How to get your dog to sleep in his own bed

get your dog to sleep in his bedIt may seem harmless to let your dog sleep in bed with but this can lead to some serious behavior problems that won’t be so fun.

The oppinions on letting your dog in your bed or not letting him are split almost fifty fifty, some saying it’s good for insomniacs and depression.

But it can also cause aggressive behavior when your dog will treat the bed as his territory.

So if you want to get your dog to sleep in his own bed here’s how you do it:

First of all when it comes to any type of training routine, before that works you need to position your self as the pack leader. Your dog needs to know that you’re the leader of the pack.

I’ve heard this from many top dog trainers like Daniel Abdelnoor and others. By the way if you want to an awesome obedience dog training course, Daniel or Doggy Dan as most people know him has an amazing online course. But make sure you do your research before you decide to buy. Here’s a Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer review I’ve found before I started writing this post.

Ok, so the first thing you need to do is establish a sleeping area for your dog.

If he doesn’t have his own bed it’s obvious he will come chill in yours.

When it comes to dog beds, there are the memory foam ones which I recommend. They’re great if you’re dog has muscle or joint pain, but even if he doesn’t and he’s in excellent health, they’re still very comfortable.

We have a GSD so we bought a 7″ thick orthopedic dog bed on which he has enough room to stretch and sleep in the position he’s most comfortable in.

When it comes to the best dog beds for large dogs, Big Barker is probably the one with the best value for price ratio. They’re quality built and they last a lifetime.

If you’re dog is a puppy and not an adult it’s better if you place the bed in a crate or a kennel. If you’re thinking about accidents, all Big Barker dog beds are waterproof.

Some dogs sit in they’re new beds by themselves but if yours doesn’t want to go there, just grab some of his favorite toys or some treats and place them on the dog bed.

What you need to make sure you’re not doing is punishing your dog for jumping on your bed. This type of training never works and it will only make it harder for you to convince your dog to sleep in his own bed.

I’m not an expert, I’m just telling you what we went through with or own dog. But if you want more tips on training your dog and more suggestions on dog beds go to www.toraiseadog.com. There’s plenty of information there on how to train your dog and fix any behavior problems.

Anyway, let me know how things work out, I’m really looking forward to hearing from you guys.

Also this post will probably be part of a series on dog training tips so make sure you guys subscribe to my RSS feed.

Lifecore R100 VS BodyCraft VR100: Which Rowing Machine is Better for Home Use?

bodycraft vr100 or lifecore r100 rowing machinesI’ve had people requesting this comparions between the Lifecore R100 rowing machine and the BodyCraft VR100 indoor rower for a while now so I finally decided to do it. Don’t expect too much though because this will just be a mini review for each of them.

I haven’t used the BodyCraft rower that much but on the other hand I have some experience with the R100 from Lifecore Fitness.

Ok, so the BodyCraft VR100 rowing machine is a mid priced indoor rower which is great for beginners. The machine is very easy to put together, it won’t take you more than an hour to get it assembled.

The VR100 has a foldable, aluminum and steel frame, which means it’s easy to store and move around when you’re done with it so it’s great for a home rowing machine. The cardio exercise you get with a rowing machine is amazing and the best part is that it’s so low impact on the joints that you can still workout even if you’re suffering from joint pain.

The R1oo also has a foldable frame, so at this chapter they’re both the same.

The resistance unit is another thing that’s similar between these to indoor rowers. Both the VR100 and the R100 come with a hybrid resistance unit, that means air resistance combined with magnetic resistance. There are some people who say that this type of resistance unit doesn’t provide a realistic feel to the rowing machine, but I’ve used the R100 for almost 2 years and I really felt like I was rowing on water.

Like I said in the beginning, both of these indoor rowing machines are more of a beginner level, first of all because they’re low to mid budget and secondly it’s easy to learn how to row properly on them. Ofcourse none of them can compare to the feel of the Concept2 rowers but those are a bit more expensive, their price point going over $1000.

The BodyCraft VR100 is a little cheaper than Lifecore’s R100 model, but on the other hand the R100 does look like it’s a more sturdy, a more quality built machine.

The Lifecore R100 rowing machine has almost a dozen workout programs you can select from the computer. They’re great if you want to measure your fitness level or get some extra motivation.

When it comes to the warranty, the Lifecore model is leading the race, with a 5 year on parts, lifetime on frame and 1 year on labor, while the VR100 also offers lifetime warranty on the frame, but only 1 year on parts. Labor is also 90 days.

