frank rijkers (Street Articles Author)
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Hi. I have been living the dream for close on 30 years.

It started when I built my own 34ft sailboat(took 8 years) and launched Footloose in 1994. I have been working as a sailing charter boat captain for 8 years in the Caribbean Windward and Leeward Islands and BVI's.

Having sailed over 40,000 sea miles in Footloose, and also many miles on other yachts around the world, through my "cool boating supplies" web site I hope to encourage old and new boaters, by reviewing marine products to enhance their boating experience.I totally believe in the KISS (keep it simple stupid) theory because it gets you where you want to be without the shiny objects distractions.

Sailing, fishing and surfing is my passion and I have always found that with the right equipment life is a breeze. Partisipating in these wonderful sports have continualy open doors of opportunity for me and also created lasting frienships with wonderful people living in different countries around the world.

Recently I have once again become a proud dog owner. During my travels around the world I frequently come across some really cool dogs and the one consistent thing that shines through is their total devotion to their owners.

My "b pet smart" website is devoted to these wonderful, faithful creatures who have loved and trusted me from day one. I hope some of my advice and recommendation for these pets will help you to discover what more you can do for your pet that will enhance their lives and relationship with you and your family.

You cannot help but love them.

Fun Dog Training Games
Using different games to train your dog When training a dog, it is difficult to know where to start. However, there are a lot of fun dog training games which dog owners can use to bond with their puppy while also teaching obedience. Use these 4 dog training games to…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 06, 2013  
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Common Skin Problems In Dogs And their Remedies
The mirror of a dogs health The skin and coat of dog is the mirror of his health. Dog skin problems are quite common. As with humans, dogs are also allergic to insects, food, hormones, and environmental factors. However, as with other problems, there are many cures for dogs skin…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 05, 2013  
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How to Choose the Best Obedience School for Your Dog
Professional dog training schools While basic dog training is often a DIY project that you can easily undertake at home, it is necessary to find a good dog obedience school to make sure that your pet gets proper attentiveness and obedience training. Professionals in these schools can teach your dog…
By:  in  Pets   Feb 04, 2013  
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Obedience Training for Puppies - 6 Commands You Should Know About
Puppy quick training tips An appropriate dog obedience program is the foundation of excellent behavior in pets. It has often been said that there are no bad pets; it's only about the owners who are ignorant. Most dogs wish to make their owners happy, but dogs that are untrained basically…
By:  in  Pets   Feb 04, 2013  
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Do Dogs Have Dreams?
Dogs Do Dream We treat our dogs like family, like a daughter or a son, and for whom we want nothing but the best. We can't really help but treat them the same way a person should be treated. They're man's best friends after all. When our dogs go off…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 04, 2013  
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Can Dogs Get Colds And Flu?
Did You Know That Dogs Can Dogs Get Influenza Winter is not only the time to worry about catching cold, but it is actually its primary time. Most of us will spend a lot of time in closed doors with all windows shut giving no chance for germs to enter.…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 02, 2013  
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Do Dogs Have A Sense Of Humor
Do Dogs See The Funny Side Of Things We all love our pets and there are few pets more loved than the dog. As man's best friend, we are often drawn to dogs because of their human characteristics. Dogs can appear empathetic, inquisitive, angry, and even depressed. However, what many…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Feb 02, 2013  
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Has My Dog Got Sarcopic Mange? – 3 Symptoms And 2 Kinds Of Treatments
Anyone can get it How does one know what kind of mange your dog is suffering from? It seems even vets struggle to locate and identify these microscopic parasites using their expensive equipment. It is dangerous for us as laymen to try and determine a pet’s type of mange. If…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jan 26, 2013  
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Has My Dog Got Demodectic Mange - 8 Checks
Microscopic in size If your pet is diagnosed with Demodectic or other mange, there is no need to blame yourself. These microscopic mites are highly contagious and if your dog comes in contacted with an infected dog then it is highly likely that it to will become infected, especially if…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jan 26, 2013  
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Mange on Dogs
Not nice When we see a dog suffering from scabies we cringe and certainly do not want to touch it. There are mainly three species of mange mites and some are extremely contagious to both humans and dogs. Therefor avoiding direct contact with any mange infected dog unless sure, it…
By:  in  Pets  >  Dogs   Jan 25, 2013  
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Using A Trolling Motor With Canoes And Kayaks – Budget for 7 Items
If you are thinking of getting a kayak or canoe and then converting it into a fishing or leisure machine,…
Obedience Training for Puppies - 6 Commands You Should Know About
Puppy quick training tips An appropriate dog obedience program is the foundation of excellent behavior…
Mange on Dogs
Not nice When we see a dog suffering from scabies we cringe and certainly do not want to touch it. There…
Making Big Bucks - $1 - 42 In Two Days And Eight Months
Making the Big Bucks - $1-42 This is it! Finally after 8 months of hard study and implementation I can…
Fun Dog Training Games
Using different games to train your dog When training a dog, it is difficult to know where to start.…
5 Points To Consider Before You Build A Boat
Building a boat is a wonderful and fulfilling project to embark on. If you have decided to tackle this…
Microchip Your Dog - 5 Reasons
Microchiping can help prevent you from losing your Dog Micro chipping your pet may seem like an unnecessary…
Dog Crates Are Prisons - Do You Send Your Pet To Jail?
Dog Crates: Tool of Neglect and Abuse So, you're a dog owner, and you love your pet. You want what's…
The Volvo Ocean Race - A Rousing Farewell From New Zealand
The citizens of the City of Sails, Auckland New Zealand and visitors from around the world gathered…
5 Pointers On How To Choose Your Charter Boat -
Where to start If you are new to the chartering game you will be wondering where to start and what to…