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    Hello all.

    Is there a way to protect my lab? Like a GPs or something?

    My neighbour and I found out tonight that there is a stranger asking if we saw his lost lab. First he asked me a couple of weeks ago If I have seen his 2 months old, white lab. (like mine)

    Yesterday he asked my neighbour if he had seen his lost black, 5 years old lab. (like the one my neighbour has)

    So we are suspecting that he might be a lab thief!

    How can we protect our labs? If we put a GPs tracking on the collar it's not healthy for the dog and it can also be removed easily. Is there any other way to protect them?

    I'm about to build a kennel in the backyard. Any recommendations about safety? Double locks, thick bars or something?

    Any advices appreciated!

    Thank you.




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    keep them indoors (locked house) and be outside with them. also train a good recall.

    honestly if one lives in an area where worries of stolen dogs are a reality they should not be left outside unsupervised, even a kennel.
    Charlie (foster) and Rocky

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    Agree with Tanya - and make sure your dog is microchipped.



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    So shall I leave her inside the house during working hours? That's not what I had in mind. During working hours she would be in the kennel. When I come home she will be inside the house with me. Also sleep in the house.




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    I will have a microchip when the right age comes. She's 4 months old now.




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    You can microchip at 4 months. Many have it done in conjunction with spay/neuter, but it is a minor procedure and can be done earlier. And yes, I would keep her inside while you are at work, if there is any doubt as to her safety outside while you are away.



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    The 'right age' is 8-10 weeks old here...the 'right age' from then is 'when you don't want them stolen'

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    Make sure the dog is microchipped. You can't track them, but besides a tattoo, it's the only legal way to prove the dog is yours in court.



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    Quote Originally Posted by dek View Post
    You can microchip at 4 months.
    4 months??? I do my puppies at 6½ weeks. No puppy leaves my home without a microchip.



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    Quote Originally Posted by labby View Post
    4 months??? I do my puppies at 6½ weeks. No puppy leaves my home without a microchip.
    I didn't mean 4 months was the earliest, but he'd stated that's how old his dog currently is and it sounded like he thought that was too young.
    I agree that it should be done as early as possible.



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