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    Arrow K9 Preparedness Guide, FAQ & Link Thread

    K9 Preparedness Guide, FAQ & Links

    Share your plans/advice to prepare for your dog’s welfare in the event of SHTF.

    I thought we could benefit from having a location to share information on helping to prepare for our four-legged family members. Between the M4Carbine.net community, I know there is an immense amount of practical knowledge to be shared.

    Many of us here share a love of dogs. Some may work with their K9 partner, participate in schutzhund activities, hunt with them, share time on hikes & walks or make room for them next to you on the couch. Whatever it is, many of us count our dogs as family members. I can tell you I value my dogs as much as any loved one.


    Post up your training tips, gear reviews, breed insight, etc. Dealt with a medical issue that might be helpful to others – post it. Food storage, medical prep, gear? Good place to post pix and show off da pooch too!


    Helpful Links – If you want to post a web link you think would be helpful, I’ll do my best to keep up with the thread and copy your link back here to the top. This way we compile the good links all in one spot. (The following categories are just my first go. Any suggestions? )

    Medical Links:

    General vet info http://www.vetinfo.com/category/dogs/

    General vet info http://pets.webmd.com/dogs/symptoms/default.htm

    Dog syptoms diagnosis http://www.helpmyhound.com/

    Drugs listed alphabetically http://www.petplace.com/drug-library...lly/page1.aspx

    Gadsden11's K9 DFAK Link http://www.elitek9.com/K-9-Tactical-...ductinfo/F030/



    Nutrition & Dog Food Storage Links:

    Dog Food Recall Alert Emails (Free) http://www.dogfoodadvisor.com/dog-food-recall-alerts/

    Purina Pro Club (Rebate Program for those who purchase large amounts of food). http://purinaproclub.com/

    How You Store Dry Dog Food Will Affect Your Dog's Health http://naturalpaw.wordpress.com/2007...r-dogs-health/


    General Training Links:

    Guide to Dog Packing (Training and Conditioning) http://wolfpacks.com/products/dogpacks/guide.html

    Bill Tarrant's Gun Dog Training Books http://www.gundogsupply.com/bill-tarrant.html

    "Problem Gun Dogs: How to Identify and Correct Thier Faults" http://www.gundogsupply.com/b79710.html

    "Super Puppy" http://www.amazon.com/SuperPuppy-Rai...per+puppy+book


    Schutzhund Training Links:

    Schutzhund Training Info http://www.schutzhund-training.com/

    United Shutzhund Club of America for German Shepard Dogs http://www.germanshepherddog.com/schutzhund/index.htm


    Gear Links:

    Ray Allen Professional K9 Gear Supplies http://www.rayallen.com/

    Dog Back Packs http://wolfpacks.com/

    Fitting Your Dog for a Back Pack http://wolfpacks.com/products/dogpacks/fitting.html

    Police, Military & Schutzhund Working Dog Training Equipment http://www.elitek9.com/

    Gun Dog Supply http://www.gundogsupply.com/

    Scout's (VooDoo6Actual) EliteK9 Molle Cobra Buckle Dog Vest/Pack Foundation http://www.elitek9.com/Special-Opera...uctinfo/MH025/

    Scout's (VooDoo6Actual) VIP Adventure Beacon Strobes
    - Non IR Guardian model (has strobe & continuous modes) http://www.nitevis.com/Guardian_detail.htm
    - IR Beacon Legacy Model: This link has a lot of different color & option variations: http://www.nitevis.com/VIP_detail.htm & http://www.bhigear.com/vipinfraredstrobe.aspx


    Grooming/Bedding/Cleaning Links:

    Great, great coat brush http://www.furminator.com/


    Breed Info Links:

    American Kennel Club http://www.akc.org/

    Chesapeake Bay Retreiver http://www.cbrrescue.org/information.htm


    Breeder Links:


    Dog Rescue Groups Links:

    Military Working Dog Adoption Program (Lackland Air Force Base) http://www.37trw.af.mil/shared/media...120718-079.pdf

    German Shepard Dog Rescue/Adoptions http://www.gsdrescue.org/

    Belgian Malnois Rescue http://www.malinoisrescue.org/

    Chesapeake Bay Retriever Rescue http://www.cbrrescue.org/




    Miscellanous Links:

    Home-Again Micro Chipping http://public.homeagain.com/

    Electronic Dog Door http://www.solopetdoors.com/


    Existing M4C Threads:

    Athena’s Thread – “Looking to get a guard dog” https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread.php?t=106408

    “(service) Dogs in bugout/civil unrest/decay” https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...&highlight=dog

    “SHTF/Guard Dog Breeds” https://www.m4carbine.net/showthread...&highlight=dog
    Last edited by cinco; 10-11-12 at 15:44. Reason: Adding Links

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    Purina Pro Points Club

    Purina Pro Club

    Purina established this club for members who were either breeders or operated a rescue group. Essentially you cut out the “Club Points Logo” from the bag and save them up. You then are able to redeem them for $7 Cash Equivalent Checks or gear. I opt for the $7 checks which you may redeem at a rate of 1 per bag.

    I typically purchase 4 each 34# bags of their Purina One Large Breed or Lamb & Rice Formula a month. I live in a rural area so access to higher end and more nutritional dog foods is not cost feasible. They actually do quite well on the food with no skin reactions, good digestibility (low poo size compared to other higher brands), etc.

