Pet of the Week

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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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