Small Businesses Need Cyber Security

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Out of all the subject that could be explore around having a business which involves dogs, never did I think Cyber Security would make it to the list. But it has more than made it, it has actually rifled its way straight to the top. Until recently I had not the slightest idea of its importance and as a lover of dogs, my business and achieving my goals, the information I explored around Cyber Security had me making sure I had it implemented straight away – Here is why you should too if you own a business 

Why Any Business Needs Cyber Security 

Regardless of the business, if it has an online aspect it is at risk to Cyber Crime

Cyber Hackers is term we here in the movies, but in today’s age, its happening everywhere. Right from underneath our noses. The thing about the online aspects of businesses is that it has stored information which then leads to further information, more vital and tender and more catastrophic if it ever fell into the wrong hands. Just a simple password could lead Cyber Criminals down a path which has all of you clients details – Imagine the mayhem! Get Cyber Security!

computer code

Cyber Hackers Bible

Maintain the Reputation of Your Business Through Integrity

In the, actually, not so unlikely even of a breach (if you don’t have Cyber Security) you will soon discover a rabbit hole that you wouldn’t even wish upon your worse enemies. Clients details exposed and then used for profit will naturally put them out of pocket, who do you think they will look to to re-fill them. You’ll be held accountable and the representational effects on your brand mare very well be irreversible. This is just what would happen if they got a hold of your clients info, imagine they had yours and that of your clients. You would be out of pocket, with nothing to reimburse anyone with – now that is a rabbit hole!

Its Quick and Its Easy

Its quick and easy because its not you doing anything. Leave it to the professionals such as PGI Academy, they are Cyber Security Experts who implement a wide range of strategies to ensure the safety of your online information. All you have to do is contact them. In truth, it is hardly expensive and I was in shock when I discovered just how much I was risking and just how quick the fix is to keep things safe. If we knew better then we would do better – Now you know!

So many are turning to Professionals such as PGI – For More Information Visit, www.pgitl.com Today!

Top 3 Worlds Most Expensive Dog Breeds For 2018

Dog With Stick

Not just a dog, a pet, but man’s best friend. These furry companions don’t always come without a price tag.  Across the globe millions of dog lovers are willing to pay thousands for particular breeds of dogs. Here we have selected the top 3 most expensive breeds in the world for this 2018.

The Rottweiler 

The Rottweiler is a breed medium to large size domestic dog. Originally these dogs were identified in Germany as Rottweiler Metzgerhund, the definition being Rottweil butchers’ dogs, because one of their main uses being to help herd cattle and drag wagons of butchered meat local market. The use of these dogs sustained until 19th Century with the start of the railways. In today’s society, Rottweilers are sought after they make brilliant search and rescue dogs, guide dogs for the blind and police dogs. The price for specific blood lines is around $6000!!

An Adult Rottweiler

A Rottweiler

 

The Tibetan Mastiff

The Tibetan Mastiff is a Tibetan dog breed. This breed originates with the early nomadic cultures of China, Nepal and Tibet, the Mastiff was used by local people of Himachal Pradesh to guard livestock from predators. Tibetan Mastiff is one the biggest and most defensive breed worldwide. Reaching as tall as 34 inches and a colossal 150 pounds. The price for this breed can be in excess of $7,000!

Tibetan Flags Flying

Tibetan Mountains

 

The Löwchen

Löwchens also called “little lions” are a petite, long-coated dog breed that have been recognized since the Renaissance. Löwchens are best known for staring in many prominent Renaissance artwork pieces, as the breed they were very popular with lords and ladies. Sadly, Löwchens are extremely rare now, and by the 19th were virtually extinct. The scarcity of this breed will fetch above $10,000 dollars!

A Löwchens

The Löwchens Breed

 

If money is no object or you have a taste for the rare and extravagant then these three fabulous breeds are the ideal companions for you this 2018.

Giving Someone A Puppy

A Closed Present Box

Anyone who adores puppies wants to share those furry doggy cuddles by giving a puppy as a gift. However, people are not always equipped to receive them. We are positive that the new owner will be truly appreciative for your kind gesture, but sometimes it is just not the right moment. Here’s an example, your grandfather is alone at home and adores animals, but he may have other plans, such as bowls, trips to enjoy his retirement and holidays to visit all the grandchildren. A puppy that needs constant care, exercise and loves to eat socks may not be the ideal gift.

