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POST-GAZETTE, APRIL 8, 2011 Page 7 Presents .......... .... You can email your questions to postgazette@aol.com to the attention of Freeway. Don't forget folks, Freeway is not a vet, so please keep the questions light-hearted! Thanks. As usual my human com- panion is always reading anything that has to do with dogs so I am hoping my ar- ticle will be helpful tlo my pooch friends and their hu- man companions. Providing effective leadership your dog will look to you to provide him or her with effective leadership. Being a 'good leader means proving your dog with structure and guid- ance. You may think that routine is boring, but it helps your dog understand his or her world, be calm and stay out of trouble. Here are a few suggestions: 1. When interacting with your dog be kind and consistent. 2. Teach your dog to con- trol his or her mouth. If he/ she mouths or nips you, re- act with a stern "no biting!" This will teach him/her that you are not another dog and he/she needs to treat you differently. 3. Have him/her "sit" or "down" before you give him/ her anything he/she wants, from petting to tossing a toy. When he/she responds to you before you respond he/she will start to look to you to set the rules, while at the same time getting in daily training practice.. 4. Gently handle your dog's ears, mouth and paws so he/ she learns to accept this. Start when he/she is very young and for brief periods of time. Remain playful during these exercises, make a game out of them. Praise him/her and reward him/her with treats. The exercises are easy with most dogs but if your dog really struggles or gets upset, consult your veteri- narian or seek assistance from a qualified dog trainer as soon as possible. 5. Use different tones of voice to communicate differ- ent messages. A higher than normal pitch is exciting and playful and perfect for praise. A normal tone-direct and confident is your command tone. A lowered voice comes across as a warning because your dog associates it with a growl. With practice, your dog can learn to understand your mood through your tone of voice. 6. Remember that dogs learn through practice and repetition. Be patient! 7. If you do these things consistently, your dog will develop into a friendly, well balanced and well mannered canine. That's all for now REMEM- BER PICK UP AFTER YOUR PET! QUOTE: Animals: Heaven goes by favor. If it went by merit, you would stay out and your dog would go in. N Five New East Boston Main Streets held elections on Thursday March 31, 2011 and added five new volunteer board members. Joining the .board is resident and local realtor Phillip Gutowski, resident and the Director of Government and Community Affairs for Trans Metro Media, David Halbert, resident and Linguistic Specialist Marika Horsky, resident and owner of Tummy Toys, Melissa Tyler and last but certainly not least Mr. Albert" Buddy" Mangini who is a long-time fixture and active volunteer in East Boston. Three current members were reelected to the board; Dino Manca from Rapino's Memorial Home, Michael Moscone, Promotion Committee Chair, from East Boston Savings Bank and James Gleason, local resident, architect and Design Corn- mittee Chair. East Boston Main Streets would like to congratulate these wonderful volunteers for joining the board. We would also like to thank them for their service to East Boston and look forward to their help with our mission. The East Boston Main Street board of directors is made up of volunteer busi- ness owners, property owners and residents who serve the community for a two-year term. Other volunteers too numerous to mention work on Main Street committees and help with various initiatives and events during the year. For further information regarding East Boston Main Streets events or membership, please visit the website at www.ebmainstreets.com or ebmainstreets@verizon, net d ood, lrt and.Jlealth : Community Food Workshops Kick Off Growing Season in Eastie! When did you devour your tives. Future topics include more information regarding first pupusa? Whether it was "Food Justice 101", and "Con- the Healthy on the Block/ last week or on your third tainer Gardening". Saludable en tu tienda birthday, the leaders of the Led by community mem- project or the Community ~Community Food Workshop bers, the workshops are open Food Workshop Series, con- IS~ries want to know. Follow- to all and promise to be an tact Cait Van Damm at 617- '~fig up last month's success-engaging" mix of hands-on 568-4028 or ful "Power of Local" workshop, education and fun! Stir a vandammc@ebnhc.org. this month's theme will turn Memory will engage partici- Dates and workshop de- towards how food affects our emotions and health. The "Stir a Memory" workshop, happening Thursday, April 7 at the Harborside Adult Edu- cation Center, will include a "food memory postcard" making activity and a healthy pupusa cooking demonstration - and of course, lots of pupusa eat- ing! Held on the first Thursday night of each month at Harborside Adult Education Center, the Community Food Workshop Series are an opportunity for discussion about food system issues re- lating directly to East Boston and will provide opportuni- ties for participants to get involved in urban gardening and public health initia- pants in artistically express- ing a favorite food-related memory and explore the cul- tural link between food and good health. "Food is such an important part of commu- nity, and East Boston is no exception," said Cait Van Datum, co-coordinator of the Community Food Workshop Series. "We hope these events will allow us all to come together, be inspired and learn something new - and yummy!" The series is sponsored by Healthy on the Block/ Saludable en tu Tienda, an East Boston Neighborhood Health Center and Boston Public Health Commission initiative to increase access to fresh produce and whole grains in corner stores. For scriptions are listed below: * April 7 - Stir a Memory: explore the artistic and emo- tional connection between culture, health, and food! Local artist Krina Patel will be facilitating a public recipe art project. Cooking demonstrations and games will also add to the fun! April 21 - Food Justice 101 and more: explore how differ- ent social circumstances of- ten dictate health through food, and fun ways m help fix this problem[ May 5 - Container Garden- ing and Seed Starting!: com- munity leaders will delve into the basics of how to get growing in your own back- yard and provide a source of food, community, health and fun[ Friday, April 8th Con La Corriente -- Noche de Baile, Musica y Comida @ 8:00pro. Friday, April 15th The Vortex Series Improvisation. Chance. Reaction. Interaction. Innovation 8:30pm- 10:30pm Featuring: The Dustin Carlson Trio, Saxophones in Machines. Peter Casino and The Vortex Ensemble. Saturday, April 16th So You Think You Can Jam? Battle of the Bands! 8 Bands battling it out to see who will be the best in Eastie. 6:00pm-9:00pm Featuring: DtverCity Band, Waiting for Sunrise, 8 Ball, Cute Bomb, Annual Snowfall, Forever Last, West Eagle Misifu, & Tripod. April 28th- May 7tu ZUMIX Presents: JAZZ WEEK EAST Featuring A1 Vega, Marlene Jazz Ensemble, Leo Colon Trio, and the Nick Grondin Group. ZUMIX is located at 260 Sumner Street, East Boston, Massachusetts, just a few blocks from the Maverick Square Subway Station on the Blue Line. Zumix is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) cultural 9rganization dedicated: to building com- munity through music and the arts. They provide top-qual- ity cultural programming for young people and to build cul- tural understanding and acceptance. For further information, please call (617) 568-9777 or visit the website at www.zumix.org. 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