By Montana FWP
For the Courier 

Montana K9 Safety and FWP To Host Free Dog Trap Release Workshop


November 1, 2023

Montana K9 Safety, along with Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks, will offer a free workshop for dog owners interested in learning how to free dogs from traps. The workshop is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 3, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Best Western Plus, 1425 US Hwy 2 (on the hill) in Havre.

For centuries, people have trapped furbearers across Montana. Fur trapping is highly regulated, biologically sustainable, and an important part of Montana’s cultural history and outdoor lifestyle. However, sometimes traps that attract or surprise targeted animals may also put the family dog or bird dog in a bind.

This workshop will provide participants with the skills to assist their dog in the event it is accidentally caught in a trap. All types of traps will be discussed, along with information on:

• Trapping laws and regulations

• Trap release techniques

• Hands-on skills

• K9 emergency care

• Trap release tool kit

The workshop is free, but participants must register in advance by going to the Montana K9 Safety webpage at , find the Havre workshop, click on “book”, and fill out the necessary information.

FWP ensures that its events are fully accessible to persons with disabilities. To request special accommodations for this meeting, or for any questions, please contact Marc Kloker at 406-228-3704.


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