Bring your dog's favorite treats or toy with you to lure him/her out of hiding. Immediately put out smelly, wet canned dog food or something with gravy. This type of food carries the most smell and will help lure the dog back home. Place dirty clothes or your dog's bedding outside to attract your dog using familiar scents. It is very important not to chase the dog you scare it away from familiar ground. A lost dog is in flight mode It's like a switch goes off in his/her head and he/she is no longer a domesticated pet. If the dog doesn't respond and come to your voice, chasing the dog will only make matters worse. Dogs use their powerful noses to navigate, with almost 60 percent following their outbound route by tracing their own scent.
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Professional Pet Sitting Services offered in the Upper to Mid-Pinellas County Area