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Tuesday, July 8th, 2008
9:11 am
Horse Training: Train A Horse For Tomorrow
Horse Training: Train A Horse For Tomorrow
 by: Andy Curry
Do Your Horse Training For Tomorrow
Ever hear something and youthought to yourself, "Now that'sprofound!"
The statement was "Always trainfor tomorrow!"
I've heard it said many a time but for some reason it really hit me.
Sometimes that happens. You canhear something over and over but there'sthat one day when it makes a big impact.
I wonder why that is?
Where did I hear it? From SamBurrell.
I'm finishing up with Sam Burrellwho is our featured trainer for the January Super Stars Of Horse Training.
Sam is one of our favorite horsetrainers at .SuperStarsOfHorseTraining.com
And that one gold nugget of wisdom and many others are part of his golden chestof knowledge he willingly shared on one of our horse training videos.
Anyway, what he meant by it wasthis.
Don't ask too much from your horse.Get even a tiny try or understanding from your horse.
Let him sleep on it for "tomorrow."
When you come back the next day and work with him you'd swear he was up all night studyin'and practicing it.
How true.
You have to realize what you just read may sound simple...and it is. But itis a very powerful and important horse trainingprinciple.
Sunday, June 29th, 2008
2:11 am
Buying a Turtle
Buying a Turtle
 by: Adrian Wade
Buying a dog, cat, rabbit or turtle? Need information on health care, symptoms, training, obediance, diet, habitat or other pet help information? Visit .Pet-Smarts.com.
When looking for a turtle to buy, you must first consider what kind of turtle that you wish to own. There are different types of aquatic and non aquatic turtles. The information listed on this site are for Red Ear Slider Turtles. Red Ear Slider turtles are the easiest of all turtles to take care of and are the best for beginners. They are also the cheaper types of turtles.
This Turtle Basks and this Turtle Doesn't?
You may find when you enter the pet store that there are turtles swimming and turtles basking in the light. Whether you want a turtle to bask or swim more than the other does not depend on the behaviour of your turtle. It depends on YOU and how you have your tank set up. With the appropriate setup, your turtle will bask and swim on his own.
Purchasing Young Turtles:
Buying a turtle at young is usually the best. They will grow and become accustomed to your feeding schedule and the habitat you put them in. It is a good idea to ask the store owner the current food pellet they are feeding them, so that you may also use the same pellet food the turtle is use to. This will ensure that your turtle will continue eating and not reject the new type of pellet food you introduce to them.
Purchasing Older Turtles:
Buying an older turtle can be costly and overpriced. There are many disadvantages to purchasing an older turtle. They may already be accustomed to a certain feeding schedule and will be hard for you to change it on the turtle. Look for signs of pyramding in the shell. If there are large bumps in the shell it may already be too late for you to fix this even with the appropriate UVA/UVB scale lights. The larger the turtle does not mean that the older the turtle is. Depending on the turtle's feeding history, excessive feedings may cause the overgrowth of a turtle. The turtle may have been fed large amounts but only be a couple months old. Overgrowth can cause internal damage to the organs and the turtle will have a shorter life span.
Thursday, June 26th, 2008
2:11 am
Create a Backyard Habitat for Wild Birds with a Bird Feeder
Create a Backyard Habitat for Wild Birds with a Bird Feeder
 by: Chris Robertson
With a little imagination and very little effort, you can transform your backyard into a natural habitat for birds. Whether you're an avid birdwatcher, or simply want to invite nature a little closer to your home, birdfeeders put down the welcome mat for our avian friends.
According to the Audubon Society (.audubon.org), a bird feeder comes in one of four basic designs. Ground feeders are flat and open, have a screened bottom, and rest off the ground and should be situated ten feet from nearby trees or bushes so that birds can fly away from any predators. Ground feeders can be made squirrel proof by utilizing wire mesh over the bird feeder.
Tube birdfeeders are cylindrical in shape and typically have openings that allow birds to access the seeds. They should be hung off the ground and, for maximum enjoyment, near a window so that family members can witness the wild birds that come to visit.
Suet and hopper bird feeders are typically shaped like houses. A suet bird feeder, made for wild birds that peck at the seed mixed into the suet, is usually hung, while a hopper bird feeder can either be hung or placed on a post for easy access by wild birds. A hopper bird feeder contains a large quantity of seed, which is released when the wild bird steps on the feeder trigger. Hopper birdfeeders attract both small and large birds, including the cardinal.
Unlike the tube and hopper birdfeeders, the thistle bird feeder is designed with very small holes, allowing only small-beaked finches to access the food. Thistle birdfeeders should be hung, and can be made squirrel proof.
The Audubon Society also provides helpful tips on making your backyard friendly to hummingbirds by populating it with humming bird feeders. They suggest that you use several humming bird feeders and fill each with sugar water, being careful to avoid using red food coloring and honey. In addition, you should change the solution in the humming bird feeder weekly, or more often in hot weather.
It is certainly possible to make your own bird feeders, but there are several great birdfeeders available on the market, including those made by Droll Yankee, Opus, Woodllink, and Duncraft.
To get the most out of your bird watching experience, the Audubon Society suggests that you utilize several different types of bird feeders and that you place them at various heights and locations. In this way, you will attract a wide variety of wild birds. In addition, be sure that your efforts to create a backyard habitat don't harm the birds you are trying to attract. Keep birdfeeders three feet away from windows to avoid collisions, and make sure to keep your cat indoors.
Sunday, June 22nd, 2008
9:11 pm
Facts about Dog Agility and Equipment
Facts about Dog Agility and Equipment
 by: Brad Carlson
Dog agility trials are becoming more and more popular the world over. They began in England, as so many good things, do, but "agility fever" quickly spread all over the globe. Now there are clubs and events everywhere that there are dogs.
Some clubs include the Kennel Club (in the U.K.), the United States Dog Agility Association (USDAA), the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the Agility Association of Canada (AAC). However, you need not be affiliated with or even live near a club or training facility to enjoy the sport of dog agility
Dogs are intelligent creatures, and they love a challenge. As the aforementioned kennel clubs are well aware, every breed has its own strengths and assets, both physically and intellectually. It's great fun to explore what your dog can do, and even train for competitions!
Even if you train your dog on your own dog agility course, and don't wish to be affiliated with any groups, it's still a good idea to stay in touch with them via phone or e-mail to stay aware of any events that may be happening in your area. Dog owners are a great group of people, and love to share advice and success stories. Dog agility events are also a great way to get outside and meet and greet other great pets.
Agility competition for dogs became popular all over the world in the 1980s, and agility enthusiasts have been looking for top-notch dog training equipment that is better looking and more durable than home-made obstacles, while still being affordable. This high-energy form of competition and fun is something that can bring people and dogs together in a spirit of excellence, and we interact with our customers accordingly.
Some of the dog training obstacles include A-frames, dogwalks, weave poles, mini contact equipment, contact trainer, jumps (single, double, and triple), chutes, barrels, and teeters. Everything you need to set up a competition course should be easily ordered and quickly assembled.
Your dog training equipment should be durable enough to withstand practice session after practice session with no risk of injury to you or your dog. Equipment should be made out of durable, well-sealed materials that are weatherproof and built to last. Safety and visual appeal are what matter in dog training equipment.

