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10 Steps To Train Your Dog In 2023

What do you have to do to train a good dog ? It's a question most of us have asked ourselves at least once we bring home a new pup, but the secret isn't so secret anymore. A more tailored approach to your dog training could be the key. It's all about taking into account your goals, what you want your dog to do after the training, your dog's breed, age, personality and finding the right training technique. Here are 10 steps to training your dog effectively: Step 1: Establish a relationship of trust Establish a relationship of trust between you and your dog; provide consistent care, including feeding, grooming, and plenty of positive reinforcement through praise and treats. Spend quality time with your dog every day, playing with him and giving him plenty of affection. Step 2: Choose the right training methods Technique is the name of the game. So don't be swayed by training hype into thinking you need to teach your dog everything - pick your method based on your dog


Sharks are a species of fish that belong to the class Chondrichthyes . They are characterized by a cartilaginous skeleton, five to seven gill slits on the sides of the head, and a large, streamlined body that is covered in dermal denticles for protection. Sharks have been on the earth for approximately 400 million years, making them one of the oldest groups of fish species . There are over 400 species of sharks found in the world's oceans, ranging in size from the pygmy shark, which is only 17 centimeters long, to the whale shark, which can reach lengths of over 12 meters. Sharks are apex predators and play a crucial role in maintaining the balance of marine ecosystems. They are also known for their highly developed senses, such as their keen sense of smell and electroreception, which allow them to detect prey from great distances. Despite their importance in the ocean, shark populations have declined dramatically due to overfishing and habitat loss. In addition, many species of s


Horses are a species of domesticated mammals ( Equus ferus caballus ) that have been used for a variety of purposes for thousands of years. They are known for their athletic abilities, endurance, and beauty, which makes them popular for a variety of activities, including racing, show jumping, dressage, rodeo, and more. Horses have a complex anatomy that contributes to their agility, speed, and stamina. They have a muscular body and strong legs, which are essential for their ability to perform in athletic activities. The horse's hooves are specially adapted to provide stability and support during high-speed movements. One of the unique aspects of horses is their ability to understand and respond to human body language, voice commands, and pressure from the rider's legs and hands. This communication between horse and rider is crucial in equestrian sports and requires training and experience to develop. Horses also have a strong social structure and have a tendency to form close


Catfish (order Siluriformes ) are freshwater fish species that are known for their distinctive, elongated bodies and whisker-like sensory organs. They are found in various parts of the world, with the highest diversity in tropical and subtropical regions. Catfish belong to a diverse group of ray-finned fish, characterized by the presence of barbels, which are sensory organs that help them to locate food. They are bottom dwellers and feed on a variety of prey, including insects, crustaceans, and smaller fish. There are various types of catfish, ranging from small, armored species to large, predatory catfish that can grow up to 3 meters in length. Some species of catfish are commercially important for their flesh, which is considered a delicacy in many parts of the world. Others are popular for their ornamental value, and are kept in aquariums for their unique appearance. Catfish have a unique anatomy and physiology, which has been the subject of numerous scientific studies. Their res


Fish are aquatic vertebrates that belong to the class Actinopterygii, characterized by the presence of fins, scales, and gills. They inhabit a variety of environments, including oceans, rivers, lakes, and streams, and play an important role in many ecosystems. Fish are a diverse group of organisms, with over 32,000 species known to exist. They range in size from the tiny Paedocypris fish, which can grow to just 7.9 millimeters in length, to the giant whale shark, which can reach lengths of up to 60 feet. Fish also vary in their shape, color, and behavior, making them one of the most diverse animal groups in the world. Fish have adapted to their aquatic environment in a variety of ways. They are able to extract oxygen from the water through their gills and use fins for movement and stability. Some fish, such as the lungfish, have evolved the ability to breathe air, allowing them to survive in environments where the water supply is limited. Fish play an important role in the food chain,


A species is a group of living organisms consisting of similar individuals that are capable of interbreeding and producing viable offspring. Examples of species: Homo sapiens (human beings) Canis lupus (grey wolves) Felis catus (domestic cats) Gorilla gorilla (western lowland gorillas) Papilio machaon (yellow swallowtail butterfly)


An aquarium is a specialized containment system designed to house aquatic plants and animals for observation, study, and aesthetic enjoyment. The structure is usually made of glass or transparent plastic and equipped with filtration and life support systems to maintain suitable water quality and conditions for the inhabitants. It can range in size from small desktop setups to large public exhibitions. Aquariums play a role in research, conservation, education, and recreation.

