Looking for a high-spirited, loving companion? Check out Cindy Lou. She is quite the little spit-fire. She is currently being fostered with another dog. Though she does do well with other dogs, she does get intimidated when dogs come on too strong so she will need some patience when meeting other dogs. She is learning basic manners and loves to snuggle.
Check out Dr. Sophia Yin's blog on teaching a cat how to sit. It can be done!
Is your child a dog lover? Kids ages 8-13 are welcome to a free class on April 30th from 2-3:30pm. The class will be held at Animal Care Services. Kids learn how to speak dog as well as learn how to teach a dog sit, down, come, and other tricks. Space is limited so please RSVP by contacting the Volunteer Coordinator at 207-6644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Have a new puppy? Or a dog with less than stellar potty skills? Come to a free seminar at Animal Care Services on March 17th at 6p.m. Learn the keys to housetraining success and improving your relationship your dog.
Animal Care Services in the Annex Building
4710 State Highway 151
San Antonio, TX 78227
Phone: (210) 207-4PET
Fax: (210) 207-6673
The key to get your dog to focus on you more is to make yourself worthwhile. The goal of this exercise is to teach your dog to focus on you without you prompting your dog. It is best to work for 5-10 minutes several times a day.
All you have to do is sit on your couch and wait for your dog to look at you. The second your dog looks at you say "Yes" or "Good Boy" and give him a piece of kibble. If your dog starts to stare at you, you can throw the treat a few feet away from you. Practice this in different rooms.
If your dog is doing well, practice in the backyard but make sure to take higher value treats like pea-sized pieces turkey dogs or cheese. You are adding distractions so you need to up the ante with the treat.
CPDT-KA and Animal Behavior Consultant