I'm getting a new puppy next week and need some suggestions about crate training. All the overly-long special snowflake details are inside. [more inside]
Schools or asylums that trained young girls in some sort of speciality skill only to later sell them off to rich men: did they really exist? Do they still? [more inside]
Senior managers are asking a coworker of mine to take on new responsibilities. The catch: they won't tell her exactly what those responsibilities are, or how to complete them. Is this as unreasonable as I think it is, and what can I do to help? Obviously, more inside. [more inside]
My dog is very active. I like to jog long distances. When we run on the lead he pulls and gets distracted by wildlife. Is there a better lead solution? Personal electric fence? How can I get him to run by my side? Must he be condemned to a mostly sedentary lifestyle? He is a Pointer.
Upper body strength training has stalled... help? [more inside]
One of our office cleaning staff asked me if there are easy ways to learn how to use a computer. This totally threw me - I've a ton of experience about self-paced programming, stats, GIS, etc. - but no clue what to suggest for actually getting to grips for the first time with Windows, safe web browsing and so on. Wrinkle - it has to be free, Windows 7-based, and online - this isn't a paradox, she can open IE and navigate to a webpage. [more inside]
Best resources for swim training? Looking for books, videos, etc, that provide drills and training programs for solo workouts. [more inside]
Professional Training Provision. How cam my organisation identify and provide for training at two separate sites? [more inside]
I want to walk a half marathon. My city's marathon is next fall, so I have plenty of time to get ready. I found various training plans online that range from 12-16 weeks, but that's really not what my question is about. I'm wondering, since I have almost a year till then, what should I do be doing now? Does it matter? I'm in good health but haven't exercised consistently lately. Also, general walking-a-half advice is very welcome!
I love my dog Buddy, and he loves me. He loves everyone, really. But starting a few weeks ago he has become very vocally NEEDY. He will not stop whining, and it's driving us batty. Can you dog-trainer-types out there help me figure out how to help him chill out? [more inside]
I just signed up for a 5K on Dec. 3. I'm certainly not ready to RUN 3.1 miles, so I'm going to walk it (and the event is called a run/walk, so it is a walker-friendly race, at least). What kind of training can I do before then to do my best that day, since there's barely any time left? I'm at a healthy weight and in OK shape but usually only exercise one or two times a week. I'd like my time to be under one hour, if possible. Tips? (Bonus question: are most 5Ks walker-friendly?)
I have questions about the amount of training a professional should get, and how the training and the time spent on training is compensated. [more inside]
I'm looking for software companies that do 1) aptitude-based hiring and 2) on-the-job training: "If you pass a (often language-agnostic) programming test, in addition to in-person interviews, maybe a code review, etc., we will train you for your job." What companies in the Chicago area follow this model? [more inside]
Our 11-month old Black Lab is very badly behaved. Please suggest ways that we can deal with out-of-control biting and other bad habits. [more inside]
Hope me be the best master teacher/mentor to a student teacher. [more inside]
I have an 'opportunity' to get training in a business that has the slight whiff of MLM, but seems to have some legit parts too. Should I give it a shot? [more inside]
I need help getting over some complicated feelings of homesickness and guilt regarding a recent international move. More details within. [more inside]
As a Canadian, is it possible for me to join something like the Army where I can learn and do all kinds of cool stuff (like what you see in all the commercials) without having to do the unpleasant business of killing people and whatnot? [more inside]
Kitten filter: My wife's new kitten (he is 4 months old now) seems to be going through a biting phase. He especially likes biting hands and arms. We try to spray him with water and say "no biting." Will this be enough to train him not to bite, or is there something else we should be doing? Thank you!
I wake up in the morning at 6am and walk 2km (1.2 miles) to the gym and back five days a week. My workouts last 45 minutes and are aimed at sculpting, working on a body part per day (back, shoulders, chest, arms and legs). I weigh 100kg (220 pounds) and am 180cm (5.9 feet). I want to weigh 85kg (185 pounds). What and when should I eat to loose weight and gain maximum muscle mass? and how long should it take for me to loose this weight? I work from home as a software developer and sit on my ass all day so I don't get any more exercise than that...