The computer on the Lifecore rowing machine is more complex with much more functions and features than the one on the Bodycraft rower.

All in all I would personally buy the Lifecore R100 indoor rowing machine over the Bodycraft VR100 one. It’s only an additional $200, but you get a more solid frame, a better cpu and a larger selection of workout programs. While the VR100 is cheaper, it’s not worth the money you save buying it over the R100.

So which one are you gonna get? Leaver your comments in the form below.

Are Cheap Headphones Any Good?

buying cheap headphonesThe thing is that you don’t actually have to spend a lot of money to get a pair of good sounding headphones. Obviously you will have to make some compromises if you want a pair of cheap headphones but that does not mean that they’ll sound awfull.

If you know what to look for there is a good chance that you’ll be able to get a pair of over ear headphones that sound great for under $100.

Buying the right pair of headphones can be a bit difficult if you’re on a budget and like I said before compromises will be made.

First of all it’s probably safe to say that you won’t find headphones that sound good as well as look good, so you’ll have to decide what you want more: design or sound. I’m thinking sound because if you think about it why would you even listen to a pair of headphones if they sound like crap, even if they look amazing, right?

Another thing to consider is the type of music you listen to. Different headphones offer different sound quality based on the music. For instance my favorite genre of music is house so when bought my current headphones I looked for something that would have good bass. For the money I paid for them they’re the best bass headphones you can find.

Is the bass as good as an expensive pair of headphones. Probably not, but it’s good enough for me since I’m mostly listening to mp3s, Youtube videos and other online audio streams.

Another plus is you won’t feel too bad if you break or lose your headphones since you din’t pay a lot of money for them and you can easily buy another pair.

If you want an over ear or on ear pair of headphones there are so many good ones you can find under $100 and there are even some under 50 bucks that are still good.

For the money you’re paying these headphones will deliver very good sound if you’re using them at your PC.

Ofcourse there are downsides to getting cheap headphones. One of thems is that they’re pretty fragile. The construction is that solid, in fact they’re very poorly built. If you want quality materials you’re gonna have to spend a bit more.

Another thing is that it will take you some time to research different models until you find something good at a low price. So be prepared to spend a lot of time on forums or review sites until finally you find a “diamond in the rough”.

For me whenever I want to buy something, doesn’t matter from where I buy it from I go on Amazon and look at what people say about that product. Whether it’s headphones or books or fitness equipment, reviews from people who tested those products really help you make a good decision.

I guess that’s about it, hope I haven’t confused you even more. By the way, since Child’s Day is fast approaching, if you’re looking for something you can give as a gift to your kids I found a great video online with toy cars. It’s not an english website but I think they ship internationaly and the prices are very affordable. Here’s the video below:

What is Leptin Resistance and How it Affects Weight Loss

leptin resistance weight lossIf you ask most women, they’ll say that men have it much easier when it comes to getting rid of those few extra pounds, while they struggle with each pound.

The thing is, because how the male body is so different to the female body when it comes to hormones and metabolism, we ladies face the worst thing you can think of, leptin resistance.

If you don’t know what it is, leptin is a hormone that controls our body’s fat storing actions and regulates our metabolism.

That’s leptin, leptin resistance on the other hand is when your body is storing enough fat, even more than enough but your brain doesn’t see this and believes your starving, when in fact you’re obese.

The way to fix this and get rid of the leptin resistance problems is through a deliberate change in the way you eat, the way you exercise, in other words the way you live.

Now… there is so much information on this subject, especially online that sometimes instead of helping you it confuses you even more. Since I’ve struggled with this problem my self, for many years, I totally understand what you must be going through. What has helped me most was the Venus Factor diet which put an end to my weight problems once and for all.

In fact it had such a huge influence over my life that I’ve never stopped recommending it to women. Most of my friends who also had issues with their weight ended up following this amazing weight loss system and have had some pretty amazing results. One of my closest friends, Julia Scott from www.GetVenused.com has managed to put together more then a dozen Venus Factor video reviews which are meant to give you all the information you need before you decide to try the program for yourself. Here are some below:

Well if that’s not enough for you to make an educated guess on whether this weight loss program for women is also good enough for you then, I don’t know what is. You can also find GetVenused on Facebook here.

You can find more information about leptin here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leptin#Role_in_obesity_and_weight_loss