Begin your program here - remembering to hit on some very important
Dogs and cats can help lower your blood pressure, sniff you for
epileptic seizures before they happen, guide the blind, alert their
humans who are hearing impaired that someone is at the door or the
phone is ringing, locate survivors after tragedies, improve the
learning curves of those with autism and will be the BEST friend
you'll ever have in your life. They will love you unconditionally,
protect you from harm, calm anxiety of pregnant women, help to build
stronger immune systems in young children when kept inside the home
at night and help build a more responsible young personality in your
Yet we ignore their needs and wants from our own ignorance. When
they act out to get our attention, we loose patience and dump them
at the pound in the most callous of ways when they become a burden
and then, they die.
An easy way to get your dog to do right doesn't always include
training, but ALWAYS includes giving the dog all of what it needs
instead of just what you want it to have or do. The gap between the
two is monumental. Learn to distinguish the difference and you'll
always have good dogs at your side and a good woman beside you for
* Importance of spaying and neutering before the age of 6 months. No
leg lifting, less likely to run away, to bite, fight and contract
testicular or vaginal cancer. Plus they won't have unwanted litters.
* The importance of proper ID on all pets i.e. July 4, Halloween,
natural disaster, etc.
* The links between animal abuse at a young age and future criminal
behavior and committing much greater crimes.
*Spend time discussing the benefits of community service
involvement. ''DO NOT STAND IDLY BY AND ALLOW YOUR FAMILY, FRIENDS
OR NEIGHBORS TO ABUSE, NEGLECT OR HAVE LITTERS OF PUPPIES AND
KITTENS. Then discuss with them what they feel is abuse and neglect
and make sure you fill in the blanks from what they have failed to
mention. Tying up on a short chain, not having proper vet care for
ailments and injuries, striking the young pet in an attempt to train
* The absolute EVIL and irresponsibility of having even one litter of
puppies or kittens. Put it into a business prospective. If your
company made widgets and every year for the past 50 yrs you've had
an end of year surplus of 8 million or more, a business who plans to
be successful and stay in business will stop making widgets next
year, Then they will review a viable plan to prevent this overage
from ever happening again.
*The 'do's and don't' of having to part with a pet. First of all,
you NEVER get a pet unless you are the owner of the property at
which you reside. Landlords are notorious for deciding that they no
longer want pets in the home you rent. Boyfriends will decide they
don't like your little cat and try to force you to get rid of it. Be
settled and stable before getting one.
If you must part with your pet, do NOT take it to the dog pound.
They will kill it the same day. see
Do NOT put an ad on Craigslist for free dog or
free cat. Find a rescue org that will take it until it finds another
forever and loving home. see
The benefits of having your dog sleep inside the home at night. (
read up on this. There is NO reason to leave a dog outside at night
and EVERY reason to bring it inside. Ignorance is the only
difference from one home to the other. "If I'm a bad guy and want
inside your home, I can slowly become friendly with it to gain it''s
trust, coax it out the gate and close it behind me - leaving it out
and unable to help your family or poison the barking dog . If the
same home and occupants has a dog INSIDE the home, there isn't a
robber or criminal in the world that's gonna try to come through
that back door to do harm or take things not belonging to him. Plus
inside dogs are happier, healthier, cost less in vet bills, less
likely to bite a visitor or fight with another dog while on a walk,
help young kids learn to read, calm nerves of a pregnant woman,
build self esteem in young people. The 'outside' dog isn't the alarm
you are told it is, it annoys the neighbors and if tied up on a
chain for life, is literally being abused.
Benefits of starting with an adult dog from the pound and then
getting a puppy at a later date since the BEST homes will have two
dogs. The adult dogs already house broken, leash trained or past
their digging and chewing stages. Then if you wish for a second dog,
it can be a puppy that will quickly learn from the adult and keep
each other company.
YOUR DOG WILL BE THE BEST FRIEND YOU'LL EVER HAVE IN YOUR LIFE.
DON'T GIVE UP ON THEM BECAUSE THEY WILL NEVER GIVE UP ON YOU.