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How to Keep Your Dog from Running Away and Tips on Training

If your dog has a habit of running away, you’re not alone. This can be a frustrating and scary experience for both you and your pet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to try to prevent your dog from running away in the first place, as well as ways to lure him back home if he does escape. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to keep your dog from running away as well as how to train him so that this doesn’t become an issue.

What to do when your dog runs away

If your dog has a habit of running away, you’re not alone. This can be a frustrating and scary experience for both you and your pet. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to try to prevent your dog from running away in the first place, as well as ways to lure him back home if he does escape. In this blog post, we will discuss some tips on how to keep your dog from running away as well as how to train him so that this doesn’t become an issue.

  1. Remain calm and don’t panic
  2. Search your neighborhood for your dog – start with the last place you saw him/her
  3. Ask your neighbors if they’ve seen your dog
  4. Post flyers in your neighborhood with a picture of your dog and contact information
  5. Check animal shelters in the area
  6. Contact a pet detective to help find your dog

8 Simple Ways to Lure Your Dog Back Home

If your dog runs away, one of the best ways to lure him back home is by using food. Try to have a stash of his favorite treats on hand so that you can use them as a bribe to get him back to you. Other tips include:

  • Making sure your dog has a collar and ID tag with up-to-date contact information
  • Putting a bell on your dog’s collar, so you’ll be able to hear him coming
  • Training your dog to come when called
  • Building a fence around your yard or using a leash when outside
  • Avoiding busy areas that may cause your dog to become distracted and run away
  • Giving your dog plenty of exercise and attention so he doesn’t feel bored or neglected
  • Storing his food in a locked cabinet where it won’t be easily accessible to him
  • Making sure the doors are closed when you go out for walks, even if they’re only opened briefly.

Is your dog so happy that he runs away?

  1. Dogs that run away are generally very happy
  2. There are a few things you can do to keep your dog from running away
  3. Make sure your dog has plenty of toys and exercise to keep him occupied
  4. Don’t leave your dog tied up outside for too long
  5. Get him obedience training so he knows who’s boss
  6. Make sure he always has ID tags on his collar in case he does run away

11 ways to Track Your Dog

If you’ve ever wondered how to track your dog, then this list is for you! Dogs don’t always come when called and they can be very sneaky. But there are some simple steps that will help keep tabs on them (and hopefully make sure they stay out of trouble). Here’s what we recommend:

  1. Put a bell around their neck or attach one to their collar so you can hear them coming from a distance
  2. Use GPS tracking devices like the Whistle Tracker ($79) which fits inside your pup’s collar and sends notifications when he leaves home without permission! Yikes!
  3. Keep an eye on what they’re eating–some foods are toxic for dogs, so if you’re worried about them eating something they shouldn’t, keep a close eye on their diet
  4. Make sure your dog always has an ID tag with updated contact information in case he does run away
  5. Take pictures of your dog and make a flyer to post around the neighborhood if he ever goes missing
  6. Microchip your dog for extra security
  7. If your dog likes to dig, bury a transmitter (like the Tractive Motion Pet Tracker) in your backyard so you can track his movement
  8. Download an app like Find My Dog GPS ($0.99) which will help you locate your pup on a map
  9. Sign up for pet alerts through sites like Pawscout.com or Nextdoor.com which will send you an email or text message if your dog is spotted in a specific area
  10. Pay for services like DogWatch Hidden Fence ($$$) which create an invisible fence around your property to keep your pup from wandering off
  11. Put up flyers in your neighborhood with a picture of your dog and contact information in case he does go missing.
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Florida Survey Shows Animals Needlessly Killed

“Florida  Animal Rescue Act, SB 818, HB 597, would  make  it  illegal  for a shelter  to  kill  an
animal when a qualified non-profit rescue organization is willing to save that animal.”

A statewide survey of rescue groups across Florida State found that 63% of non-profit animal rescue
groups have had at least one Florida state shelter refuse to work collaboratively with them and then turn
around and kill they very animals they were willing to save. The most common reason given was shelters
either having a policy of not working with rescue groups or being openly hostile to doing so.

It makes no sense to kill animals in the face of cost-effective alternatives, nor does it make sense that
taxpayers are spending money to kill animals when non-profit organizations are willing and able to save them
at private expense. California’s “rescue access” law saves tens of thousands of animals every year at no cost
to the public.

The same survey also found that 45% of respondents are afraid to complain about inhumane conditions or
practices at Florida shelters because if they did complain, they would not be allowed to rescue animals, thus
allowing those inhumane conditions to continue.

In addition, 81% of rescue groups that have tried to work with more than one shelter said that different
shelters have different rescue access policies, with more than half of those respondents saying that criteria
for saving animals changes depending on what staff is on duty or whether staff changes. This creates
inefficiency and limits the number of animals who can and should be saved.

The Florida Animal Rescue Act would set statewide standards for rescue group access and make it illegal
for a shelter to kill an animal when a qualified non-profit rescue organization is willing to save that animal.
Not only will it save lives, save taxpayer money, and mandate public-private partnerships, the Florida Animal
Rescue Act is consistent with public health and safety, and improves the public satisfaction with the job
government is doing.

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What Therapy Cats Need After Being Rescued?

One charming thing about pets is that they are not critical. They couldn’t care less what you resemble, the amount you gauge or the size of your ledger. On the off chance that you give them cherishing consideration, they think you are essentially superb. According to Florida Government, Rescued dog and cats MUST have to go through the therapy.