Most Territorial Dog Breeds

Social animals like the dog defend their territory in a very marked way in the presence of any stranger. Like the rest of the wild canids, they react with aggression towards those unknown individuals, people or animals, who enter the zone considered by them as their territory.

Territorial aggressiveness can be a quality that the owner looks for in his future dog. However, this can become a problem when the dog indiscriminately attacks or barks at any noise or person approaching the area that he perceives as part of his property.

Below is a list of which breeds of dogs are most territorial. These dog breeds are popular because they can live well with families, even those with small children and yet a territorial dogs.

1.Labrador Retriever

Many families around the world have enjoyed or are enjoying one’s company. The race is very dear for being very intelligent, affectionate and patient with children. A Labrador never lets go of the opportunity to play and have a good time.

They love water and are always ready to go swimming. Since they can reach 60-75 pounds, they must receive obedience training to curb their instinct to slam or walk in front of their owners.

2. German Shepherd

German Shepherds are known to be very loyal and protective dog. They are intelligent dogs, so they can be trained easily, however, they can be stubborn and sometimes, as a consequence, they need to have a human leader who can dominate and lead them.

They should receive socialization and obedience training at an early age. Throughout life, they need firm but loving attention from their owner. Although they are not barkers they will do so when the danger is imminent or threatening.

They are ferocious protectors and can fight and punish if the need arises.

3. Yorkshire Terrier

Yorkshire Terrier belongs to a group of dogs that were originally bred to be used as hunters. These small and energetic dogs were destined to hunt vermin as rats and mice. Despite its size, it is brave and shows a state of alertness that makes them perfect watchdogs.

They are very territorial but can live in harmony with other dogs as long as they are introduced little by little and with care. Although they are affectionate they can also become aggressive and distrustful of strangers, both with humans and with other animals.

They can progressively become anxious, overprotective and irritable if they are not well trained.

4. Beagle

He is very sociable, intelligent and excellent with children. They are known to have a mind of their own, so they require proper training while they are young and a firm hand to control them. Their sense of smell is very acute so they are often lost by following an odor.

The owners of this breed should always remember this trait when they allow him to be without a leash in an unfenced area. They are also known for their shrill howl that can get their owner into trouble with neighbors.

5. GoldenRetriever

Golden Retrievers are very loved by families because of their kind personality and extraordinary patience. They are playful and have an excellent temperament. He often seeks the attention of family members or other dogs so it can sometimes be annoying, however, his incredible intelligence allows his training to be easy.

Early socialization and obedience training are necessary for the development of good manners to curb their perennial upheaval when dealing with people and dogs alike.

However, they are good at noticing when a stranger arrives since they do so with a shrill noise.

6. Bulldogs

Despite their intimidating appearance, the Bulldogs are actually docile and friendly. They are known as one of the gentlest dog breeds. Sometimes, they can become stubborn and stubborn. They are affectionate and kind to children, but they have excellent surveillance capabilities.

It may be a bit dominant so you need an owner who has strong leadership skills.

7. Dachshund

Dachshunds are affectionate dogs but can be difficult to train and educate for being a very stubborn race. They are small proud dogs and are recommended for older children since they can become quite irritable and overprotective. They do not tolerate being manipulated by small children and can easily bite them.

They can become good watchdogs because they are naturally distrustful of strangers. They love being surrounded by people. They can be naughty at times but they are loyal and kind.

8. Poodle

They are considered one of the most intelligent breeds. Throughout history, they have been trained to perform in circuses and as an indispensable hunting partner. They are hyperactive and possess a keen instinctive sense particularly marked in hunting.

Without constant physical and mental stimulation, you can easily get bored and go out in search of mischief. They are excellent guard dogs and good with children. They do not lose fur so they are perfect for allergic people. They need regular brushing and grooming, but some owners choose to trim their pet’s hair so that it requires less work.

 

What Are The Most Common Plumbing Company Scams To Watch Out For?

Plumbing issues are never fun to look forward to, and unfortunately many of them are not something you see coming in advance. Most plumbers are honest professionals that do quality work at reasonable rates, but there are a number of scammers just waiting to prey on home and business owners and take advantage of them. In addition to reviewing businesses online and doing background checks on particular contractors, there are some common plumbing company scams to watch out for in particular.

One common plumbing company scam revolves around the materials they use. Some plumbing companies will tell their clients that they only use the absolute best materials, such as copper tubing or PEX piping that lasts at least a decade. They will charge the homeowner for these materials but then substitute in cheaper parts. You can beat this scam by asking the contractor for their parts list and then checking things out for yourself at a local hardware store.

When a plumbing crew comes in, ask questions about why each person is there and what their professional capacity is. Don’t let the company send an extra plumber or two just to run up the labor charges needlessly.

If your home is in a more affluent part of town, watch out for overcharging. Questionable plumbers have been known in the past to as much as double their normal hourly rates when they see nice cars in driveways, a pool in the backyard, or a premium television on the living room wall.

Get at least three quotes before having any project done. Your first quote might seem like a great price, but plumbing scammers do that to get in the door. Talking to at least three plumbers means one or two will not be scammers, and your instincts will tell you who the most reputable company is.

Tips for Cleaning Carpeting

So the other night I had some friends over for beers and lets just say the carpet took a beating.  The cleanup was not fun so I’m gunna give you some tips and tricks for easy and effective cleaning.

