What should be done before taking a dog to the forest?
It turns out that walking with a dog in the woods is very dangerous for her. Therefore, if such a walk is to be, then one must prepare in advance for possible troubles. Or maybe even go to the forest alone, and leave the dog at home? And even if you had to take the dog into a dense and unfamiliar forest, then you need to follow it in both eyes.
In late summer, ticks are activated in the forest. Therefore, when taking a dog to the forest, one must be sure that the dog is well protected from this scourge. Special collars against such parasites are usually calculated for 6-7 months. True, not all collar models are water resistant. As for the drops from fleas and ticks, their effectiveness is observed for 3 weeks.
You need to know that the acquired collar or drops applied to the dog’s coat begin to act only on the 3rd day, so it is recommended to treat the dog in advance. In this regard, the spray is best suited, which is designed to provide reliable but short-term protection for the dog and is ideal for day trips to the forest.
What should be done before taking a dog to the forest? If poisonous snakes were seen in the forest, then it is better not to go with the dog there. True, snakes rarely attack first, but dogs can provoke such an attack, trying to just play with a colorful ribbon. In case of a dog bite by a snake, you need to have antihistamines with you, which will help support the dog until it is delivered to the clinic. As for the special serum that is introduced into the body of people and animals with a snakebite, you can not always get it, so you need to take care of it in advance. Keep whey in the refrigerator.
If the forest is thick enough and unfamiliar, then even a hunting dog may be lost in it. It follows that the owner’s phone number on the dog’s collar must be required. It will be much better if the number is stamped on the collar’s metal plate. Not bad if the dog has a stigma. In this case, the hair near the mark must be carefully trimmed so that such a mark is noticeable.
There are even special designs of electronic collars for hunting dogs. Such collars are equipped with sensors with which the owner can control the dog from a distance and monitor its movements on the GPS-receiver. You can either buy such a collar by paying 1000 euros for it, or rent it.
If the dog got lost in the forest, then do not run around the forest in search of it. The fact is that such actions can only confuse the dog. In such cases, one must stand still and hail the dog loudly. If after some time the dog does not come running, then you need to calmly and leisurely walk in your tracks back and call the dog.
But this often happens when the dog first fumbled in the bush, and then with a loud bark rushed into the thicket. I must say that this situation can be considered difficult, because the dog attacked someone’s footsteps and began to hunt. While the dog is busy hunting, all the cries of the owner she will miss “past ears”. Nevertheless, in this case it is not necessary to give in to panic, but just need to call out loudly to yourself. One must think that after a while the dog will just get tired of such a hunt, and she will return to the owner