Dog training

Dog training is the process of teaching a dog new behaviors or commands. This can be done through positive reinforcement, where the dog is rewarded for doing something correctly, or through negative reinforcement, where the dog is corrected for doing something incorrectly.  Training can include basic commands such as "sit," "stay," and "come," as well as more advanced behaviors such as agility training or search and rescue work. Consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement are key to successful dog training. The goal of dog training is to establish a clear line of communication between the dog and the trainer, and to help the dog understand what is expected of them in different situations. There are several different methods of dog training, each with their own unique set of techniques and strategies. Some of the most common training techniques include: Positive reinforcement, where a dog is rewarded for performing a desired behavior. This can include


A pet is a domesticated animal kept for companionship, entertainment or decorative purposes by individuals or families. They are often considered members of the household and are maintained for their social, emotional, and aesthetic benefits. Pet ownership may involve various responsibilities, such as providing food, water, shelter, grooming, and veterinary care to ensure the well-being and comfort of the animal. Examples: dog, cat, etc. Frequently Asked Questions About Pet Below are the frequently asked questions about pets: What are the benefits of having a pet? Pets can provide companionship, reduce stress, increase physical activity and social interaction, and promote overall health and well-being. How do I choose the right pet for me? Consider factors such as your lifestyle, living situation, and personal preferences when choosing a pet. Some important factors to consider include the pet's size, energy level, and care requirements. How do I care for my pet? The specific care r

Cindy Williams dies at 75

Cindy Williams, who played Shirley opposite Penny Marshall’s Laverne on the popular sitcom “Laverne & Shirley,” has died, her family said Monday. Williams died in Los Angeles at age 75 on Wednesday after a brief illness, her children, Zak and Emily Hudson, said in a statement released through family spokeswoman Liza Cranis. “The passing of our kind, hilarious mother, Cindy Williams, has brought us insurmountable sadness that could never truly be expressed,” the statement said. “Knowing and loving her has been our joy and privilege. She was one of a kind, beautiful, generous and possessed a brilliant sense of humor and a glittering spirit that everyone loved.” Williams also starred in director George Lucas’ 1973 film “American Graffiti” and director Francis Ford Coppola’s “The Conversation” from 1974. But she was by far best known for “Laverne & Shirley,” the “Happy Days” spinoff that ran on ABC from 1976 to 1983 that in its prime was among the most popular shows on TV. Williams

Man is mauled by a crocodile after trying to collect eggs in Northern Territory

A crocodile egg collector viciously mauled on the job has been rushed to Sydney following a deterioration in his condition.

8 Secrets To Successful Fish Farming

You might have heard success stories of people who made lots of money through fish farming, and have continued to rake in millions as they did right at the beginning. But what is their secrets? How do they manage to make and increase their profits through the years? Well, this article will guide you. Read on to discover 7 secrets to successful fish farming. 1. Know your water This doesn't mean staring at the water to see how it is, but rather knowing the physical and chemical factors affecting the water quality. Water quality is one of the most important aspects of fish farming. It can be affected by many factors, including rainwater and soil pH, but it’s also affected by how you maintain your pond and its ecosystem. If you have a healthy pond, then you will have good water quality in it. If you're not sure of the water quality, there are some ways you can test it using available tools or by contacting experts in the field. 2. Work out your feeding schedule  It's fine if yo

