Guidelines for clicker education your new foster or adopted pet dog

Your column February column about how San Antonio does not have adequate shelter room or rescue teams to continue to keep tempo with city’s stray pet problem bought my consideration. I am looking at adopting or fostering a stray pet but have to have additional information.

I have hardly ever housetrained a doggy, and I want an older, medium to little animal. Remember to permit me know wherever I may possibly get much more facts on these choices. Thank you!

Kay G.

Pricey Kay,

I am so energized you want to undertake or foster a canine. Virtually just about every animal shelter in town delivers both of those foster care and adoption choices. So, all you would want to do is uncover an animal shelter on the web and take a look at its web page or get in touch with it to focus on their programs.

The key shelters in San Antonio include Animal Care Companies, San Antonio Humane Culture, Animal Defense League and San Antonio Pets Alive, but there are several scaled-down shelters close to town as effectively (I listing a handful of of them in the response below.)

Regardless of your dog’s age, your foster or adoptee will want some education. You really do not have to set apart 30 to 60 minutes each and every working day both to do it. Just carry treats in your pocket and integrate education throughout the day.

If you are wanting to discover, I recommend “Obtaining Started out: Clicker Training for Canines” by Karen Pryor. With move-by-action pictures, Pryor displays you how to make training fun.

If you foster, coaching will make your puppy so a lot far more captivating to prospective adopters mainly because the shelter will be ready to share the things the canine has realized beneath your tutelage. People appreciate to adopt pet dogs that know a few obedience commands.

Enable me know what you stop up carrying out and how it goes with your new foster or adoptee. Many thanks for remaining a portion of the answer in San Antonio.

Dear Cathy,

I am a lifestyle-prolonged dog owner and have an accumulation of more towels, sheets, puppy toys, dog beds, and so forth. I would like to donate these carefully utilised goods to a dog shelter or spot that will use them for pet care.

Other than the (Animal Care Services), I really do not know of any other needy places. Can you ship me a listing of sites to which I can donate these merchandise? Thank you.


Dear Diana,

How generous of you! I mentioned the principal animal shelters in the concern higher than but, based on the place you stay, there are numerous smaller sized animal shelters in the area that would take pleasure in donations as very well. To title a few, try out:

 Helotes Humane Modern society,

 Heart of Texas SPCA in Boerne,

 Schertz Animal Solutions,

 Stay Oak Animal Manage,

 Converse Animal Care Facility, conversetx.internet/292/Animal-Care

 Bulverde Humane Society,

No issue who you select, animals will gain.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet professional. Mail your pet inquiries, tales, and recommendations to [email protected].