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A valuable and well-organized system for home education(homeschooling) 3 to 12 years.

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236                          IDEAL HOME LIFE
Dogs, with a little patience, may be soon taught to carry sticks, baskets, papers, etc., and to do many funny tricks. Kindness is the key to success in their education.
Dogs, like children, to be taught thoroughly, should be well trained from their babyhood—and the first lesson they should learn is obedience. Never, however, lose your temper and beat your dog. If you do he will always remember it, and it will make him timid and poor-spirited.
The dog was the first animal domesticated by man, and he is man's most loyal pet. From him we may learn fidelity, un­selfish devotion, courage, endurance, docility, and willingness to learn. "The one absolutely unselfish friend that man can have in this selfish world," said Senator Vest in his famous "Speech on the Dog," "the one that never deserts him, the one that never proves ungrateful or treacherous, is the dog."
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T HE rabbitry may occupy part or all of a barn or shed, or be built in a sheltered space in the angle between buildings or walls. The indoor rabbitry has decided advan­tages. The place should be well ventilated, but not subject to drafts of cold or damp air. These may be prevented by ventilators in the roof, or by a system of elbowed pipes pass­ing through the sides of the building and reaching a height of 2 or 3 feet above the openings.
Hutches for the Belgian hare should be somewhat larger ■ than those intended for smaller breeds. They should be built
Used by permission of the United States Biological Survey.
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