Dog Separation Anxiety

Dog separation anxiety may seem like a ‘cute’ problem at first, but after a while it can become a real annoyance – especially if your dog is obviously very distressed every time you leave the house, or even just the room.

So here are a few tips to help you deal with the problem. Separation anxiety is not something that goes away over night, but if you’re patient and focus on dealing with the problem slowly by small degrees, you should start seeing significant improvements within a few weeks.

Make Leaving No Big Deal


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The first step in treating separation anxiety in dogs is to simply make your departure a non-event, every time. Many dog owners try to combat separation anxiety by reassuring their dog and giving her lots of attention before they leave the house – this is exactly the opposite of what you want to do!

When you give her lots of reassurance and attention, then you’re suddenly gone, it creates a strong contrast that can make the anxiety even more intense.

You want to eliminate this contrast by completely ignoring your dog for 15 minutes before you leave the house.

If you don’t even look at your dog or say a word to her for 15 minutes before you leave, the experience of you leaving won’t be quite such a sharp and sudden shock.

Likewise, don’t make a big deal about coming home. Again, most dog owners walk in the door talking excitedly and immediately shower their dog with attention – don’t, for the same reason. It creates a strong contrast between you not being there, and you suddenly arriving home. When you get home, simply walk in and ignore the dog for 10 minutes until she is calm and composed, then greet her quietly.

 Use the Crate

Crate training is a great tool for combating anxiety in a dog. When trained properly, the crate becomes a safe refuge in which the dog will be comfortable even when you’re not around. As long as you train your dog to get used to the crate, it’s not cruel to leave her in there when you’re out of the house – she will see it as her ‘den’ and it will help stop her from feeling the fear of being left alone, because she knows she’s safe in it.

Practice Leaving and Returning

One useful technique most dog owners never consider is to actually do practice runs of leaving the house and then coming back.

This helps create a loop in your dog’s mind that lets her know you’re not abandoning her – every time you leave the house, you always come back.

The process for this is simple enough – just leave the house, wait 30 seconds, then come back in. Repeat this 3 to 5 times. Do a few sessions like this a day and combine it with the other tips here and you should soon she some improvement in your dog’s anxiety.


Juicing for Health

I find that juicing for health is one of the best things that you can do, and reaching for a nice glass of healthy carrot, apple, orange, or cactus juice can be a great way to boost your body’s natural working in every way. There are so many benefits of juicing. You can try juicing for weight loss, for a better immune system, for better digestion, and more. If you are serious about being healthy, trying a juicing diet is probably one of the best things that you can do. And if you are not interested in a diet, making one or two glasses of juice now and then will certainly improve your health, and I am sure that after having done that for some time, you will want more of it! If you want to know about a few of the benefits of juicing, read on to find out everything you need to know about juicing for health….

Juicing for Health: Benefits of Juicing

There are many, many benefits of juicing and trying a juicing diet if you are serious about being healthy. Here are just a few:

