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Do you have a dog that just doesn't seem to listen to you? How much time have you spent really training your dog? Do you know how to really train your dog? If you have spent time working with your dog and he still doesn't follow your commands, there may be things you have done wrong, or your dog could just be a little more stubborn than others. My site will give you some tips to train difficult dogs. I have had some of the most stubborn dogs and I have managed to get them to learn what they need to know to be safe, happy members of our family.

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3 Ways You Can Help Your Aging Parent Live A Happy And Healthy Life

by Catherine Bishop

Are you worried about your parent's quality of life, now that they're older and less independent? Here are three things you can do to enhance your parent's health and happiness overall:

Recruit Family and Friends for Help

To make sure that your aging parent has the support that they need to safely and comfortably get through the week, spend some time recruiting a few family members and friends to help out on a consistent basis. If you can get a few people to volunteer just one or two days a month to help your parent out and spend time with them, you can ensure that your parent is never left alone too long without cooking, cleaning, and healthcare support.

Get a calendar out and mark the days that you plan to spend with your parent during the next month or two, and then ask others if they want to take any of the days that you won't be around your parent. As people volunteer, you should be able to ensure that someone is with your parent most days of the week.

Once your calendar is scheduled, print copies of it to share with everyone who has volunteered, so they know exactly when they're supposed to show up for your parent and who will be there handling things when they aren't.

Encourage Regular Social Engagement

It's important that your parent stays socially engaged, as they age, in order to maintain a high quality of life. If your parent doesn't have people to confide in and have fun with that aren't in their personal family circle, there is a good chance that they will withdraw and even become depressed, as time goes on. At the very least, they'll likely feel lonely on a day-to-day basis. To encourage regular social engagement, plan a few outings each month with your parent that will give them an opportunity to make new friends and socialize freely in a public setting. Take them to a game of bingo at the local church, or see a play at the community center.

Invest in Medical Alert Service Dog Training

Medical alert service dogs can help save your parent's life, if they have an accident or a serious health problem comes up. If your parent doesn't already have a dog, consider getting them one. Put the dog through medical alert service training, so that it knows how to get your parent help when nobody else is around and they need it the most.

The dog will learn when to alert others of the need for help, when your parent finds themselves in an emergency situation of any kind. You and your family won't have to worry about how your parent is doing, when they are alone at home or spending time in a room that isn't occupied by anyone else.

The training will also help ensure that your parent's dog is well-behaved and easy to manage, so your parent can easily maintain leadership, as they get older.