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Dog and Nighttime Mark Haddon's

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" Haddon's novel illustrates this characteristic of autistic families more clearly than any other of his themes and it is this that makes his work significant.

Library and Information Resource Net. "Autism and Brain's Immune System Linked." AORN Journal, Feb 2005 v81 i2 p341 (1).

Ozonoff, Sally and Geraldine Dawson. A Parent's Guide to Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism. New York: Guilford Press, 2002. (p27-28).

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Doubleday, 2003. (p14-15).

See above, no. iii. (p44).

Herrey, a. And Lisa M. Capps. "Understanding Teasing: Lessons from Children ith Autism." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Feb 2005 v33 i1 p55 (14).

See above, no. iii. (p46).

See above, no. iii. (p140).

Bashe, Patricia Romanowski and Barbara L. Kirby. The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome. New York: Crown, 2001. (p43).

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Bashe, Patricia Romanowski and Barbara L. Kirby. The Oasis Guide to Asperger Syndrome. New York: Crown, 2001.

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Doubleday, 2003.

Herrey, a. And Lisa M. Capps. "Understanding Teasing: Lessons from Children With Autism." Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, Feb 2005 v33 i1 p55 (14).

Library and Information Resource Net. "Autism and Brain's Immune System Linked." AORN Journal, Feb 2005 v81 i2 p341 (1).
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Canine Epilepsy Is a Chronic

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The dog may lose consciousness and fall to the ground. There may also be teeth gnashing, frantic thrashing of limbs, excessive drooling, vocalizing, paddling of feet, uncontrollable urination and defecation. The Post Ictus is the stage after the seizure when the dog may pace endlessly, appear blind and deaf and eat or drink excessively.

When a dog first experiences a seizure, it is essential to rule out causes other than true epilepsy. It is difficult to diagnose canine epilepsy because many other diseases or disorders can result in seizures Therefore, blood tests, x-rays, physical examination, and history leading up to the seizure are necessary for accurate diagnosis. If the clinician finds no identifiable cause of the seizure based on clinical evaluation, then the dog is considered to have true epilepsy. Seizures are not predictable. Some dogs appear to have seizures very regularly, while in others, the seizures appear to be…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Bethurum, Pam. "Canine Epilepsy." 9 Jan. 2005. JABED. http://www.jabed.com/epilepsy.htm.

Canine Epilepsy." The Epi Guardian Angels. 9 Jan. 2005. http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/CanineEpil.htm.

Canine Seizures - Causes and Treatment." The Epi Guardian Angels. 9 Jan. 2005.     http://www.canine-epilepsy-guardian-angels.com/seizures_overview.htm#Treating    .

Davol, Pamela A. "Understanding Canine Epilepsy." Wing-N-Wave Labradors. 9 Jan. 2005.   http://www.labbies.com/epilepsy.htm  .
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Owning a Dog Versus Owning a Cat

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Dogs Verses Cats

Dogs and cats are the two most common animals among pet owners. Each provides unconditional love as well as health and emotional benefits for the owners and each are fairly equal regarding responsibility and care, however, dogs and cats each have unique qualities.

There are numerous benefits to pet ownership, whether one owns a dog or a cat. It is reported that pet owners live longer and healthier lives than individuals without pets and that blood pressure can fall to resting levels or below just by petting an animal (Health pp). The cholesterol levels of pet owners are two percent lower and heart attacks are four percent lower in pet owners compared to non-pet owners (Health pp). Moreover, the survival rate of people who have had a heart attack and own pets increased from one in fifteen to one in eighty-seven (Health pp). Petting or stroking a…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Health Benefits of Pet Ownership." http://www.rctc.edu/program/btec/pub/spring2001/lotteson-1/

The Health Benefits of Owning Pets." http://www.buzzle.com/editorials/text2-18-2002-11780.asp

The State of the American Pet Highlights." http://www.purina.com/institute/survey_highlights.asp
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Progress in Dog Training and Observation of Training Responses

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Dog Training

Training a dog requires proper planning and execution of the training methods so as to reinforce and encourage repetition. Proper training calls for the creation of a desire by the dog to please and seek positive attention and feedback from its handler. For a well behaved and trained dog, proper behavior adjustment and obedient command training are needful. This training starts with the sit command and training. The sit command and exercise stands as the most effective beginner training to a dog. The norms in the "sit" training and command to a dog makes it possible for the handler to change a dog's ability to listen and obey easily. The training also orients the dog away from requiring bribes to follow commands.

Training 'Wolph' to "Sit"

Conditioning in Wolph's training response to "sit" is undertaken by giving treats and rubbing on the chest in case the dog demonstrated…… [Read More]

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Smakey Dog Foods Discuss How the SEC

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Smakey Dog Foods

Discuss how the SEC has influence (if any) over the audit of Smackey Dog Foods, Inc.

The Securities and Exchange Commission has a significant influence on the audit of Smackey Dog Foods, Inc. By Keller CPAs. The SEC's influence comes primarily by the audit standards that have to be applied to the business and independence is one of the principles of the AICPA. The other principles are responsibilities, the public interest, integrity, objectivity and independence, due care, and scope and nature of services. The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 introduced many new requirements. These requirements relate to: the independence of audit committee members; the audit committee's responsibility to select and oversee the issuer's independent accountant; procedures for handling complaints regarding the issuer's accounting practices; the authority of the audit committee to engage advisors; and funding for the independent auditor and any outside advisors engaged by the audit committee…… [Read More]

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Georgescu, I., Betianu, L., & Macovei, C. (2006, August). The Role of the Management Accounting in Financial Auditing Quality Enhancement. Retrieved from Social Science Research Network:  http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=924337 

Investopedia. (N.d.). Positive Confirmation. Retrieved from Investopedia:  http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/positive-confirmation.asp 

Pacini, C. (N.d.). Accepting the Engagement and Planning the Audit. Retrieved from FGCU: https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&ved=0CC8QFjAA&url=http%3A%2F%2Fruby.fgcu.edu%2Fcourses%2Fcpacini%2Fcourses%2Facg4632%2Fch7audnotes.pdf&ei=9moNUq2fIaTC2QWK34CIBA&usg=AFQjCNHp1JliHU8dD47MrGFbaT-fZufCcg&sig2=LvyoWvtudI

PCAOB. (N.d.). The Auditor's Consideration of the Internal Audit Function in an Audit of Financial Statements. Retrieved from PCAOB:  http://pcaobus.org/Standards/Auditing/Pages/AU322.aspx
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Smackey Dog Foods My Role at Smackey

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Smackey Dog Foods

My role at Smackey Dog Food is to apply the audit procedures and objectives to this company. A cursory examination reveals that there are many areas where Smackey's accounting practices can be improved. At times, there are faults with the techniques that are being used. At other times, there are faults just as much with the control systems. Inadequate control systems are often the cause of problems with a company's accounting practices, and ensuring that proper controls are in place is one of the most important roles of the auditor (CSU, 2009). In this analysis, the issues will be taken one at a time, and then some final overarching recommendations will be made to ensure that not only are these problems addressed but that systems are in place to ensure that there are no further problems.

Problem #1 -- aste and Margins

The one-serving packages that are…… [Read More]

Works Cited:

CSU. (2009). Internal controls. California State University. Retrieved April 6, 2012 from  http://www.calstate.edu/audit/internal.shtml 

EEOC. (2009). Federal laws prohibiting job discrimination questions and answers. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Retrieved April 6, 2012 from  http://www.eeoc.gov/facts/qanda.html 

Investopedia. (2012). Channel stuffing. Investopedia. Retrieved April 6, 2012 from  http://www.investopedia.com/terms/c/channelstuffing.asp#axzz1r632t1Nx 

Richard, L. (2012). GAAP rules for writing off accounts receivable. Houston Chronicle. Retrieved April 6, 2012 from  http://smallbusiness.chron.com/gaap-rules-writing-off-accounts-receivable-36358.html
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Training and Effectiveness K-9 History

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The following chart illustrates the orientation and where the dog's social, sexual and micturition behaviors should be oriented.

Orientation

Source: Tieken (1999)

The appropriate socialization of the dog is also important. Guidelines for socialization of the dog is shown for the age appropriate socialization in the following table.

