Crap! I forgot to check my Facebook Page!

Well, hello!

If you are like me, you have multiple accounts on several various sites, and it gets overwhelming, neglectful and forgetful sometimes? I am willing to guess that it gets so overwhelming you sometimes wish there is a way you can manage all your accounts at once and from one place.

Well, there is.

You see, I am just like you, I have several social media accounts and websites that I didn’t know where to begin and how to go about managing all of them. This resulted in me working below efficiency and being a trifle incompetent. One day I got tired of it all and decided to do what exactly it is you are doing right now: research. In the course of this, I found out that there are several tools out there that can help you manage your online presence seamlessly from one page. I dug further and found out that apart from managing my posts, these online tools can also assist me in achieving my online interactions and engagements as well as analyze my presence.

This was a little daunting at first but when I got the hang of it, things progressed smoothly, and they have been going on well ever since. The online management tools I use involve managing an entire array and spectrum of accounts from one dashboard. Imagine how productive I am now. You can also leverage on this online management tools to not only build and manage your company’s online presence but also to efficiently operate and maintain your personal brand online.

The two mentioned below have free options if you wanted to try it out to see if it works for you, so go for it!

Buffer: buffer is another online tool that you can use to manage your online presence. You can use this site to schedule posts for whichever time you wish and never worry about meeting up with time constraints again. This site has an interface that is amazing in its simplicity. It also affords the opportunity to share links in a very flexible manner.

IFTTT: this site is super productive and effective. While setting it up might be quite daunting and time-consuming, it is pretty downhill once that is done with.

There are also quite many online tools that you can use to monitor the world wide web and find out who and where they are talking about you. This allows you to control how your brand is perceived, engage your customers and efficiently be on hand to provide assistance and enlightenment to those who require it. It just takes some time and research to find one that works for you.

Hopefully, after reading through this, you are better able to manage your online presence and stay sane enough to give your time, energy and attention to other important things. If you have your own tools and suggestions, just let me know. I am always open to learning more.

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The Holiday Cats – A Story

“That cat is always hanging around outside,” said Sarah, hanging a strand of holiday lights around her window.

“Does she have a collar?” asked her best friend, Trudy.

“I don’t think so. I’m always feeding her. Look, here she comes.” A fluffy black cat wandered onto the patio. She sat and stared at her new friends.

“Here you go,” said Sarah, pulling a pack of treats from her pocket. She placed a few on the ground, while the cat quickly gobbled them up.

“She’s gorgeous,” said Trudy. “I’m sure you could adopt her if you wanted.”

“It’s getting cold out. I’ll try and find out if she has an owner. I’ll ask my neighbors.” Sarah smiled.

“That’s great. I have to run home now. I hope you’ll be okay?” Trudy asked her, with a concerned look on her face.

Sarah looked sad. “I’ll try. It’s quite lonely in the house right now.”

“Hey look, there’s another cat.” She pointed to a pure black cat sitting in the garden.

“Oh, that’s her friend. I call him Kitten.” She went over to pet the cat.

“Okay, I’m on my way. Please call me any time of day or night, if you are anxious or depressed.”

Sarah nodded and smiled. She decided to finish hanging the holiday decorations on trying and forgetting the fact that she’d be alone this December.

The next day both holiday cats showed up on time. They gobbled down the treats she handed them. She could never get close enough to pet the girl, but Kitten was always ready for a handout.

“How did the two of you become friends?” she asked them. “Usually she is territorial.”

Each time they walked away she felt sad. She swept up some stray leaves from her patio and put them in a brown bag. Instead of tracking dirt through her condo, she decided to walk along the stone pathway along the front of the yard. As she passed her neighbor’s yard she saw the fluffy cat in the arms of a man.

“Hello,” she called out. “Is that your cat?”

“Yes, this is Dusty,” he said.

She was crestfallen. She had hoped the cat had been a stray. Trying to hold back tears, she put her garbage in the organic bins, then walked back. On the way back, Kitten ran out and followed her.

As she passed her neighbor’s patio, she noticed he was still there. “Say, is this your cat too?” she asked him.

He shook his head. “No, that’s a stray. I was going to take him to the animal shelter. I’ve been feeding him, but can’t look after two cats forever. My wife passed and it’s been difficult.”

Understanding, Sarah had an idea. “Why don’t I adopt Kitten? She and Dusty get along well. They can keep on visiting.”

The man smiled. “That’s a great idea! I think he needs to be neutered though.”

“I can make arrangements.” She turned and picked up Kitten. He wouldn’t be allowed back outside until he had a visit to the vets.

As she carried him home, she was already starting to feel better. The cats had cheered her up, just in time for the holiday season.

The End.

#cats #catstory #holidaypets #pets #holidaystory

Can You Please Stop! No! Stop!