  • Juicing provides variety – If there is one thing that most people get sick of on a limited diet, it is eating the same thing day in and day out. With a juicing diet, you can try hundreds of combinations of all your favorite fruits and vegetables to find the 10 or 20 recipes that you like best. You will never run out of ideas for all kinds of awesome juices, making it easy for you to get as much juice as you can handle.
  • Juicing provides enzymes – All fruits and vegetables have special enzymes in them, but many of these enzymes are killed off when you cook the vegetables. Rather than allowing these amazing nutrients to go to waste, why not make yourself a cup of juice and get all the benefits they can provide?
  • Juicing provides nutrients – When you eat a steak, you are getting protein. When you eat a bowl of pasta, you are getting starch. When you eat a salad, you are getting fiber. Why not mix them all together in a huge cup of juice? You can get protein from, say, cactus juice, starch and fiber from pretty much every vegetable, plenty of vitamins from the fruit you use, minerals and enzymes from vegetables, and even antioxidants that will help you fight cancer and stay healthy.
  • Juicing provides fiber – If there is one thing that you need for good overall health, that one thing would be fiber. Fiber helps to keep your digestive system working well, and it ensures that you get just the right amount of nutrients. When it comes to getting fiber, there is no better source than fruits and vegetables, and adding some whole chunks of produce to your juice will be a great way to get plenty of fiber.
  • Juicing provides extra nutrients – When you eat a piece of fruit, nine times out of ten you end up throwing away the peel. Most cartons of juice you buy also contain none of the peel, but the truth is that the peel contains a lot of nutrients that you don’t want to miss out on. When you juice your fruits and veggies whole, you end up getting the extra nutrients from the peel as well as from the veggie itself. It might not look like that, when you see the pulp that remains, but acutally a lot of fibers are also in the juice.
  • Juicing provides easy digestion – Fruits and vegetables are great for your digestion, as they are easier for your body to process than many other foods. However, even fruits and veggies can be hard on your stomach, but not when they are made into juice form. Juice is very easy for your stomach to process, so you will find that drinking a lot of juice is the secret to having a happy tummy.
  • Juice provides a great snack – If you are hungry for a snack, most nutritionists will advise that you drink a cup of water to fill you up. However, rather than drinking a glass of water, why not consider making a cup of fresh juice instead? Not only will it make you more full than a glass of water would thanks to all the fiber in the juice, but it will give you a few more nutrients to make you healthier.
  • Juicing provides antioxidants – Antioxidants are nutrients that will slow down the rate at which the cells in your body die, and everyone knows that this is a good thing. Antioxidants are mainly found in fruits, though you can also get them from some nuts, seeds, and veggies as well. By juicing, you can get all the antioxidants your body needs to stay healthy.
  • Juicing provides energy – Energy is something that we all need to make it through the day, but did you know that you can get tons of natural energy by drinking juice? The reason for this is that fruits and veggies contain natural sugars that your body turns into energy that is easy to burn quickly. Rather than getting lots of fat that your body can’t handle, the natural sugar in the fruit is great for quick energy boosts.
  • Juicing provides a metabolism boost – Did you know that boosting your metabolism is an important part of weight loss? The truth is that your metabolism processes all the food you eat, so a faster metabolism means a faster processing of the food. If you want to speed up your metabolism, you will find that drinking lots of fruit and vegetable juice is one of the best things that you can do.
  • Juicing provides detoxification – When you eat a lot of artificial food, take a lot of medication, or be hang around in places that are polluted or dirty, your body becomes filled with toxins that can cause all kinds of problems. In order to ensure that you remain healthy, you will find that the daily glass of carrot, orange, spinach, or cactus juice will be just what you need to get rid of all those pesky toxins and leave your body in excellent condition.

These are really just a few of the many benefits that you can obtain by following a juicing diet, and you will find that there are many more reasons  why juicing for weight loss and for health is such a great thing! I started juicing about a year ago, and I love it more for every day that passes.

You can find lots of juicing recipes on the internet, and if that is not enough, by some books to get inspiration. But actually one of the great things about juicing is that you can try juicing almost anything. Sometimes it tastes funny, but it is always healthy, and you learn your favourites by trying.

You can get a lot of inspiration on this website, where you can follow a blog which is  kind of a diary with different juice recipes. You can go to the website here.

Great Pictures of Tigers.

Pictures of tigers fail to capture the amazing majesty of these beautiful creatures that run wild in the jungles around the world, but these tiger pictures can give you an idea of how awesome they are. Whether you are looking for tiger photos, tiger clip art, or just a tiger picture to use in your homework, you will find that all of the pictures of tigers on this site are easily downloadable and quick to add to your Microsoft Word document. If you don’t know how to insert the clip art, here you will learn how to do so in order to make it easy for you to work with the pictures of tigers.

