this be an example of dirty science?

Bob Gebelein believes that many subjects have been “ignored, dismissed and/or suppressed because of the domination of physicalism.” He had some suggestions; all subjects should be debatable, scientists should be the best qualified to operate in that particular field and lawyers who use illegal methods are disbarred. The author lists several ways that people who have money can use their wealth to help the academic community gain self-awareness.

Bob Gebelein’s style of writing is clear and to the point. However, this book is not to be considered light reading. The author will bring up many subjects that he is very passionate about and you will be left with many things to think about. You will have to do some very deep thinking and will have to try to put your own views aside for a moment while pondering the author’s statements. After you read Dirty Science, it will be up to you to decide whether or not you agree with the author. Even if you do not agree with him, you will find this book unique and compelling. I have read another of Bob Gebelein’s other books, The Mental Environment. This book is also very interesting and he speaks on the subject of “mind pollution”. If you find Dirty Science an interesting and challenging read, you might want to add The Mental Environment to your list.

How Well Do You Plan Your Camping Trips?

Do you find that your camping trips don’t always seem to go as well as you’d hoped? It may be that your planning is somewhat lacking. It’s amazing what a difference it can make when you’re prepared to spend a little bit of time thinking about your camping trip before you even leave home.

Before we start to consider this in a bit more detail, let’s think about whether you really do need to spend any time on planning. Isn’t it much more fun to do everything on the spur of the moment.

It certainly can be, but it may also lead to a few disasters on the way. If you’ve ever had to deal with getting soaked, with a tent that doesn’t seem to keep out the rain, with poor toilet facilities, or with a lack of food then it’s safe to say that you could definitely benefit from a bit of planning.

What exactly should this entail? It’s not as difficult, or as boring, as you might imagine. To begin with, it certainly makes sense to some time thinking about the campsite that you will be visiting. Have you chosen somewhere that is suitable for you and your family? How far is it from amenities and places that you’re interested in seeing?

If you don’t know the answers to these questions then you can always use the internet to find out more about the location. Independent reviews can be useful in terms of giving you objective information.

You’ll also want to think about your tent. If you don’t know how to put it up, or if you’re not sure that it’s in good condition, then have a trial run before you leave home. That might mean pitching your tent in your garden.

By leaving less to chance, you can really make the most of your trip. Don’t let the weather spoil a camping holiday either – make sure that you pack clothes that allow for differing weather conditions.

Finally, it’s always worth drawing up a list of everything that you need to pack. By doing so, you can ensure that you remember all of the essential items.