Everything You Need To Know About The Domestic Cat

Even though domestic cats are one of the most beloved animals in the world, there are many things some people don't know about these unique creatures. Which is why you're reading this article, right? To learn more about cats — one of the cutest and most affectionate companions known to man. Without wasting much of your time, let's kick things off with the most important takeaways. Over the course of domestication, cat behaviours have continued to change, but their abilitity to hunt their own food and live comfortably in a given territory have endeared them to many. So, how did cats become human companions? The domestication of cats first occurred in Egypt, China and the Middle East. But this was due largely to their ability to control pests and mice. It was around 6500BC that humans begin to keep cats as pets rather than just food sources or predator/prey animals.  Cats became popular as companions because they were easy to care for and didn't require a lot of space or

‘Rare’ American eel washes up on a Texas shore

A University of Texas Marine Science Institute researcher has stumbled upon a massive American eel that usually resembles a snake. Jace Tunnel was exploring several beach areas for his #beachcoming videos when he spotted the 4-foot-long American eel on a Texas shore. Tunnell called the find “rare” as this American eel was “as big as they get.” He said the fish was likely a female, as they go into the ocean to spawn up to four million eggs before dying. The reserve director for the Marine Science Institute said American eels could be typically found in the Gulf of Mexico with the smaller ones usually used for fishing bait. Tunnel, who shared other unique findings to the Mission-Aransas Reserve’s Facebook page , said: “A lot of people think they’re snakes.” “No, they’re a fish, just a real interesting fish.”  Some of his previous discoveries during his beach surveys include thousands of sea stars, unique shells, and a scalloped hammerhead shark in the Gulf of Mexico. What is American eel

Hong Kong to ban citizens from using Cannabidiol

Cannabidiol (CBD) users in Hong Kong may not be able to continue with the drugs. That is because their government will ban CBD starting Wednesday. With Hong Kong's government decision to categorise CBD as a “dangerous drug,” users will find it difficult to find the substance since its smuggling, production and possession attract harsh penalties. Cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis plant, was previously legal in Hong Kong, where bars and shops sold products containing it. But Hong Kong authorities decided last year to prohibit the marijuana-derived substance — a change that will soon go into effect. Residents were given three months from Oct. 27 to dispose of their CBD products in special boxes set up around the city. “Starting from February 1, cannabidiol, aka CBD, will be regarded as a dangerous drug and will be supervised and managed by the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance,” customs intelligence officer Au-Yeung Ka-lun said at a news briefing. “As of then, transporting CBD for sale,

Chinese engineer Ji Chaoqun is jailed for eight years after spying on the US

A Chinese engineer who spied on the United States has been jailed for eight years. Ji Chaoqun, 31, who worked under the direction of a key Chinese state intelligence unit, identified scientists and engineers for possible recruitment into the agency. He tried to steal US aviation trade secrets. He also enlisted in the US Army Reserves and lied to recruiters, according to the US Department of Justice. Ji had posed as a student a decade ago in order to gain entry into the United States, but in reality he was an agent of a foreign government. He was accused of supplying information to the Jiangsu Province Ministry of State Security (JSSD) about eight individuals for possible recruitment. The individuals are all naturalised US citizens who were originally from China or Taiwan, with some working as US defence contractors. Ji also enlisted in the US Army Reserves in 2016 under a programme that recruits foreign nationals with skills considered vital to national interest. He had lied in his app

Father and son hook 162 pound alligator gar in Alabama, setting new state record

A father and son who were fishing in the Mobile-Tensaw Delta, have caught a record-breaking giant alligator gar. Keith Dees and his son, Huntley, caught a 162 pounds alligator gar while fishing in Alabama. "About 11:30 we decided to fish one more spot. I made a cast and about half way back to the boat my chatterbait just went slack," Dees said in a Facebook post . "Reeling as fast as I could, I got it tight just before I saw a big fish swim by my trolling motor. Had no idea what it was until it surfaced after about 30 minutes." At first, Dees thought he had hooked a redfish, but when the animal finally surfaced the pair realized it was an alligator gar—and a large one at that, measuring around seven feet in length. "When it comes up, I knew it was big, but I didn't even remotely know it was a state record," Dees said. "That never crossed my mind. I love to cook, so I thought I want to catch this joker so we can eat him," he said. "I'

