Strategies for clicker instruction your new foster or adopted pet

Your column February column about how San Antonio does not have plenty of shelter space or rescue groups to hold pace with city’s stray pet difficulty obtained my interest. I am thinking about adopting or fostering a stray puppy but will need more data.

I have hardly ever housetrained a pet, and I desire an older, medium to small animal. Please enable me know the place I might get more facts on these selections. Thank you!

Kay G.

Dear Kay,

I am so thrilled you want to adopt or foster a doggy. Just about each animal shelter in city offers both foster treatment and adoption solutions. So, all you would want to do is obtain an animal shelter on-line and stop by its site or phone it to talk about their packages.

The major shelters in San Antonio include Animal Care Companies, San Antonio Humane Culture, Animal Defense League and San Antonio Pets Alive, but there are numerous smaller sized shelters all over city as properly (I list a number of of them in the remedy below.)

Regardless of your dog’s age, your foster or adoptee will will need some training. You don’t have to set apart 30 to 60 minutes just about every day possibly to do it. Just have treats in your pocket and incorporate coaching through the day.

If you are seeking to understand, I propose “Getting Started off: Clicker Education for Canines” by Karen Pryor. With stage-by-phase images, Pryor reveals you how to make schooling enjoyment.

If you foster, training will make your puppy so a lot much more interesting to probable adopters for the reason that the shelter will be ready to share the issues the pet has acquired under your tutelage. Men and women enjoy to undertake canine that know a few obedience commands.

Allow me know what you close up performing and how it goes with your new foster or adoptee. Many thanks for getting a portion of the answer in San Antonio.

Dear Cathy,

I am a lifestyle-extensive puppy operator and have an accumulation of added towels, sheets, pet toys, puppy beds, etc. I would like to donate these carefully utilised objects to a pet shelter or put that will use them for dog care.

Apart from the (Animal Care Companies), I do not know of any other needy areas. Can you send me a checklist of locations to which I can donate these goods? Thank you.


Expensive Diana,

How generous of you! I mentioned the primary animal shelters in the query previously mentioned but, dependent on where by you reside, there are many more compact animal shelters in the place that would recognize donations as well. To name a couple of, check out:

 Helotes Humane Culture,

 Coronary heart of Texas SPCA in Boerne,

 Schertz Animal Expert services, services

 Stay Oak Animal Command,

 Converse Animal Treatment Facility, conversetx.web/292/Animal-Care

 Bulverde Humane Culture,

No make any difference who you pick out, animals will gain.

Cathy M. Rosenthal is a longtime animal advocate, author, columnist and pet pro. Deliver your pet issues, tales, and tips to [email protected].