Category Archives: Humane Trapping

Humane Trapping, Before you Begin – Part 9 in a Series

We have been following the story of Toby, a shy lost Australian Shepherd who bolted from the sound of fireworks on July 4th. We hope we have given you some tips and ideas on how to effectively lure a shy, … Continue reading

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Choose the Right Humane Trap for the Job! – Part 10 in a Series

You’ve decided that you are prepared to accept the risk and expense of trying to trap your shy lost dog. If you aren’t aware of the risks or financial commitment involved, please read Part 9 of the series before you … Continue reading

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Location, Location, Location! Pick the Best Spot for Your Humane Trap – Part 11 of a Series

Choose the spot wisely, and you’ll have a better chance of successfully trapping your shy lost dog. Choose it poorly and it can be an exercise in futility. First and foremost, you MUST have the landowner’s permission to set a … Continue reading

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Your Trapping Supply List – Part 12 in a Series

You’ve rented or bought your trap to catch your shy, lost dog. Now all you have to do is go out and throw it on the ground,  right?  And your dog will jump in, right? Sorry, wrong. Again preparation is … Continue reading

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Successful Trapping: Go Slow to Go Fast – Part 13 of a Series

You’re all ready to set up your trap and catch your dog. This should be fast and easy, right?   You’ve done all of the careful preparation and set up an inviting little “dog cave”. Your dog should appreciate that … Continue reading

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Baiting the Humane Trap – Part 14 in a Series

Finally! You have your humane trap for your shy lost dog set up. You have been feeding him at a feeding station and know his routine. He is comfortable with the trap being there because you have made it “part … Continue reading

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Checking the Trap – Part 15 in a Series

If all goes well and you have prepared carefully by following the steps in the previous articles, you may catch your dog very quickly! Or not. Regardless, make sure that you are prepared when you head out to check a … Continue reading

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