shit! How To Clean A Bird Bath
Tuesday, June 17th, 2008
11:11 am
Puppy House Training
Puppy House Training
 by: Samantha Abbott
House training is one of the most important things you can do for both you and your puppy. It is imperative that you begin your puppy's housebreaking as soon as you bring him home.
It is natural for a dog to relieve himself where ever it is. You must teach your puppy to relieve himself outdoors. Keep in mind that the younger the puppy is, the less control he will have over his bladder and bowels. A very young puppy can seem like a pee and poop machine! Puppies can also mark and urinate when they are submissive or afraid.
Dogs are relatively clean animals and will typically want to eliminate in an area separate from the main living area. Keep an eye on your puppy for signs that he needs to go. You may notice him sniffing the floor, going into a room away from all the activity, or staring at the door. Some puppies will be more obvious, such as running between you and the door, jumping on you, or barking.
Designate a place in your yard specifically for your puppy to eliminate. This area should be kept clean of feces. Take extra care to keep the area clean from feces and safe from other dogs until your puppy is fully immunized.
Take your puppy outside to the designated area frequently. Develop a routine and take your puppy out on a regular schedule. Do not go more hours than your puppy is months old without taking him out. For example, if your puppy is three months old, do not go more than three waking hours without taking him outside. In addition, you should take your puppy to the designated area approximately twenty minutes after meals or long drinks of water.
If you see your puppy eliminating inside, immediately take him outside to the designated area. Don't fall into the temptation of sticking his nose in it and telling him, "no!" This will not help. It will just confuse him as he will not understand why he is being yelled at and it will make him nervous and scared around you. Ignore the unwanted behavior and reward the good behavior.
Take your puppy outside on a leash. Give him five minutes to eliminate. If he doesn't go in five minutes, take him back inside and put him in his crate. Ten minutes later, take him back outside again on the leash. Repeat if necessary.
When your puppy begins to eliminate, give him a command such as, "Do your business." Say it continuously while he is going. Praise your puppy after he voids in the designated area. Reward him with something he likes. Many puppies are happy to be off the leash and have ten or fifteen minutes of play time outside with you.
It will take a few weeks to fully house train your puppy. Consistency is the key to success. When your puppy's training is complete, he will eliminate on command when you tell him, "Do your business."