Age/Appropriate Socialization

AGE

APPROPRIATE SOCIALIZATION

0-5 weeks

Dog needs nurturing from the dam and to be protected from environmental extremes.

3-5 weeks

Some human contact is advisable

5-8 weeks

Continue nurturing, but allow some mild stress such as cold or short-term social isolation. Also increase human contact with some interaction. Studies have revealed that pups that experience mild stress grow up to handle stress better than littermates who were protected from all stress.

8-10 weeks

This is a fear imprinting period. Avoid negative forceful reinforcements; minimize all stress; be careful to avoid threatening situations (e.g., close proximity to large strange dogs, manwork,…… [Read More]

Bibliography

Hubble, Bert (nd) a Brief History of War Dogs in the U.S. Military: A Historical Perspective. 47th Scout Dog Platoon. Online available at  http://www.47ipsd.us/47k9hist.htm 

K-9 History: The Dogs of War!

http://community-2.webtv.net/Hahn-50thAP-K9/K9History/

History of Police Dogs (2007) K9 Global Training Academy Working Dogs. Online available at http://www.k9gta.com/History-of-Police-Dogs.html
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Wag the Dog

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ag the Dog

The Public Relations Society of America espouses a code of ethics that includes protecting and advancing the free flow of "accurate and truthful" information ("Ethics"). Likewise, the Public Relations Society of America advocates honesty and accuracy in its core practice guidelines for professionals. In age the Dog, Conrad Bream (Robert DeNiro) deliberately machinates a plan to divert the public's attention away from a presidential sex scandal by hiring movie producer Stanley Motss (Dustin Hoffman) to manufacture multimedia images for the media. The fake war is an outright, deliberate, and overt affront to the first ethical tenet of the Public Relations Society of America, which would never admit Bream as one of its members. Interestingly, though, Bream does not try to lie about the sex scandal, but only wants to create a lie that will prove more sensational in the media.

Every other example of how Bream violates…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Baum, Matthew. Soft News Goes to War.

Baum, Matthew A. "Sex, Lies, and War: How Soft News Brings Foreign Policy to the Inattentive Public." American Political Science Review 1, 2002, pp 91-109.

Coppens, Philip. "Wag the Dog." Retrieved online:  http://www.philipcoppens.com/wagthedog.html 

Levinson, B. "Wag the Dog." In HSC Advanced English.
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Marketing Plan for Dog-Feeding Device

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Marketing Plan for Caninantics' "Pooch Pantry"

Situational Analysis

It is well documented that Americans love their animals and dogs lead the popularity charts for pets (Watters & uff, 2013). Indeed, many people grieve over the loss of a dog to the same extent they do over the loss of a close human loved one (Watters & uff, 2013). It's estimated that 70-80 million dogs are owned in the United States. The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals estimates that there are around 80 million dogs in the United States and that nearly half (47%) of all households in the United States own at least one dog (Facts about pet ownership, 2014).

The dog food-dispensing product developed by Caninantics provides busy pet owners with the ability to feed their dogs during their absences. The device, known as "Pooch Pantry," automatically opens dog food cans and empties the contents…… [Read More]

References

Adler, J. (2009, December 2). Start-ups, too dependent on realty, swell failures. American Banker, 173(231), 1.

Facts about pet ownership. (2014). American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Retrieved from http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/pet-statistics.

Watters, N. & Ruff, R. (2013, September 1). Can a posttraumatic stress disorder be caused by a traumatic injury to a companion pet? International Journal of Psychological Studies,
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Family Dog Our Family Member Wolfie Our

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Family Dog

Our Family Member, olfie

Our German Shepherd olfie has always been the most popular member of our family. Even though there were four of us, including Mom, Pop, and my little sister, it was olfie that everyone on the street knew best. Even the neighborhood kids loved her and would come over just to play with her. My sister and I did not even have to be home (and if we were that did not necessarily mean we would be asked to come out and play). No, the dog was everyone's favorite. Yet, for some reason, none of us were ever jealous of olfie. She deserved her popularity, after all. This paper will show why our family will always be remembered -- not for what we ourselves did -- but for what our dog did!

From the time olfie was born, she was the most welcome dog to…… [Read More]

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"Famous Dog Quotes." Web. 25 Aug 2011.

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Film Analysis Wag the Dog

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PRSA

Perhaps the clearest violation of the principles of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) in ag the Dog is its essential premise: the PR firm is working to create the impression that the U.S. is at war to save the reputation of the current president, even though the country is still at peace. The PR firm deliberately deludes the American public into believing falsehoods based upon the needs of the client. As well as inhibiting the dissemination of truthful information, the PR firm actively stifles open communication by covering up the sex scandal of the president by creating false footage about the supposed war in Albania. The PR firm also collaborates with a movie producer to create fake film footage of the actual war specifically designed to tug at the heartstrings of Americans. hat the public should actually be focused upon (the politician's credibility) is completely changed and…… [Read More]

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"Propaganda -- all devices." 12 May 2014.

 http://www.physics.smu.edu/pseudo/Propaganda/alldevices.html
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Black Dog Creating a World

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But while wishing to be strong is noble, forgetting the past leads to others repeating mistakes of the past in different contexts -- genocides continue to reoccur.

It is this that has proved the most significant lesson of Balakian's work regarding my perception of the world. I will never look at the signs to 'Save Darfur' the same way, after reading The Black Dog of Fate. Like myself, Balakian grew up at a table groaning with plenty, where his relative's past seemed very far away from Tenafly, New Jersey. In America, even after September 11th, it is easy to feel as though old, ethnic tribal memories and conflicts are very far away, when one is living one's daily existence and is obsessed with the day-to-day demands of one's personal life. Balakian came to learn about his family's history, not in some great, single revelation, like might happen in a made-for-TV…… [Read More]

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Curious Incident of the Dog

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His view of interactions with others and admonishments is of less importance as compared to that of animals. In my opinion, this explicates the climax of Haddon's plot. The fact that Christopher decides to dig into finding the killer of the dog to erase the predicaments implicated upon him, introduces an interesting turn of the story. To him, tracking down the legitimate killer was exponentially vital to him; a close reflection to Sherlock Holmes inspiration.

In my opinion, the insights from the book exceptionally enlightened my understanding of literature. I gained knowledge concerning fiction's correlation to reality. This is portrayed by the Christopher's brilliance that illustrates his lack of fathom in his personal emotions. Similarly, the funny incidences create a dazzling effect to my understanding as the fascinating sides of Christopher highlights a blessing in disguise nature. This has helped in satisfying the incidental perception of the world of reality.…… [Read More]

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Red Dog Culture Exists in

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But this does not mean that this family cannot be understood as a political constellation. The family members relate to the world with violence, trying to make others conform to their desires with guns and drugs, a path that leads finally to a terrible action. This action transforms the novel from a type of ethnography and the characters from symbols of a certain kind of cultural actors into themselves, into individuals who believe they can no longer hide in the shadows of their culture and their history. The characters step out in front of the landscape, step out of the shadows of generalities, of being movers in a Great Canadian Novel.

Essential to understanding the novel and its characters is to trace the history of the family as it moves from America to Canada, from one geographical and historical site of colonization to another. In their home in British Columbia,…… [Read More]

References

Gilbert, H. & Tompkins, J. (1996). Post-colonial drama: Theory, practice, politics. New York: Routledge.

hooks, b. (1990). Yearning: Race, gender and cultural politics. Boston: South End.

Lane, P. (2006). Red dog. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart.
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Lady With the Pet Dog According to

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Lady ith the Pet Dog

According to Vladimir Nabokov, "The Lady with the Pet Dog" is referred to be one of the greatest stories ever written. The story was published in 1899, revealing a symbolic suitability according to the era. Chekhov, who was to die within five years, is revealed in the story as reinventing the form for the 20th century. In the context of this short tale, Gurov experiences an unfamiliar and winding course of principled and emotional growth that is not expected by most of the readers.

The author of "The Lady with the Pet Dog" is Anton Chekhov. Realizing the time, the cultures and the two continents transversely, Chekhov narrates tales of concealed love that extends deep into the lives, fears and hopes of men and women who are married. Such pairs struggle to traverse past their marriages that are fruitless and devoid of love in order…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Born Again: A Comparison of Two Tales of "The Lady with the Pet Dog."

www.cappsfamily.hypermart.net
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Curious Incident of the Dog

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His reaction is honest and real, and shows that he has emotions and feelings as well as logical reactions to his life. He also decides he cannot live with his father when he discovers his father is the one who killed Wellington. These are all emotional reactions to problems, and so he is very capable of love and other strong emotions. His reactions might not be what another person's reactions are, but they are certainly real and important.