Small Puppy

A New Born Puppy

So before you leave for the pet shop, you should ask yourself these basic questions. Will the new owner have the flexibility, agility, and money to love and look after a dog for the following 10+ years? Is their space? Is there an outdoor area?

All children will love a puppy present! But unlike other gifts, dogs can’t be slotted under the bed or in the cupboard when a newer model is out. A key thing to remember is although the new puppy is for the kids, YOU hold the real obligation.

 I Really Want a Puppy!

Let’s say that your kids, your partner, your friend or brother have made it tremendously obvious that yes, they do want a puppy, and all of those vital questions are answered. You are certain, and so are they. What’s next?

The Four Steps

  • Contact a expert breeder or animal shelter and explain the situation. Find the picture-perfect pup with help from someone who knows the ropes, pay a deposit, or fund the purchase such as puppy classes or jabs.
  • Head to the store and buy the perfect puppy starter pack, a bed, food and lots of toys.
  • Get inventive and make a “gift certificate” with information of the special revelation. A great idea would be a surprise letter attached to the ribbon of a chew toy.
  • Don’t rush, a new pup needs the balance of normal day to day routine. So it’s best avoid holidays or busy times. Perhaps giving an owners certificate could be best, so the new owner can collect the gift when the time is right.

    A Boy With His Puppy

    Boy Holding Puppy

There you have it, our top suggestions for gifting puppies. We would love to hear about your own experiences and how you got creative in surprising your loved ones with that incredibly cute and furry bundle of joy.

The Top 3 most popular dog breeds

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Dogs are gorgeous animals, I know you’ll agree, but they are just so brilliant it’s hard to know which is best! With different characters, looks, and activity levels it’s so hard to narrow it down. So we have done some of the thinking for you, and produced the three most popular dog breeds. Here are The Top 3 most popular dog breeds

Labrador

The Labrador is undoubtedly one of the most popular dog breeds. Well known for their gorgeous temperament, the Labrador is a real family dog. These dogs are most popular in Canada, UK and America. Labradors are patient and intelligent, this has meant that they have become popular aid dogs for the blind, people with autism and young people with learning difficulties. Labrador’s are also known as one of the most protective of all breeds of dogs. Its a great feeling to know your dog has your back.

Labrador

a beautiful Labrador

Springer Spaniel

The English Springer Spaniels are famous for their bouncy and energetic personalities, this breed are great fun and the perfect companion for someone with an active and outdoorsy lifestyle. With their soft and cuddly coat these animals are extremely social and love cuddles so make a brilliant addition to the group. These stunning animals have enough energy to run the world if it could be put into a jar and sold!

Springer Spaniel

fluffy ear’d Springer Spaniel

Pug

These little bundles of joy have quickly become hugely popular in the doggy world. Adored for their unusual looks and sassy personalities the pug are a brilliant breed to have. Popularity grew when celebrities such as Gerald Butler and Professor Green became proud owners, even bringing them along to award ceremonies and launches. Truly, Pug’s are now the latest fashion statement.

a pug

as cute as a pug could possibly be

If your are not sold on one of these stunning breeds of dogs, then you should be checked to see if you have a heart!

Top 3 Reasons To Own A Dog

dog looking up at man

Have you been pondering this subject of reasons to own a dog for a while and still need convincing? If your reading this article, then your already 99% swayed. But here it is, just a few more motives for you to get out there and make one of these gorgeous creature’s part of the family. Reasons To Own A Dog

Companionship

Like they say a dog really is a man’s best friend. Whether your part of a big family, or live alone, a dog can provide a completely unconditional and genuine friendship like no other. They can jump around this you when you’re happy, lie on you when your sad and make you laugh daily. So if you need a new best bud, then get yourself a dog.

dog and boy

friendship

Fitness

Owning a dog is a brilliant way to kick start your otherwise low fitness routine. All dogs require a reasonable level of walking, so getting out and about with them is the perfect excuse. You will be surprised how quickly you start racking up the steps on your daily step count. There puppy dog eyes will get you up and out first thing and enjoying the active lifestyle.

dog running on a field

dog running and keeping you fit at the same time

Social

Owning a dog has many fantastic social aspects. Firstly, if owning a dog is new to you, you will have to find new places to walk your dog and this will give you the chance to meet new people. Also, it is a fantastic excuse to get your friends out for a walk and a coffee and even get your family out and about.

man and lady drinking coffee with dog

being social whilst dog walking

Dogs have so much more to offer than these three aspects, there are thousands of reasons to own a dog, there is no love more unconditional than that of a dog which is why they are mans best friend and always will be.

