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Dog Safety, Training and Loss Prevention

Dog safety training and awareness is everywhere – and so it should be! Pet loss prevention includes using all means possible to protect them from unknown harm and protect the public from being approached by unknown dogs. And that means that safety-conscious owners are drawing on a growing number of strategies, products, information and dog training to help minimize pet loss and injury. The range of pet safety tools available is booming - everything from dog safety lights to electronic dog training collars, pet life preservers, pet loss-prevention devices like Dog e Alert™!, dog first aid, pet fashion… and the list goes on. An ounce of prevention goes a long way to keeping your dog away from animal rescue and safely with his owner where he is happy!
  1. Be Smart about Dog Safety and Loss-Prevention Training, training, training!

  2. Be seen and be safe!

  3. Proactive Pet Loss-Prevention with Dog e Alert™!

  4. In the Car

  5. Finding His Way Home

  6. Dog Fashion - Woof!

  7. Dog Emergency and First Aid

  8. A Safe Home

  9. On Vacation

  10. Especially for the Hunting or Scent-Tracking Dog

Be Smart about Dog Safety and Loss-Prevention
Training, training, training!

Dog training is one of the most important gifts you can ever give yourself and your dog. A trained dog is more calm, focused, obedient, fulfilled, healthy and happy. Just like people, dogs need exercise and a job to feel satisfaction, pride and to earn praise. Professional dog training carefully chosen to fit your breed and learning style will lead to consistent obedience. And that goes a long way to keeping him safe from the many dangers that only humans can properly assess. Good training can also help overcome challenges like separation anxiety, housebreaking difficulties, excessive chewing, shyness or aggression.

Be seen and be safe!

There are a number of important reasons for owners to use flashing LED cat or dog safety lights. Simply put, they are more effective than any other battery collar, safety or reflective device. Ensure you have at least one lighted dog collar, leash or harness with flashing LED lights built in so they can’t break off. Pet safety is critical at night when the risk of loss or injury is much higher, and high-intensity LEDs can easily be seen up to 300 meters away! Dogs and cats will always need to go out at night, and even dogs on leash can bolt a few feet too close to the road. Choose a lighted dog collar with an added reflective strip, and your pet gets a real boost in daytime too! Give cars a clue that you and your dog are there!

Proactive Pet Loss-Prevention with Dog e Alert™!

Consider electronic pet loss-prevention devices like Dog e Alert™! when allowing your pet to roam in nearby parks, large open spaces or in the woods. This added level of security can mean the difference between finding your pet quickly or searching for hours! This is especially important for hounds, hunting dogs and any dog allowed loose at a cottage, country home or near a busy road. Adjustable from 2 to 25 meters (up to 75 feet), Dog e Alert™! alerts you right away when your dog is starting to stray, allowing you to refocus and catch him NOW – not hours after the fact when he is lost!!!

How does the Dog e Alert loss prevention device work?

In the Car

Dog car safety restraints are a good idea for local travel but a must for highway travel! With them, Fido must stay calm and not distract you when you are driving. Without them, Fido can be crushed in the event of an accident. It’s a no-brainer.

Beware of sudden temperature changes when leaving your pet for short periods in a parked vehicle. Some climates experience sudden spikes of heat and humidity, for example in southern areas right after rainfall, putting your pet at risk of dehydration, breathing difficulties and heat stroke. Always leave windows cracked open and never leave a pet for more than a few minutes without supervision.

Finding His Way Home

Ensure your pet is properly identified at all times with required license tags and vaccination tags. The more information the better. Pet loss-prevention includes a safety net for when the plan fails. Many tags provide a website where the tag number can easily be cross-referenced to the dog’s veterinarian file and owner. Insist on it!

Dog Fashion - Woof!

Woof! Be seen and be safe! Don’t be afraid to dress up your pooch. Fashionable doggies (*link to Dog e Stars page) get lots of attention…and love the attention! .... that translates into lower risk of your pet wandering off undetected to get into trouble or worse.

Dog Emergency and First Aid

Learning basic dog first aid is a very good idea although we hope you will never need to use it! Your local SPCA, shelter or similar organization will sometimes offer excellent pet first aid courses detailing the knowledge, supplies and skills to calmly and effectively diffuse a crisis and respond to a canine emergency. You can also learn about common but serious medical conditions, like epileptic or narcoleptic dog, and recognize the warning signals that can save your pet’s life. Alternatively, there are several very good websites describing basic first aid techniques that you can review and bookmark for easy reference should you ever need them. A canine first aid kit kept with your human one is a smart precaution.

A Safe Home

Especially for a puppy, dog-proof your home like you would for a child. Eyes in the back of your head aside, it can literally take just a split second for your pooch to find exactly what you don't want him to. Keep toxic substances, poisons, safety hazards and valuables well out of reach. Child safety and pet safety can be addressed at the same time.

On Vacation

Consider pet life preservers, floatation devices or vests for the lake or ocean, even if your dog is a swimmer, and if you plan to take him on a boat. Don't forget your favourite electronic loss-prevention device, especially if camping or exploring. Beware of tying up a dog near trees or low-lying branches on which he could inadvertently get caught while jumping. The result could be deadly. Never, ever, tie up a dog using a choke chain collar.

Especially for the Hunting or Scent-Tracking Dog

It is critical to equip your hunting or scent-tracking dog with some sort of highly visible attire so that he is not mistaken for wildlife. The same goes for any dog that is allowed loose near a hunting area. Add to that an electronic loss-prevention device, and you're ready to roll! Whether using a flashing LED dog safety collar or a bright reflective safety vest, be seen and be safe!