How to Catch a Loose Dog

If you’ve ever tried to catch a loose dog, then you probably know how difficult it is if he isn’t exactly listening to you. He could be scared, nervous or even trying to play a game with you.

Scout GPS Tracker can only bring you to the dog’s exact location. Now, here’s how you actually get a hold of him once you know where he is.

Each dog is different, so there’s a handful of tricks that you can try to get that runaway pup to come to you.

The first technique is to act in a strange way. This will intrigue the dog, and he will walk up to you to see what you’re doing and if you’re okay. We suggest that you stop what you’re doing, drop to the ground, and either lie down, or curl up into a ball. If you curl up into a ball with your hands around your head, the dog will see you as less of a threat, and this will give him a chance to come sniff you. Once he’s close enough, you can grab his collar.

If you think the dog is trying to play with you, run in the opposite direction. That’s right, run away from the dog. Most dogs love a good chase. The dog will most likely run after you, and you can slow down to turn around and quickly grab him.

If none of these techniques work, try offering him a treat that his nose won’t be able to resist – meat.

Whether it’s beef jerky or a hamburger patty, the dog probably won’t be too picky. Try holding it out to the dog in an open hand, and if he’s too nervous to walk up to you, toss a piece of it at the ground in front of him. If he walks up to the treat, try throwing another piece closer to you. Hopefully, this will lure the dog to you so that you can offer him a piece out of your hand, and then you can grab his collar.

If your dog loves car rides, pull the car up to where he is, open the door, and ask him if he wants to go for a ride. I don’t know about your dog, but mine would fall for that in a heartbeat. She loves car rides so much that one time, she jumped into a stranger’s car at the dog park.

Another technique you can try is bringing another dog that yours often plays with. Keep your dog’s friend on a leash so that when your dog runs up to her, he will stay in the relative area that she’s in. You can then grab a hold of your dog.

The last trick to try is to just sit down with your back to your dog and wait for him to walk up to you when he’s ready. You can watch his real-time location moving around on the Find My Scout app map on your smartphone to make sure that he doesn’t trail off too far.

We hope that these techniques help you one day. Remember, a Scout GPS Tracker is required to find your dog’s exact location in the first place, so that you can then catch him. To get yours today, go to