In addition, Christopher becomes aware of a terrible hurt inside him because of his father's confession. Haddon writes, "But this hurt was inside my head. And it made me sad to think that I could never become an astronaut" (Haddon 132). That kind of hurt comes from love, and Christopher now knows the pain of loving someone and losing them. This feeling forces him to do things he would never do before,…… [Read More]

References

Haddon, Mark. The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. New York: Vintage Books, 2003.
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Development of Canine Behavior Genetics vs Environment

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Canine Behavior: Genetics vs. Environment

The debate over nature vs. nurture as it applies to learning dates back over a hundred years. Certainly, during much of the 20th century, the distinction between learned and inherited behavior appeared much clearer than it does today. The concept that any type of behavior was either learned or merely developed without learning seemed a rationale and straightforward belief. esearch based on these expectations caused some scientists to conclude that rat-killing behavior among cats, for example, is a learned behavior rather than an instinctive one, that human fears are all acquired, or that intelligence is completely the result of experience. Learning theorists were arguing at this point that most behavior is learned and that biological factors are of little or no importance. The behaviorist position that human behavior could be explained entirely in terms of reflexes, stimulus-response associations, and the effects of reinforcers upon them…… [Read More]

References

Ader, R., Baum, A., & Weiner, H. (1988). Experimental foundations of behavioral medicines: Conditioning approaches. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Black, A.H., Solomon, R.L., & Whiting, J.W.M. (1954, April). Resistance to temptation as a function of antecedent dependency relationships in puppies. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting, New York. In American Psychologist, 9, 579.

Brush, F.R., Overmier, J.B., & Solomon, R.L. (1985). Affect, conditioning, and cognition: Essays on the determinants of behavior. Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Dogs and People: The History and Psychology of a Relationship. (1996). Journal of Business Administration and Policy Analysis, 24-26, 54.
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Gaining an Understanding of Mary Crow Dog

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gaining an understanding of Mary Crow Dog, what did you find most interesting about this chapter? Be sure to explain why you found it most interesting.

This chapter provides a lot of insight into gender roles and norms in the society, beyond learning about how these norms impacted Mary Crow Dog on a personal level. The phenomenon of child marriage, and of the lack of power women had over their own destinies, is evidence from the very first sentence of Chapter 12 "Sioux and Elephants Never Forget." The first sentence is tellingly written in the passive voice, when Mary Crow Dog writes about her marriage to Crow Dog. She writes, "I became Crow Dog's wife," not "I married Crow Dog," which would be the active voice phrasing. Mary Crow Dog purposely uses the passive voice because she was not even eighteen years old when she married. And more than that,…… [Read More]

References

Crow Dog, M. (1990). Lakota Woman. New York: Harper.

Mankiller, W. (1993). Mankiller: A Chief and Her People. New York: St. Martin's.
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Buy Your Dog From a Pet Store

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buy your dog from a pet store 'How much is that doggie in the window?' Passing by a pet store, it's easy to be tempted to buy a puppy or a kitten. However, according to the American Humane Society, it is estimated that approximately 3.7 million animals were euthanized in American shelters in 2008. "56% of dogs and 71% of cats that enter animal shelters are euthanized," according to the organization. This is despite considerable efforts of the Humane Society not to euthanize animals, unless absolutely necessary. And while some of these animals may have been unsuitable as pets because they were sickly or violent, many were not and were killed due to simple overcrowding. The most common reason people surrender their pets is that they are simply unable or unwilling to care for them. There are too many dogs for too few owners in the United States. Buying a…… [Read More]

References

Animal euthanasia. (2011). American Humane Society. Retrieved July 11, 2011 at  http://www.americanhumane.org/animals/stop-animal-abuse/fact-sheets/animal-shelter-euthanasia.html 

Buying dogs in pet stores. (2011). Dog Guide. Retrieved July 11, 2011 at  http://www.dogguide.net/pet-store-dogs.php 

What is a puppy mill? (2011). American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Retrieved July 11, 2011 at http://www.aspca.org/fight-animal-cruelty/puppy-mills/what-is-a-puppy-mill.aspx
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Red Dog a Modern Application

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A description of the entrance of Elmer Stark, father of Eddy and Tony, into the world of the story makes both the masculine and the feminine exotic, other, and unknowable, while at the same time igniting tensions and passions -- outright lust, in fact -- between them in a fetishization of the other. Nettie, the Stark matriarch, is described watching this stranger wash, "his naked shoulders, the gleam of his skin, and the lines of charred bronze where the sun had burned his neck and wrists, the faint red-gold of the hairs that edged from under his belt at his waist" (Lane, p. 144). This description makes it clear that Elmer is not being viewed as a human, but as an other, just as Nettie is creating her own distance and just as distances were created with the native peoples through such objectification. ith such beginnings as these, it is…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Kulperger, Shelley. Familiar Ghosts: Feminist Postcolonial Gothic in Canada. In Unsettled Remains: Canadian Literature and the Postcolonial Gothic, Cynthia Conchita Sugars & Gerry Turcotte, eds. Waterloo, on: Wilfird Laurier University Press, 2009.

Lane, Patrick. Red Dog, Red Dog. Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 2008.

Segal, Francesca. Ghostly Visions from the Top of an Apple Tree [review]. The Observer, 6 June 2009. Accessed 4 April 2012. http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2009/jun/07/red-dog-red-dog-patrick-lane
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Embedding Elements of Functional Skills in K-9

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Embedding Elements of Functional Skills in K-9 Handling

Skills in individual areas become much more valuable to instructors and to learners when they are fully integrated or embedded within functional applications (Gravells, 2008). Generally, a good canine handler needs to have a command of factual knowledge about canine behavior, human psychology, criminal law and procedure, computer Internet technology, (ICT), and good writing skills. However, raw knowledge about canines, or so-called "textbook" knowledge (breed identification, history, physiology, general behavior, etc.) is comparatively useless in the field. Instead, the functional or "embedded" knowledge a canine handler must understand about dogs would include identifying predictable behaviors of various canines in specific situations. For example, knowledge about the respective lineage of the Belgian Malinois and German Shepherd is not particularly useful in the field as compared with embedded knowledge of their respective likely responses to gunshots.

Likewise, textbook knowledge of the history of the…… [Read More]

Reference

Gravells, A. (2008). Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector -- Level 3

Coursebook. Learning Matters Ltd.
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Lady With the Dog by

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Chekhov likened his characters to a child who is just starting to understanding a new concept and meaning of love, leading him to further evaluate himself not just as a lover to Anna, but as a man and individual as he appears to Anna and other people:

He had two lives: one, open, seen and known by all who cared to know…and another life running its course in secret… everything that was essential, of interest and value to him…was hidden from other people; and all that was false in him…all that was open.

While Gurov admitted and acknowledged the hypocritical life he led by carrying on a love affair with Anna while still living with his wife, Anna remained confused and uncertain about herself and her lover in Oates' redevelopment of Chekhov's original short story. Created to complete the missing information on events surrounding Anna and her lover's affair in…… [Read More]

References:

Chekhov, a. The Lady with the Pet Dog. Available at:  http://www.turksheadreview.com/library/texts/chekhov-ladypetdog.html .

Oates, J.C. (2006). The Lady with the Pet Dog. In High Lonesome. NY: HarperCollins.
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Oil of Dog Bierce's Narrative Style

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IONY IN BIECE'S OIL OF DOG

IONY IN OIL OF DOG

IONY IN BIECE'S Oil OF DOG

Ambrose Bierce's Oil of Dog is a dark, macabre and humorous, even though it is a short story it is very rich, compact and filled with irony. The irony which is the dominant and most outstanding element in Oil of Dog functions in several significant and symbolic ways. Bierce presents to the reader an inverted or upside down world where right is wrong and wrong is right. He portrays his parents and their trade which is murder and thievery as honorable while at the same time presenting the righteous as guilty. The constable, a representative or law and order is described like this: "young as I was, I had learned that a constable's acts, of whatever apparent character are prompted by the most reprehensible motives" (12).

