Expert Author Kay Ringelstetter

One of the best things about being a dog owner is the ability to enjoy some outdoor fun with your friend. Your canine pal will always be more than happy to share in the excitement of the outdoors with you, no matter what you choose to do. They will never complain and always be the finest companion. So think big and plan some new adventures.

1) Play fetch with your dog. You can do this in your backyard or in your local dog park. A good old-fashioned game of fetch is fun. Dogs are born with the instinct to hunt and retrieve and they look forward to returning to their happy owner again and again. Fetch will give your dog his needed exercise, will help strengthen the bond between you and will get him in the habit of happily returning to you. There are many fetching toys available, but a simple tennis ball will be sufficient.

2) Swimming is great exercise for both of you. While not all dogs are natural swimmers, most will learn to enjoy it. Enjoying the water during the summer months will cool off your pet while they also are immersed in the physical activity of this low-impact sport. Swimming won't stress the joints, yet it works many muscles at the same time. Take a few buoyant fetch toys along to toss for your canine pal to retrieve and return to you.

3) Take your dog camping with you. Camping is a wonderful way to experience the outdoors and your dog will be a willing and ready companion. If you choose to camp near a lake or stream, your dog can play in the water while you relax nearby with a good book.

4) Dog parks, including dog agility trails are both real boons for the urban dweller. Dog parks will allow your pet to romp and play off-leash with other dogs and with you, their owner. The best parks are filled with well-socialized dogs and owners, are large enough to allow unlimited running and are strongly fenced. More and more parks are now offering agility trails, designed to give your pet a fun and challenging workout. Your pet will enjoy obstacle courses consisting of ramps, hurdles, balancing bridges and many other obstacles which they must navigate through and around. This is becoming a growing new sport for your active pet.

5) Go for a hike. This is not just your leisurely stroll down the street, but an extended hike through new and exciting territory. This could involve a trip to a local state park or simply exploring a back country rood or open or wooded area nearby. If you live near the ocean, an excursion to the beach will be an experience you will both treasure. The new views and different terrain will be welcome changes for both of you. Please be aware of the prevention needed for Canine Lyme Disease and also remember to bring water for your dog and for yourself on your hike.

6) Consider biking, rollerblading or jogging with your well-trained pet. If your dog has been trained to stay by your side with no yanking or pulling, you will be able to bike, roller-blade or jog with your friend by your side. You may want to consider protective doggie shoes for their sensitive pads. Certainly remember to bring additional water, too.

Outdoor exercise is critical to your dog's health, but there is no reason why it must be boring. Try a few of the fun outdoor activities noted above and enjoy the bonding, the fresh air, the mental stimulation and the fun exercise with your dog.

Expert Author Kay Ringelstetter

One of the most popular methods of dog training is the leash/collar style of training. This type of training has proven it's effectiveness over many years. It is always used when a dog must have a high level of reliability, such as that of rescue dogs, police dogs, guard dogs and dogs for the disabled. But it will also keep you and your dog safe when out on your walks, by preventing the pulling and tugging that invariably occurs with a dog who is not trained properly to walk with a leash.

Positive reinforcement is the best tool to use to train your dog. This is superior to punishment in establishing the behavior of your dog on a leash. Positive reinforcement results in lasting behavioral modification. Punishment changes behavior only temporarily with the result that it will reappear later, bringing along with it more problem behavior. By using positive reinforcement, you will build a bond of trust and cooperation between your pet and yourself.

First you must slowly introduce the leash to your dog and also the collar if he has not been wearing one. A regular, flat buckle collar is all that you need. A choke collar is not necessary. Let your pet sniff them as you gently place them before him. Reward him with praise for his interest. Give a treat, if you plan to use treats with your training. Slowly place the collar around his neck and once he becomes comfortable with that, attach the leash and let him drag it around the house. Praise him for his interest in using the leash and collar.

Keep your training sessions short. You can train several times during the day, but remember this is supposed to be fun for your dog. You don't want to push him past his limit. Puppies generally have an attention span of about 5 minutes, so do not insist on training beyond this or you may teach your pup to actually dread training. Multiple training sessions will help your dog learn quickly.

Since these short sessions to not provide adequate exercise for your pet, you must find other ways of exercise to help tire your dog before beginning your training. Dogs generally pull on the leash because they are full of excess energy. Tire your canine friend before training by playing fetch in the hallway or the backyard. Or maybe drive your dog to the dog park to run with his friends.

