Natural Disasters, October 14

1957    At least 81 people are killed in the most devastating flood in the Spanish city of Valencia.

1968    An earthquake rated at 6.8 on the Richter scale destroyed the Australian town of  Meckering, Western Australia.

2014    A snowstorm and avalanche in the Nepalese Himalayas triggered by the remains of the cyclone Hudhud kills 43 people.

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Dog Tip of The Day, October 14

A well trained dog doesn’t happen overnight. Stick with it and make training continuous.

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Natural Disasters, October 13

1962    The Pacific Northwest experiences a cyclone equal to a Category 3 hurricane. Winds measured above 150 mph at several locations, killing 46 people.

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Dog Tip of The Day, October 13

You can gradually cut down on the use of reinforcers and just use praise as long as you have been using praise along with the reinforce. Remember praise is hard to understand. A pat on the head is okay, it is better than nothing, but dogs really respond to 3 solid minutes of praise with a high pitched squeaky voice. I am not sure why that works, but it does. That is what we use when we train dogs for searches and any other form of work.

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Science Birthdays, October 12

Today is the birthday of Christian Gmelin, born in 1792, he devised a process to produce ultramarine blue, and was the first to observe that lithium salts produced a bright red flame test.

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Natural Disasters, October 12

1918    Cloquet Fire, Minnesota, 453 people killed. This fire was mainly caused by dry conditions

1962    Columbus Day Storm, struck the U.S. Pacific Northwest with record wind velocities killing 46 people.

1979    Typhoon Tip, the lowest recorded non-tornadic atmospheric pressure of 87.0 kPa or 870 mbar (25. 69 in Hg) occurred in the Western Pacific during Typhoon Tip.

1992    a 5.8 magnitude earthquake occurred in Cairo, Egypt, killing 510 people.

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Dog Tip of The Day, October 12

One word commands are better than using multiple words.

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