Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Google Friend Contact

An update on Google Friend Connect

1 week ago by A Googler
In 2011, we announced the retirement of Google Friend Connect for all non-Blogger sites. We made an exception for Blogger to give readers an easy way to follow blogs using a variety of accounts. Yet over time, we’ve seen that most people sign into Friend Connect with a Google Account. So, in an effort to streamline, in the next few weeks we’ll be making some changes that will eventually require readers to have a Google Account to sign into Friend Connect and follow blogs.

As part of this plan, starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.

We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.

We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers.

Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer

How Dogs Communicate?

Dogs are one of the intelligent animals among the domestic pets. They have the ability to communicate with humans, other dogs and even other animals. They do this by using body signs and different vocals. The signs are made with the help of body movement involving eyes, ears, eyebrows, head, mouth and tail. Different vocals include barks, howls, growls, whimpers and whines. Dogs do gestures whose meaning can change depending on the situation. Like if a dog pants, it can mean that the dog is feeling hot or the dog is happy or anxious.

Confident and higher ranked dogs have a high held tail. Dogs have the feeling of submission and dominance in them. This is because the dogs live in packs, in the wild. They have hierarchy within the group. The weaker dogs submit themselves to the stronger dog. That is the reason why dogs lower their tail when they feel insecure. When the dogs fight for dominance, the fur on their tail stands up. They and even other animals, do this to increase their size in front of their enemy.

When the dog is in a confused situation, it wags its tail slowly. They are in a process of figuring out whether they should accept the situation or time or else, they have still not accepted the situation completely, but are in the process. Excited dogs wag their tails very fast. If the hip moves along with the tail, it means the dog is ready for submission to a dog of higher rank.

When the dogs get aggressive they show their fangs. If the teeth are visible, it indicates that the dog is ready to bite or attack. They also show teeth when they smile and this is an indication of submissiveness. Observing the number of teeth on display can differentiate a smile. Smile reveals only the front teeth, but when the dog snarls, all his teeth and gums can be seen. Ears are good indication about the attention levels of the dog. When the ears are erect and forward facing, means the dog is concentrating. But when the dog fears something, it lays down its ears. Some dogs hold the ears in forward and horizontal direction when they are happy.

In majority of the cases, barking is done to scare away stranger and to make the owner aware of an intruder. They also tend to bark while they are playing. They use to even convey emotions such as pleasure, fear, stress and suspicion. When the dog is excited or is playing, the barks are sharp and short. When they are stressed out or anxious, they bark repeatedly in a high pitch tone. They also bark to communicate with other animals such as cat, deer, squirrel, fox and other dogs. But the sound of barking is different.

Growling is done to threaten or to show superiority. Dogs howl when they make long-range communication. A dog yawns when it is bored and needs to be left alone. It also yawns when it is sleepy, stressed out or confused. When the dog pants with a full open mouth, it is happy. When it pants with a slightly open mouth, it needs to be played with. Dogs lift one forelimb up, when it wants to play. It will stamp its front limbs when it is excited. They scratch objects they want. Domestic dogs are trained for handshake, like human beings. They hold out a paw forward and exchange a handshake. If the dog tilts it's head in a particular direction, it means that it is trying to concentrate and recognize an unfamiliar sound.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Tips For Training Your Puppy

Although there are many training tips for puppy's, they  love to chew, and will chew anything they can get.  Although chew toys are preferred, there is a way that you can help your puppy to fulfill his natural instinct to chew, and help him to ease the pain of teething as well. 

To start, simply fill an old sock you have with several ice cubes.  Next, put a knot in the sock and place the sock with the cubes in the freezer.  When your puppy starts to chew on things, simply give him the sock.  You can keep several socks with ice in it in your freezer if you want, so your puppy will always have a chew toy.  Although this is great to use, you should never leave your dog alone with the sock.  He could end up chewing the sock and swallowing pieces of it, which could lead to very serious health problems.

During leash training, a lot of people prefer to attach the leash to the puppy then drag him in the direction they want him to go.  This isn’t the best way to train, as it often sends the wrong signal to the puppy.  Instead, you should first get your  puppy used to the collar and the leash.  You can do this by putting his collar and leash on inside the house or outside in a fenced in area, so that he can walk around and move about freely with the leash on, dragging it alongside him.

Once you have given him some time, pick the leash up, then start calling him to you.  Once he comes over to you, start praising him for it, so he knows that he is on the right track.  Always be patient when leash training, as it will take some time for him to get used to it.  If you continue to praise him when he is doing it right and continue giving him time to get used to the leash, you shouldn’t have any problems.

