What should I use to clean my hands when I’m not home?
I’ve been reading that hand sanitizer is bad and I’ve known that for a while but kind of ignored it. I want to stop using it when I’m out and need to clean my hands. At home, I only have soaps with minimal and natural ingredients, and they aren’t antibacterial soaps. Also, I keep non-antibacterial wipes in my purse. Are those better? Give me suggestions please! Thanks 🙂
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Where sterile gloves and a gas mas in case someone sneazes on you and has bird flu!
Suggestion by Har
Providence, do you mean WEAR? before talking shit, stop being ignorant and grow up. Some people care about their health, some dont. stay out of her page and go do something productive.
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what are they best books on dog training and dog behavior?
I’d like to add some new books to my collection, mainly on training and behavior. I’m not a huge fan of cesear millan so please don’t suggest only his books. Please titles and authors if you can. I want books that you’ve read first hand and enjoy. Books that you would recommend to a friend.
Suggestion by btdt
For raising and training puppies I like Dr. Ian Dunbar’s books Before You Get Your Puppy and After You Get Your Puppy. For the dog-human interaction I like Patricia O’Connell’s The Other End of the Leash.
For a general book, It’s Me or the Dog is actually pretty good and comprehensive.
Edit: Some books recommended represent training techniques based on outdated understanding of canine behavior. For example, the ideas of the Monks of New Skete were transitional between the old harsh training techniques and modern positive techniques. Be careful what you take from them. My 1978 edition of How To Be Your Dog’s Best Friend, talks about how to discipline, for crimes as heinous as house soiling:
“How hard do you hit the dog? A good general rule is that if you did not get a response, a yelp or other sign, after the first hit, it wasn’t hard enough. Remember, one good correction will save you fifty. You cannot hurt the dog with this method, or cause irreparable damage. Your contact must be firm.” The chapter closes with the notorious, misguided “Alpha-Wolf Roll-Over.”
As far as Siegal and Margolis go, I have seen “Uncle Matty” training in person. In my opinion he is a charlatan.
Suggestion by Jenny Manyteeth
My Smart Puppy by Brian Kilcommons and Sarah Wilson
The Art of Raising a Puppy by the Monks of New Skete
English for Dogs by Teresa Gray
How To Raise A Puppy You Can Live With by Rutherford and Neil
Puppy Perfect by Sarah Hodgson
How to Raise the Perfect Dog by Cesar Milan
Before and After Getting Your Puppy by Dr Ian Dunbar
Puppies for Dummies by Sarah Hodgson
The Puppy Primer by Patricia B. McConnell PhD and Brenda Scidmore
New Knowledge of Dog Behavior by Clarence Pfaffenberger
Good Dog, Bad Dog by Siegal & Margolis
Read them all; you’ll learn something from each one.
Suggestion by Elisa D
I really liked ‘The Loved Dog’ by Tamar Geller and ‘The Dog Listener’ by Jan Fennell. Also, Victoria Stillwell, ‘It’s Me or the Dog.’ Also ‘Calming Signals’ by Turid Rugaas. Very educational on non-verbal dog communication. ‘How To Be Leader of The Pack…And Have Your Dog Love You For It’ by Patricia McConnell.
I like what Milan says about dog psychology – it’s really helpful in treating dogs like dogs – but these books I’ve suggested are more about communicating with the dog and persuading it to do what you want, rather than dominating the dog. They also talk about how dogs think as compared to humans. I’ve incorporated parts of all of their methods and have been very successful in helping rehab dogs, including puppy mill dogs. Each of mine and my parents’ dogs are rescues and using their methods helped them overcome things like trauma because of being beaten on a regular basis, being chained outside, being starved.
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