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Pet friendly WA 1080 bait

I came across this in my travels around the internet which people should read when bringing their Fur Friends into Western Australia.

The bottom line is ..."The safest option is to not take your dog at all but leave it in the safe hands of a carer or at a boarding kennel."



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This is not really well rounded advice.

I did one up for families too.

OLD PEOPLE are at extreme risk in remote areas and far less likely to survive snake bites or other life challenging events

So we recommend you put them in a home and truck their van around WA with dash cam running, This is the safest option for those you care about. (mental and not a life)


Many people go from park to park and from this approach is no different that a home in WA ... yes ppl own dogs there too.


Bush Camping... 

If you plan on this and have a trained dog(returns on command) then you should when young accustom them to a muzzle (older is fine but more work). I preferred the soft muzzles as they come in varying sizes and are not uncomfortable for dogs.

Note: this is only necessary for free range events. The hyperbole around this is unnecessary and emotional rather than informative.

If you wish to do this you can talk to a dog trainer about muzzle orientation. Remember dogs are happiest with their pack and the bush is disneyland for them. 




-- Edited by whatsa on Tuesday 21st of March 2023 10:30:02 PM



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We have never travelled with a dog
When we travelled with a cat, it was always on a lead

Plenty of people travel with dogs throughout Western Australia
As the article says, 1080 baits could be anywhere

On the bitumen road, there are plenty of free camps, adjoining rural properties, with livestock
I expect that there would be 1080 baits, on those properties



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We are 100% dog lovers, we both love any dog. I grew up with 30 to 40 dogs at home as a child. My dad was a well known professional gundog trainer. And nothing encourages oohs & ahhs like a dog as far as my wife is concerned. We had always had dogs as part of our family, but decided, when our last one passed away that we would not travel with a dog. Not so much about 1080 baits, nasty ticks & diseases or crocs - although all those things were considerations, but mainly because of the restrictions a dog would place on our travels.

Getting another dog when we either stop travelling, or accept that our travelling will be restricted to dog friendly places (ie. no more National Parks) is not a negotiable item for either of us. The idea of leaving one in kennels on a regular basis is not something we are keen on either from a separation point of view or a cost perspective, although if we hadn't been 'lucky' enough to lose our last dog shortly before travelling it would have been very difficult to leave him behind, even though we had friends close by that he knew well who were prepared to take him on.

We tend to like larger dogs which adds to travel difficulties when space is at a premium, but having had quite a lot to do with 'community dogs' in Aboriginal communities we think that one of these would be our next choice. We have met several who have been adopted into families outside of the communities, as well as those in the communities. They seem to have evolved differently to most of the pets we have known, having a more independent nature generally, but still with a loving, but less needy nature that we find very appealing.


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