As technology continues to grow, spreading into almost every area of our lives, our four-legged partners we share this planet with are no more immune to its reach than we are. Across the U.K. microchipping your dog has now become law, making it mandatory for dog owners to microchip their dogs.
Dog owners living in England, Scotland and Wales are now required to microchip their dogs or face a fine up to 500 pounds. The primary purpose or motivation for this is to get a handle on a growing problem of stray dogs across the U.K. There is no doubt that the benefits of such a mandatory program are obvious, as it is “hoped more stray dogs can be reunited with their owners.”
Microchips are pretty much the same here in the U.S. as they are in the U.K. They are no bigger than a grain of rice usually inserted in the loose skin on the back of a dog's neck giving it a unique code to identify the animal with.
Countries like Northern Ireland have had compulsory microchipping in place since 2012. They have reported a reasonable decrease in their stray dog populations since its implementation.
Nobody generally likes the word “mandatory” in front of any statement when it means they have to do something opposed to wanting to, but I do believe in this case George Eustice, the Animal Welfare Minister, summed it up the best: “We are a nation of dog lovers and we want to make sure they stay safe.”
Summer Safety Tips for Your DogHere are some reminders and tips on how to keep your beloved fur baby safe this Summer.
What's That Dial!?Often mistaken for a volume dial, the customer gets the unit home and cranks it all the way up hoping to silence the dog's barking for good. But by turning the dial all the way up they are unknowingly causing more harm than good.
Too Much Whining While Dining?When you need a quiet, yet commanding approach to training against unwanted behaviors, theres OnGuard™. This handheld trainer utilizes silent ultrasonic sound that will deter your dog without putting your family on blast.
What will ultrasonic sound go through?
We are often asked if ultrasonic sound will go through walls or fences. Keep reading to find out, and to learn how to get the most out of your dog-silencing devices like the Dog Silencer MAX. What is ultrasonic sound? Ultrasonic sound refers to any sound frequency above the range of normal human hearing. Although it is nonharmful, dogs can hear this sound and find it irritating. This makes it a good deterrent for bad behavior such as nuisance barking. When used properly, ultrasonic sound can be a powerful training device! What will ultrasonic sound go through? Think of it...
Dog Silencer Featured on KXXV Channel 25 in Waco, TXOriginally aired on KXXV Channel 25 in Waco, TX, this tells the story of a local resident's challenges with the constant barking of her neighbor's dog.