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How Does Animal Communication Work? Ask Your Dog

The work of animal communication has become more widely recognized and accepted in recent decades. The successes these practitioners enjoy in diagnosing and resolving problems with various animals has gradually won over the skepticism. Even so, the ability to understand the thoughts and feelings of animals is usually considered a rare and esoteric gift. In reality, the capacity to commune with other creatures in this way is innate within all of us. It is part of our birthright.
For many of us there are two primary factors inhibiting our ability to commune with the animals. The first is the conditioning we receive from a culture that doesn’t believe such a thing is possible. Children will often report on the thoughts and feelings of animals because they have no reason to believe such communications can’t occur. By the time we reach adulthood, many of us have learned to doubt. Secondly, we are inhibited by many of the limiting beliefs we cling to concerning animals in general. All too often we consider them to be simple, unintelligent, and incapable of expressing sophisticated thoughts or emotions.
Animal communicators insist that animals commune telepathically with humans all the time. But so long as our cultural conditioning hampers us, we remain closed off from receiving their messages. If we want to understand our pets and other animals, we need to first examine and expand our belief systems enough to consider such communications possible. Then our own openness will allow the miracle to happen.
Many people who have experienced success with animal communication have reported receiving messages in a variety of ways. Some register physical sensations. Others receive “concepts” that they are then able to translate into words. Still others may hear things, or “just know” facts about particular animals without registering anything in a sensory way.
Tuning our minds to animals involves being open to an extent that many of us avoid in our daily lives. Our world often overloads us with stimuli – noise, speed, overcrowding. We learn to shut off or minimize much of this in order to function. If we want to understand the other creatures with which we share this planet then we have to give up some of this protective shielding and learn to trust our inner senses and perceptions again.
If we treat animals as aware, responsive and intelligent beings, they are more likely to want to communicate with us as well. They are quite conscious of our thoughts and feelings about them. They respond in their own distinctive ways.
So then the key to good animal communication (according to my dog Tucker) is a combination of believing in the possibility of it; opening ourselves – both mentally and emotionally – to the process, and having respect and loving regard for the animals we exchange our thoughts and feelings with.…

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A Guide to Crate Training Your Lovable Puppy

House training a new puppy is a job all new dog owners must face. One tried and true method commonly used is crate training. Despite what you may hear or believe keeping the dog in a crate is neither punishment nor mean. Dog crates provide a safe haven for the puppy to retreat and curl up when adjusting to its new surroundings, a quiet place to lie down and sleep, or somewhere the dog can relax and be left home alone. For many dogs, their crate is their own little home.
When a puppy is safely in its crate, you can be sure that it won’t be able to chew anything the furniture, hurt itself, or possibly put itself in a dangerous situation where it can seriously hurt itself. Dog crates also speed up the housebreaking training. However, it is important that you never use the crate for punishment. Your goal is to make the crate a place for the dog to feel safe and protected.
Many crates come with multiple partitions which allow you to alter the space the dog has available for itself as it grows. Add some soft bedding to the floor of the crate so the puppy has somewhere comfortable and warm to lie. It is important to understand that puppies have small bladder capacities so accidents will happen. Never punish the dog if it does have an accident. You’ll do more harm to the training than good.
Try to have the dog sleep in its crate from first day. It will only be a matter of time before the dog begins to go in on its own when its wants to be alone or take a nap. Many dog owners keep the crates in rooms which are situated around the family at all times, like the kitchen or family room. Take the crate introduction slowly and never force the dog into it. Try coxing it into the crate with either a tasty treat or a fun toy. At first, the dog may be uncertain but keep up with the positive encouragement. Praise it and make a huge fuss when it does go into the dog crate.
The dog should be kept in its crate all night. Don’t feed it or give it any water too late in the day. Sometimes dog owners will keep the crate to their bedroom at night. They worry that the dog might be lonely through the night. Also they feel they can hear the dog better if it needs to go out.…

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How To Properly Care For Your Cat

 

Owning a cat can be wonderful, but that doesn’t mean they’re easy to get along with! There is a ton you need to know, and this article provides you with great advice.

You never want to leave the cords of your drapes dangling down. Cats love to play with hanging cords and this poses the threat of your cat hurting themselves or becoming entangled. This could lead to a severe injury or even death. To stop this from happening, pin your drapes and hide them out of sight.

If you have an outdoor cat, make sure he is fitted with a tag and collar. Cats can get lost, and they need a tag to be found. The tag should contain your phone number as well as your cat’s name.

Making sure your cat doesn’t jump on the counters is hard to do. Cats enjoy high places so they can see what is happening around them. You may mitigate the problem by providing designated heights for them to use. An excellent tool for preventing your cat from jumping on the counter is a cat tower that is in the kitchen.

Many times, cat meds can be purchased on the internet for less than they’d cost if you got them from your vet. There may be times when you cannot purchase medication online, such as in an emergency; however, monthly medication, such as flea medicine, can be bought online. If you are buying cat medicine often, you can usually save up to 50% online.

If you’re getting a kitten for your children, discuss this with them before bringing the cat home. Make sure that you let your kids know which areas of the house the cat will be allowed in. Advise your children not to let the cat out if it is to be an indoor cat. Creating rules and boundaries will help the children learn what is allowed.

Make sure you are cautious about leaving a young child alone with a small kitten. If a child is under the age of five, you should not leave the pet alone with them. Kids of this age aren’t old enough to know how dangerous a cat can be. As kids age, you can then determine whether they are mature enough for small pets.

Understand that cats enjoy being elevated. Designating a high-up area where your cat can hang out and watch everything from will help him to feel comfortable. You do not need a big cat tree in the living room; simply provide a solid shelf next to a window. Putting a soft cat bed on the shelf can help to add a little comfort.

Although caring for a cat might sound easy, this is not the case. All cats need a lot of care in order to be happy and healthy. Make use of the excellent advice provided here to ensure you are doing all you can for your cat. The best benefit is a mutually satisfactory experience for you and the cat.…