Choosing The Right Dog Collar

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There are many dog collar styles to choose from, depending on the size and layout of your dog and your training need. For most dogs, a nylon collar or leather dog is sufficient. This discussion does not include distance learning collars.

For traditional dog collars are available in a variety of styles, colors, and widths. They should ride high on the neck of your pet, do not lose so that it slides down to the top of his shoulder blades. Dog collars must be snug with enough room to put two fingers between your dog’s neck and his collar.

For the safety of your dog, the collar must be loose enough to slide over the animal’s head. Necklaces should not be too tight to limit breathing or cause coughing. Check the size of the collar often puppies growing. Use a meter to measure your pet’s neck, then add two to three inches.

Before you start looking for the perfect collar for your dog, it’s important to think about how to size a dog collar properly? You need to consider its size, weight, build and personality. Depending on these characteristics, it will be necessary to choose a collar that suits him.

If you have a puppy, have him wear a collar as soon as possible so he can get used to it. Do not forget that it will have to be changed as it grows.

Before you go shopping, take a meter and measure the neck of your dog. Place the meter at the widest part of the neck and will not be when you take the measurements. Note the centimeters so you can buy a necklace that fits his neck.

When making your choice, remember that a collar should not hurt, strangle or be too wide. Promote a quality necklace, strong and resistant. It will regularly check the condition of his collar to be sure he is still in good condition and that it does not hurt or irritate him.

Leather Necklace

It is very good because it is strong and resistant. A leather necklace is a bit more expensive, but you can make it wear longer. Be careful not to confuse a leather collar with a faux leather model. They are not bad but will be of lower quality and the price is lower.

Before buying the necklace, check the closures to make sure they are of quality. Favor silver or metal closures that do not rust and not plastic.

Nylon Collar

It is of very good quality and can be bought at a very sweet price. It is practical, strong and light for your dog. The good news? You can easily wash it, it does not cause allergies to your dog and you can opt for nice colors and patterns.

Again, check that the closures are of good quality before you buy it.

If you do not like nylon collars, you can also opt for those in rope or canvas that are quite similar.


Many people opt for a harness, but that’s not the best choice. Indeed, he spares the throats of dogs who constantly shoot on the leash. Only this type of collar encourages dogs to pull on the leash with all their strength using their weight.

If your dog is well educated, he will not need it.

In addition, according to educators, this kind of collar is not at all pleasant to walk for the animal.

Choke Collars

Strangler chains or rope collars are used for dogs that are difficult to control. This is not the type of necklace that was brought to a puppy or a dog that is being educated.

It is used as a last resort and only if an educator advises you.


What to Avoid When Choosing a Flashlight

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Whether it’s battery lamps (or batteries). Solar, shake or dynamo lights are just useless gadgets, often of the worst possible quality. Lamps with crenelated heads are expensive and give you no tactical advantage.

What do you have to look for?

The critical points to consider for an EDC lamp are from my point of view, the power and the modes of illumination, the autonomy, the type of batteries used, the resistance to shocks, the sealing and the user interface. The question of the type of bulb does not arise today: the LED is queen. Read some tactical flashlight reviews to get more info on these.

Regarding the power, I already spoke on the subject. Just remember that 20 to 30 lumens are enough for most tasks, and staying power is just as important as maximum power. Promote low power modes very low (1 to 5 lumens) that will illuminate for a long time without going dead.

Regarding the autonomy, opt for regulated models, whose voltage is kept constant by an electronic circuit. In the absence of regulation, the light intensity gradually decreases as the batteries are discharged which is not ideal. With regulation, the light intensity remains almost constant until it drops rapidly when the batteries are empty.

As for the types of batteries, the subject had also already been discussed across the internet. My preference is for common batteries (mainly AA). AA batteries are easy to find and cost-effective. AAA batteries have the advantage of their compactness at the expense of power and less autonomy. To use if compactness is really important.

The question of the interface is very personal. For my part, I hardly understand to use a lamp that would be devoid of a tactical button on the back. This is the way to activate the lamp that I find the most natural every day, and the most usable in a defense context when the lamp is used as a baton.