Isabelline Wheateater Sighted on Seaton Wetlands For Second Time in Recorded History

Isabelline wheateater has been spotted on Seaton Wetlands. The bird is thought to have flown to Cornwall from the Reserve, where Nick Moran from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) said there had been sightings in Holywell, from 23-25 January. This is the second time the species has been sighted on the wetlands. There had been just 55 records of the bird in the UK since 1887. According to Moran, "After the sighting in 1887 it was 90 years until the next one”. "That gives some sense of how rare it is, there are one or two recordings a year across the whole of Britain and the majority are in October." He said the bird had made a "dramatically wrong turn" to end up on Colyford Common, which was its home between December and 14 January. The bird's extended stay makes it the "first ever" isabeline to "overwinter" in Britain, the BTO confirmed. Councillor Geoff Jung, from East Devon District Council, said the bird was seen "darting fr

Woman treats pet pig like a child — now he sleeps on her bed

There is no question that domestication has enabled humans to become important social stimuli for some animals, and that's why one California woman decided to get a miniature pig last year. According to Mina Alali who now owns a pet pig named, Merlin, training the animal to be calm was a challenge at first. Now, Merlin has become so close to the extent of sharing a bed with her. “He sleeps next to me in my bed,” Alali said. The 25-year-old TikToker with the username @mina.alali, has gone everywhere with her pet pig. In the video posted here on TikTok , Alali can be seen with the pig moving in the car, on walks, to dinner with friends and even on trips to Starbucks. In the videos, Alali shows off her miniature pig's many skills and abilities. Alali, who has racked up 1.7 million followers on TikTok, said training a pet pig is not a walk in the park. “It’s definitely an obstacle sometimes … You have to dedicate as much time and love and affection to [the pig], as you would a todd

30-year-old man shot to death in Kansas after dog steps on rifle, causing it to fire

A 30-year-old man was killed Saturday after, investigators believe, he was struck by a rifle that discharged when a dog stepped on it. Wellington Fire and EMS Chief Tim Hay said Joseph Austin Smith was shot around 9:40 a.m. in a truck in the 1600 block of East 80th Street, a country road about 46 miles south of Wichita. According to the Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, Smith was sitting in the front passenger seat of a pickup. A rifle and hunting gear were in the back seat. Investigators say a dog belonging to the truck’s owner stepped on the rifle, causing it to discharge. Smith was hit in the back. Emergency medical personnel administered CPR before Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, Hay said. Another person who was in the driver's seat was physically unharmed, he said.

Seven dead in another California mass shooting: ‘Tragedy upon tragedy’

The US state of California is reeling from its third mass shooting in eight days after a man shot dead seven former co-workers south of San Francisco. The attacks took place in the coastal city of Half Moon Bay. The victims were all Chinese-American farm workers. Suspect Zhao Chunli, 67, was arrested after driving to a police station. It comes as the state mourns the death of 11 at Monterey Park - about six hours south east of Half Moon Bay - during Lunar New Year celebrations. And just over a week ago, six people including a teenage mother and baby were killed at a property in Goshen, central California. California Governor Gavin Newsom tweeted that he was at a hospital meeting with victims of the earlier mass shooting when he was pulled away to be briefed about the second attack, describing it as "tragedy upon tragedy". The latest bloodshed to hit the state took place at two farms around the Half Moon Bay community. Four victims of the shooting attack were discovered at a

Japan PM says it's time to start talking about falling birth rate

Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida says it is a case of “now or never,” to begin discussing a plan for the falling birth rate plaguing his country. Kishida made the remarks while talking to law makers. “Japan is standing on the verge of whether we can continue to function as a society,” Mr Kishida told lawmakers. “Focusing attention on policies regarding children and child-rearing is an issue that cannot wait and cannot be postponed.” He said that he eventually wants the government to double its spending on child-related programmes. A new government agency to focus on the issue would be set up in April, he added. However, Japanese governments have tried to promote similar strategies before, without success. In 2020, researchers projected Japan's population to fall from a peak of 128 million in 2017 to less than 53 million by the end of the century. The population is currently just under 125 million, according to official data. Japan has continued implementing strict immigration law