How can I house break a 6-year-old rescued scent hound when I live in a condo with shared corridors and an elevator? After searching many rescue listings, I have found a cute dog that seems to be a good fit for me according to the adoption counselors. I plan to meet the dog this weekend and take her home early next week if all works as planned. The rescue agency told me that she doesn't like pooping on leash, but will urinate on leash. They think she'll be OK with the shared corridors and elevator. I'm mainly worried that she will make a mess in these common areas as I don't want to upset my neighbors. It is my understand that she will poop in the house at times because she doesn't understanding the concept of pooping on leash. [more inside]
I have a new chihuahua puppy who is a bit too aggressive and not sure how to train it out of him. Details inside, advice needed. [more inside]
I'm adopting a Border Collie puppy in two months. I want to take a different approach to training this time - no hitting or swatting. What books and other resources can I get now to teach myself the proper way to do this? [more inside]
Using a "Jeopardy" concept for an internal training video. Swimming in murky legal waters? [more inside]
Help me curb this frustrating puppy behaviour! [more inside]
PLEASE help me break my dog of terrorizing the delivery people! [more inside]
Is it cost-effective (affordable) for a single person to conduct online video training? [more inside]
Professional etiquette: I think "free informational webinars" are a waste of time. My supervisor frequently recommends that we attend one or another. Do I look insubordinate or unambitious if I speak my mind? [more inside]
Air Force Tech School Phases - When can I see my boyfriend? [more inside]
Need recommendation for very good PMP classes in the NY/NJ area? My company will foot the bill. Please outline why you think the classes that you are recommending are good. Thanks in advance [more inside]
Where in DC can I find good training course series about managing a department within a non-profit? [more inside]
What should my speed goal be to walk a 5k? [more inside]
What formal training exists to meet the requirements for this geeky job offer? "XML/XQuery; Content Management Systems (CMS)"
I'm thinking about training as a massage therapist. Local options seem to boil down to Soma or Cortiva Institute, and I need help choosing! [more inside]
What to do after finishing Couch to 5K? [more inside]
We adopted a dog this morning and he still hadn't peed. How concerned should we be? New dog owners need reassurance! :) [more inside]
My dog Duffy is very smart and even though he's pretty old he learns new things fast, so I am doing an experiment with him and I am finding his failure to pick up the trigger puzzling. He discerns the most subtle cues from others when he's trying to decide what to do next, so I wonder how this isn't working. [more inside]
Can you help me break through a weight training plateau? [more inside]
When should I tell my [part-time, food-service] employer that I'll be needing three months off because my husband will be away on work? I have to stay home and care for our toddler. Difficultiy: still on trainee-probation. [more inside]
What type of jobs/workplaces are best for people without a naturally abundant supply of confidence? [more inside]
Our prima donna of a puggle won't pee in the rain. Help us before I squeeze it out of her. [more inside]
SF Bay Area: Please recommend a school (vocational, community college, extension university, etc) for someone (age 27) to begin training for a second career in IT. [more inside]
Is there a tool out there which will allow me to plug in the mileage I need for a certain cycling training ride, and will spit out a route that will get me that amount of miles? Maybe using Google maps or something? I'm in Boise,ID, if that matters.
Best Online / Cloud Training Log [more inside]
Adult beginner soccer training/camps in the U.S.? I'm a relatively new player (started a couple of years ago). I play on a couple of teams, but as fun as games are they're just not the best way to develop basic skills; I really need a structured practice environment and feedback. I'm considering going to this camp, but I'm wondering if there's anything similar in the U.S. (Google turns up a bunch of camps for kids, but very few for adults, and even fewer for adult beginners.) West Coast would be best, but I'm willing (obviously) to travel further afield if need be.
Do you use or have you used Articulate software or similar, and if so, can you give me your recommendations, thoughts, advice? I'm looking at software (preferably) or services for creating various types of presentations with a bit of style, and I'm a total newb. I need something that will work for business presentations, e-learning (including quizzes and tests), training videos, and sales presentations in formats that will work locally as well embedded in sites – preferably as flexible as possible. [more inside]
Looking for training videos & resources designed for older generations to familiarize them with basic Internet skills including checking email, using web searches, and how to avoid various scams and be web safe. [more inside]
So we just adopted Apple the two-year-old puggle and need some training resources. More after the fold. [more inside]