The Art of Maintaining Your Carpet

To clean a mat, just use soapy water. Even detergent will do. It degreases and removes stains. Remember to rinse the carpet foam and dry it properly. If you have a synthetic or cheap carpet, don’t worry. A simple regular passage of the vacuum cleaner should be sufficient to remove dirt. For pile carpeting, do not hesitate to suck in both directions, for better lift and to remove the dust.

However, when it is shaggy, remove the vacuum brush. It tends to break the fibers. It’s better to suck directly with the tip too. Or if you have major stains and want to play it safe, you can just hire a professional.

Common Mistakes

If you decide to include cheap or luxurious carpets in your spring cleaning, do not make these common mistakes.

– Never soak the carpet even if it’s just a car mat! Doing so may cause the colors to mix with each other.

– Always pre-test the household product on a small area, including white vinegar.

– Do not pour bleach, even a little with a sprayer. This is a very strong chemical which should be avoided completely.

carpetHow to Clean Very Dirty Carpets?

The technique of dry cleaning is best suited for wool carpets that need a simple refreshment. Cover the entire carpet in baking soda. Leave a minimum of one hour. Then use the vacuum cleaner without a brush. That’s it!

To clean a very dirty carpet, you have to be patient or hire a professional carpet cleaner. Obviously, a small car mat will be quicker to clean than a large area rug. Fill a basin of warm water. Add soap (or dishwashing liquid foaming too) and a few drops of ammonia. Spray with a pulverizer. Then take two clean washcloths and rub off all the dirt.

How to Remove Odors?

If there are odors from your carpet.  Maybe from (a dried wet carpet, pet urine …), only one solution exists! Simply sprinkle your carpet generously with baking soda. Leave it overnight and then vacuum it.

I personally hope that I never have to clean my carpets again as it’s a huge pain!

 

Trump Ramblings

trumpDonald Trump is the Republican candidate for the US presidential election. He will therefore need a running mate, a companion, someone who will stay with him smile during hard times. Here is a subjective guide of the potential running mates that were quoted in the press.

The People Who Might Help Him

Scott Brown

In theory, the former senator from Massachusetts is the nicer and brighter version of Trump. He is a distinguished and moderate Republican, who also knows how to speak to blue collar people, without necessarily rattling on Muslims and Mexicans. In practice, Scott Brown had a little trouble winning elections lately and seems relatively idle at this time. It could give a burst of respectability (which would be welcome) to Trump and, unlike him, he can boast of a real military experience.

chrisChris Christie

Unpopular in New Jersey and subjected to limiting the number of mandates that prevents imagine next year, the governor of “Bridgegate” has little to lose by getting involved with Trump. He is also willing to let the real estate magnate get into embarrassing situations, this as you might expect, is a major asset to Trump’s eyes. But without doubt he is also the most “serious” candidate likely to appear alongside Trump. You can say what you want to Christie, but he was prosecutor and governor of a densely populated state. Christie could be a sufficiently experienced asset to stabilize the office.

Bob Corker

On May 10, the senator from Tennessee was done waxing pumps by an “anonymous source” in Politico. From this source, Corkers experience in business is that he founded his own company and build-conformism, which would make him a good vice president. As consensual and fiercely conservative Republican and chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate, it is true that Corker would be a good option for Trump. He is also relatively old (63 years), popular in his home state, Tennessee, and could therefore do a great job.

Joni Ernst

The senator from Iowa, elected in 2015 under the banner of the Tea Party could appeal to Trump supporters who accuse him of not being a “real” Republican. In the end, some of his rightist positions could put off some of the voters which Trump will need to win the presidential election, but if it does it will not be harmful either.

rudyRudy Giuliani

According to the polls that I could find, the former mayor of New York has not completely lost his glowing reputation gained in the aftermath of Sept. 11, despite years of problematic decisions, electoral failures and bitter tone. Politically, he fits well with Trump and is known to be pugnacious on the issue of abortion and the rights of sexual minorities.

Rick Perry

The former Texas governor has made a big belly for president, but he has the kind of CV -a government experience, militaires- stripes that Trump likes. He also said the job of vice president interested him.

Jeff Sessions

The senator from Alabama has already agreed with the Trump campaign as an advisor for foreign policy and is not against the idea of accepting the position of vice president. His character is not boisterous, but he can count on the support of the conservative media and was the first senator to officially be appointed by Trump.

People Who Could Help but Wont

cageNicolas Cage

Widely regarded as the most admired man in America, Cage will bring seriousness and foresight to Trump, who badly needs it. Unfortunately for Trump, and the United States, Cage is now probably very busy and probably will not have time for the campaign.

Ben Carson

The good doctor remains in the heart of many Republican voters and might even succeed in subjugating a few trumpophobe diehards. Carson and Trump is the perfect match. Two ostensibly successful men who engage well against their policy, driven by the urgent need to save a country from the clutches of political correctness and incompetence of its leaders. The downside is that, like Trump, Carson is a pathological liar in series prone to exaggeration. A Trump-Carson ticket would be the most trumpienne possible alliance.

 

Susana Martinez

The Governor of New Mexico also has a big mouth and is not very insightful. In other words, in her style, she is a good trumpienne. She is also appreciated in her home state and she is a woman of Mexican descent, this is a big advantage for a candidate whose rate of opinions is favorable in women and non-whites. The big minus? She is clearly within the scope of a federal investigation for the sake of secret funding, which would not look the best if ever Trump seeks to criticize Hillary Clinton on the front of his troubles with the FBI.

As a Canadian I usually don’t get involved in US politics but I just couldn’t help myself here lol.