The Mighty but Mini Chihuahua

While Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest dog, Chihuahuas are most notably known for their large, one-owner personalities, often becoming aggressive towards other animals, possessive with their masters and timid and fearful around other humans. I have recently witnessed this ill-mannered behavior in my recently adopted Chi, “Gi Gi.” Gi Gi was an irresistibly beautiful, sweet … Continue reading “The Mighty but Mini Chihuahua”

While Chihuahuas are the world’s smallest dog, Chihuahuas are most notably known for their large, one-owner personalities, often becoming aggressive towards other animals, possessive with their masters and timid and fearful around other humans. I have recently witnessed this ill-mannered behavior in my recently adopted Chi, “Gi Gi.” Gi Gi was an irresistibly beautiful, sweet and timid Chi, rescued from a local humane society about 5 months ago. Upon our union, Gi Gi immediately grew close to me, never straying more than a few feet away from me and keeping her eyes upon me at all times, even when exploring her new home. However, her demeanor turned borderline pathetic when I introduced her to friends and family, as she would cower at the site of a stranger – tail tucked, shaking violently and hiding behind me in any way she could. I just didn’t understand it. Why was she acting like this? I realized this was probably a result of a previously abusive relationship and realized that lots of love, training and time would make Gi Gi a confident and social dog, much like her owner. And with time, Gi Gi found confidence, boldness and inner strength around other humans. However, with that doggie-development, a very shocking personality came out of Gi Gi which I found later to be true of many Chis.

Gi Gi, like most Chis, is a one-owner pet, who can display signs of jealousy and aggressive behavior when “her human” interacts with other dogs. And it does not seem to matter whether the dog is 5 pounds or 105 pounds: Gi Gi makes it known that I belong to her. Gi Gi is not hostile or aggressive to all dogs. She has two lovely bijon-mixed friends that she sees nearly every day, named Riley and Mandi. The three of them play together splendidly; sharing bones, toys, and engaging in puppy-banter and doggie play games. However, when Gi Gi sees me about to give affection to my friend’s two little ones, the doggie-drama ensues as she seems to find a way to nuzzle her way into the action and quickly displace the other dogs in an attempt for total attention. As Gi Gi became more attached to me, it became apparent that Gi Gi was not going to stand for any dog seeking my attention, and has tangled with a Rottweiler and an American Bull Dog, both weighing over 110 pounds. Somehow, the confidence she lacks when meeting my friends and family is somehow quickly found when approached by other canine-competition. Unlike many small dogs whose bark is bigger than their bite, Gi Gi summons Herculean strength to challenge even the most formidable rival, leaving them running scared, tail tucked and hiding behind their owner. While I am unsure if this behavior is motivated from her need to protect me or keep others from attaining my attention, my tiny, sweet, little angel becomes a Tazmanian devil at the sign of another dogs’ attempt to win my affection.

Upon speaking to other friends with Chis, apparently this is an behavior rooted in most Chis, no matter how small, meek and timid they may be. However, this aggressive behavior need not be tolerated and it can and must be overcome. Playing “nice” in the doggie-sandbox is critical to a dog’s mental well-being and physical safety.

There are many ways to temper this temper, possessiveness and jealousy in a Chi and it merely takes time, training and socialization. Tips for getting your possessive pooch to relax around others:

1) Set Rules Immediately.

2) Avoid situations that promote inappropriate behavior during training.

3) Encourage positive behavior with praise and attention.

4) Don’t encourage play biting or rough-housing.

5) Expose pets to people and other pets right away.

6) Correct bad behavior immediately when it is done by scolding the dog or providing alternatives to decrease the behavior.

7) Reward your dog for calm and non-confrontational behavior. Food, praise and affection are great ways to positively reinforce good behavior.

To prevent this behavior early in your little one’s life, early socialization around people and animals is a must to raise a calm, confident dog, rather than a shy, timid dog which acts out in fear. Taming the inner beast in your baby is imperative to their inner being, along with other dogs and pets that come in contact with your animal. While it can be flattering and entertaining to see your pet defend your honor and want you all to yourself, the acting-up is destructive and should be addressed immediately so it does not perpetuate further improper behavior. And while the behavior will not change overnight, with patience and training, most dogs can learn to become tolerant of their masters’ interaction with other dogs, thus expanding their own circle of friends. And I am happy to report that after months of training and socialization, Gi Gi is a healthy and well-behaved Chi around all she comes into contact. Just take the time, patience and steps necessary to make your pet, pet-friendly! More tips on training such as videos and books can be found on http://www.floppyeargear.com.

Where Are the Wild West Games?