He also states that the town's people…… [Read More]

References

Bierce, Abrose. "LibriVox -- The Parenticide Club, by Ambrose Bierce." LibriVox. 10 June 2007. Web. 16 Dec. 2010. .

Talley, Sharon. Ambrose Bierce and the Dance of Death. Knoxville: University of Tennessee, 2009. Print.
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Requiring Ethnics Training to Employees Is Simply a Dog and Pony Show Why or Why

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Ethics Training for Employees

"ecently we have become aware of massive fraud and abuses that are tolerated and even encouraged by executives in large and formerly reputable organizations" (Lee, 2004). The Enron scandal sent ricochets through corporate America, causing literally thousands of people to lose their jobs and sending a major city into a deeper recession than that experienced by the rest of the country. Even seemingly minor corporate scandals have had a tremendous impact on both corporate America and on consumer confidence in corporations. One need only look at the recent media fury surrounding Martha Stewart's recent release from prison to realize that corporate misbehavior is the hot-button issue of the day. As evidenced by the abundance of "Free Martha" t-shirts, the negative impacts of corporate ethical issues are not always apparent on the surface. However, the fact is that abusive and illegal practices that have been permitted, and…… [Read More]

References

Joseph, J., Wan Veer, L., and McFadden, A. (2004). Ethics in the Workplace. Retrieved 12 Mar. 2005 from Executive Update Online

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Lee, W. (2004). Ethics: Compliance vs. Commitment. Retrieved 12 Mar. 2005, from Society for Human Resource Management

Web site: http://shrm.org/hrresources/whitepapers_published/CMS_011027.pdf
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K9 K12 in the Field

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Clay County

The Field Experience Project that I participated over this course has enlightened me in many ways. Having a different perspective as an observer was a very valuable way of examining the teaching environment. The purpose of this essay is to summarize my experience as an interviewer and observer at the Clay County High School in Clay, V. This essay will first give some background on the circumstances of my situation before capturing some specific items that occurred while I was there.

After describing some of the background information about the school, I will then give an account of my experiences at the school. I will describe the details about my activities and interactions while I was present as an observer. The final part of the essay will discuss some of my specific observations about culture and how culture affected the school that I observed.

Background

Clay County High…… [Read More]

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Barth, R. (2002). The Culture Builder. Educational Leadership, 59, 8. pp 6-11. Retrieved from http://cursa.ihmc.us/rid=1207228897993_605800142_8024/Barth- %20Culture%20Builder.pdf

Chenoweth, E., & Galliher, R.V. (2004, October 15). Factors in-uencing college aspirations of rural West Virginia high school students. Journal of Research in Rural Education, 19(2). Retrieved [date] from http://jrre.psu.edu/articles/19-2.pdf

Clay Count High School Website. Viewed 1 March 2013. Retrieved from http://www.claycountyhighschool.org/index.html

US News and World Report. Clay County High School. Viewed 1 March 2013. Retrieved from http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/west-virginia/districts/clay-county- schools/clay-county-high-school-21332
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Starting Point for This Legal

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It should also be pointed out that the Defendant, Mr. Taylor, warned the Plaintiff to not play with the dog and that Ms. Buffet openly admits that this is the case. The warning itself will not affect the issue of liability but it will impact on the measure of damages. As Ms. Buffet made no effort to play with the dog or otherwise interact with him the issue of the warning should have little impact on the case but it is something that must be considered.

II. Doctrine of Comparative Negligence Will Mitigate Damages

Assuming arguendo that the Plaintiff can prove negligence by the Defendant she must overcome the tenets of the Comparative Negligence doctrine.

As Florida follows pure comparative negligence she might still be able to recover damages but they would be diminished by how the contribution of fault is measured by the jury. For example, if the jury…… [Read More]

Hoffman v. Jones, 280 So.2d 287 (Fla. 1977)

Bessett v. Hackett, 66 So. 2d 694 (Fla. 1953)

Restatement of Torts (Second) §463
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Pharmacologic Treatment of Fear and

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e., they became helpless). Furthermore, other behaviors of the dogs were adversely affected (e.g., the dogs appeared apathetic and had poor appetites) (Hitzemann, 2000). In his essay, "Animal Models of Psychiatric Disorders and Their elevance to Alcoholism," Hitzemann (2000) reports that, "Both fear and anxiety are alerting signals that warn the individual against impending danger and enable the individual to take defensive measures. For animals, the distinctions between fear and anxiety are vague" (p. 149). The distinctions between fear and anxiety are clearly irrelevant for humans who encounter such stressed animals, though.

According to Hodge and Stull (2000), dog bites cause an average of 17 human deaths, 6,000 hospitalizations, and 330,000 emergency room visits every year in the Untied States and a like number of people probably do not seek treatment or report the incident, but may nevertheless experience psychological trauma, anxiety, and missed work or school. Furthermore, dog bites…… [Read More]

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Becker, M.G., Chew, G.L., Correa, J.C., Hoepner, L.A., Jusino, C.M., Kinney, P.L., Miller, R.L., & Perzanowski, M.S. (2003). Distribution and determinants of mouse allergen exposure in low-income New York City apartments. Environmental Health Perspectives, 111(10), 1348.

Boone, J.S., & Tyler, J.W. (2001). Transferable residues from dog fur and plasma cholinesterase inhibition in dogs treated with a flea control dip containing chlorpyrifos. Environmental Health Perspectives, 109(11), 1109.

Chang, Y., Cohen, J.H., Hennon, D.L., LaPorte, R.E., & McMahon, J.E. (1997). Dog bite incidence in the City of Pittsburgh: A capture-recapture approach. American Journal of Public Health, 87(10), 1703-5.

Duke, M.L., & Swain, J.L. (2001). Recommendations for research on ethics in public policy from a public administration perspective: Barking dogs and more. International Journal of Public Administration, 24(1), 125.
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Pet Business in America in

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Interestingly, doggie day care has become so common in some areas, that it has become "socially unacceptable" for people to leave their dogs home alone all day ("Pet Statistics"). This is true in large urban centers such as New York City and Los Angeles, which has led to a proliferation of doggie day care centers in these areas. As more pet owners become involved in every aspect of their pets' lives, it seems clear that services such as doggie day care will continue to grow and thrive. However, just about any business concerning pets seems to be on the rise today, and getting involved in the pet industry seems to be a good investment for an entrepreneur in the future, because the industry is still growing, rather than leveling out. Many other business opportunities exist.

OTHE PET BusinessES

Doggy day care may be one of the fastest growing pet businesses…… [Read More]

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Bevan, Laura. "Disaster Planning for Pets." USA Today (Society for the Advancement of Education) Mar. 2003: 54+.

Editors. "Pets in America." PetsinAmerica.com. 2007. 11 April 2007. http://www.petsinamerica.org/introduction.htm

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Rudd, Lauren. "Petsmart Is Positioned to Be Pick of the Litter." Sarasota Herald Tribune 26 June 2005: D6.
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Public Attention Drawn to Cruelty

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In surveying the player's responses to Vick's situation, the journalists were bringing about public reaction to be evaluated to determine what direction to take their stories in. It demonstrated that,.".. survey respondents who experience difficulty answering questions respond differently to related subsequent questions than do those who do not experience such difficulty (JA, Effects of urvey)."

The story of animal abuse in dog fighting was one that caused polls to be taken to measure public opinion. That public opinion was in strong support of the animals that Vick had abused and used in an abusive manner. The journalistic tactic was one wherein the journalists used the opportunity for the public to speak out, to be heard, to participate in the outcome of Vick's legal proceedings as an incentive to be surveyed publicly. "In an effort to counter mounting problems of non-cooperation, survey organizations are increasingly offering incentives to respondents, sometimes…… [Read More]

Some animal lovers have attempted to deal with the problem of young people being indoctrinated into the sport of dog fighting by creating more social and legal ways to be entertained, and to compete. "Concerned by the increasing number of youths involved in dog fighting, former animal control officer Sue Sternberg decided to do something about it. In 2002, Sternberg started Lug-Nuts, a program that encourages inner-city teens to enter their dogs in weight-pulling competitions instead of fights (NG JA a Humane)."

