Are You In Potty Training Readiness For Your New Puppy?

Have a new puppy? Here’s what you need to know about puppy house training. Once you know these basics, you’ll be in potty training readiness.

When you get your new pup home, you can use one of two puppy house training methods. You can either paper train your new young dog or you take her outside to relieve herself and establish an outdoor routine.

Paper Training

The paper method can be helpful when you’re in a situation where you can’t take your puppy out easily. For using paper to train, choose a place in your home that will be your puppy’s dog toilet training area. Cover that area with newspaper (putting a layer of plastic under that paper can be a good idea as well).

Every half hour or so and after you feed your new pet, take him or her to the paper area. Set him down and wait until he relieves himself. Then offer effusive praise. Go over the top with praise, and use as high a pitched voice as you can. Give your pup a treat as soon as he’s done his thing.

Now pick up all the paper except one sheet of it. Put down new paper and place the one old sheet on the top. Your puppy will follow her nose to the soiled paper, and she’ll begin to get the idea that that’s where she should do her business. Every time you repeat this process, you can reduce the size of the area you cover with paper until your pet is going on just one sheet of newspaper.

Outside Training

If you want your new pup to relieve himself outside, take him outside after he or she eats and every half hour to hour. Remember that puppies have small bladders. When you take them out often, you have a better chance of preventing accidents. As soon as your pet relieves him or herself, just as with paper training, give your puppy lots of praise and a treat.

No matter which method you use, keep an eye on your pup all the time when you’re inside. This way, you’ll catch your puppy when she tries to reliever herself. As soon as you see her start, make a loud sound to interrupt her. Then take her outside immediately. Scoop her up and carry her. When she continues to relieve herself there, praise her profusely.

Don’t ever scold for a mess. Your puppy won’t have any idea why you’re yelling at her, and it will just make her anxious.

If you remember these pet tips, you’ll be in potty training readiness for your new puppy.

Choosing Elementary School Photographers – Part I

If you look on the wall of any mother’s home you will find cherished memories framed for every year. No matter how silly the photo, school photographs are remembered for a lifetime. Like most things that have a deep rooted tradition, technology has made elementary school pictures much more exciting. Many schools go with the traditional school pose for their fall program. But did you know a lot of schools use spring pictures as a fundraiser and have fun doing it?

Things to Consider when Choosing an Elementary School Photographer

Before you can think about how school photography can be a great fundraiser, you first have to choose the right photographer. For school photographers in San Diego, most decisions are made by the administrative staff, while others are left to the PTO or PTA. However, with school staffs being spread so thin these days, many schools are leaving the decision to the PTO.

There are so many school photographers available today that the decision to choose a school photographer can be a difficult one. A school photographer in San Diego is going to have a different program than a local company in a small town.

Listen to word of mouth. Good school photographers will have people talking about them. They will also have a good selection of experienced, professional school photographers to run your school picture day. It is always good to take a look at the company’s website to see their overall philosophy.

Something else to consider when choosing a photographer is who is actually taking the school pictures. You might want to ask for sample pictures taken by the actual photographers who will be at your school picture day. Many schools ask to meet the photographers who will be working at their school, which isn’t a bad idea. You want a photographer who will allow the kids to relax, because when kids are relaxed they take better pictures. This in turn leads to parents who are satisfied with their school pictures.

Another consideration when selecting a photography company is how much work will be required of the school. Many companies provide all the staff needed for picture day and require no volunteers from the school. When a company takes most of the work off of the school they are well valued.

Other photographers prefer teacher and parent volunteer involvement on picture day. There is a rational explanation for this, that the parents and staff know the students better. However, if your photographer is experienced in taking elementary school pictures, the kids will warm up to them very quickly. Plus, parents are not experienced in running a school picture day, that should be the job of the school photographer.

Lionel Train Sets

Train sets are always entertaining to look at and fun to play with. They are bought and enjoyed by adults and children alike. Lionel train sets were first made by Joshua Lionel Cowen. He had a vision that train sets should be a medium wherein father and son can share a special bond and spend moments together. This was during the time that trains were used as main transportation.

Lionel train sets are made with great attention to detail and quality. Over the years, train sets have been common gift choices for males. Children use these train sets to play with while adults collect these trains. Pre-war trains are favorites of collectors. The pre-war trains are accurate replicas for original trains used long ago. It is said that collectors prefer antique trains because these trains holds a certain air of mystery as compared to high tech trains aside from that, the skill employed is superb. These trains are built to last for generations. If you find an old Lionel train, after lubricating axles and cleaning the train, it will run on a good train track.

Aside from durability and having accurate details, one of the characteristics that sets Lionel train sets apart is that these trains sound like real trains. They also emit smoke and have illuminated headlights. There are also live-action crossing gates that make the set even more realistic. There are so many accessories that you can buy, that you can just keep on adding accessories without worrying about discarding others. The more accessories you have, the more fascinating your set will be.

For those who are not as knowledgeable as collectors of Lionel train sets and want to buy a train set, you don’t need to get anything fancy at first. A starter set is is a good place to start. It is easy to assemble and contains everything you need. If you are unsure whether or not a train set is safe for your child, take comfort that train tracks are current free. If your child is going accidentally touches the track, they won’t get electrocuted or even a mild shock. Lionel train sets are designed in a way that they are not too heavy nor contain anything sharp.

These train sets help your child improve his imagination and motor skills. Lionel’s 3 rail track is easy to use and wire. With train sets, age is not a problem. No child is too young or too old to enjoy the train station. These trains are safe and easy to use, and your family will enjoy spending time watching the train go around the track.