***helpful tips to prepare your dog to bug-out***
Dogs take up a huge portion of our life, both our dogs and others dogs. so here is my two cents, spend it or leave it
Dont forget your dog must be in excellent shape both physically and mentally.
**** Keep them parasite free, vaccinated against the essentials, feed them the best diet you can afford and supplement with meat and whole foods if
***Plan on taking heartworm and flea/tick medication in your bug out bag its not heavy and will save your best friends life.
***there is a product called EMT gel they sell it at Bass pro or online, it is safe for all animals and can be used on puncture or gunshot wounds. It
is pure collagen and can work miracles for both pup and you. stops bleeding, takes the pain out, and helps the tissue regenerate.
Even better teach them to carry their own pack..they can be ordered from any dog supply...then they have their own supplies and some of yours as
Exercise them in different enviroments, hiking, swimming, snow, rain, pulling a cart, running beside a bicycle etc.
Socialization is key in building a bond with your dog, exposure to all sorts of stimuli makes for a steady minded, trustworthy dog. take them
anywhere and everywhere you can. The more they experience the better they will be able to handle new experiences without shutting down and becoming a
dog who fear biting or a total basket case.
keeping the proper positions in your pack dynamic is also crucial, it builds trust and confidence in your dog to know what is expected of them to
live in their pack.
DO the following in a safe, slow and gentle manner, dont put yourself in danger of being bitten or creating anxiety in your dog it will only make
DONT hit, yell, "roll", or force your dog into submission, this can be highly dangerous in a dog that isnt totally secure.
-be consistent with rules!!!
-touch their entire bodies, inside the ears, between the toes, even near or on their genitals, do this gently and like a massage, move slowly on areas
where they may be uncomfortable. Manipulate their limbs, rolls them from side to the other while they are relaxed. This builds trust and is essential
for pest removal or treating injuries.
my dogs are like putty in my hands during their "Rubbies"...
but no one else can probe between their toes without a fuss and some grumbling.
-always go through the door first
-follow the nothing in life is free philosophy..sit before petting, sit before
food, sit before playing etc.....
-take away toys, bones, balls, food, whatever they have that has a high
-nearly any dog can be taught to stay nearby or recall while off leash, a 20-30 foot rope, some chicken or steak or even cat food, and a whistle will
go a long way to teach them it is worth their time to stay close.
Even our husky is able to be off lead in a safe place and will not run away, this has taken hours and hours to accomplish and we still work it
if your pack bond is healthy and strong, the instinct kicks in and a dog will provide for its pack, defend its pack, live and die for its pack. a dog
who isnt totally secure in its pack or itself and its role will be nervous and afraid and wont function at the top of its game in a survival mode,
which is when you will need him the most.
it doesnt require schutzhound training for a dog to defend its people, i personally dont that sort of training as i think it can create aggression
where it doesnt need to be. im just not comfortable with it.