Sternberg's efforts are interesting, and there should be research devoted to the outcomes she is experiencing in the program. "Within this context, this analysis is predominantly definitional, seeking to isolate the unique features of qualitative research (JA QRRC)."

As the Michael Vick legal processes unfold, we can expect to see and hear much more about the life and fate of the American Bull Terrier.
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Thomas Updike Compare Contrast the Fight for Life in

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Thomas/Updike Compare/Contrast

The Fight for Life in Dylan Thomas' "Do not go gentle into that good night" and John Updike's "Dog's Death"

Death has proven to be an inspiration for many poets and has been written about throughout history. These poets look at death from differing perspectives and many have argued that it should be fought against while others are more submissive to the concept. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," written by Dylan Thomas (1951), and "Dog's Death," by John Updike (1993), take a stance that accepting death is unnatural and that a person or any living being should fight until the end. In "Do not go gentle into that good night," Thomas argues that death is something that should be fought against and that a person should only succumb to their end when he or she is ready. On the other hand, in "Dog's Death,"…… [Read More]

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Coren, S. (20 September 2011). Do dogs feel pain the same way that humans do? Psychology

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Donne, J. (1633) "Death Be Not Proud." Bartleby.com. Accessed 5 May 2012, from   http://www.bartleby.com/105/72.html  

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Court Opinion United States v

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U.S.C. § 48 is not aimed at specific instances of animal cruelty, but specifically at the creation and distribution of depictions of such abuse for the purposes of interstate and/or foreign commerce. This is the act that the appellant was unarguably engaging in when apprehended by law enforcement, and the fact that the law is not aimed at those participating directly in acts of animal cruelty does not in and of itself create a constitutional objection.

The statutes specific mention of interstate commerce renders the appellant's claim that the constitutionality of the statute is in question due to a dependence on state definitions also moot. Not only were the acts depicted in the videos the appellant old to law enforcement agencies unquestionably illegal in all fifty states, but the federal government has a duty to regulate interstate commerce specifically because state definitions and regulations differ. Failing to regulate the interstate…… [Read More]

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FindLaw (2010a). NEW YORK v. FERBER, 458 U.S. 747 (1982). Accessed 14 January 2010. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/scripts/getcase.pl?court=U.S.&vol=458&invol=747

FindLaw (2010b). CHAPLINSKY v. STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 315 U.S. 568 (1942). Accessed 14 January 2010. http://caselaw.lp.findlaw.com/cgi-bin/getcase.pl?court=us&vol=315&invol=568
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Reality in The Lady With

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The subtlety of their actions make their affair all the more romantic, because, set in the real world, who would consider the actions of two people committing adultery as romantic? Thus, a closer look at how love is given meaning by Dmitri and Anna opens the reader's eyes to the realization that one need not be verbalize or explicitly show his or her feelings in order to feel that love is present between two people. Thus, the author spared the readers any romantic words and dialogues, and provided them with incidents in the story that may seem trivial, yet significantly important to the lovers in the story. This is exemplified in the scene where the author narrates their rendezvous: "She was pale; she looked at him, and did not smile, and he had hardly come in when she fell on his breast. Their kiss was slow and prolonged, as though…… [Read More]

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Chekhov, a.E-text of "The Lady with the Dog." Available at:  http://www.online-literature.com/anton_chekhov/1297/ .
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Conflict Between Parents and Children

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Conflicts Between Parents and Their Children: Amy Tan's "Two Kinds" and Mark Haddon's the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

e have all had our own squabbles with our parents, but in some cases it is a hard fight standing up against an oppressive parental force and establishing yourself as an individual. Yet, this is exactly what Jing-mei oo and Christopher Boone do. In both Amy Tan's "Two Kinds and Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the growing teenage characters are being smothered by their oppressive single parents. Each one of them is being forced to play a role that is not truly meant for them; however, when each of them make a stand against that oppressive parental force, they are truly allowed to come into their own and establish themselves as an adult.

In Amy Tan's short story, "Two Kinds," the essential…… [Read More]

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Mark Haddon's The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. National Geographic Books. 2007.

Tan, Amy. "Two Kinds." WikiClassrooms. 2013. Web. https://olsen-classpage.wikispaces.com/
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Marketing Plan for Opening a

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Likewise, McCain (2003) reports that, "The United States is a dog-loving nation. The American Veterinary Medical Association says about 36% of U.S. households own dogs, compared with 31% that own cats. The most popular breeds, the American Kennel Club says, are Labrador retrievers, golden retrievers and German shepherds" (2). According to the Southwest Boston Dog Owners' Group (2007), "The number of licensed dogs in Boston is 8,500; Animal Control estimates the total number of dogs in the city is 40,000" (Petition to Boston City Council and Mayor's office 4).

The results of the 2000 census of Boston showed that the city enjoys a healthy percentage of middle- to upper-middle class residents as shown in Table ____ below.

Table ____.

2000 Census Breakdown of Household Incomes in Boston.

Category

Number

Percent

Households

Less than $10,000

10,000 to $14,999

15,000 to $24,999

25,000 to $34,999

35,000 to $49,999

50,000 to $74,999

75,000…… [Read More]

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Barker, Randolph T. (2005). "On the Edge or Not? Opportunities for Interdisciplinary Scholars in Business Communication to Focus on the Individual and Organizational Benefits of Companion Animals in the Workplace." The Journal of Business Communication 42(3):299.

Boston Housing Authority: Elderly & Disabled Housing Program Pet Policy. (October 1, 2000). Boston Housing Authority. [Online]. Available: http://www.bostonhousing.org/pdfs/OPS2003ElderlyPetPolicy.pdf.

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Goldberg, Jonah. (2002, December 9). "Man Bites Dog: The Axis of Evil Takes on Canines," National Review 54(23):37.
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Mixed Company by C Rucker

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He wants to honor his dead wife, so he takes the dog along with him just as she did. This is perhaps the only gesture the father makes toward the dog. Throughout the poem, it appears as if the father is indifferent to the dog, if anything at all.

The paradox we encounter in the poem is if a dog can actually suffer from grief with the ultimate question resting on the notion of animals missing human beings. The most ironic aspect of this poem is how the dog appears to be suffering more than the father is. The poet does not go into the father's suffering at all, except to say that he refuses counseling. The meaning and primary idea behind the poem is that all creatures suffer loss whether or not they can express it in ways that humans might be able to understand. It took death for…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Rucker, C. "Mixed Company"
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Marketing Plan Over the Years

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Grooming not only helps in zeroing in on external parasites and skin wounds, and does not allow fur to fall on furnishings, it also helps in spending a good quality time establishing a quality time with the feline friend. In case of shorthaired cats, one can use a metal comb which is fine-toothed on a weekly basis and a rubber brush or natural bristle to eliminate the traces of dead hairs. ("Grooming Cats," n. d.) ii) Price:

It is important to note that quality and price are the two most vital needs of a balanced marketing mix and hence either one in the absence of the other is most definitely to fail. At the time of fixing the pricing structure it has to be ensured that one squares off his overhead, including a profit and compare with other companies offering a same dog grooming service. In order to do this,…… [Read More]

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Kirsten, Jacob. (1995, Winter) "Costing and pricing information services" Fee for service, vol. 2, no. 1, pp: 1-7.

Middlebrooks, Britanny. (2007, Sep) "Pet love mobile dog grooming"

Retrieved 25 January, 2008 at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/376515/pet_love_mobile_dog_grooming.html

N.A. (2007) "Dog washing and grooming outside your home -wherever you live" Retrieved 25 January, 2008 at http://www.dialadogwash.com/dadwservice.html
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Pit Bulls The Bad Rep the American

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Pit Bulls: The Bad ep

The American Pit Bull -- also known as the American Staffordshire Terrier -- is a descendent of the muscular fighting dogs bred by the Molossi tribe of ancient Greece. Physically powerful and possessed of an intelligence that rendered them trainable, these ancient fighting dogs fought alongside their masters in territorial warfare over tribal lands. Between the years of 50 AD and 410 AD, it is believed that the Molossi dogs were sold and traded throughout Greece and crossbred to create the first breed of bulldog -- the American Pit Bull's immediate ancestor. While the omans essentially used the dogs as canine gladiators in arena blood-sports, early Norman butchers used them to control unruly cattle. Later evolving into the horribly inhuman sport of "baiting," the dogs were trained to nip, herd, and essentially harass a bull for hours in a spectacle for the crowd.