Gun, Red Dead Revolver, and the Wild Arms games. These are the only half-decent Wild West themed games that have come out in the past decade. I give Wild Arms credit for having such a long running RPG series, I even enjoy my copy of Wild Arms 3, but when I think of the Wild West, I don’t picture cell-shaded anime characters shooting goblins in the face with snipers and shotguns. I like the Wild Arms series, don’t get me wrong, it just isn’t the type genre of the Wild West that I’d like to see more of.

The 1800’s in America were a time of exploration and adventure, where everyday people weathered the elements, the treacherous landscape, and the wild animals to catch a glimpse of the Pacific Ocean or make their fortune in gold. Nowadays, sand box games are all the rage and so an open ended Wild West game seems doable; just picture Nikko from GTA4 on a horse instead of a car and using a six shooter instead of a rocket launcher.

It surprises me a little that we aren’t flooded with every Western-style game imaginable like we were with Western movies. Ask anyone if they’ve ever heard of John Wayne or Clint Eastwood and after they ask what you’re doing in their house, they’ll probably say yes. The simple answer is that we don’t see more wild west games is because Japan has the most say in what types of games are to be developed and since their history is much different than ours, we see more samurais and ninjas than we do cowboys.

Don’t get me wrong, I like exploring fictional video game lands like Filgaia and whatever the name of the world is from the Final Fantasy games, but it would be a breath of fresh air and much more interesting to have landscapes in games modeled to look like realistic locations. Nothing would be more exciting than to explore the pre-settled territories of the American West and ride off into the sunset like we see so many heroes do in movies; or recognize a landmark in a game that you’ve actually seen in real life.

Thanks to advancements in open sourced technology, gamers are given the driver’s seat when it comes to what they want in video game. Maybe in the future we’ll see more games that seek to satisfy the restless American spirit that we all seem to have because, I don’t know about you, but Oregon Trail just doesn’t seem to cut it.

SEO Expert Explains on How to Restore a Website and Remove Sandbox Effect from Your Website

The sandbox effect or (site getting banned on google) has been prevalent in Google for quite a long time, and many websites are falling victim to it.

Whether deliberately or accidentally, these websites get caught by so called (GOOGLE
POLICE CRAWLER) and in a similar fashion your site domain goes to a prison cell.
While staying in this prison cell for 2-3 or maybe 4 months, Google police
crawlers revisit the cell to check the status of the website domain.

If the site webmaster or whosoever handling the site notices that the site is not showing on Google or any other search engine, and manages to pin point the defect
in the site, your website gets back to life, otherwise your site gets
life imprisonment for rest of its life, and no one can bring it back, unless you
are a hacker and go inside Google database to modify your site details.

Normally people ignore POLICE CRAWLER’s in the first place, and later find that it’s too late. If you detect any fluctuations in Google rankings, it could be possible that your site is entering Google’s Sandbox.

Google has a rule book of a fickle minded child which changes every 2-3 months,
and several sites which do not keep their sites updated with the changes in the
algorithm Google is using to crawl your site, gets off the track, and ultimately
die a slow death.

It’s more like a slow poison, where your site dies not in a single day, but
slowly, without your knowledge, because Google would never disclose openly that your site has indeed been penalized.

Earlier the sites used to get penalized, and were immediately removed from the
Google search engine. Like for example, I was given task to restore the site
http://www.yxz.com, about 4 months ago

Now some of the problems facing with the site were

1)Their url was not even showing on google.

Now closely examining site page by page I came to know that one of their pages
was pointing to their partner site http://www.abc.com, which received life imprisonment on google.

2) Moreover both were sharing same IP address, and the site received penalty on google.

Now if you are hiding a criminal in your house, you are also a part of active crime, and police will certainly punish you in the same manner, maybe in a mild fashion.

I explained my theory, and recommended them to remove the link pointing to abc.com, and certain redirections on certain page, but they the owner was bit skeptical about what I was talking and gave me a lecture on “what’s the importance of
http://www.abc.com” for their business, and other Business Jargon

“OK I said”, why not go for flash link on that particular page. and, problem got resolved and site got restored within a month.

The site was banned for more than a years, and nobody in the company looked into the matter why their site is not showing on google.

Thankfully the site got restored, but unluckily manager decided to close the company site since it has suffered great loss over a period of last one year due to several factors, one of them was their ranking on google, which was bringing them customers 30-50 every month from Google and other search engines.

Similarly its important for any WEBMASTER, or the owner of the site to keep track
of its rankings on google, because if some updates are done to the algorithm, it could be possible that your site is not adhering to the latest algorithm.

Good Luck