What kinds of wood are best to use in your home?

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The eternal question at the time of giving life to our home.

We have already decided that we are going to use wood for furniture at home, but … What kind of wood is the best? What should I look for when deciding on one or the other? And when choosing my windows or doors?

Selecting the best wood for furniture is one of the keys when buying products derived from it. When we talk about the best, we talk about the one that suits your needs, style, and is affordable. That is, there is no wood that is superior to all others … and that is very interesting because there is a huge variety.

Another important factor is to know if the wood we are using is sustainable wood. Read on to learn more about what type of wood is best for your furniture.


Good and cheap furniture wood?

When choosing the wood we want for our furniture , we usually think about those three adjectives. It is not far from reality, but there are some variables that we must take into account. For example, what makes a good wood? And pretty? And how cheap can it become, if it is quality and attractive?

The truth is that there is no definitive answer, because everything depends on our taste. The aesthetics when it comes to making the wood for our furniture are one of the basic principles on which we must reflect. What color has space in my home? Will it be in accordance with the rest of the style of my house?

Likewise, it is important to know where the wood comes from to be used in our furniture . Depending on the tree from which the wood is removed, it will have some characteristics or others. We tell you how the woods of four of the most used trees are obtained, such as oak, cherry, chestnut and pine.

Types of wood for furniture

Oak wood. This is one of the wood for furniture that has better strength. It is usually very durable, so it is a safe bet to get your furniture to stand the test of time

Cherry wood. In contrast to oak resistance, cherry wood is much more fragile. In their care we must take into account the enemies of the wood, such as termites or humidities, since they will assume a before and after in the furniture of this material.

Chestnut wood. In the same line as oak wood, the one obtained from chestnut is often used because of its high resistance, which makes it a safe bet if what we want is that it will last a long time without big problems.

Pine wood. Pine wood is one of the most popular when it comes to carpentry or joinery. Its quality and price, in line, make it one of the big demands.

What if I do not know which wood is the best for my home? In that case, let yourself be advised by woodworking professionals. An expert in carpentry will give you the guidelines for using wood and wooden furniture in the best way in your home, so that you make the most of all the possibilities that this material offers.

How to cut the wood

In order to cut the wood properly, you will need a good table saw. Read some table saw reviews in order to get a better idea which product will be good for you.


Some Must Have Kitchen Accessories

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If you’re serious about your kitchen the you’ll want to keep reading as we go over the top kitchen accessories that you can’t live without.

kitchen accessories

Pressure cooker

Or pressure cooker. Allows you to cook steamed foods, but also all simmered preparations, with cooking less time than the traditional casserole


Impossible to cook without a saucepan.
Three large pans, one medium and one small can help to get by. The ideal is to have five. Whatever the material they are made, they must be adapted to the type of cooker and hob (gas, electricity or induction).


The casserole with lid allows simmering and slow cooking: it is particularly suitable for dishes in sauce. Prefer a cast-iron casserole and large enough to put a poultry.


Like pans, knives are part of the basic material. It is necessary to have good ones, to sharpen regularly: one or two genuine knives (pointed knife), a cutting knife, a small pointed knife with finely toothed blade, a vegetable peeler or economical.

Wood spoon

No kitchen without a wooden spoon! Very useful for working the preparations and not damaging the bottoms of pans or pans.


Large flat spoon full of small holes, the skimmer allows to skim short-broths or to recover food floating in their cooking liquid (poached eggs for example).

Cooking pot

The pot has its utility, for cooking food in a large quantity of liquid (spaghetti for example).


Garbage Disposal

When you are done with your cooking you’ll need to dispose of all the food waste. A high quality garbage disposal can really help out with this and make your life a lot easier.


Human Rights In Africa

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Overall the country of Africa doesn’t have the best human rights policies. It’s not as bad as it used to be but that doesn’t make it ideal either. If we all band together we can get things to an acceptable level. Watch the video below for more information.