Although it’s not as common to get a disaster in the UK, it’ something we should all be wary of. Get prepared with these top tips!
If you think about it, you might just have realised that you’ve left your dog out of your evacuation plan. Although, it’s alright to say ‘the dog will naturally come with us’, it’s better to have a plan.
You don’t want to leave them behind by accident because they may potentially get lost, or worse, be caught up in the disaster.
You need to make a plan:
- Microchip your dog, this is so if you and your dog are separated then you’ll be easily reunited.
- make sure your dog has up-to-date information on their collar/tag, this is so, again, if lost you can be reunited quicker.
- A pet carrier, if your dog is small enough is a great purchase, whether used for a time in a disaster or other appropriate situations. We recommend that before you should get your dog used to the carrier and ‘practice’ a situation/routine. This is so when it comes to it your pooch will easily get inside the carrier without hassle.
- Where you keep your disaster supplies, if you have any, or even by the best exit in your house make sure you keep a lead or their carrier by it, this is for easy grabbing when you need to exit quickly.
When you find a stop that you know will be safe, you’ll need to ensure a dog will be able to stay with you there too.
If you live in an area where disasters are more likely to happen, it’s likely you’ll have an evacuation ‘kit’ and/or supplies. Below we’ve listed what you can keep for your dog for easy grabbing that’ll be useful in the time of a disaster.
- Food, this is a tricky one because dog food bags, especially the bigger ones can be heavy, but you should pack food for around 2 weeks to be on the safe side. Don’t forget to pack a can opener if your dog eats food out of tins!
- Food and water bowls you can even buy foldable ones that are easy to pack and will fit easily into small spaces.
- Plastic bags
- Toys, small ones that your dog will enjoy and can’t destroy
- A bed, or something big and comfortable enough for them to sleep on
- Sturdy Leash or harness, we recommend the Gencon; due to its durable material
We hope that all of our tips have helped, even just a little bit!
Gencon® All-in-1 and Headcollars are made from soft yet durable fabric and are specifically designed not to pull up into your dog’s eyes or uncomfortably turn their head, making them the perfect lead training accessories for grown dogs and puppy walking.
The Gencon consists of two simple loops that apply gentle pressure when your dog pulls, the lead gently but effectively stops your dog pulling forwards.
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The Gencon dog head collar is recommended by The Guild of Dog Trainers
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