After baiting…… [Read More]

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Best Friends Animal Society. (2011). The Vicktory Dogs. Retrieved February 25, 2011 from http://www.bestfriends.org/vickdogs/

Coile, C. (2001). Pit Bulls for Dummies. Indianapolis: Wiley Publishing, Inc.

Dog Breed Information Center. (2011). American Staffordshire Terrier. Retrieved February 25, 2011 from  http://www.dogbreedinfo.com/americanstaffordshire.htm 

Fleig, D. (1996). The History of Fighting Dogs. Neptune: TFH Publications.
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PR Class Tweeet Pie The 'Twecipe' Book

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P class

Tweeet Pie: the 'twecipe' book of 140-character recipes

Social Media Marketing has now become one essential ingredient of every business on fire, planning to serve community in most delicious way possible. Seemingly every big or small business can multiply its repute and sales drastically by employing social media techniques. Like the one brilliant step taken by UK cooker brand Belling, eager to reposition its name by grabbing attention of folks socializing on Twitter who love to cook and share their fun and interest with others worldwide.

The campaign was not just all about bringing in recipes of mouth watering treats in a short recipe book bearing the name of 'tweet pie', but its outstanding aspect was to limit the length of every recipe to 140 characters. This was the most engaging feature for twitter fans and audiences (Cooking up the twecipe book, 2011)

People were requested to tweet…… [Read More]

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Cooking up the twecipe book. 2011. Retrieved March 9, 2012, from Brand e-biz: http://brand-e.biz/cooking-up-the-twecipe-book_14254.html

David Von Drehle. 2009. Can Attack Dogs Be Rehabilitated? Retrieved March 13, 2012, from Time Magazine: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1942950,00.html

Harrison, K. 2010. Setting goals and objectives makes your PR planning more effective. Retrieved March 13, 2012, from Cutting Edge PR:  http://www.cuttingedgepr.com/articles/prplans_set_goals.asp 

Independent, I. 2011. Tweet Pie: the 'twecipe' book of 140-character recipes. Retrieved March 9, 2012, from Belfasttelegraph Woman: http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/woman/recipes/tweet-pie-the-twecipe-book-of-140character-recipes-16032211.html
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Marketing Proposal Strategic Marketing Plan

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A clean pet is usually a healthy and happy pet, and for a competitive rate, customers will be able to avail themselves of all of the traditional aspects of a dog grooming salon. One of the challenges of the Applied Research Project will be determining what other type of grooming services customers would like to access at the day care facility. For example, there are canine salons that offer upscale services like massages, conditioning treatments, and even cosmetic services like hair coloring. Market research will be essential in determining whether or not there is a serious marketplace for such services, and whether that market overlaps with the canine day care market or whether they are actually two different markets with two different customer bases.

In fact, a substantial amount of market research will be necessary to establish what services will be offered, the frequency of those services, and the price…… [Read More]

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Pitching a Businessw Plan to

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The second type of competition is posed by the local pet care services, which -- similar to The Happy Pup Daycare Center -- are focused on small scale services, with an increased willingness and ability to customize the service offering. These local companies are however not as threatening as they all activate in an underserved market, and especially as they are geographically spread to several smaller areas, that seldom intersect.

d) Economic Analysis

The pet care services industry is expected to be influenced by the general state of the economy, with the understanding that an improved economic condition would generate an increase in the demand for pet care services, whereas an economic contraction would result in a decrease in the demand for pet care services. Today, the economy strives to revive from a recession and the demand for the pet care services would be contracted in comparison to its potential…… [Read More]

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Moran, P.J., 2006, Pet sitting for profit, 3rd edition, John Wiley and Sons

2004, Doggie daycare is a booming business, Kennel Source, http://www.kennelsource.com/thesource/default.asp?f=2004/10&ID=21 last accessed on June 30, 2011
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Strategic Plan SWOT Analysis

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Big Dog |

Strategic Plan

Economic: According an April 2004 American Pet Products Manufacturers Association, Inc. (APPMA) news release, pet owners are projected to spend "$2.2 billion for other [pet] services" in 2004 (Veter, 2011). That's a small portion of the more than $34 billion they will spend on all classes of pet care and product spending in 2004. The same APPMA news release reports that consumer spending on pet products has doubled from $17 billion to a projected $34 billion since 1994 when the APPMA first began tracking pet industry statistics.

Social: The sales strategy will be to develop a list of happy past customers who are willing to act as referrals for Big Dog. Once this list is developed, their names will be given out when a prospective client calls (May, 2009). The advantages of pet foster care are so obvious relative to kennels that it will not…… [Read More]

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Benett, L. (2010). Pet Industry Trends for 2010. Small Business Trends. Retrieved from  http://smallbiztrends.com/2010/01/pet-industry-trends-for-2010.html 

May, L. (2009). Pawsible Marketing. Retrieved from http://www.marketingmypetbusiness.com/p/about-pawsible-marketing.html

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Vetere, B. (2011). Before entering the pet product industry. American Pet Products Manufacturers Association. Retrieved from  http://appma.typepad.com/pet_industry_insight/
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Animal Senses

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Animal Senses

Herman, Pack and Hoffman-Kuhnt performed relatively rigorous experiments to determine the source of dolphin recognition of objects; they wanted to discover, among other things, whether "dolphins attained the shape discriminations (of objects) through associative learning or direct perception" (Herman et al. 1998 292). Fukuzawa, Mills and Cooper sought to determine the mechanism by which domestic dogs responded to commands. Greenberg wanted to discover the facts about depth perception in two species of Asian rodents, the Mongolian Gerbil and two varieties of Spiny Mice.

Dolphins

The experiments run by Herman et al. involved a single dolphin, a female named Elele, and were designed to determine whether echolocation or visual cues were central to dolphin recognition of objects that appeared in their environment. The researchers were extremely rigorous in setting up each experiment, avoiding contamination between visual and echolocation fields; the objects used for the dolphin's recognition tests were never…… [Read More]

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Fukuzawa, M.D.S. Mills and J.J. Cooper. (2005) Brief Communication: The effect of human command phonetic characteristics on auditory cognition in dogs (Canis familiaris). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119(3), 117-130.

Greenberg, G. (1986) Depth perception in Mongolian gerbils (Meriones unguiculatus) and Spiny Mice (Comys russatus and A. cahirinus). Journal of Comparative Psychology, 100(1), 81-84.

Herman, L.M., A.A. Pack and M. Hoffmann-Kuhnt. (1998) Seeing through sound: Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) perceive the spatial structure of objects through echolocation. Journal of Comparative Psychology 117(3), 292-305.
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Strategic Plan Conceptualizing a New Business

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Strategic Plan

This is a strategic plan for a business start-up that will be a pet store with an adoption center specializing in eco-friendly products and services for large breed dogs. The store will have a physical location and an internet Web site where people can buy products and get information about owning and caring for large breed dogs such as great Danes, Great Pyrenees, Irish Wolfhounds and Newfound lands. The store will be called Big Dogs. The first step in developing the business is to create a vision statement and mission statement for the business and then to develop objectives, strategies, goals and programs (Planware, n.d.).

Vision Statement

A vision statement should tell the world what the business wants to become. Vision provides the long-term perspective and your reason for being -- why you are in business (May, 2010). A clear business vision improves organizational performance and helps attract…… [Read More]

References

May, Gary L. (2010). Strategic Planning: Fundamentals for Small Business. New York: Business Expert Press, LLC.

Planware (n.d.). Business Planning Papers: Developing a Strategic Plan. Retrieved from  http://www.planware.org/strategicplan.htm#1
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Pet Adoption Adopting a Pet

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They can take care of themselves. I've also been told they're good companions. But I wonder. A lot of the cats I've seen have either been so independent that they don't care if a human is around, or they are so scared they won't even let you near them. I don't know if this is normal, but it's my experience. I knew a cat that would hide over the refrigerator every time I came into my friend's house. I knew another cat that treated me as if I didn't exist. I don't think that's the kind of pet I want. I want a pet that is interactive all the time, not just when its mood feels like it. Cats require all the same shots, collars, and food that dogs need, as well as litter boxes. They aren't cheaper than dogs, even if they are supposedly cleaner and more self sustaining.…… [Read More]

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Pelman v Mcdonald's Reaction & Analysis

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Hossenlopp v. Cannon. The case in question pertains to negligence as it pertains to dog bites and the implications that these events can have on owners when it comes to legal liability. Further, there was a differing state-to-state standard about whether it mattered or not if the owner of the dog had prior knowledge of the dog engaging in aggressive behavior. While it mattered in South Carolina as to whether prior knowledge of viciousness existed, this was not the case in California and the latter was the standard employed in the Hossenlopp case.

