Thursday, September 25, 2014
Thursday, September 4, 2014
You may sometimes think to yourself "why did I get this dog" especially at the times when you are doing such things as cleaning up confetti that used to be your favorite book, or when you are soaking up yet another puddle that your new puppy has made on the floor, or when you have to cancel a dinner date because you cannot leave your dog alone at home.
Even after having these thoughts about your dog, at the end of the day he is your best friend, and it is vital that you play with him in order to experience just what fun he can be, and not the little terror you thought he was. Playing with our dogs also gives us a chance to act goofy. Playing is not only good for you and your dog; it is also beneficial for making friends. When playing, dogs can learn new behaviors and self control. Playing can also help a new puppy or a dog gain self confidence. If you have a puppy, it is important to remember that he is used to playing with his brothers and sisters, and when they are separated he is most likely thinking "who am I going to play with now?" You must allow your puppy to play with you; otherwise he will grow up not knowing how to play.
It is imperative to establish the fact that it is of great importance to play with your dog. However, knowing what sort of games to play with your dog is something that many dog owners do not know. Fetch is always a great game to play with dogs. Try using different sized balls or toys to entertain them, as they can easily get bored with the same toy.
Dogs with a variety of personalities can enjoy the game of fetch. However, not all games are suitable for dogs. If your dog is insecure, you may be better playing cooperative games rather than competitive games. Both the dog and yourself can work together in cooperative games. Hiding treats and allowing your dog to search for them is a cooperative game. Learning tricks is also a cooperative game. Once these types of games have been undertaken with your dog, you can eventually turn these games into more competitive ones once your dog begins to outgrow his insecurity.
If your dog has a pushy attitude, then you should play search and learn games with a controlling attitude. Of course, it is still possible to play fetch games with that dog, but all you will be doing is running around after the dog because he refuses to give you the object that he has retrieved. Even though this can still be fun, it is a little naughty.
A great example of a competitive game is tug of war. Competitive games should not be played with dogs that think they can rule the roost. It is always a good idea to play tug of war with a dog that understands the release word, and that he gets a treat when he does release the toy.
It is important that your dog understands when you have had enough of playing. Your dog can be trained to understand the words "game over" when you have had enough. If your dog does not understand this command, you will be in danger of continuing, which will give your dog exactly what he wants. If he does not understand, he will not let go of a toy, which will make him the winner. You may even try to pry the toy out of his jaws which is not advised as this can be dangerous. It is better advised to call "game over" and simply walk away.
The importance of educational toys should not be forgotten. Toys that make your dog work for prizes are a great idea and educational. You may just have a canine Einstein in your home.
Monday, September 1, 2014
The benefits of online shopping are well-documented; it is convenient, quick and largely secure. The benefits of online shopping also extend to the various attractive offers and discounts that are given by the companies. The internet also offers a large choice for buyers to suit different tastes. Shoppers are no longer limited to products offered by local retailers because the vast majority of online retailers offer shipping to many different locations. This can make it easy for online shoppers to acquire hard to find items or items which are a regional specialty of a particular area. Consumers are therefore becoming used to a richer, faster, and more socially interactive shopping experience.
What they cannot do is try out products for fit, look, feel, appropriateness and ease of use before buying, or even benefit from the immediacy of collecting the item at time of purchase, which are the core benefits of buying in-store. Consumers today are now more comfortable buying products over the internet and more confident navigating online stores. Shoppers are increasingly able to find suitable the deals they want online.
Sales promotions are carried out with the main objective to increase the revenue through the website. These promotions are effectively performed to attract the attention of the targeted consumers of a company and product and the application thereof needs to accommodate the appropriate image these consumers will easily identify with.
Social interaction implies the opportunity to interact with a salesperson. Social position strongly influences individual preferences and tastes in popular culture. According to research, if we focus on the demographic characteristics of the in-home shopper, in general, the higher the level of education, income, and occupation of the head of the household, the more favourable the perception of non-store shopping.
Shoppers who avoid online shopping may not trust that it's safe, are not confident about how to do it, and/or think it is inefficient. Or they may just enjoy the physical experience of shopping in a traditional brick-and-mortar store. At some sites you can now skip the frustration of doing battle in a dressing room with standardized sizes that don't fit exactly, thanks to new shopping tools and technology that offer custom-tailoring of clothing online. And shoppers response to customization suggests these two retailers could be at the top of a trend.
Identity theft is one of the most frequent concerns that consumers have about shopping online. This is a very real concern because Identity theft can do some real damage to your credit store or financial situation. Identity theft appears to be the biggest concern.
The evolution of technology has had its impact on virtually every business or private aspect of our lives. From privacy to liability issues, the impact of technology on business is only limited to imagination. Security in general create an entirely new concern in addition to the traditional issues. The mere evolution of technology including the World Wide Web have created rather newly businesses which are subject to potential danger in terms of liability and for consumer in terms of privacy and data security.
Nevertheless the main topic of security is not new. It is rather a universal topic that concerns virtually everyone. Before the evolution of technology physical and employee access to hard collected data such as consumer credit card numbers were equally of great concern. Hence it is fair to say that the evolution of technology has simply added new issues. Consumers can shop online, by catalog or through call centers, and pay for their purchases at their bank, credit union, or bill pay portal, with the security and convenience of online banking.