Posted on August 24, 2010 by feraldogs
For those interested in learning about a calm approach to handling fearful and dangerous dogs, Animal Caregiving in Warren Michigan will be hosting a course Nov. 10, 2010 for Humane Society University with myself, Dr. Mark Johnson, as instructor. This is a very affordable one-day course covering progressive ideas about handling difficult or dangerous dogs without us adding to the conflict. Course topics include tools such as leashes, cables, and crates; compassionate physical restraint; and proper use of the Y pole, which is an essential tool for every animal shelter handling dogs. We will also create an open forum to discuss specific challenges and scenarios.
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Posted on August 19, 2010 by feraldogs
Classroom at the Dakota Zoo
For those who are interested in having the most extensive training in chemical immobilization (including for stray dogs), I will be teaching a Wildlife Chemical Immobilization course at the Dakota Zoo in Bismarck, North Dakota on Oct 19-21, 2010. With this three day course there will be labs every day and on the third day we will divide up in teams to chemically immobilize some of the zoo animals. Zoo staff and several zoo veterinarians will assist with the instruction and labs.
Students Drugging Deer on Day 3
Contact the Dakota Zoo to register. Here is the Dakota Zoo Course Brochure 2010 .
Here is the Course Outline showing what material will be covered.
Would love to have you there! Dr. Mark
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Posted on August 17, 2010 by feraldogs
There are several posts on this blog describing how to capture dogs with box traps. There are so many ways they can be used. You can set up a box trap and leave it to catch a specific dog, you can set up a trap line of boxtraps, check the trap line and gather dogs. You can also drive the streets, find dogs who will accept hand outs, and when you find one, set up a trap nearby, bait it, and entice them into the trap with food.
To learn all of these ways for box trapping dogs get our new training DVD, “Humanely Box Trapping of Dogs“ for sale on our GWR Products page.
In our YouTube video we used this active method and enticed a dog into the box trap. Even though he had never seen the trap, he was still very cautious. Please send me your comments and questions. Dr. Mark
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