Stressed and Panicked Dog
Dogs can become terrified when they become lost. While some dogs will ultimately calm down and then approach people, other dogs will continue to run from everyone, including their owners! One of the worst things that you can do is CALL a stray, loose, or panicked dog. That’s because if too many people have already tried to capture the dog, calling him becomes a “trigger” that can cause him to automatically take off in fear when anyone, including his owner, calls him. Instead, you will want to use “Calming Signals” to calm the dogs fear and attract him to come towards you using specific body language and a food lure. In the below video, MPP Founder Kat Albrecht demonstrates how to calm and lure a panicked dog. If you are looking for a lost dog, WATCH THIS VIDEO!
Shared with the kind permission of Kat Albrecht, she specifically asked us to share her courses link here for people who want to be involved in pet recovery and rescue.
Kat is a former police officer, field training officer, police detective, and K9 (police bloodhounds and cadaver dogs) trainer turned pet detective. During her ten-year career as a search dog handler, Kat and her dogs located physical evidence, missing people, and criminals.
In 1996, Kat’s bloodhound A.J. escaped from his yard and was missing. Kat brought in another search dog that she used to successfully track down A.J. This is what sparked the idea, “Why not train dogs to track lost pets?” In their first four searches, Kat and her search dog Rachel physically located two lost cats and one lost dog. Since 1997, Kat has effectively utilized law enforcement techniques and technologies to recover lost pets and has trained several other search dogs and many human pet detectives.
In 2001 Kat founded Missing Pet Partnership, a national nonprofit organization that is working to pioneer the concept of community-based lost pet services through the first-ever pet detective academy. she has continued to maintain her vision and pursue her dream to develop lost pet services that are affordable and available to pet owners. Kat is the author of the award-winning book, PET TRACKER:
Reasons Why Dogs Leave
Factors That Influence Distances Traveled
Circumstances Surrounding the Disappearance