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Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

Dog Training Tip - how to keep your large dog inside its wire portable fence.

It happened to me when I rescued a mistreated Doberman. This large girl dog was skinny, neglected, and oh so hungry for love and care. And boy could that dog jump.

I bought a new five foot high wire enclosure, the portable kind, and placed her in the living room so I could watch her - she needed confinement and did not take to a crate of any type. Well, the first thing she does is jump over and out, not once but several times. This is never going to work.

So, I solved the problem by placing a long board across the top of the enclosure and on the board put several metal dog bowls. The next time she tried to jump out, the board fell, the pans clanged, and the noise startled her. That did the trick, she no longer tries to escape as long as the board is on top. The board works fine because I can remove it easily - this is one possible solution. I don't use shock collars in training and try to be as creative as I can in solving problem dog behavior.

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Front Street Animal Shelter prepares for the busiest week of the year

Shelters across the country are bracing themselves for the increase of stray animals that escape the safety of their homes in fear of fireworks.  While July 4th may be a time for BBQ’s, fireworks and homemade ice cream, it is less thrilling for the family pet. Loud booms and the smell of acrid smoke is often enough to instill panic in some animals, who will do anything to escape the noise and perceived threat.  Area pet lovers are encouraged to take some precautions in advance of the big day and the Front Street Animal Shelter is offering simple, easy and affordable solutions to keep our four legged friends safe. 

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

New Spay/Neuter Clinic, Open House at the Bradshaw Animal Shelter

You’re invited! On Saturday June 28th from 1p.m.-4p.m.the Sacramento County Bradshaw Animal Shelter, 3839 Bradshaw Road, is hosting an open house with Sacramento Animal Spay and Neuter (ASN). 

“Sacramento ASN is our new spay/neuter services partner occupying the spay/neuter facility here on the grounds of the Bradshaw Shelter. We invite the community to come out, tour the clinic, talk to staff, and register for some excellent prizes,” said Dave Dickinson, Director of the Bradshaw Shelter. 

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Shelter Manager Jumps Out of Plane for Front Street Animals

Gina Knepp is the Front Street Animal Shelter manager.  She wants to show the world that every buck can go a mile by jumping out of a plane this Saturday, April 26. It's not easy to save lives but sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith.

Click HERE to learn more and join in helping save animals lives.

SPCA Pet of the Week

SPCA Pet of the Week
Originally brought in with a bad case of demodectic mange, little Cisco has had quite the 8-month adventure. He is now 11-months-old and is out of foster care, but looking for a home to call his very own! Cisco was previously adopted, but returned for having a bit too much energy for his last household.

SPCA Pet of the Week- Avee!

SPCA Pet of the Week- Avee!

A beautiful boxer mix is looking for a home! Avee is about two-years-old and while she is active and ready for anything, she is also well behaved and a great listener (especially when treats are involved!) Avee is wired to run, which is not only her favorite activity, but something that she needs to do often to let out her young energy.

Hit the Trail for Project R.I.D.E. - or Just Belly Up for Dinner

Hit the Trail for Project R.I.D.E. - or Just Belly Up for Dinner

Saddle up! Join us for breakfast and lunch and two wonderful trail rides at the lovely Barton Ranch in Sloughhouse, then a big barn party back at the Project R.I.D.E. arena. Benefitting Project R.I.D.E.'s therapeutic recreational horseback riding program for people with special needs, this event is now in its 31st year.

Trail Ride Information:

Barton Ranch

3830 Scott Rd. Sloughhouse CA 95638

$75 ticket includes breakfast, ride, lunch, additional ride

You must bring your own equine for the trail ride. Project RIDE does not lend or rent horses. Mules are fine but no stallions please!

Dinner Information: (you do not have to attend the ride to enjoy the dinner)

Project R.I.D.E. Arena

8840 Southside Ave. Elk Grove CA 95624

$35 ticket includes dinner, music, live and silent auctions