    I typically redeem my points about every 10 months. I typically receive back anywhere from $240-$270 in checks at that time. I then use four checks per month which gets me 1 free bag!

    http://purinaproclub.com/

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    The Wrecking Crew

    All seven of mine I picked up as strays/dumped dogs. Doom the day I catch the SOB’s in the act of dumping.

    They are now enjoying the good life with 3 fenced acres and unlimited access to the home and my bed.

    Left-to-Right: Raine (Black Lab Bitch), Cheyenne (Black Lab Bitch), Tay (Cheasepeake Bay Retriever Dog), Elijah (Fiest Squirrel Dog), Hunny (Black Lab Bitch) and Teddy (Fiest Squirrel/Hog Dog).




    Salli-Belle (Fiest Squirrel/Hog Bitch) the baby of the bunch and hell on wheels. Guys around here breed these smaller hound/terrier dogs to be the chase/harrassment dogs for hunting hogs. She is a little badass! The bell is to help keep track of her around the place. The faster the bell the bigger the trouble.


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    Quote Originally Posted by VooDoo6Actual View Post
    Nice Crew.

    Dogs Rule, Dawg ......

    "Scout" my Cohort (Awesome dog only problem is noise discipline when he snores. Trying my best not to have to FRAG him.)

    Gotta love the labs. He's a damn good looking dog doing exactly what he was meant to do! Man how I miss living by the beach and dog beach days

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    D-FAK

    How 'bout a try at a communal D-FAK project for a bug-out type event? What might a combat K9 handler carry in theater?

    I've got a good amount of First Aid stuff I've been acquiring for the dogs, but I really do need to get it compiled properly. Good thing most items in my IFAK/FAK are common to man & beast - so not everything will be duplicated (or should it?). However, I wanted a dog dedicated kit. Not sure of the size yet or short term vs. long term situation. (I plan to Bug In and hold fast, but...)

    For my use I'd have to plan for a larger number of dogs than the one dog household. My W.A.G. would be to place this in one of my dog's back packs which would maybe take up 1/2 of 1 side - mostly bulk vs. weight.

    So far off the top of my head and rummaging through my med. Rubbermade box I've got or want:

    (1) Nail clippers (dog type - for torn/split nails)
    (1) Stiptic Powder (not the stick version, I use Remington brand)
    (6) Deramaxx/Rimadyl (dog pain meds)
    (6) Panacur Powder (broad spectrum paracitiside - i.e waterborne)
    (1) Razor (cut down handle)
    (2) Frontline (flea/tick)
    (1) 4" OLAES Bandage
    (1) 6" OLAES Bandage
    (1) ACE Elastic Bandage Wrap
    (2) Gauze Rolls
    (6) 4"x4" Guaze Pads
    (1) Provodone/Iodine Solution (transferred to small travel squeeze/spray bottle)
    (12) Anti-histamine pills
    (1) Triple Anti-biotic lotion (small bottle)
    (2) Dog Booties, Large (for protecting bandaged paw)
    (2) Dog Booties, Sm/Med.
    (8') Duct Tape (wrapped around gift card)
    (1) H20 Purification Tabs (bottle)
    (1) Small fabric collapsible H20 bowl
    (2) Quik Clot

    Edit: Adding VooDoo6Actual's good advice ("Your Canine FAT kit looks pretty good. Superglue, Tampons, Hydrogen peroxide, Electrolytes are all that I have different in mine basically"

    (1) Superglue
    (3) Tampons (damn bitches, I kid, I kid - get it?)
    (1) Hydrogen peroxide (I'll swap for Provodine/Iodine solution?)
    (6) Electrolytes (powder?)

    What did I miss? What might I be able to leave out?
    Last edited by cinco; 09-09-12 at 14:51. Reason: Adding items per other's input

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    My roommate and I have a six year old chocolate lab (mine) and a five year old red heeler (his).

    I adopted my lab four years ago off a family who couldn't keep him because they were gone all the time and he was spending 80% of his life in a dog kennel. Roommate found his dog while he was on patrol, took him to the humane society and adopted him once all the paperwork cleared and they got him up to date on his shots. The red heeler is pretty skiddish and doesn't like it when I play guitar (acoustic or electric, doesn't matter), put away the dishes, listen to music at pretty much any level, etc. He always runs and hides in the closet, so I'm assuming he was abused and then dumped on the road somewhere.

    My lab doesn't really care for guns I don't think (he was in the room when I got shot a year after I got him and ever since if I pick one up and yell bang he hauls ass ) and the heeler will shake and shiver if you even set a gun down next to him... but they make an excellent early warning system.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VooDoo6Actual View Post
    Indeed. No complaints about or from him other than he snores like a busted chainsaw & his head is as big as a Honeydew melon.


    I'd be lost w/o this guy & your right about them as early warning systems, if my Dog doesn't like you most likely I won't as well I have found to be true.

    His Dad 'Gunner' is a national champ.




    I think I have a dog-crush on your dog Beautiful, simple beautiful. I love those big block heads.

    Dead on right about trusting your dog's opinions of others - I'm with you there. Does the inevitable fart surpass the sound of the snore too? I know its true for a couple of mine

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