Ask me - So What's the Deal with Organic Pet Food?
Friday, June 13th, 2008
8:11 pm
Your Cat's First Vet Visit
Your Cat's First Vet Visit
 by: Kurt Schmitt
So you've got a new cat, and she needs a checkup. On your first vet visit, your vet will take the lead and give you some basic information, and probably will go through a fairly standard routine.
Upwards of 90% of the information you need, however, will be based on the questions that you ask your vet. Somewhere, typically towards the end of the checkup, your vet will ask you if you have any questions.
Usually, by that time, your adrenaline has been pumping, and you've been overloaded. Your cat has been stressed and so have you.... you are both ready to leave. Do not let this opportunity pass you by.
Take this time to take the lead, and ask your questions. What questions? Well, the ones that you'll forget if you don't already have them written down. Yes, write them down now.
Much of the information being distributed today on feline diet, health, and cat care in general is either fear based (e.g. raw meat diets, vaccination scares), or profit based (i.e. advertising). It's important, therefore, to get your vet's take on some of these issues.
Here is a list of issues that you can use to formulate your questions. This is by no means all inclusive, and you'll probably have some specific ones of your own.
The important thing is that this will spark a dialogue between you and your vet that will help both of you to better care for your cat.
Here are some subjects to create your questions around...
Vaccination options: there are options for both type and schedule, and there are risks, so be sure to find out what your vet recommends for your cat.
Diet and nutrition: ask about commercial cat foods and brands as they are not all the same. What about alternatives like home made cat food, raw meat diets, and feeding table scraps?
Common cat owner mistakes: ask your vet which common mistakes to avoid.
Emergency procedures: find out what emergency procedures your vet has now, should you need it later.
Indoor or Outdoor: this is a big subject as it greatly affects your life, and the life span of your cat.
Cat litter and litter boxes: many choices can be narrowed to only a few by asking your vet for advice.
Common diseases and their signs: understanding what the common signs of disease are will help you detect problems in your cat early, and may save her life one day.
Use the above list to get started. As you write your questions, more will come to you. Write them down, even if the answers appear obvious. There is no question too small to ask your vet about the health of your cat.

All about Buying a Mastiff Puppy
Thursday, April 17th, 2008
11:43 pm
Wu Steve for President...
After all this time, I have one thing to say...

Oh, and, support Operation Steve. Someday, we will do something with this...
Monday, October 15th, 2007
2:00 pm
President Wu-Steve Christ: loves kiddie pools


Friday, October 12th, 2007
12:19 pm

accept no substitutes

Thursday, October 11th, 2007
2:23 pm
Steve "WU-STEVE" Myers

Independent Presidential Candidate for the 2008 election

Be sure to write-in November 4th!
Wednesday, October 10th, 2007
1:01 pm

Vote Wu '08
Tuesday, October 9th, 2007
3:27 pm

Monday, October 8th, 2007
1:37 pm

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2004
9:59 pm
I dig the Steve. ^_^

Current Mood: lonely
Friday, May 28th, 2004
4:53 pm
Stolen From Matt


Thursday, April 22nd, 2004
11:33 pm
Steve Myers slept in my van last week.
Sunday, January 18th, 2004
11:59 am
Save Cows Eat People

A man of many great things.

Save Cows Eat People

Current Mood: amused
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2003
1:41 pm
A sixth.....
Operation Steve has finally hit a six page stretch.

Current Mood: crazy
Monday, November 17th, 2003
7:42 pm
And the band played on.......
Continue Operation Steve.......

Current Mood: bouncy
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003
11:15 pm
In the name of steve:
In less than an hour it will be the one year aniversary of the birth of greatness. Operation Steve shall live on forever. Imitations shall not be accepted.
http://www.livejournal.com/users/taffy/2002/10/23/ <---- operation steve.

I say we shake things up a little bit around livejournal and pick up where we left off.

Current Mood: accomplished
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