Though lack of appropriate, positive reinforcement and timely consequence behavior training is at the core of just about every behavior problem, our 2013 dogs universally suffer from a consistent lack of sufficient exercise. Our predatory companions are hardwired to keep moving to seek sustenance for those long months ahead. You all need to get moving WITH them! Speak with someone knowledgeable about aerobic dog conditioning. Housebound? Train your dog to take it to the treadmill. Don’t forget that some dogs survive on negative attention. It’s just about all they get in some households. Remember that negative attention to your dog is better than no attention, and some undesirable behaviors will persist as a result of this mishandling and incorrect attempt at dog control.
Feel free to call us with any questions at (518) 828-6044, or visit our website at www.cghs.org. Stop down and see us at 125 Humane Society Road, off Route 66 (about a mile south of the intersection with Route 9H) in Hudson. Our hours are Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed on Wednesday and Sunday. The Food Bank is open to any from the public in need of pet food or for those wishing to donate food anytime during business hours. All of our cats and kittens are “Furrever Free” with all expenses paid. Spay/neuter clinics for cats are $65 male or female, including a rabies vaccination and a 5-in-1 feline distemper combination vaccination. Nail clipping services are available every Saturday from 10 to 11 a.m. at the Shelter, no appointment necessary, for a donation of $5 for cats and $10 for dogs.
Charlene Marchand is the Chairperson of the Columbia-Greene Humane Society/SPCA Board of Directors. She may be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.