Keep the Household Secure with These House Training Tips 

There are so many people that expect dogs to naturally protect their house but some dogs have been taught that there’s a cause for celebration whenever a stranger comes to the house. These dogs and many others will eventually learn how to secure a house but may need help, even if it’s just a little. There are so many things that could be used to train a dog and one of such is a dog end crate table. House training a dog to help secure a house can be hard but a dog that has been trained to guard his house needs not be as trained as a dog for personal protection.

Some tips to help you effectively house train your dog and keep your house secure include

  • Help your dog learn basic obedience

You can make use of your yard for training your dog if you have one. Dogs learn to become territorial as he learns to obey simple commands while working around the house. Basic commands like go, stay, sit down, leave it should be taught. It should also be taught to bark when you command it to.

  • Help your dog know the boundaries of your property

Running your property boundaries with your dog should be done every day at the end of the obedience lessons. This helps the dog be familiar with the land he needs to protect.

  • Let your dog spend time in the area he needs to guard

Dog needs to start learning how to secure a house as soon as the dog is trained and old enough to be a confident dog.

  • Help your dog build confidence

Make someone the dog doesn’t know come to your property and make some noise. To help your dog build confidence, the person could knock on a window if the dog is inside the house. The person then needs to make a sound to indicate he/she is frightened and run away. All these will help the dog build confidence.

If your dog does not show any sign it intends to secure its territory or bark when the person runs off, try it again until he starts to show these signs. If it starts to bark at the stranger, you should repeat the process too and whenever you’re home ensure you praise the dog and maybe give it a special treat.

This should be done as many times as possible if the dog doesn’t bark or show any signs that it intends to secure the house.…

Best Ways To Declutter & Downsize Your Home Effectively

Have a lot of clutter lying around the house? Feel you have just too much stuff that cannot be used but are not sure about what to do with it? Here are a few ideas to de-clutter your home effectively:

Common Space

Every house has a common area which is used by one and all of the family. This area attracts a lot of clutter as people tend to leave something or the other lying around. Clean up this place first. You are sure to find a number of things that are not needed anymore. Get rid of things that are not used regularly. Have a box that was used by your younger child ten months ago, discard it. Have a mirror your toddler played with a year ago but is too old for now, discard it. These could have been very useful but are not anymore.


The bedroom is the next space where a lot of clutter accumulates. Clean out your cupboards and set the clothes you have not used in the last years aside. Now go through them and you are sure to find a few pieces that are worn out or needs a button or two to be stitched. Donate the clothes you don’t use anymore, give away the faded old clothes to the needy.

Next clean under the bed and around the room. Over the years you would have accumulated a lot of things on the shelves around. Spend some time, look through the things and throw out all that is not needed or usable anymore. If you have stored all the junk in boxes, first get rid of the boxes. When you have lesser space to store things in, you accumulate lesser junk. Throw all unwanted things into a bin from Dumpsterator and you don’t have to worry about discarding it.

Kids’ Room

This is the biggest area filled with clutter and unwanted things. Kids don’t just grow out of clothes; they grow up and stop using a lot of other things too. Take out all the things your kid has outgrown and donated it. There are a lot of places that can use toys, books and other things related to children.

Killing Boredom With This 10 Fun and Productive Tips

“It’s so boring, I have nothing to do,” is a common phrase repeated endlessly by kids and even adults at times when they are overwhelmed with their mundane chores. Boredom kills productivity and hence to feel the zing again kill the boredom.

This is how I keep myself busy when I am bored with my regular routine.

  1. Learn a new language: There are several free apps that can be downloaded and you can learn something new for free as these apps make learning fun and challenging – not the boring classroom types!
  2. Click Photos: The freedom that the latest cameras and Smartphones give is amazing. You can click innumerable photos and use filters edit them; it is fun and totally engrossing.
  3. Go for a walk: It will benefit you both physically and mentally as the blood starts coursing through your system you will feel invigorated and alive.
  4. Catch up with friends: Who can brighten any dull spot in life but friends. Meet over a game of dumb charades or taboo or Pictionary. While it is fun it will also give your brain work to do and not rust over useless gossip.
  5. Res organize your room: Give it a new look.
  6. Start a blog: Share your passion for cooking, reading or anything else with other like-minded
  7. Start a garden: Nothing comes close to seeing a plant from its seedling stage to a plant; it is akin to a child growing. Don’t miss it.
  8. Back up your devices: Often this task is relegated to the last on the priority list. Back up and free storage space by de-cluttering and deleting unnecessary downloads.
  9. Bake: Try out new recipes and new dishes.
  10. Have a long bath: And finally to be most productive rewind and relax with a nice long soothing soak in the bathtub.