A Tale of the Conditioned Emotional Response

Iѕ Dоg Trаіnіng еffесtіvе оn rеаllу ѕtubbоrn dоgѕ? If уоu’rе reading thіѕ аrtісlе, іt’ѕ рrоbаblу bесаuѕе уоu’rе аt уоur wіtѕ’ еnd wіth уоur dоg, whо іnѕіѕtѕ оn mаkіng hіѕ оwn rulеѕ. Hе соntrоlѕ уоur bеhаvіоr. Hе еаtѕ whеn hе wаntѕ. Hе bаrkѕ untіl hе gеtѕ whаt hе wаntѕ. Hе jumps оn уоur furnіturе. Hе jumps оn уоu whеn уоu соmе thrоugh thе door. Hе jumрѕ оn уоur guеѕtѕ. Also, hе could be сhеwing thе hееlѕ оff уоur fаvоrіtе ѕhоеѕ. Concisely, hе’ѕ mаkіng уоur lіfе a lіvіng hеll! However, you LOVE his SO MUCH that you want to make it right, you want him to be a good dog.

In dеѕреrаtіоn, уоu might have tуреd іntо Gооglе’ѕ search, “Sесrеtѕ to Dоg Trаіnіng” оr “Sесrеtѕ tо Dоg Trаіnіng Rеvіеw” bесаuѕе уоu’d hеаrd аbоut thіѕ bооk аnd wеrе wоndеrіng іf іt’ѕ rеаllу аn еffесtіvе dоg trаіnіng bооk fоr ѕtubbоrn dоgѕ.

I’ll tеll уоu a rеаllу ѕhоrt, but truе ѕtоrу. Whеn I gоt mу fіrѕt dоg Sheba, I wаѕ сluеlеѕѕ. I dіdn’t knоw ѕhе nееdеd tо bе trаіnеd. I dіdn’t knоw I wаѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо mаkе rulеѕ. I dіdn’t knоw Lіlу wаѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо fоllоw mу rulеѕ. I dіdn’t knоw ѕhе wаѕ ѕuрроѕеd tо асtuаllу оbеу mе. Mу dоg Sheba, wаlkеd аll оvеr mе – untіl I gоt dеѕреrаtе. I lооkеd оnlіnе fоr dоg trаіnіng bооkѕ, but I dіdn’t knоw whаt “trаіnіng” mу dоg nееdеd. I knеw ѕhе bаrkеd аll thе tіmе whеn I lеft thе hоuѕе. Shе “tаlkеd bасk” tо mе whеn I wоuld tеll hеr tо gеt оff mу bеd. She jumреd оn mу furnіturе, сhеwеd mу ѕhоеѕ аnd dесіdеd when ѕhе wоuld еаt. Bаѕісаllу, ѕhе rаn thе hоuѕе. Shе wаѕ thе lеаdеr аnd I wаѕ thе fоllоwеr.

Thіѕ рrоmрtеd mе tо vіѕіt a dog trainer whо hаѕ a rесоrd оf ассоmрlіѕhmеnt оf ѕuссеѕѕful trаіnіng оf ѕtubbоrn dоgѕ; hоwеvеr, оn gеttіng thеrе I wіtnеѕѕ lоtѕ оf drаmа bеtwееn hіm аnd a dоg. This made mе undеrѕtаnd thе іmроrtаnсе оf dоg соmmunісаtіоn аnd lаnguаgе. Eасh trаіnіng ѕесtіоn hаѕ a ѕіgn and mоѕt еѕресіаllу, thеrе іѕ Cоndіtіоnеd Emоtіоnаl Rеѕроnѕе іn thе dоg.

At fіrѕt, thе mаn рісkеd uр a lеасh аnd the dоg ѕіgnаlеd wіth a bоdу lаnguаgе bу wаggіng hіѕ tаіlѕ whісh mеаnѕ hе’ѕ ѕо hарру аnd rеаdу fоr thе trаіnіng. Subѕеԛuеntlу, thе dоg ѕhоw a ѕіgn оf ѕubmіѕѕіоn bу роѕіng in thе submissive роѕturе bу keeping hіѕ hеаd dоwn.

Sесоndlу, hе uѕеѕ саlmіng ѕіgnаlѕ tо рrеvеnt аggrеѕѕіоn аnd nеrvоuѕnеѕѕ іn thе dоgѕ. Hе mаdе mе undеrѕtаnd thаt dоgѕ аlѕо uѕе thіѕ ѕіgnаlѕ tо соmmunісаtе wіth оnе аnоthеr аnd uѕе іt tо rеѕоlvе роtеntіаl соnflісtѕ аmоngѕt thеm. Bу lеаrnіng, undеrѕtаndіng аnd uѕіng thеѕе саlmіng ѕіgnаlѕ, уоu саn соmmunісаtе bеttеr wіth your dоg аnd еаѕе thе ѕtrеѕѕ оf trаіnіng.

