There may be times when you feel that your dog is testing your patience by not following your command during a training session. However, you need to remember that dogs always want to please their masters. In other words, you simply need to spend more time in teaching him about the command, for him to follow it. Do not punish him, since it would just confuse him more.
38. What to do when you feel frustrated
Our friend OneUpMax and his views on the RopriPet Active Collar
Practice makes perfect, which is why Mom and I are always looking for new training techniques. After doing some research we decided to give the RopriPet Active Dog Training collar a try! I’m full of energy 95% of the day, and at times it can be hard for me to understand Mom’s verbal ques. This cool new collar will help Mom and I communicate better and here’s how:
The RopriPet collar is used for my safety and well being first and foremost. For example, we use the collar during off leash walks and hikes! The excitement of going on an afternoon adventure with mom gets the bet of me sometimes, so Mom is using the collar to teach me that running outside the fence without her, could result in me getting hurt or lost. Mom and I are working on our communication skills during the walks as well. She calls it “canine conditioning” and while I don’t exactly know what that means, I do know that she is teaching me to stay by her side and not chase after every squirrel or bunny I see – and trust me, that’s hard work!
This conditioning will help me in my agility practice as well. As the RopriPet collar helps Mom and I communicate better off the course, it will surely help us on the course, too! And since agility is one of my favorite things, I have to be the best I can be!
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One Up Max
If you are looking to plan an amazing and memorable party for adult guests, consider the idea of hosting a murder mystery dinner party.
The RopriHome team have had the pleasure of attending a murder mystery dinner party in the past, and we can tell you that we all had an absolute blast! Here's how...
You may be wondering exactly what a murder mystery party is about. If so, we can tell you that it's similar to a murder mystery dinner theater, except that we as the guests are the actors rather than simply observers trying to figure out who the murderer is. And, unlike professional dinner theater, all of the guests have a much easier time communicating their clues to each other.
When you are planning your murder mystery party, you have two options as for what to do about the storyline and characters. The first is that you can attempt to create your own murder mystery. The second, and much more common, is to purchase a kit from your local party store. The party kit will contain a murder mystery story, a specific number of characters (depending on how many people will be at your party), background information on the characters, costume suggestions for guests, a package of clues for each guest, and usually initiations to the party itself.
In addition, many kits come with a guide that you can follow to have a fun and successful party; and some even come with gifts to give to the winners of the game. Some guides let the party host know how the murderer is; other kits let that be a surprise.
When you are throwing a murder mystery dinner party it is vital that all of your characters attend and come on time as well. Let your guests know this ahead of time and require a simple RSVP for the evening early enough in the planning process that you can always find new characters to attend if you need to. The worst thing that could happen is that your murderer will be absent from the party – and how horrible would that be!
Once you know for sure who will be attending your murder mystery dinner party, then it is time to deliver to each person the information on who their character is, their costume suggestions and their specific background story to share with the other guests as part of the game. As the evening progresses your guests will be providing each other with information which has come from your kit.
It is common for a murder mystery dinner party to start out with each person introducing their character. Then, between courses, each person will again speak about their character and give hints which will be needed to solve the murder mystery. When you run your dinner in this fashion, you can count on your dinner lasting about two to three hours, and your mystery to be solved during, or directly after, your desert time.
The murder mystery dinner party the RopriHome team
attended was a mob hit in Italy. We came to the party dressed as stereo-typical mob characters from the old days, and our location was in a local Italian Restaurant. We had all of the characters you can associate with the mob, and we shared our information and hints with each other between courses. Our murder mystery dinner party lasted about three hours and our murderer was given a small prize for the amazing acting they did that night.
A murder mystery dinner party can be a great escape for you and your friends to play one night while the kids are out of the house. The only real limitation on the evening is your own imagination and that of your friends and relatives who you invite. This is definitely an informal party and one which you will want to invite everyone you know to attend – especially the “odder” people in your life. Cheers to your murder party!