5 Things to do Now, Before Your Dog Becomes Lost

My husband is a professional dog trainer (I think I mentioned that before, and I’m sure I’ll mention it again) Nicole is a very good friend of his and is an expert in her field of study. Keeping our doggies safe is a primary concern for all “Keepers of the Pooch”! She’s posted some excellent ideas for getting your dog back to you, if they pull a Houdini!

Wilde About Dogs

ID dog for HPNo owner wants to think about their dog going missing. But during the course of your dog’s life, even with the best management and vigilance, it could happen: dogs become spooked during fireworks and bolt; they run off when fences are downed in natural disasters; and, sometimes they simply run through a gate that’s been left open.

In the spirit of hoping for the best but preparing for the worst, here are five things to do now, just in case:

1. Make sure your dog’s microchip and tags are up to date. Many people change their address or phone number without thinking twice about updating their dog’s chip; the microchip company should be informed. (If your dog isn’t microchipped, get it done right away; almost every veterinarian and shelter now has a scanner capable of reading them.) Speaking of identification, even if your dog’s ID tag info is up to…

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