Master THIS before letting your dog off leash | Life-Saving Advice

Master THIS before letting your dog off leash | Life-Saving Advice

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If you’re not able to recall your dog and switch that prey instinct in them, then you don’t have good enough training.

A lot of the preventable injuries and some of the severe cases are people not having good understanding of training and basic obedience. You need to be able to stop the dog with a recall and recall them back. In the worst type of scenario, we see with dogs running out onto the highway and getting into porcupines. And then a moose or bear turn around and start coming after them. Where are they going to run? They’re running right back to you. Plenty of of encounters where dogs have saved people from both moose and bear. But the opposite is also true, too. If either one of them decide that they are not going to tolerate this little thing barking at them, then they’re going to turn on them. So we get a lot stomped by moose and kicked by moose.

There’s no way that you can predict how it’s going to go down. So keeping your dog under control, can not only prevent your dog from getting injured, but also yourself. Out on the trail, everybody likes to see their dogs off leash and running and moving. But as a professional reminder, we see a lot of dog fight injuries because there’s someone that has their dog on a leash and someone has their dog off leash, and they have no control over their dog and their dog attacks another dog.

Be mindful of other people and that there’s a time and place to do the off leash thing.
But if you don’t have any control over your dog with verbal commands, then your dog
probably shouldn’t be off leash. I mean, it’s kind of common sense.

Dr. Sean McPeck

A 2010 Graduate of Colorado State College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, Dr. Sean McPeck developed his leadership as a Sniper Team Leader and Veterinarian with the US Army Special Operations, 75th Ranger Regiment.

Dr. McPeck has multiple combat deployments, totaling almost 2 years in combat theaters of operation.

He is the recipient of the Combat Action Badge, and is Ranger, Sniper, and Airborne qualified. While serving as an officer in Special Operations, Dr. McPeck was repeatedly recognized for his Honor, Integrity, Courage and Selfless Service in the name of the United States. He was recognized with not one, but two, Meritorious Service Medals.

Under his leadership, Dr. McPeck worked with Working Dog handlers, and canine units, to detain and seize enemy combatants. The canines that Dr. McPeck worked with are credited with savings thousands of United States soldiers deployed in combat areas.

Dr. McPeck authored The RCAP, Ranger Canine Athletic Program, which was the 1st comprehensive Military canine conditioning program.

His specific training and certification classes for Dog handlers to be proficient in Canine Tactical- Combat Casualty Care, and knowledge of current medical equipment and procedures, which led to the successful life saving interventions by handlers in real world operations.

Dr. SaraRose McPeck graduated from Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. A Massachusetts native who attended Becker College for her undergrad, Dr. McPeck has lived and worked around the country and even the world. She served four years in the United States Army as a Veterinary Officer, during which she was stationed in Fort Benning, Georgia, and completed a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

Her time serving in the Army provided her the experience as the primary veterinarian for over 350 Military Working Dogs, in which she provided all emergency, trauma, surgical, critical, and primary care. In addition to caring for animals, she trained, mentored, and led six Non-Commissioned Officers and twelve junior enlisted Soldiers, giving her not only impressive veterinary experience but also exceptional interpersonal and leadership skills.

As a Veterinary Corp Officer, she received a variety of awards, including a Bronze Star, a NATO Medal, a GWOT Medal, two Army Accommodation Medals, among many others. She gained experiences in which she exemplified impressive leadership skills and the ability to adapt to both clinical and combat support situations. Her years of experience serving our country and in veterinary medicine have equipped her with the knowledge and skills to provide exceptional care to our patients.