US government approves use of world's first diabetic pill for cats

The world's first diabetic pill for cats has been approved for use by the US government, easing treatment in newly diagnosed animals, without the shots. The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved, Bexacat , a drug made by Elanco Animal Health Inc., an American pharmaceutical company, to help in treating feline diabetes. “Some people are afraid of giving insulin injections. Some people don’t have the time to dedicate to the care of their cats,” said Dr. Catharine Scott-Moncrieff, a Purdue University veterinarian who consulted with the makers of Bexacat on the product testing. Bexacat is a non-insulin, needle-free, once-daily oral medication specifically designed for treatment of cats with diabetes mellitus. “It will be life-changing for some cats and some owners, but it’s not for every cat,” Scott-Moncrieff said. The pill, which is expected to be available in the U.S. in the next several weeks, aims to treat cats by lowering their blood sugar, causing it to be excreted i

Man hospitalised after rescuing dog from icy lake

A man has been admitted to Wrexham Maelor Hospital for checks after jumping into an icy lake to rescue a dog . Briefing reporters Sunday evening, North Wales Fire and Rescue Service said it was called at 12.40pm on Sunday to Acton Park in Wrexham over a report that a dog had gone through the ice. He said: “A member of the public went to try and get the dog to rescue it.” The fire service sent two crews from Wrexham but the 56-year-old man and the dog were already out of the water when they arrived. Firefighters gave first aid at the scene. An ambulance was also sent to the park for him to be taken to the hospital. A spokesman for the Welsh Ambulance Service said it was informed of the incident just after 1pm. The man's condition is not believed to be life-threatening.

Meet Nigeria's first female Methodist church bishop, Rt Rev. Nkechi Nwosu

Enthroned on Sunday, Jan. 22, Rt Rev. Nkechi Nwosu is the first female bishop of the Methodist church, Nigeria. Nwosu, who was enthroned by His Grace, Most Rev Dr Joseph Nnonah at the Christ Methodist Cathedral, Jos, believes that “God is using what has happened in the Methodist Church, Nigeria to tell the whole world that the time to release women to fulfill their destiny has come.” She said that women and men needed to join hands to achieve the mandate of God. On top of the being the Methodist's first female bishop, Nwosu is also a strong advocate for good leadership. She has called on Nigerians to listen to the voice of God who knows the best leader for the country at this moment. She said that God gave Nigerians conscience and power and that the power is in the Permanent Voters Card (PVC). “We must all go out there and agree with God, listen to the spirit of God, and do what God said we should do. “Do that so that God will use us and anybody He wants to put on that seat to res

Dolphins sighted along Bronx River in New York

In what amounts to a big win for New York aquatic environment and a beacon of hope for conservationists around the world, someone has sighted dolphins in Bronx river - the first time in more than five years. The New York City Parks and Recreation posted a video on Twitter, taken by someone who saw the dolphins. It’s true—dolphins were spotted in the Bronx River this week! This is great news—it shows that the decades-long effort to restore the river as a healthy habitat is working. We believe these dolphins naturally found their way to the river in search of fish. (Video: Nick Banco) — NYC Parks (@NYCParks) January 19, 2023 Bronx River Alliance, a non-profit that works to protect and restore the waterway, also confirmed the rare sightings. “There seems to be more dolphin pods swimming near NY Harbor!” it wrote on social media. “We are not sure why but authorities are further investigating their presence and we will keep you updated as we get more info.” Thou

Loss Angeles stunned by mass shooting in Monterey Park

Ten people are dead and 10 others injured, after a mass shooting at a Los Angeles-area ballroom dance club on Saturday night. Los Angeles Sheriff, Andrew Meyer, confirmed Sunday that the wounded were taken to hospitals and their conditions range from stable to critical. He said the 10 people died at the scene in the city of Monterey Park. Officers first arrived at around 10:30 p.m. Saturday after people poured out of the location and screamed for help, according to Meyer. He said officers then went into the ballroom and found victims as firefighters treated the wounded. The gunman whose motive is not yet known is on the run. Meyer said it’s too early in the investigation to know if the gunman knew anyone at the ballroom or if it was a hate crime or not. He gave no other details. Monterey Park is a city of about 60,000 people that sits at the eastern edge of Los Angeles. The majority of its residents are Asian immigrants or their descendants, most of them Chinese. The dance studio in do