Begin your training indoors, where there are fewer distractions for your pet. The initial goal here is not to teach your dog to "heel" right by your side. You want to leave room for your pet to sniff and explore as long as he always leaves some slack in the leash. He must always follow your lead in order to be allowed his freedom. Simply pick up the end of the leash and walk around your home with your dog trotting beside you. As he walks along on a loose leash, give him plenty of praise, petting and some treats. When he decides to strain on the leash, (which he will), simply stop immediately. Don't yank him back over to you with the leash. Call him back to you and praise him when he comes. NEVER ever keep walking when your pet is pulling on the leash. This will reward his behavior and reinforce his bad habit. Your dog learns that the only way he will go move forward is by always leaving some slack in the leash. He will learn that when he pulls on the leash, he will get nowhere. Once your pet is back by your side, begin walking again. And repeat, repeat and repeat some more. It will take patience and persistence, but armed with these qualities and practice, you will be successful.

When you are ready to step outside, you will have a lot of competition for your dog's attention. Simply continue the above steps, working even harder of course. You may need to use a lot of treats in the beginning stages, but as your pet gets the idea of what you expect from him, you can slowly phase out the treats by waiting longer intervals before handing them out.

Training your dog will reinforce the relationship between yourselves and gain the respect of your canine friend. Dogs are wired by nature to seek out leaders and to follow directions from those leaders, so your pet will discover that leader in you. This will help your friend become a more calm, faithful and happier dog and a better family companion to others in your family.

