Pet Safety Outdoors

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Here at the Alberta Trappers Association, we are striving to have ZERO PET Encounters.  This not just a statement it is a commitment.  We are putting in place a multi step program to try and reach our goal of Zero Pet Encounters.  Thru this program we will make a great impact on reducing the already limited numbers of Pet Encounters with our traps.  To be completely honest no trapper wants to catch someone’s pet.  This is a traumatic experience for both the pet owner and the Trapper.  Most Trappers have dogs which are a loved member of their family.  These trappers are just like normal pet owners and spoil their dogs sometimes more than their own children.  Some trappers use their dogs to aid them on the trapline to find wolf sign.  

We at the Alberta Trapping Association want to keep your dog safe by providing these services to the public.

Outdoor Dog Safety Program

Our outdoor dog safety program outlines the different hazards that your or your pet may encounter when out on private land or out enjoying a hike the forestry areas.  This program is approx. 60min long with lots of time to have your questions answered.  Great discussion and a simple tip on how to keep your dog from encountering the many hazards that exist.

Please Contact Ross Hinter – ross@albertatrappers.com

Fur Feathers & Our Future

This is a program aimed at bird hunters to educated them on the traps and methods used in the trapping industry.  Trappers are highly restricted and must follow strict rules on trapping.  This program shows areas that are prime bird habitat and can also be used to trap furbearers.  The instructor provides the real equipment that is used to trap.  Hands on activity is encouraged to show how to release your pet from the trap.  The instructor is a seasoned upland bird hunter and a trapper and can easily explain training tips to keep your dog from a negative encounter.

Please Contact Bill Rees – bill9044@gmail.com

Data Collection Program

Our data collection program is designed to collect data from when an incident has occurred.  The data from this form will help us identify hot spots within the province.  This is not only just to have a data point this is also so we can target areas with our education programs.  

 

The form is designed to be a no-fault form, so names are not to be written on the form.  

All forms are to be submitted to:   datareporting@protonmail.com