Category: Safety

Safety

| October 2, 2011

Our Club is dedicated to the best interests of the West Highland White Terrier Breed. This means many things including the safety of the dogs we sell or place in homes. Following are some items which we hope will help pet owners to ensure the safety of their Westies. Disaster Plan The AKC asks us […]

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Emergency Plan

| October 2, 2011

West Highland White Terrier Club of Southeastern Michigan Emergency Plan be Prepared, Plan Ahead. Your pets are part of your family. In case of emergency evacuation, they are safest with you. Do not leave them behind. You may not be able to get back home as quickly as you anticipate. THINGS TO PACK IN WATERPROOF […]

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Dog Theft

| October 2, 2011

BE AWARE OF THE DOG THEFT PROBLEM! Every spring we start seeing warnings about dog theft. Please be aware that there are “professional” dog thieves who profit from stealing dogs and selling them. These people can be amazingly bold. They sometimes will actually go right into yards to take the dogs. We tend to get […]

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Fencing

| October 2, 2011

Westies need room to run and play. But they cannot be trusted to be off lead in unfenced areas. Please do not consider training a Westie to respect boundaries. All it takes is one squirrel and one weak moment, and the dog will be gone. All it takes is one mistake for a dog to […]

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I.D./Crate Tags

| October 2, 2011

We recommend a crate tag similar to that suggested below, be kept on each dog crate, especially if being used for transportation. A similar item might be kept in your car in case of accident. IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT, please notify _________________________________________ at PH: _______________________. In the event that I, ________________________________ am incapacitated and […]

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Microchips

| October 2, 2011

We recommend you microchip your dogs and keep the registered information up to date. We have seen many dogs permanently lost because there was no way to identify them; and we have seen dogs reunited with their families because they did have microchips. The heartbreak of a lost dog can be devastating to the owner. […]

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