Expert Author Beverly Keyes Taylor
In our original story, you read about Frank and Ann. They both worked at a movie theater. In the story, Frank was working on his first day on the 'opening' shift for the theater. He busied himself doing the tasks his boss told him to do. As Frank finished his shift, Ann, a co-worker, decided to help him finish up the tasks the opening shift worker typically did. Ann's closing shift overlapped the opening shift a little bit.
Frank was just finishing his tasks and then Ann asked Frank to do a job he thought was assigned to the closing shift. Ann felt upset because Frank initially refused to help her clean the popcorn popper at the theater. She expected him to reciprocate with help for a task typically done on the closing shift. She told Frank she would just do it, though she threw a fit about it. Frank felt confused about who was responsible for doing the task.
In this article, read what was really happening from a brain chemistry viewpoint. Understanding that men and women act according to neurochemicals, greater job satisfaction and compatible workplace communication can contribute to improved company profits, increased employee retention rates and better work productivity.
1. From Ann's View
In our story, Ann believes she is helping Frank. When Ann speaks she uses inclusive terms such as 'we' and 'us'. By using inclusive terms she believes she is bonding with all involved. As women bond, their brains increase a hormone called oxytocin. Oxytocin boosts feelings of love and bonding in both men and women, but high levels put a man to sleep. Increased oxytocin prompts her to act nurturing and giving. Thus, Ann thinks like an oxytocin-driven woman. Our story's conflict occurs when she expects Frank to respond like a woman. But, men don't naturally reciprocate. Men can learn to reciprocate, especially when they see the reward.
When women help and act as part of a team, they feel fulfilled. It is their nature to reach out and cooperate with others. When they feel like they are helping someone who genuinely cares for them, their brains naturally increase oxytocin and serotonin levels. When Frank initially refused to satisfy Ann's request to clean the popcorn popper, she felt rejected: like she had to do everything by herself. Her belief that Frank cared nothing about satisfying her request raised her testosterone and depleted her oxytocin levels.
2. Too Much Testosterone In a Woman's Brain Depletes Her Oxytocin
Oxytocin makes women feel cared for and calm. Sufficient oxytocin levels in her brain balance her brain chemistry. Additionally, when a woman's brain creates sufficient amounts of serotonin, a woman feels calm and secure: like everything is all right. When a woman feels genuinely supported, her brain increases her serotonin. Women typically expect unconsciously that if they give, the other people will give. Because women are oxytocin-driven, they will typically cooperate and give to each other.
Ann expected Frank to naturally help her because she helped him. But, men don't think that way. They like to please women, but need to be told what makes a woman happy. Ann expected Frank to think like a woman. When he didn't, her unmet expectation created stress resulting in conflict between Ann and Frank.
3. From Frank's View
A man is naturally testosterone-driven. Men neither produce nor respond to oxytocin like women. The programming instructions found in testosterone directs a man to complete a task efficiently. When a man receives something, he doesn't think about giving something back. He simply accepts what's given to him. If he's given something, his reaction is, "Well, I guess I deserved it."
Frank was simply following his programming. He thought that following his specific task list would be all he had to do. That's what testosterone and dopamine do for men - drives them to stay focused on the assigned tasks. If Frank understood about brain chemistry, he could have said something genuinely caring that valued Ann for who she is. Saying something like, "I respect you for taking on the workload you do here at the theater. You're very smart and care a lot for the customers." would activate her oxytocin-brain creating part. The more oxytocin present in her system, the more Ann would feel calm and content about her work.
4. Summary
Now that you've read the description of this working situation, you can see how this type of interaction might occur at your place of business. Increased job satisfaction increases productivity, reduces sick time, and ensures that employees stay at the company longer. Increased job satisfaction may come from understanding how to use Gender Brain Chemistry technology for greater workplace harmony.
Expert Author Beverly Keyes Taylor
Look at your schedule book. How many clients do you have booked for this coming week? Only one? Gee, you better do something about that. Perhaps you know other hypnotists are successful with their hypnosis practice, but you feel like you're struggling a bit to keep your business afloat.
Remember, you temporarily are denying yourself of low sales. Low sales aren't denying you of being successful. You are really great at using hypnosis to solve their problems. That's fabulous. But marketing is not your specialty. At the same time, you know you must find more clients to stay in business. You feel scared. There are bills to be paid. You can't think clearly right now. Here's what you are doing to your brain chemistry and how to change it to attract more clients.
1. Using Self-Limiting Attitudes, Thoughts and Mind Images, You Deplete Serotonin, Oxytocin, Testosterone and Dopamine
These 4 neurochemicals in balanced amounts cause your brain to create these chemical substances so you generally feel satisfied, blissful, driven and excited about life. By intentionally looking for the good in a situation, your brain works with you to create these hormones and neurotransmitters so you can successfully achieve marketing goals to keep your business going.
If you think pessimistically that you 'just can't market successfully', your brain hears your command and down go your business profits. However, as you know, hypnotically scripting fabulous, thrilling and spectacular possibilities about having more clients than you can handle brings you that reality, too.
So, think thoughts and create thrilling mind images that result in you feeling confident, uplifted and encouraged about your super successful hypnosis practice. Following the Law of Attraction, you get more of what you consciously focus on. And as you focus on possibilities, your brain supports those ideas by creating more serotonin, oxytocin, dopamine or testosterone to create the balance you need. Cool, huh?
2. Do a Joint Venture With A Complimentary Organization To Hypnosis That also Promotes Natural Wellness
Look for a charitable organization in which you believe that needs money. Offer to do a stress reduction seminar or natural pain relief seminar using hypnosis. Ask the charitable organization to promote your seminar as a fundraiser. Agree to give a portion of the profits to the charitable organization.
When you hold the seminar and feel fulfilled about what you're doing, your brain supports what you're doing by providing natural neurochemicals to assist you in successfully completing the activity. This is a great way to get the benefit of an already established list of people interested in natural wellness.