Ivana Trump failed to leave a share of her $34 million estate to Donald - despite awarding $1.1M Miami condo and dog to former nanny

Ivana Trump failed to leave a share of her $34 million estate to ex-husband, former U.S. president Donald Trump but, awarded a $1.1M Miami condo and dog to former nanny. Ivana, who married Donald in 1977, divorced 15 years later, and was said to have been left furious over her then-husband's illicit relationship with Marla Maples. Though they later reconciled and her remains were buried on the property of one of Donald Trump's golf clubs, Ivana was seen to leave him nothing in her final will. The 73-year-old socialite instead bequeathed a majority of her personal property, including jewelry and any funds from the sale of her collection of furs to her children, Donald Trump Jr., Ivanka Trump and Eric Trump. Her remaining clothing was donated to the American Red Cross and Salvation Army while her Florida condo and beloved Yorkshire terrier was left to the socialite's 'friend and former nanny' Dorothy Curry. The 1,008 square-foot condo is estimated to have the value o

MTN shareholders set to receive incentive shares

MTN Nigeria Communications PLC is set to allot incentive shares to eligible shareholders after declaring to do so during its initial public offering last year. MTN said the incentive shares will be allotted to investors who held their stakes for one year after the initial public offering in January, 2022.  “The Offer for sale of 575 million ordinary shares of MTN Nigeria held by MTN International (Mauritius) Limited (the offer) was successfully completed on 31 January 2022, the date on which the Securities and Exchange commission’s (SECS) clearance of the Offer allotment was obtained,” part of the statement read. “The terms of the Offer included an incentive of one (1) ordinary share for every twenty (20) ordinary shares purchased and allotted (the Incentive shares) up to a maximum of two hundred and fifty (250) ordinary shares.” “The incentive shares will be allotted to qualified shareholders who participated in the Offer and held all or some of their offer shares continually from 31

Florida woman fatally shoots husband at a Daytona Beach hospital

A woman in Florida fatally shot her husband in a Daytona Beach hospital on Saturday. Ellen Gilland, 76, told officers that her 77-year-old husband Jerry Gilland had been ill for some time and they had agreed to “end it” should his health get worse, Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari E. Young said in a news conference. The man intended to kill himself but, was physically too weak to carry out his plan, police said.  The woman refused to come out after carrying out the murder-suicide agreement at about 11:30 a.m. Police officers had to negotiate with her before she opened the door at about 3:30 p.m. Gilland who indented to take her own life after, said she "couldn't go through with it," according to Young. Apart from the terminally-ill man who was killed, no one else was wounded. Part of the hospital was evacuated and some doctors, nurses and others took cover in locked closets and rooms. Keeping other patients on the 11th floor, where the hostage situation took place, was a

Two Sydney beaches close after shark attacks dolphin

Two popular beaches were closed in Sydney after bull shark attacked a dolphin. The dolphin suffered injuries to its tail and was later euthanized, Surf Life Saving New South Wales (SLSNSW), said. Manly and Shelly beaches are well-known nature reserves where hundreds of people gather for events but, competitions that were supposed to be held on Saturday were cancelled because of the attack. "Surf lifesavers and lifeguards cleared swimmers from the water and a large surf carnival has been suspended," the organization wrote in a statement. Tracey Hare-Boyd, a spokeswoman from SLSNSW said that, luckily, no person had been injured or involved in the attack. SLSNSW said it was monitoring the shark activity via a drone and urged people not to enter the water until it was deemed safe by lifeguards. An eyewitness who was on Shelly beach told ABC News she was initially delighted to see a dolphin swimming in the bay. But she soon learned there was a shark in the water and swimmers were