Category: Pets

Tips for cleaning and keeping your house clean 

Are you living in a total mess? Do you want to clean your house in the most efficient way? Do you want to keep it that way for most of the time? If so, then you have come to right place. Today, we will show you some tips on efficient house cleaning and some ways to keep it that way for as long as possible.

A mess may look impossible to clean up, but I can assure you nothing is impossible, especially with our tips.

Useless stuff

A large part of that mess is the useless stuff that you have in your house for absolutely no reason at all. Round them up first and decide what to do with them. If you can give it to someone else who needs, do it. If not, throw them away. You can even invite your family or friends to come over and take whatever they want. This will make your house tidier and your friends happier.

Split the work

By looking at the whole mess, you will have a hard time to even get to work. Divide the clean-up into many small tasks and you will find cleaning up the house much less formidable. If you have a tight schedule, a task a day should be more than enough or you can do it all in a day off. The job may be hard but the result is well worth the effort.

Fun factor

If you have to go through with the cleaning, at least do it in a fun way. Add some music to the mix and clean the house to the rhythm of your favorite songs. You will finish the job before you even know it.

That should be enough to get you to clean the house. Now, here are some tips to keep it that way for as long as possible.

Stop hoarding

Your house will be much tidier if you don’t bring or buy the things you don’t need. That bad habit is a waste of time, money, and space. If you can’t stop it on your own initiative, you should find a therapist. It may be expensive at first, but your money will be well spent in the long run.

Regular small clean-ups

Instead of one big clean up after a long period, you could sweep and clean your house regularly. This will not take too much of your precious time and the house stays clean for much longer. It will give you much better air quality as well.

Feet washing

Set up a feet washing place outside of the house near the entrance and a carpet right at the entrance. Every time you are about to enter the house, wash your feet carefully and then dry it using the carpet. This will help you get rid of the dust accumulated from the environment and keep the house much less dirty.

Your pet

If you have a cat or a dog at home, they could be contributing to the sanitation state of the house. Their fur could make your house much harder to clean up after a while. Therefore, you should brush them every day and get rid of the fallen fur. This will keep the house clean and you get to show your companion your love as well.

For even better control of your pet, you can buy them their own litter box as well. If you have money and really love your pet, don’t hesitate to buy the best self cleaning litter box on the market. If not, any other types will do the job just fine.

That should be everything you need to know regarding this matter. For more of the same, please have a look at our website, right here.

How to train a service dog advanced command skills?

Introduction

In the previous part of “How to train a service dog?” article series, I instructed you how to use click training to teach assistance dog the basic commands such as sitting, recalling…

In this article, I’m going to show you the rest technics that a good service dog must have

A good assistance dog should be able to well behave even when he’s off leash.

In order to train your therapy dog to well behave even there’s no lead on him, we use the Premack Principle which uses the excitements and distractions as a powerful rewards.

Loyalty – a hallmark of the best therapy dog

The candidate must concentrate on you. This is absolutely crucial due to the fact that a handicap may need instant support at any times. Therefore, it’s necessary to teach the assistant to remain faithful to his owner. Simply put, he has no right to greet other individuals.

Firstly, you will need a friend. Put the dog between you and your friend. Tell your friend to approach him slowly. In case the trainee doesn’t focus on you and look at the approaching person, what your friend will do is to stop immediately his motion and ignore the dog. Otherwise, click and pay the trainee yummy treat.

Secondly, continue that process until the candidate realizes that he will receive no rewards if he cares about strangers.

Using this concept to teach the dog not to be distracted by other elements such as food dropped on the ground, other animals like cats or vehicles.

Teach your companion when he is allowed to rest and enjoy his free time

A service dog is definitively not a machine. Just like us, he needs some rests to charge up his vitality. Thus, it’s necessary to teach him when he’s permitted to enjoy freedom.

To train this command, ask a friend to come with a dog toy. Click and say “Play”, then reward when your companion pays attention to the toy.

A good therapy dog must have the ability to perform appropriate behaviors when they access public territory

These public set of skills play a vitae role. The other people will respect your dog and allow them to access the places where the dogs are supposed to be banned for example museums, stores, theaters, cathedrals, planes… These set of skills include:

Firstly, the control ability for needs regarding to urinating and defecating.

Secondly, ignore the irresistible smell food and drinks as well as anything interesting and noisy.

Thirdly, move quietly and calmly in a heel position in a public place. When needed, the service dog will be able to change his posture to support his owner.

Fourthly, stay calm and friendly, never show the signs of aggressiveness to strangers and other dogs.

Make sure to buy a service dog vest for your companion in order to let the public know that your therapy dog has already been well trained.