The organization pays for the promotion, you gain new clients and you get to use hypnosis. This increases your practice numbers.
3. Use Hypnosis Yourself to Brainstorm Marketing Opportunities That Promote You
Use your hypnosis skill and write a manifesting script to bring in more clients. Imagine already having achieved your goal in a thrilling outcome of bringing in new clients. This final idea is a great way to keep your hypnosis skill honed.
Expert Author Linda Hancock
A couple of years ago I travelled to Jamaica. I'm not a typical tourist who sits on the beach with a Margarita. I loaded my luggage with supplies for this third-world country and arranged to visit three schools and an orphanage. Then I decided that it would be fun to visit Family Court!
Jamaica has a murder every thirty minutes and despite warnings about not leaving the resort, I hired a taxi and headed for the Court House. Well, what an old primitive building. Crooked cement stairs up the side allowed me to view the first floor which housed used appliances and the second floor which was designated for storage. The third floor was everything else - Probation, Counselling, Child Welfare, Family Court.
As the "whitest" thing on the floor I quickly attracted attention. I showed my business card and birth certificate to the receptionist asking for Mr. Green. I thought this was a "code word" but was ushered into the office of the CEO - a black man with a strong British accent. His very small "office" was extremely full to the point that one Social Worker needed to stand in order to close the door.
Mr. Green apologized for the crowd and explained "There are only two psychologists in all of Montego Bay and we don't have access to either". He immediately asked if I would teach him and provide a workshop for his people. We arranged for that to occur the following day.
In the meantime arrangements were made for me to be a visitor in Family Court. I was shocked at the poor surroundings and lack of resources. There were no electronics and professionals wrote all the proceedings by hand in large ledgers.
After Court the Judge approached me and said "What were you writing in my Courtroom?" I had been using a small journal to record my observations but quickly said "All the things you were doing well". She invited me to her office and questioned me at length about various topics. Then she said "If I come early tomorrow will you come and teach me?" I agreed.
The following morning, Mr. Green came to the resort to get me in the diplomatic car (I think it was Datsun). I met with the Judge again and then Mr. Green apologized. He said "Ms. Hancock, you will hate me. We have so many crises in our region that I cannot pull people in for a workshop. Shall I take you back to the resort?" My immediate reply was "Of course not. I came for the day so please put me to work".
What fun I had. I worked with a fire starter, taught a Social Worker how to do a genogram and visited with the senior counsellor. Then there was a knock at the door and Mr. Green announced "The Minister of Justice has asked to meet you". Wow!
She and I talked and laughed and shared issues that were common to us. She then asked "Will you do a workshop for my people?"(they love workshops) and I agreed. The waiting room was cleared and the clients were locked out as there was no other facility available. There were the paralegals, counsellors, administrative staff, probation officers and I had had no preparation time. I turned to Mr. Green and the Minister of Justice and asked "What is the topic?" Without any thought or hesitation I heard "Stress Management".
This experience reminded me that no matter what country we are in or what resources we have, expectations are high. Like the Olympic motto of "higher, faster and stronger" we try to do more with less and this results in stress. Learning to manage that stress is a task that is not bound by geography, ethnicity or economics.
The world is not all that big and some issues are universal. Isolation is not an option as we're all this together. The good news is that when we reach out to others no matter where they are, we end up being the ones who benefit most.
Expert Author Linda Hancock
In 1990, Dr. Seuss, published the book "Oh, the Places You'll Go" in which he claims "Life's a Great Balancing Act". Unfortunately our world is out of balance and full of contradictions.
We can transplant a human heart but are not able to protect it from breaking. We can make a baby in a test tube but not feed all the millions of hungry children in the Third World. We give out Peace prizes but do not know how to make peace where over 100 wars are now occurring. We have developed a way for man to walk on the moon but not for my sister who has Multiple Sclerosis and cannot walk on the earth.
We have so much knowledge and so little wisdom. We can identify an animal with mad cow disease anywhere in North America but can't find Osama Bin Laden.
Technology has shrunk our planet so that we describe it as being "a global village", but, at the same time, we experience very little "community".
It seems that the more we seek solutions to world problems, the more we tend to blame.
Recently my friend told me about an article she had read which inspired her. The lady in the story stated that she thought she could change the world but failed. She then attempted to change her city and again failed. Next, she focused on her family and faced defeat. All she had left to change was herself but she found that by working on herself her family was positively impacted and they helped to make change in their city which ultimately improved the world!
Last June I was on a total of 18 airplane flights. Have you every paid close attention to the flight attendant who provides safety instruction before take-off? She or he demonstrates how to use the seatbelt, where to find the exits and then states "If there is an emergency, a mask will drop from the ceiling. Place this on yourself FIRST and then help the person beside you."
Balance, whether it refers to acrobatics, interior design, a financial plan or emotional well-being, requires knowing both strengths and weaknesses of the situation. A high-wire walker, for example, can have wonderful skills but without allowing for wind gusts will face disaster. The Prime Minister of a country at war who predicts the enemy's shortcomings will be defeated without also analyzing problems within the ranks of the allies. Those who are involved with championship sports teams know every failing of the opponent before the game even begins.
Psychologists help people to recognize and celebrate their strengths, identify weaknesses and develop strategies which will lead to wellness. "Life is one great balancing act" that requires a willingness to examine oneself and seek help when needed. The result is not only a changed person but there is also a ripple effect on families, groups, communities and countries!
Expert Author Jeffrey Ferris
The produce trade has not stood out as a bastion for prime tech and needing all the newest devices, however there are some areas of expertise that may positively assist to enhance the client expertise and cut back working prices for the distributor. Implementing a great produce software program system can actually assist the client by permitting them to see what it was they simply ordered to verify they're getting what they need. In flip, the produce distributor doesn't have to take a position as a lot cash into a big customer support division.

