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Puppy Training Tips

Training a new puppy is a time-consuming hassle, but it’s definitely worth it. Good dogs aren’t just born, they are taught. Before you get a dog, examine your commitment to its training. Dogs and their humans are generally happier when expectations are clear.

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Expect Destruction

Just as babies like to put everything in their mouths, puppies also like to chew, and they have much sharper teeth. Whether you buy certified German Shepherd puppies or adopt mixed breeds of unknown origin, puppies are likely to chew up and possibly destroy whatever they can. Puppy proof your house by providing a safe space such as a crate or utility room where your puppy can be a puppy. Provide lots of chew toys for stimulation.

Keep It Simple

Choose a few simple commands to start with such as sit and no. Dogs are not born with a facility to understand human language (like babies are), so they need lots of practice and reinforcement. Choose small, delicious treats (such as cooked chicken) that you can give liberally when your dog is doing what you want. Avoid crunchy biscuits for training because by the time your pup is finished chewing, he will have forgotten why he got the reward in the first place.

Stop Laughing

It’s difficult not to laugh when your dog is being silly, but if you’re in the middle of a lesson, try not to. Bad behavior is often reinforced accidentally by the mannerisms and behavior of the human companions. For example, if you don’t want your dog to sleep on the sofa when you’re at work, don’t put “his” blanket on it. In your mind, you may be keeping the furniture clear of dog hair. In your dog’s brain, you’ve invited him up.

If you don’t have lots of time to train your pooch, consider enrolling in an obedience class. That way you’re both committed to at least that hour of training every week.

Matching outfits for the fam bam and the pooch too!

Who loves to have matching pjs for the whole family and even your adorable pets? I bet you do, too. I was just browsing those cute prints from LazyOne family pajamas and could not help myself from adding the items to the shopping cart. The loungewear is so pretty, right? They are in fashion since the quarantine took effect.

Our family has been home bound since the government declared quarantine five months ago. My daughter is working from home and is comfortable wearing shirts and pajamas even in daytime. My son, on the other hand, is taking online learning classes twice a week and accepts art commission during his free time. He, too, is comfortable wearing shirts and shorts sets while doing his stuff.

Pajamas are comfortable to wear because they are commonly made of cotton materials and do not feel icky when you perspire.

Checking on their website, LazyOne also carries cute and fun socks. My daughter definitely loves a pair of printed socks. I would be happy to add two more pairs for her and myself to the shopping cart.  

I have got our pooch, a cute bandana as well. Oreo would look good wearing one in his next photo.

We have not tried any of the products from LazyOne just yet but the company touches on some good points, which I think are important before you buy from them.

According to their website, the company only works with factories that have sound environmental policies; the hangers and hang tags they use to display their products are made from recycled or recyclable paper. In addition, the company uses azo-free dyes when coloring or dyeing the fabrics.

It is good to note that pjs and socks are definitely the best gift idea for the coming Christmas season. You do not need to go to the physical shop in order to purchase them. You can all order these items directly from their website. Besides family loungewear sets, they also have something for your house. So, check them out. 

How to Simplify Life by Choosing Online Shopping

Shopping online used to be thought of as dangerous. People worried about the possibility of getting their information hacked or stolen. Today, online shopping is popular for people everywhere. But how can you make the most of this experience? Learn everything you need to know about shopping online while saving money at the same time.

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Look for Online Coupon Codes

Everyone knows that couponing is the way to save money. Back in the day, this involved clipping coupons and taking them in for a much-desired discount. People who enjoy getting deals while shopping sometimes shy away from taking their business online. They think they’ll lose money, won’t find deals, or will pay extra for an item they want. Thankfully these fears are a thing of the past. With coupon codes and other helpful deals, it’s possible to cut down the cost dramatically. Scouting around online shows there’s plenty of deals for the taking thanks to sites dedicated to providing customers with these codes and promos. The best part is the code can be entered right away, allowing the customer to see the discount applied, knowing they don’t have to worry about additional charges getting tacked on later. 

Know What the Options Are When Shopping

Back in the day, people were somewhat limited in what they could buy online. Many times it was simply books, CDs, or other types of media that wasn’t always available in stores. Today that is a thing of the past. It’s possible to order everything, from diapers and computers to fresh food. Even getting items for pets is possible, such as food or medication, allowing folks to shop for dog products online. When planning what to buy online, it’s important to figure out what’s necessary. Some people would rather get items they’re having difficulty finding, while others prefer to take care of all their shopping needs in one place and avoid the hassle of lines and going out. Creating a list of what’s needed and deciding on what type of online shopping expedition can save money. A little preplanning makes life easier, in the long run, allowing buyers to figure out where to purchase from, how to organize buying, and where it’s possible to find the best deals. 

Find Out What Kinds of Shipping Deals Are Offered

Paying outrageous shipping charges is no longer something most people need to worry about. Many companies offer customers special deals on shipping, particularly if they purchase over a certain dollar amount. Depending on the type of product being purchased, the shipping charges might be cheaper than expected. For example, buying fresh food online usually has two-day shipping that usually is cheaper than paying a normal two-day shipping charge. That’s because the company knows it’s important to get fresh food to the customer right away, without dealing with a long waiting period. Other companies might offer deals, such as a free sample, or some other type of benefit that customers might not be aware of. It’s worth it to browse the website or even call customer service and find out what the options are when looking at discounted shipping charges online.

There’s many benefits when it comes to shopping online. From using coupons to save money on deals to getting fast shipping, it’s worth trying for people who are frustrated with their normal shopping expeditions at the store. Shopping online makes it possible to buy everything from food to pet medication, allowing people to outsource their shopping and only pick it up at their mailbox once it’s arrived. If it’s time to stop waiting in line or clipping coupons in hopes of finding a deal, give online shopping a try, and see what it can do.