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At one point when exploring Carbon Market, my friend and I took a wrong turn and winded up in the back alleys with restaurants and homes hidden away. There were also many stray dogs living in the alley. This new mom found a crate for newborn pups but they kept falling out. When I went to help put them back, these children joined me then I let them take over while I snapped photos. Afterwards they requested their own photoshoot and were excited to pose for the camera. As for the pups, someone finally came and moved the box to the bottom.
Vets Plus, Inc. Invests in Manufacturing Technology, Staff Training for Production of Jerky for Pets
Menomonie, Wis. (PRWEB) October 22, 2013
Throughout 23 years of business, Vets Plus, Inc. has expanded operations to include a wide variety of feeding forms for pet supplements including tablets, gels, and soft chews. Now, with an investment of $ .5 Million, the growing company has added production equipment for cold and heat extruded jerky for pets. In addition, the company sent several key research and production staff members for specialized training to create custom jerky and treats for its customers.
Vets Plus, Inc. CEO and President, Raj Lall, said the company can create several hundred products for all species which address an array of health concerns and support general well-being. He said, We can custom formulate any nutraceutical supplement and now we are able to produce those supplements in another form: jerky for dogs. He continued, We are focusing on making dental treats and branching into that rapidly growing market, but a whole host of other natural compounds can be added to jerky to address other nutritional concerns.
The new equipment is housed in a 30,000 square foot space in western Wisconsin. Lall said the product will be available for contract manufacturing. Private labeling is our backbone, he said. We look forward to developing unique jerky products manufactured and packaged to fit the needs of our partners. Full-scale production of jerky is expected to begin in November 2013.
About Vets Plus, Inc.
Vets Plus, Inc. (VPI), located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of health and nutritional supplements for both food and companion animals. With over 20 years of experience, Vets Plus creates custom formulations for contract manufacturing of innovative probiotic, prebiotic, nutritional, and nutraceutical products in a wide variety of feeding forms. Vets Plus is proud of its continued growth into a leader within the animal health industry and ability to manufacture several hundred products while maintaining ISO-9001:2008 and NASC certifications and cGMP and AAFCO compliance. Vets Plus is a member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA).
Clicker training is a reinforcement or reward for a cat when training them. Clickers are use most often for support when training a cat for a reward. Cats associate the clicker with a good behavior they will use for a long time. Clicker training is associated with classical condition (they associate the sound with food.) and operant conditioning (cat performs movement to receive food).
Why use a clicker and not tell a cat or make a sound to get your cat to do a trick? A clicker has a sound a cat can hear and associate good behavior. With words, our tones in our voice can change from time to time, which a cat can become confused with the training. With talking for the commands, a cat could mistake the commands. With using a clicker, it is more of a training tool to get the behavior started with the cat. Then you can put the clicker away for that behavior or trick once a cat has learned the behavior
When taking the cat out for a walk or on a trip, the clicker is a good item to carry along with you. Cats can get distracted with other people, or animals in the area. With using the clicker, it will reinforce the behavior that you have taught them. In addition, a clicker can help you with having your cat walk with you instead of wondering around.
With the clicker, a cat can be trained using three easy steps: Get a behavior, mark a behavior, and reinforce the behavior. Get a behavior is the first step. A good example would be for the cat to jump a hoop. The cat will have to know that when you click that they get a treat. Start with very small treats in your pocket. Clicks, Treat, Click Treat do this for a few times until you see the cat coming for the treat on the click. Next marking the behavior: You will have to show the cat the hoop. Once the cat touches the hoop, click, treat. Then show the cat to go though the hoop once it does click, treat. Continue to do this until the cat goes though the hoop on its own or your command. Reinforce the behavior Remember to have snacks handy so when you do see your cat go though the hoop a snack is available.
Training a cat with a clicker can be fun for both you and the cat. Taking steps in training will be rewarding to you and the cat. Try not to rush a cat in training, as they can become confused especially if they did not get the step before down. The training will take time and steps to achieve this behavior. Patience, love, and rewards will be the key factor in training your cat.
The clicker is a good exercises tool for a cat. 10 to 15 mins a day you should get your cat to exercises. For exercising, you can have the cat use a hoop, play with a toy, and climb on the scratching post or something that focus on the cat getting exercise. Exercises will help the cat to stay healthy and help to keep it out of mischief.
Clickers can come with books to help you train, treats, and a clicker. Clickers come in many different size shapes, and color. You will want to research the clickers out. Check out a pet store, Internet sites give lots of information on training and using a clicker. Check out companies that make the clicker by using Internet to see what kind they offer and any additional information that you might need to get the process of training done. Check out articles about the clicker. Talk to someone that has used one. Talk to your area veterinary about training with a Clicker
Once you have used a clicker, the cat will get good exercise and be a healthy cat. The cat will be happier and you will be happier with the new behaviors that you have taught your cat.
To sum up training your cat, important things to remember is have patience, love and the clicker.