Some of these pictures are found on the page Tiger PIctures, where you can find many more, and you can also find pictures of cheetahs, elephants and a lot more animals if you visit the page Animal Pictures on the same site.. As I am quite fascinated by these beautiful animals, I like to use photos from these pages whenever I can.Tiger picture for clip art

The Beauty of Tigers

Tigers really are some of the most beautiful creatures on the planet, as they are lean, mean hunting machines that are not matched by any other animal on the planet. You will see in tiger photos that the creatures are actually fairly large, and yet they are able to slink through the jungle when hunting their prey. They are almost completely silent when they move, and that is what makes them such deadly hunters. They are able to take down animals easily and quickly, making them one of the planet’s most efficient hunters.
Tigers have been popular in art works throughout the centuries, specifically in parts of the world like India, Sri Lanka, China, and Korea. You can find all kinds of awesome Oriental paintings with pictures of tigers, including pictures of tigers stalking their prey, pictures of tigers sneaking up on a man hunting the tiger, pictures of tigers with their young, and even pictures of tigers blending in seamlessly with their background. The beauty of tigers is that their skin tends to blend nicely in with the foliage and wildlife around them, so they are easily able to hide when hunting.
One of the most popular of the tiger characters that you will ever see is Shere Khan from Rudyard Kipling’s The Jungle Book. In this book, the tiger is a subtle manipulator that is lame in one leg, but in the Disney adaptation of the book, Shere Khan is a much more refined, elegant tiger that speaks very properly. The way the tiger is depicted in the cartoon is as a villain, but it does capture the elegance and the lithe grace of the tiger.
Another popular tiger character is Tigger from A.A. Milne’s Winnie the Pooh book series. The cartoon depicts Tigger as being a fun loving, happy go lucky sort of character that all the other characters enjoy. This is another side of tigers that many people never see, but it really is there in the playful felines. You can find a number of Tigger clip art pictures that can give you an idea of how much fun the character is, or you can actually find tiger photos of tigers playing around and interacting with each other.
Resting TigerYou will be surprised when you see the tiger photos and realize their size in comparison with other cats. The lion is smaller than the tiger, though the size of the tigers and lions tend to vary. The African lion is the largest of the lions, and it comes in at 250 kilograms, while the Siberian tiger clocks at around 360 kilograms. You can look at tiger photos and see that lions are a bit taller in the shoulder than tigers, but tigers tend to be much longer and stronger. The tiger photos will impress you at how lithe and swift these creatures can be.

How to Insert Tiger Clip Art Into a Word Document

If you have a homework assignment to make a printout of tigers, it will be easiest to work with Clip art or pictures on the internet. Microsoft Word is probably the easiest program to work with, and you will find that it will actually be quite simple to insert the picture into the Word document. Here are the steps to enable you to do so:

Step 1: Up at the top of the Microsoft Word window, there will be a tab named “Insert”. Click on it and find the tab named “Clip Art”.
Step 2: Find the pictures of tigers that you want to insert into your document by typing “tigers” into the “Search For” text box. You will be able to find a number of pictures already pre-installed on your computer, or you can download some clip art from Office Online.
Step 3: Once you have chosen your picture, click “Go” and insert the picture into your document. To move it around and place it where you want it, simply left click on the picture with your mouse and hold it down as you move the mouse around.

Just like that, you can insert clip art.

If you want to download a picture onto your computer from the internet and insert it into your file, it is also quite easy:

Step 1: Go to Google Images and do a search for “pictures of tigers”, or check out the pictures on this page and find one or two that you like.
Step 2: Right click on the picture with your mouse button and select “Save Link As…” to save the picture to your computer. It’s always easiest to save the picture to your Desktop.
Step 3: In the Microsoft Word window, select the “Insert” tab at the top of the page, and click on “Picture”. Find the picture on your desktop in the Dialog box that is opened, and double click on it to load it into your document. Move it around as desired.

As you can see, preparing your homework assignment or just making your letters and mails more interesting using tiger pictures and Microsoft Word is actually quite easy, and you will find that it will be a matter of seconds to insert the picture once you have done it a few times. Pictures of tigers can easily be found on this site and on other sites around the internet, so have fun looking for the best tiger pictures for your use!