Hossenlopp v. Cannon Case Brief

The facts of the Hossonlopp/Cannon case are quite simple. Indeed, a review of the case brief on Find A Case reveals that not even the Cannons really disagreed with the basic facts of the case. What occurred is that a young boy by the name of Hossenlopp was being watched by a…… [Read More]

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Harvard. (2015). Dash.harvard.edu. Retrieved 22 June 2015, from http://dash.harvard.edu/bitstream/handle/1/8852143/Benloulou05.pdf?sequence=1

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University of Houston. (2015). Pelman v. McDonald's and the Fast Food Craze, Health Law & Policy Institute. Law.uh.edu. Retrieved 22 June 2015, from https://www.law.uh.edu/healthlaw/perspectives/Obesity/040322Pelman.html
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Non Surgical Sterilization of the

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Varied Perspectives on Non-Surgical Sterilization Methods:

There have been varied perspectives on the use of non-surgical sterilization of the dog since these products do not entirely solve the problem of the overpopulation of dogs and cats. Additionally, the varied perspectives and arguments on the use of these methods have also been due to the fact that some people don't care since they want to breed their animals. Given that there is no secure and effective non-surgical sterilization method of the dog that has been identified and announced, the varied perspectives have continued to increase. However, there have been various approaches to identify non-surgical products though none of the products have shown tremendous results to be widely adopted and implemented (Bowen, 2006).

One of the major perspectives has been against the non-surgical sterilization of the dog since the methods that have been explored have not only been ineffective but have also…… [Read More]

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Bowen, R. (2006, April 25). Nonsurgical Sterilization of Dogs and Cats. Retrieved Colorado

State University website:  http://www.vivo.colostate.edu/hbooks/pathphys/reprod/petpop/nonsurg.html 

Singer, J. (2010, January 13). Non-Surgical Pet Population Control: A Godsend or Nightmare.

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Shopping Online Has Many Benefits and Advantages

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Shopping online has many benefits and advantages as compared to going to an actual store. One of the biggest advantages is that you can see many different products in much less time (Prussakov & Kaushik 2008). However, with the benefit of so many online stores comes some apprehension. There are literally tens of thousands of online shopping sites -- with more being added every single day (Lynn 2006). ith the benefit of so many choices comes a bit of an overload of information. Yet despite this overload of information, one only has to know how to navigate their online shopping experience in order to make the best of their shopping adventure.

Shopping online is an incredible way to shop because you can find pretty much anything you would ever want -- or anything you would ever need (or not need). A trip to the local mall to find something very…… [Read More]

Works Cited

Beshara, Tony. Acing the Interview: How to Ask and Answer the Questions That Will Get You

the Job. AMACOM. 2008.

Davis, Brian. Top Notch Interviews: Tips, Tricks, and Techniques from the First Call to Getting

the Job You Want. Career Press; 1st edition. 2010.
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Women and Eccentricity in Shaw Eliza Doolittle

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Women and Eccentricity in Saw

Eliza Doolittle and te Dog-woman project almost opposite images of Britis womanood. Eliza as been turned out by er fater into te slums of London and se longs to live in comfort and security. Se tinks er dreams can come true if se can speak proper Englis. Te Dog-woman, on te oter and, unlike te Cockney flower girl, is practically a misfit, but not quite. Se wears er size and oddness as toug tey were inevitable.

Te title of W.'s Sexing te Cerry is obviously a provocative one. Yet te image actually comes from te sexing of ybrid cerries.

Te Dog-Woman is te perfect image of tat old joke about te 800-pound gorilla wo can sit on te bus werever e likes. Se is a giantess, can old normal-sized Jordan in er palm, and plows er way troug life in a way tat tells everyone…… [Read More]

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Winterson, Jeannette. Sexing the Cherry. New York. Atlantic Monthly Press. 1989.
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Children's Literature - Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia

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Children's Literature - Hardy Boys and Encyclopedia Brown

The Shore oad Mystery

On page 12 of The Shore oad Mystery there is moment of potential stress between brothers Joe and Frank, and their Aunt Gertude, over the boys' bad move of tracking in dirt on mother's freshly vacuumed carpet. In any family, boys (and fathers) especially are prone to forget to take their shoes off (in the winter it's snow and ice; in the spring, summer and fall, it's dirt, mud, and leaves). "Frank and Joe! Look at yourselves!" their aunt barked out. And when Joe compliments his aunt of the aroma of food cooking, she urges him not to "change the subject" (a ploy boys are quite adept at), but soon she sees Joe's skinned arm and bruised forehead and notices Frank's limp (the result of the accident), and her tone changes.

The brothers loved their aunt and knew…… [Read More]

References

Dixon, Franklin W. The Shore Road Mystery. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1964.

Sobol, Donald J. Encyclopedia Brown and the Case of the Sleeping Dog. New York:

Delacorte Press, 1998.
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Inputs You Need to Consider in Estimating

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inputs" you need to conside in estimating you poject? Be as specific as possible.

Dogs became best fiends of people as an outcome of individualistic uban life. Nowadays dog daycaes and kennels ae vey popula and competition level in the secto is vey high. Fo that eason opening and unning a dog kennel have become vey challenging.

Fist of all the hygiene is vey impotant to povide a clean and peaceful envionment fo the dogs and develop a good custome chain as dog owne to owne efeences would be one of the key elements fo the life of the business. The cleaning poducts, pesonnel and the funitue ae the components of hygiene. The natual poducts which ae not iitating the dogs will be chosen. The pesonnel will be inteviewed caefully to undestand how dedicated they would be. The funitue will be chosen fom a mateial which is easy to clean…… [Read More]

references and returning customers. It is expected to reach those customers via Twitter and be distributed over the internet to the millions.
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Alzheimer's in a Healthy Community

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Alzheimer Healthy Community

PLANNED, PERSONALIZED CARE

Alzheimer's Healthy Community

Dog-Assisted Therapy for Older People with Dementia

A review of nine studies on the subject produced loose conclusions on the value of this type of therapy (Perkins et al., 2008). They, however, established a trend, indicating increased social behavior and decreased agitation when dogs were in the company of the respondents. This improvement in social behavior was unrelated with the severity of the respondents' dementia. Six of the 9 studies were conducted in the U.S.A., 2 in Japan and 1 in Australia on 28 respondents, all with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or dementia (Perkins et al.).

The behavioral and psychological symptoms of this ailment not only cause the afflicted individuals much pain but also put them at risk of physical harm (Perkins et al., 2008). Animal-assisted therapy, on the other hand, has shown positive effects over pro-social behavior and the…… [Read More]

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Cevizci, S. et al. (2013). Animal-assisted therapy and activities in Alzheimer's Disease.

Chapter 12. "Understanding Alzheimer's Disease," InTech:Canakkale Onsekiz Mart

Hung, J, (2012). A study on the establishment and evaluation of adult day care service centers. Vol. 6 # 5, Global Journal of Business Research: Chao-yang University of Technology.

Iecovich, E. And Biderman, A. (2013). Attendance in adult day care centers of cognitively intact older persons: reasons for use and nonuse. Journal of Applied Gerontology:
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Asses Two Cases Related to Public Relations

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asses two cases related to public relations. First our focus will be on a case regarding a Persian restaurant, we will assess the factors regarding the demise of business activities of this restaurant and consult ways on how to improve this since it is very crucial for the survival of this business. Secondly, we will emphasize on how to give an image boost to the American Bull Terriers who is commonly known to be a very violent animal species.