 

Top 3 places in the Devon to walk your dog

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If your living or visiting Devon, then it’s important to find the best dog walking spots. Places that tick the boxes for both you and your fury friend. The three we have suggested are ideal areas that are both visually pleasing, great for exploring and of course a dog’s heaven. So if you are looking for places in Devon to walk your dog, here are; The Top 3 places in the Devon to walk your dog

Dartmoor

Dartmoor is a vast expanse of moorland in the South West of England. It is a beautiful and varied landscape of outcrops, greenery, forest, rivers with absolutely breath-taking views from many of its highest points. Dotted over Dartmoor you will also find many dog friendly cosy country pubs, so once you have finished your afternoons hike, you can award yourself with a roaring fire and some hearty pub grub.

dartmoor

dartmoor hills

Dawlish Warren

Dawlish Warren is a stunning spot on the South West Coast in Devon. A national nature reserve and marked as a SSI (Sight of Specific Interest) Dawlish warren has a stretch of beautiful sandy beach, wetland full of animals and green fields. The beach is Dawlish Warrens most popular attraction, it has large sand dunes leading to a long white sandy beach, a perfect swimming beach if your dog loves the water.

Darlish Warren beach in devon

Darlish Warren beach in devon

Haldon Forest

Haldon Forest is located in Devon and is made up of multiple different woods. The forestry commission promotes all activities and use of the woods and loves to see dog walkers exploring the beautiful landscape. There is always many friendly faces up at Haldon and a popular little café used for meet ups. Haldon has multiple walking routes, from short trails, to hour long hikes, dependant on what you after.

small bridge in the forest

beautiful forest

Top 3 Ugly Dogs And Yet, The Most Adorable

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Ugly dogs are now the new fashion statement!.. why? Because they are absolutely adorable. Although there is an abundance of Quasimodo’s in the ugly dog world, we have had to think long and hard about which ones of mans best friends really are the ugliest/ most adorable of all. Feast your eyes on these ugly dogs. 

Top 3 Ugly Dogs And Yet, The Most Adorable

pug rapped up in a blanket

a pug being adorable

The Pug

This innocent little creature really does not score high in the looks department, but with its squishy face, bulging eyes and chub rolls it has got the world enchanted. In 2017 the pug was voted one of the most popular dog breeds by both women and men of the public. This breed has definitely got those puppy dog eyes down to a ‘T’ and are well up there on the adorable list.

English Bull Terrier

The English Bull Terrier is almost alien like, it has a long snout, elongated oval head and beady little eyes, yet, it is hugely popular for being a man’s best friend; these dogs are loved for their loyalty and protective behaviour. Known for being misunderstood, they are well natured and amazing with new people and children.

The Puli

Looking like they have been plucked straight off Bob Marley’s head, these Hungarian pooches have an extremely thick and matted coat. However, if dreadlocked dogs are your thing, then the Puli will be pulling at your heart strings, with amazing temperaments and loads of energy, these dogs make great working animals- traditionally used in Hungary as sheep herding dogs.

There you have it, ugly dogs really are adorable! Well, this charming bunch are especially. No words could be more true than also saying that what these lot lack in looks they make up for in character. Do you own any ugly dogs? 

The Emotional Benefits of Dog Walking

man walking dog in the city

Who would have thought that there are some seriously great emotional benefits of dog walking? Well, its true. Amongst dog walkers these benefits seem apparent or may even go unnoticed because they have been doing it for so long. But for those who are new to it because  for the first time you have a dog, here are the emotional benefits you can expect. 

