How do I release a dog from a body-gripping trap?
Post date: Apr 2, 2012 5:33:14 AM
There are some fairly good instructions out there, but please keep in mind that these instructions won't necessarily help you. Warning: don't expect your boot laces to work; better to use a leash or rope if possible.
The only sure thing is to avoid an area where there might be body-gripping traps (or other lethal traps or snares). It doesn't matter whether you think anyone would set lethal traps there; all that matters is that they can and they do. They can legally set them where they do kill people's dogs.
Unfortunately for dog owners, body-tripping traps (and other lethal traps and snares) are designed to kill quickly. A dog may be mortally wounded by the initial blow of a body-gripping trap on the throat and spine. That's what's called a "clean kill."
Even the best instructions are not sufficient without practice on an actual, full-strength trap. But of course, no simulation will be the same (and most simulations will not be as difficult) as a real-life situation.