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How We Get It Done - Never Give Up

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My wife and I went to the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site last week.  It was a nice trip we stopped on the way back from doing business in Altoona PA.  The reason the railroad was built was to move goods from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh faster and more economical than wagon train. The goods started on boats. Then the boats would be put on rail cars and hulled up and down the mountain. Then the boats would be back in the water. There was one big hurdle and it was the Allegheny Mountains. I think when they started the...

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Not Sure If Your Dog treats Are Safe

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  Dog Food Recalls   In the first 7 weeks of 2017 there have been 3 dog food recalls.  These recalls occur for different reasons.  2 are for possible metal contamination and the other was contaminated with a drug pentobarbital. People run and work at these companies.  We as humans aren't perfect.   Machines are used and they sometimes wear out or break.  There are many variables  that have to be monitored.     Safe Dog Food Traits Some things to consider when picking a dog treat is where is it made. Made in the USA is a good starting point....

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How We Make Dog Treats

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How are dog treats made?   I don't know how other people make dog treats but will share how ours are made.First find a good recipe and change it to make it even better. We use oat flour instead of wheat flour. It is better for dogs because the protein is more complete and better absorbed by our 4 legged friends.   Spices and Other Good Things   Then we use real spice. For a couple of reasons. Dogs eat with their nose and second spices are good at reducing inflammation.. Some spices can be good for arthritis others for...

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3 Things You Can Do The First Day You Bring A Puppy Home To Make Life Easier

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Bringing A Puppy Home Bringing a puppy home is an exciting time.  It can get out of hand right off the bat when rules aren't established.  Dogs from day one learn about the leader of the pack.  They try to be the leader of the pack. You are to be the leader of the pack.  Establish your authority first then you give them attention.  Dogs need attention, food, play and affection.  If they get these things as a reward by performing or working then you become the leader of the pack.   Set Up A Crate For Your Puppy Introduce your...

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