One of the most frequent questions we receive is, “Does this mean I have to have a clicker with me all the time?” The answer is, “No.” Some people don’t even use a clicker! But during training sessions, it is essential to have a unique way of “marking” specific behaviors in a way that your dog clearly understands. A clicker helps with this. If you are physically unable to use a clicker, your instructor will help you find a way that works for you and your dog. Instructors also teach people how to use a tool they have with them all the time so that when they don’t have their clicker, they can still take advantage of that trainable moment to help their dog learn.
Some might have trouble with Unconditioned Reality equaling “God.” For something to be unconditioned (without conditions, and not predicated on anything else) means that this uncaused cause MUST have the same properties that theists ascribe to God. One example is God being eternal. Being eternal means to NOT be limited to time. Remember, time in our universe is simply another dimension, like height/width/length and started with the Big Bang. An Unconditioned Reality was the CAUSE of time – it did not exist in time and then create the universe. We are forced to accept, given the proof above, that an Unconditioned Reality is eternal and that it created/caused the universe. This is not some exception to the rule – that nothing can be eternal except for God. We are forced to conclude that this IS the rule – that there are 1 or more eternal creators of the universe.
Being a parent can be one of the most rewarding and fulfilling experiences of your life, but that doesn't mean it's easy. No matter what age your child/children is/are, your work is never done. To be a good parent, you need to know how to make your children feel valued and loved, while teaching them the difference between right and wrong. At the end of the day, the most important thing is to create a nurturing environment where your children feel like they can thrive and develop into confident, independent, and caring adults. If you want to know how to be a good parent, see Step 1 to be on your way.