Austin Animal Center’s Dennis Weaver stopped by the studio today with our Pet of the Week, Maria. Maria was a stray that showed up with no tags. She is between 1 and 2 years old, up to date on all vaccinations, spayed, good with most dogs and children, and she is great on a leash while out walking. Dennis spoke a little on his recommendation of basic manners training when adopting a dog. He said that positive reinforcement and reward based training usually gets the best results. This also helps build a bond between the dog and owner. Before adopting, think about your lifestyle and whether it calls for an older dog, or a puppy that will need much more time and effort.
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