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Read further for free advice from Dog Trainer and founder of True Training 101, Cydni True. It's everyone's worst nightmare: What to do when a dog is lost/stolen? Here is a short, succinct list that will hopefully help you find your furry family member.
These are the steps and they should all be done ASAP:
1) Create a post on Pawboost.com
2) Contact Animal Care & Control
3) Contact the police if a crime is involved
4) Post on Nextdoor
5) Create and post posters
6) Post on social media and look for local FB groups/pages and reach out to the admins and the members
7) Ask for information regarding search parties - SF has people who do this specifically. Page admins can send the owner’s contact info to those individuals and a search party will be organized
8) Contact news stations and get the word out there
9) Be prepared to be searching 24/7 until found (food, water, clothing, etc)
10) Make sure to tell everyone to NOT call a dog’s name or make a lot of noise or chase the dog - this will scare an already frightened dog and they’ll flee. Dogs even flee from their owners in these situations.
11) Plant items that smell like home in area pup was lost.
12) Have smelly food on you and that might attract the dog.
13) The Recall Dance: If you can see or hear the dog, bend over slightly while slightly shifting your torso to the right or left to a 45 degree angle (direct body facing forward is aggressive to dogs), start gently clapping your hands/thighs while slowly shuffling backwards - dogs are attracted to things that are moving away from them.
14) Avoid direct eye contact and staring - this can frighten and intimidate a scared dog.
15) Use the food to lure the pup closer by tossing it in the dog’s area - don’t try to feed from hands.
16) Hopefully, other members of the search party can circle around the dog and he/she can be caught OR the dog will come to the person tossing treats.
17) Sit at the Recall Dance angle if the dog might come closer.
18) Tossing treats slightly beyond a scared dog gives him/her the spade & distance their fear might need and this will encourage the dog that the person is safe and can be trusted. The dog is more likely to come closer.
19) Of course, once found, take the pup to the vet asap.
20) I know this is one of the worst things that can happen in life, but do not be hard on yourself. As domesticated as dogs are, they are still animals and sometimes unpredictable things happen. Hopefully, you will find your lost dog and you will have learned some lessons about how to prevent this from happening again.
KCBS' Alice Wertz interviews me about what to do when your dog is lost or stolen.