Exercise

Now walking may not seem like a massive fitness changer but depending on the amount you walk your dog, you can see some amazing differences in physical fitness. On top of this, it has been proven that exercise can combat depression. Some scientists believe it is the most effective way to defeat the blues which is why dog walking can be so beneficial to your emotional health. Add that to being physically fit and you are well on your way to a happy day!

lady walking dog

exercise whilst walking your dog

Social

Believe it or not, walking your dog is very much a social event. This is because dog walkers usually walk their dogs around the same time everyday. This means that not only do you get to meet new people but that you also get to stay connected to these new friends through the love of walking your dog. Being connected to others has been proven to combat stress and depression.

man and lady drinking coffee with dog

being social whilst dog walking

Taking in nature

There are very few things more tranquil than walking your dog and being surrounded by the country side. This is a fantastic stress reliever and many dog walkers get themselves out whenever they are feeling slightly down. With the love of your dog and the beautiful surroundings, its hard not to start smiling from the bliss of it all.

dog in the hills

being in the country side with your dog

 

Get yourselves out there, find the most amazing locations to walk your dog, make friends and take in the surroundings. Who new that a happy life could be so simple? Its time to get walking!

Why Waste Management is Important for our Pets

partnership between dog and human

Ever seen your dog chomping down on something industrial and toxic? Perhaps we as humans can be grateful that we do not have the impulse to eat anything and everything but unfortunately our pets can be none the wiser. Our world’s cleanliness is at its worst ever, not only are we paying for it and our planet, so too are man’s closest friend. It would seem that only can waste management companies save us in the long run, and here is why it is so important.

A Few Eye Opening Facts:

  • Plastic bags can take up to 1,000 years to break down, once an animal dies and decays after ingesting plastic, the plastic is then freed back into the environment to carry on killing other wildlife and polluting natural habitats.
  • Plastic bags cannot be digested or passed by an animal, this means it stays in the gut. Plastic in an animal’s gut can prevent food digestion and can lead to a very slow and painful death.

 

How Waste Management Can Help

Besides the obvious, waste management companies, if funded correctly will not only be able to prevent our beloved pets coming into harm because of waste disposal, they will be able to save natural wildlife as well. Potentially, as it is today, we have likely affected every natural environment on the face of this earth due to uncontrolled waste disposal. Waste management companies will be able to reverse our ignorance as well as prevent the further deaths of animals in the future.

What Can We Do?

I believe we must take action into our own hands and back the companies of which are hoping to make a difference. As we do not personally have the resources, we must enable those who do in waste management companies or charities.

Overall, we also have the influence as individuals to effect the future cleanliness of our planet. We may turn to waste management companies to take lead, but we too can do the small things, which will result as a larger affect.

 

What I Learned About Starting My Business

It can be incredibly easy to lose  yourself within the grind of creating a business, which can often make us cold-hearted and un-compassionate. But something we become blind to is the fact we are also creating more work for ourselves and thus, bury our heads even deeper with seemingly no way back. When running a business, we can often forget the simple concepts that not only benefits the business but the people who operate it. One area that we can help our staff is by adopting solutions to create greater Mental Health, and Mental Health Training companies such as Clearfocus consistently see results after training small business owners on how to do so.

So what can you do for your staff as a business owner?

Mindfulness

Practicing Mindfulness can help employees find constructive ways in approaching Mental Health issues and has rapidly affected the way in which business owners are now approaching Mental Health in regards to their staff. This is because of the simplicity of practice; one simply watches his or her thoughts and emotions, without judgement and instead, intentionally observing. This enables us to un-categorise what we usually perceive to be either good or bad. It is not to say that mental health issues are not bad, but rather that we can react to its presence with awareness instead of fear and further stress. By simply allowing it to be there and observing the nature of our thoughts and emotions, we then relinquish further negative emotion of which would manifest otherwise through our

Create positive changes in the working environment

Most likely, at present, you may be completely lost for words. However, actions do speak louder and thus, make a greater impact. Taking away the small negative things that nag your staff to no end and replacing them with something positive can be more than enough to generate a small shift in energy. It is very possible that, if it’s frustrating you then it is frustrating everyone else. And even then you may possibly be blind to other communal peeves that exist. Take time and gather opinions. This will, undoubtedly benefit everyone in your workforce.

It can be very challenging when trying to benefit your business through the treatment of your staff, this is why so many turn to Mental Health Training Professionals such as Clearfocus who adopt many methods to ensure a healthy working environment and as a result, a thriving business