The ultimate survivors that have flourished in the most difficult of circumstances, rats have a long history of being the smartest rodent in the room! Rats are growing more and more popular as pets for adults and children alike. Having raised and trained rats for over forty years, Miriam Fields-Babineau, in her book Rat Training, teaches rat owners to harness that intelligence through a reward and clicker system of training. An avid proponent of reward-based positive-training techniques, the author explains how to create a successful learning environment for your rat as you teach him how to come on command, jump through a hoop, walk on a leash, stand on his hind legs, and much more. Illustrated with color photographs by Evan Cohen and Virginia Broitman, Rat Training includes tips on what to look for when buying a rat, how to care for your new pet, and how to acclimate your rat to other household pets. In the chapter called Rat Manner,” the author describes how rats think and their social organizations and behavior. Fields-Babineau has trained rats for various purposes, including working in movies, and her chapter called The Great Rat Race” describes the demands of rat shows and acting careers for rats. The chapter called Scurry and Hurry” is devoted to agility training and trick training (such as shoulder riding). Resources and glossary included.
Devil On A Leash is a thriller. Set during the liberal times of rebellion in the late 1960's. Lucifer 'Louis' Blue, is a lost soul. He has been paid to mercilessly kill for so long, that Louis no longer appreciates any moral codes or principles. Yet all this is about to change, when his paymasters bring him in with details of a new mission. Louis, with his accomplice Sarah Caitlin, undertakes an assignment that sees them travel to many countries, searching for stolen Rembrandts on behalf of a mysterious Dutch war veteran. Things however, aren't all that they seem. Not only is history being re-written, but soon, Louis finds himself having to come to terms with betrayal, revenge and murder, and also, for the first time in his life, the meaning of love. With a historical backdrop, the book highlights that even for lost souls there is sometimes a path to light that is not always obvious from the outset.
Based on OSHA's Training Model, Safety Training Basics simplifies the task of complying with more than 100 OSHA training requirements. The authors provide you with specific guidelines for establishing an effective training program, including developing a training program specifically for your site, determining and achieving your safety goals, and designing a training curriculum and developing a presentation. Organized into six major parts, this book provides an overview of safety and health training and covers management aspects of safety-and-health program development, model training guidelines, job hazard analysis, and putting method into practice. Appendices include OSHA training requirements by industry, OSHA's civil penalty policy, state with approved plans, contact information for OSHA regional offices, and a sample lesson plan and sample test. For your convenience, you'll find additional training resources that you can use while you're developing your own training program.
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