Customer support has all the time been a sticking level amongst giant firms, as it's urgently wanted to maintain a cheerful buyer base. Nevertheless, the tactic of service varies broadly amongst firms, and the normal assistant on the telephone taking orders or serving to to unravel a problem the client could also be having has been reducing in reputation over the past decade. The arrival of the web has actually revolutionized the produce trade and plenty of different industries with on-line ordering and buyer assist.

With the ability to order a services or products at any time of day or evening with out selecting up the telephone could be a very enticing advertising level for brand new clients. Anybody who has ever tried to name the telephone or energy firm can attest to lengthy wait instances and struggles with simply getting an individual on the telephone to talk with, and even then there isn't any assure you have got the fitting division! Giving your potential prospect a web-based choice may be very attractive to getting them to buy and develop into a longtime buyer.

Within the fruit and vegetable trade, having the fitting produce software program can provide you extra freedom to spend doing what you like as a substitute of dealing with the main points of your enterprise. Letting clients order merchandise by your web site is a way more efficient methodology of producing gross sales then having them name into your customer support division. With a smaller firm, clients might not be capable of communicate with somebody the primary time they name and that may be an enormous delay. With the web, the ordering choice is all the time out there instantly when the client requires it, they usually can confirm their order on the display earlier than submitting.

The best produce software program additionally must have good customer support assist related to it, simply in case a server wants rebooting or another pressing request is required. Having a system with no assist can render the software program ineffective over time. As with every on-line ordering system, the elements concerned in making a great choice are reliability, pricing, buyer assist, and whether or not or not they're an trade chief.

It does not matter if the produce distributor is a big company or a small mother and pop retailer; everybody wants a great resolution to dealing with customer support bills and different working prices. Not having to be on the telephone all day lengthy can actually assist an organization's productiveness in each the brief and long run. Coaching staff to take care of interacting with the client could be time consuming and draining on assets, and there are all the time exceptions to plain working procedures that come up each day that should be handled. Implementing a great produce software program technique can actually assist an organization on this trade to develop!
Expert Author Jeffrey Ferris
The common grocery retailer customer or restaurant goer normally takes as a right the meals bought or delivered to their desk, with no fear or care about how that meals will get to them. For these of us within the business nevertheless, we all know the assorted steps or processes it takes for a head of lettuce to get from the farm to our native grocery retailer or restaurant, and we respect the work concerned. Automating a few of these processes can actually assist an organization's backside line, and discovering an incredible meals distribution software program answer is among the first steps.

Meals distribution entails a provide chain technique that may load the precise produce, meat, or different meals provides onto the vans on the farmer's location, and normally convey it to an middleman firm or distributor that takes orders from eating places and grocery shops that in flip resell it to the general public. Farmers will develop their crops, prepare for contracts to promote their merchandise, and in addition make preparations to ship them to the distributor. The crops must arrive in optimum situation, so time is at all times an important ingredient to this provide chain formulation.

However, distributors should know forward of time who they will resell the crops to as soon as they're delivered, and attempt to get them out of the warehouse normally the identical day. Produce and different meals objects are extremely perishable and may quickly be rendered ineffective as meals in a brief time period, so expedience is a necessity on this enterprise.

For a distributor to know forward of time what he has orders for and is promoting, and what he must order from the farms is essential as a way to keep a thriving enterprise. The proper meals distribution software program may help hold an organization proper heading in the right direction with its incoming orders from the shops and eating places and in addition to make it possible for bought stock just isn't slowly rotting away on the cabinets whereas awaiting cargo.

There are a number of totally different options within the market for meals distribution software program and it's important for a corporation to know what issues are vital for them that the software program wants to have the ability to do, and what issues they don't want or can do with out. As an illustration, is crucial exercise the meals distribution software program must do is present an internet ordering answer? Does it want to offer a customer support help system? How about back-end reporting elements to assist your organization guarantee well timed and correct ongoing processes?

For a corporation to maneuver confidently and securely into the long run they need to know what is occurring at present and have a system in place to make modifications alongside the best way to enhance customer support, gross sales, and invoicing. Selecting an excellent meals distribution software program answer can take some analysis and research to make it possible for it does all the things wanted for quick progress. Some options have many extra functionalities or "bells and whistles" than what is required, and will also be way more costly due to it. Make sure you do your correct due diligence to make sure you get precisely what you want and no extra. Paying for pointless features or instruments doesn't make good enterprise sense.