Choosing the right wild dog control methods

Effective wild dog control is based on an understanding of wild dog behaviour, social structure, habitats and food preferences.

Your choice will also be influenced by:

  • public safety
  • occupational health and safety issues
  • animal welfare concerns
  • impacts on non-target species
  • restrictions (legislative and practical) on applying some techniques (e.g. use of 1080).

Effective control requires an assessment of each individual situation and the circumstances surrounding each problem. As with most pest problems, no single 'quick and easy' method will solve all problems. Best results usually involve a combination of different control methods.

Controlling wild dogs also requires coordination, cooperation and planning. Taking a community approach is the best way to provide a long-term solution to wild dog problems.

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