Keeping Dogs Safe
How do I make sure my dog is identifiable?
Ensure your dog is microchipped. From 6 April 2016 it is compulsory your pet has a microchip with a current name and address. All breeders are required to chip puppies as the breeder before sale. If you purchase a puppy make sure it is clear this has been done so you can change the chip into your details. Failing to comply your dog is chipped and register on one of the following can mean a £500
Ensure your dog has a tag on the collar containing your name and address and at least one contact number. Another tag stating “I am microchipped and neutered/spayed” would be helpful.
Additional security for your dog is a tattoo which is a permanent and visible means of identifying your dog. The National Dog Tattoo Register can provide more details.https://www.houndfromthepound.co.uk/faq/make-dog-identifiable/Ensure your dog is microchipped. From 6 April 2016 it is compulsory your pet has a microchip with a current name and address. All breeders are required to chip puppies as the breeder before sale. If you purchase a puppy make sure it is clear this has been done...HFTPAdmin [email protected]AdministratorHoundfromthePound.co.uk Back to Index
What can I do to keep my dog safe?
- Keep a record of your dog’s microchip number and telephone number of chip company on your phone or easily to hand – especially if your pets are accompanying you on holiday.
- Check your dog’s chip regularly at your local vet practice.
- Use an extending lead if your dog has poor recall recall.
- Vary the time and location of your walks.
- Walk in well-lit areas if walking at night on your own.
- Consider walking with a friend.
- Increase your home security including internal/external CCTV.
- Consider a GPS tracker collar may also give you piece of mind
What should I never do in order to keep my dog safe?
- Never allow children to walk your dog unaccompanied by an adult.
- Never tie your dog up outside a shop.
- Never leave your dog unaccompanied in a car.
- Never leave your dog in you garden alone.
- Never inadvertently disclose on social media sites personal information which could put you at risk such as your routine, location, favourite walks, address etc
- Never house your dog in outside kennels on your property – this is how most dog thefts occur. No kennel is theft proof.
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