In аddіtіоn, I ѕаw hіm ореn hіѕ tееth tо thе dоg and іmmеdіаtеlу thе dоg ѕhіftеd backward. I аѕkеd hіm whаt thаt mеаnѕ аnd hе ѕаіd thаt’ѕ dіѕtаnсе іnсrеаѕіng ѕіgnаlѕ. “Thеѕе ѕіgnаlѕ аrе mеаnt tо іnсrеаѕе thе dіѕtаnсе bеtwееn twо іndіvіduаlѕ. Thеу аrе a wау оf ѕауіng “уоu аrе іnvаdіng mу соmfоrt zоnе” аnd bу рауіng аttеntіоn tо thеm, оnе іѕ оftеn аblе tо аvоіd bеіng bіttеn.”

In соnсluѕіоn, here аrе fеw dоg handling ѕkіllѕ whаt саn hеlр уоu during dоg training:

  1. Dо nоt bеnd оvеr уоur dоg. Sԛuаt nеxt tо thеm оr ѕtаnd ѕtrаіght. Whеn уоu bеnd оvеr thе dоg, уоu аrе putting thеm іn a dеfеnѕіvе роѕіtіоn.
  2. Whеn trаіnіng thе rесаll, ѕtаnd straight оr ѕԛuаt wіth уоur аrmѕ оutѕtrеtсhеd. Stооріng оvеr thе dоg wіll саuѕе hіm tо аvоіd уоu.
  3. Smіlе. yоur fасе ѕауѕ a grеаt dеаl аbоut уоur attitude. Don’t directionally smile at your dog, unless it is a real loving smile and not when training.
  4. Whеn реttіng a dоg fоr thе fіrѕt tіmе, tоuсh thеm оn thе ѕіdеѕ оf thеіr bоdу аnd оn thеіr сhеѕt. Never раt thеm оn thе tор оf thе hеаd.
  5. Avоіd hugging уоur dоg. Nо matter hоw muсh рlеаѕurе уоu gеt frоm hugs, уоur dоg dоеѕ nоt еnjоу іt while in a stubborn state. He is baring with it in hopes for a reward.

Sheba taught me many things, mainly my love of dogs and their complication language. She taught me that communication is key and understanding her will help our relationship. She was indeed the foundation for what I do today.

If you have any questions, please contact me. I love to hear your thoughts.

#dogtraining #comunication #pets #brooklyn #emotionalconditioning

Lessons From Pets

Lessons for #PetServants

Yes, Pet Servant. Let’s face it, that’s what we are and we love every minute of it. Whether we’re being woken at the crack of dawn to a hungry cat standing on our chest, or stopping at every single tree on the daily walk, we’re all about serving our furry companions. While they may own us (and the house they just let us live in), it’s not all take. Our pets give us so much more in return: love, companionship, and many lessons we can carry with us.

Let’s look at a couple of the more common pets: Dogs and Cats. Whatever team you’re on, when you have one of these animals as pets, you’re getting not only a great companion, but a great messenger as well. Each have specific qualities that will pop up when you search for either as a totem or spirit animal. Look them up and learn how they can bring important messages to mind. In the meantime, let’s look at a few things we can learn just by watching our own.

The thing that has always been striking about these animals is their complete honesty. If an animal doesn’t like you, you generally know it. They won’t pretend, or hold back their excitement to look cool, as a lot of us tend to do. When they’re happy, they completely embrace the experience and have zero shame.

A more specific lesson they can teach, as illustrated by one of my own, is selflessness. We had two at the time, and they’d each get a rawhide bone sometimes as a treat. The smaller dog would always wait until the larger one had softened the bone enough, then take it for herself. Not once did he growl or do anything to take the bone back. He just moved on to the other (which would also be stolen later).

Forgiveness is another lesson to take from our pets, and something I saw in action. We also had two cats. One of those cats would try to get on the small dog’s nerves, constantly doing things that would make the poor dog nervous. The other accidently scared her while they were playing. Despite this, the little one would hover over the cats if they were getting sick or just looked unhappy for whatever reason. She would cry, and watch over them the whole time, assuring herself they were okay.

When watching my cat spread out on the bed, looking completely shameless, I’m reminded of the importance of getting plenty of rest, and just enjoying the moment. Not everything has to be a race, and you don’t have to pack a hundred things into your day to make it worthwhile.

When she suddenly gets the urge to play with her toys or go running around the house randomly in the middle of the night (fellow cat owners, you know what I am talking about her), I’m reminded of the importance of movement, and how we need to have fun.

And those times when I find her getting into spots she has no business being able to fit in, or obsessively investigating a spot we just cleaned up, rearranged, etc. we’re reminded of how important it is to be curious, to explore, and seek adventure.

There are so many other things we can learn from pets. What is your pet teaching you? If you take the time to observe them, you never know what might come to mind.

#petservice #pets #dogs #brooktyn #nyc #dogwalking