Digging around

Digging is something that puppys love, as it is essential to their nature.  Digging can be somewhat frustrating if you don’t give your puppy an area to himself, as he will dig holes in your yard.  If you keep your puppy indoors, he may try to dig in the floor, on the couch, or on the bed. Digging is part of their nature, and you should never punish a puppy for digging.

To help him fill this need, you should give him an area to dig in.  You can get him a kiddie pool or sandbox, filling it with either soil or sand.  Then, try burying a treat or toy in inside, so your puppy will dig to get it out.  Once he learns this is where he should dig, he will more than likely head to that area when he has the need to dig.  Later on, when he becomes a bit older, you should invest in obedience training classes that will help him to get his digging habits under control.

The above tips can help a great deal when training your  puppy.  The right training makes  great dogs, although you’ll need to have a bit of patience with them.  Even though they are very smart , it may take them time to learn.  Once they start learning however - they will become an integral part of your family that you couldn’t begin to live without.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

How To Stop Puppy Chewing Reviews

Is your puppy very disobedient? Does your puppy embarrass you in front of your friends or in public?

If you are any thing like me,I was tired of the chewing,excessive barking,wining,and aggressive issues It got to the point where I had to do something about it.

I found a e-book that allowed me to take my dog's problems and solve them.She is now very obedient.

I was able to slash my dogs obedient training time in half by using these techniques from  reading this e-book

I read previous training courses that took months to get through,with little results

When I was teaching my dog to stop biting and chewing everything in the house, car,yard etc.The e-book showed me how to stop her chewing within two weeks.This e-book solved about 90% of my dogs problems.I realize that my dog is not perfect, some small issues are still there.

I am very happy with this e-book.My family and I don't have any sleepless nights anymore, and my neighbors are not complaining  about the barking and the aggressiveness that she had.Also my dog does not seem to have that nervous tension any more .

I would recomend that if you have any problems like I did that you check out this resource.:

Friday, January 3, 2014

How to slow down arthritus in dogs

There are a few things that you can do at home for your pet to slow the disease and help your dog to stay healthy and help to stay pain free as possible.
The first solution is to up the doses of powdered Vitamin C into the dog's daily meal.  Vitamin C will help keep tissue healthy and protect against further joint deterioration. Try and use  a sodium ascorbate or another form of buffered vitamin C, plain ascorbic acid may cause an upset stomach.
 Daily dosage guide for adult dogs:
        Small dogs                         500mg - 1,000mg
        Medium - Large dogs       1,000mg - 2,000mg
        Giant dogs                        2,000mg - 4,000mg
You can start with the smallest recommended dosage and  increase it once or twice per year.  If you see that the dog is producing loose stools the dosage may be a to  high, so cut back slightly and increase it gradually over time.
 Try using Rhus Toxicodendron, which is a very effective homeopathic remedy and will help to manage pain and aching.
Also you might try  Home-Cooked Meals for your pet, as this will provide them with high-quality and chemical free food. Avoid using any vegetables that are part of the "nightshade" family, such as tomatoes, potatoes, peppers and eggplant.  These vegetables tend to aggravate an arthritic condition.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Find Feeding Trial Info for Dogs and Cats

When you look at the labels with the nutritional adequacy statement should be a statement that indicates how the adequacy statement was substantiated. Through feeding trials and formulation to meet a nutrient profile. Foods that have undergone feeding trials are best. This indicates that the food has actually been fed to living dogs and cats to make sure that they were willing to eat the food but remained healthy while eating it.The bottom line is we want our pets to stay healthy and live a long life.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Garlic For Dog Health

.This is an old fashion remedy to keep dogs from having worms and gets rid of worms that are there.. Keeps fleas and ticks off dogs by getting into the dog's system and creating a garlic odor that fleas and ticks detect and avoid the dog.

Don't worry, your dog won't smell like garlic. Humans can't detect the garlic odor on the dog but the insects sure will reduces a dog's cholesterol level for good heart function.

Garlic Juice is easiest way to give garlic to your dog, here's how most kennels and dog owners do it:
  pour garlic into the dog's food, mix well into the food.

Here's the  daily dosage:

5-20 lb. dogs -  1/4 ounce in food daily.
21-50 lb. dogs - 1/2ounce in food and mix well.
51 lbs. dogs -     3/4ounce into food and mix well.
The easiest way is to break down the amount of garlic and mix with water and spray his food

Some  reason your dog will not eat food with the garlic juice in it, mix the garlic
juice with soybean oil is available in the cooking oil section at your supermarket and mix
into food - this also helps make a very nice coat on the dog.

Say goodbye to flea collars! Mother Nature has provided a safe and all-natural
alternative -  fresh garlic juice!
Hope this helps this winter,nothing worse than fleas.