Case I (Tehran estaurant)

In this case, it is very important to realize the background factors which are responsible for the demise of business activities of this restaurant. The main root cause of the problem is the negative public perception the general public has regarding Iran or any other thing associated with it. This is created due to the extreme negative perception the media portrays about Iran and its government's ambitions.…… [Read More]

References

Jacquie L'Etang, Public Relations in Britain (New Jersey: Laurence Erlbaum Associates, 2004)

Clara Zawawi, Public Relations: Theory and Practice (New South Wales: Allen & Unwin, 2009)

Barbara Desanto, Public Relations Cases (London: Routledge, 2002)
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Beagle Firstly Named After Its Petite Size

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Beagle

Firstly named after its petite size, beagle was proven a sharp and swift hound, which was popular during rabbit hunting trend in Britain in the 1700s. Farmers and hunters in Europe adored the beagle's performance, and started raising it in their farms and ranch (Parr & Reid, 1998). Middle age breeder started to concentrate on polishing its hunting skills and used them to protect their properties. A British named Thomas Johnson then noticed the overlooked charm of beagle's shape and colors in the later date. Later on, European accepted beagle more than its hunting function and send the facts overseas. Beagle began the journey in America in the late 1800s. For a domesticated hound, beagle has become adorable and reliable pet with the beautiful muscles and shape, its ability to be a hunting partner and to develop close relationship with the owner.

Beagle nowadays is a long way result…… [Read More]

Works Cited

American Kennel Club. Beagle Hound Group Breed Standard. 2003. American Kennel Club. May 6, 2003. Web site: http://www.akc.org/breeds/recbreeds/beagle.cfm

Dupris, Malcolm. A History of The Beagle. BarkBytes.com. May 6, 2003. Web site: http://www.barkbytes.com/history/beagle.htm

Hubrecht, Robert C. Enrichment In Puppyhood and Its Effect on Later Behavior of Dogs. Laboratory Animal Science 45 (1995): 70-75.

Lieber, Alex. The Most Popular Dog Breeds of 2002. (2002). Pet Place.com. May 6, 2003. Web site: http://petplace.netscape.com/articles/artShow.asp?artID=5103
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Company Familiar This Place Employment a Car

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company familiar. This place employment, a car wash, a yard service company, . We a simple hotdog stand, run a mobile truck sells hotdogs Soldiers inprocessing center/bldg. This company sells hotdogs a bun, condiments, chips, soda.

Describe the company's supply chain

In order to differentiate itself from other similar companies, Hot Diggity Dogs has focused on the quality of its products. As a consequence, the company's management concluded that it is not enough to have a supplier deliver the hot dogs, chips, buns and soda, but that it would need to control the production process for the most important elements on its menu, namely the hotdogs, the chips and the buns.

As a consequence, Hot Diggity Dogs has expanded its supply chain to include raw materials (meat, potatoes) and the supplier manufacturing. The idea is to be involved in these processes in the quality assurance phases: personnel from Hot Diggity…… [Read More]

Reference Page

1. Hoffman, George. 2006. Supply Chain Management in a Quick Service Restaurant Environment. Michigan University

2. Patton, Patrick. 2013. Business Process Automation -- What About the Internal Processes? Interactive Intelligence.

3. Yost Denny. 2009. Improving Internal Processes Your Company's Competitive Advantage. On the Internet at   http://enterprisesystemsmedia.com/article/improving-internal-processes-your-companys-competitive-advantage  . Last retrieved on October 31, 2013
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Wore on Earplug for a

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It was a bit frustrating. My friend actually asked me if I was feeling okay. She said I seemed distracted, so I ended up telling her about the earplug. We were going into the movie anyway then.

Because it was quiet in the cinema, I had an easy time hearing the film. A few words were lost here and there, but for the most part, it was an okay experience. Because I am used to the surround sound at the cinema, I felt like I wasn't hearing that as much and I missed the full effect of going to the movies.

Wearing the two earplugs was a completely different experience from wearing the one. I went to a cardio class at my gym and because the routines are always different, I was having a very hard time following because I couldn't hear what the instructor was saying. I had to…… [Read More]

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How Fashion Affects the Way We Speak

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controversy regarding cats and dogs and their place in society at the moment, as there are animal lovers who go through great efforts to control their populations and make sure that they are not ignored and as there are individuals who feel that it is wrong to keep an animal as a pet because of the problems that it brings on. Society's attitudes toward dogs and cats vary on account of factors like cultural values and personal opinions. They range from individuals who would do everything in their power to protect these animals to persons who see nothing wrong with eating them.

The estern society largely perceives dogs and cats as animals that are an active part of this community and that need to be provided with a series of rights in order for the masses to gain a more complex understanding concerning the role these beings play. The bond…… [Read More]

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Anchel, Marjorie, "Overpopulation of Cats and Dogs: Causes, Effects, and Prevention: Proceedings of a Conference, New York City, September 11 & 12, 1987," (Fordham Univ Press, 1990)

Knight, Sara, and Herzog, Harold, "New Perspectives on Human-Animal Interactions: Theory, Policy and Research," (John Wiley & Sons, 01.09.2009)

"Hurricane Katrina Animal Rescue: IFAW Saves Dogs and Cats," Retrieved November 17, 2012, from the IFAW Website:  http://www.ifaw.org/united-states/our-work/animal-rescue/hurricane-katrina-animal-rescue-ifaw-saves-dogs-and-cats
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Marketing Best in Show Is Going to

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Marketing

Best in Show is going to face tremendous difficulty in bringing Show Circuit to market. There are a number of problems that the company faces, among them issues of targeting, promotional spending and positioning. The product is inherently high end, given the cost of production, so this must be taken into consideration when devising the marketing strategy. The market has not been adequately segmented at present, because no psychographic segmentation has been done. The research thus far merely assumes conclusions about end users -- for example that appeals like having your dog eat what you eat are actually going to be effective or that talking to consumers like this is the 1950s (find it in the freezer section of the grocery store) is going to make sense to the younger, urban consumers of 2008. These assumptions should be undone and the market understand in a more sophisticated manner if…… [Read More]

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Buck Strong Powerful Intelligent Whenever a Quote

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Buck; strong, powerful, intelligent. henever a quote shows adjectives selected suit character write essay, include page number story.

Character analysis: Buck in The Call of the ild

Jack London's novel The Call of the ild is unique because the most compelling protagonist of the book is not a human being but a dog. Buck is described as having the intelligence, strength, and capacity for loyalty comparable with a human being. Buck is tested throughout the book and finally shows himself to be the dominant dog of a pack of sled dogs and later a pack of wolves. The book follows the trajectory of a novel of enslavement: Buck is removed from his happy existence as a pet, forced to become a sled dog in the Artic, and survives a challenge by the pack leader by relying upon his wits. After the only master who treated him kindly is killed, Buck…… [Read More]

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London, Jack. The Call of the Wild. E-text:

http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/LonCall.html
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Project Schedule Dependencies and Constraints the First

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Project Schedule Dependencies and Constraints

The first step of the project was feasibility analysis of the idea opening a dog day care. In this step the market research was completed and in parallel questionnaires was sent out to understand the expectations of customers. One of the biggest challenges of the project is the financial constraints. Market research and the questionnaires provided a tentative budget expectation; however, the bank loans and tax related concern slowed down the project. After having a solid idea about the budget the possible locations and size of the project could be determined. The prospective owner profiles and dog breeds are identified in regards to the location. Although it was planned to have door to door service it is feasible to serve for the customers who would deliver their dogs while they get chance to see facilities. Knowing the prospective customer profile it was easy to decide…… [Read More]

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Business Law Case Review

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Tennessee Scrap ecyclers Association v. Bredesen, the court affirmed the law in question and upheld the state's ability to set the terms under which it would allow transactions regarding scrap metal to take place. The court noted that the problem the law was designed to thwart was a local issue and thus did not violate the Fifth Amendment's Commerce Clause (State law, 2009, Cengage). Also, the additional burdens imposed upon the scrap metal dealers were so minimal it did not affect their ability to participate in interstate commerce, nor did it give additional privileges to in-state dealers. "The government did not take possession of any property; it only regulated the method in which the business is lawfully transacted" and there was a compelling law enforcement issue at stake -- to prevent transactions in stolen merchandise (State law, 2009, Cengage).

Section 2

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About the Privacy Act (2014). FOIA. Retrieved from:

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City may ban dangerous dog breeds. (2009). Cengage. Retrieved from:

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