“This is a hands-on course with heart and muscle. And breath. Dr. Mark Johnson delivers everything he promises and even more in the way of inspiration. I attended as a non-professional with a biology background and appreciated every lecture/discussion and lab. Mark leads with creativity and enthusiasm but also knows when to let attendees experience the uncertainties inherent in learning curves. He’s great with all animals, four-legged and two.” - Kris Ellingsen, January 2012.See more testimonials from GWR students »
“Humane Box Trapping of Dogs” Training Video
This extensive video trains the volunteer and professional how to use the box trap to catch dogs for disaster response, animal control, rescue operations, and spay/neuter programs. Dr. Johnson guides you through each step with exceptional detail, great close-ups and over 40 tips for successful captures. 37 minutes long plus an Extras Section.
Nine sections covering the following topics:
- How to Assemble
- Where to Set
- Creating a Stable Base
- Baiting the Trigger Pan
- Baiting the Rest of the Trap
- Record Keeping
- Catching a Specific Dog
- Active Box Trapping
- Working with the Dog in Your Trap
- Extras Section
” Humane Box Trapping of Dogs delivers by providing a great blend of basic and advanced canine live capture techniques. Dr. Mark Johnson brings his international, wild animal, and compassionate veterinary backgrounds together to create a video that has new techniques and concepts that will improve any dog trapping program or individual’s capture technique.”
Dave Pauli, Senior Director for Wildlife Response, HSUS Animal Care Centers
GWR Aluminum Y Pole – 2 Piece
The Y pole is a unique tool to humanely and safely handle fearful and fear-aggressive dogs. It is truly an essential tool for every animal shelter, rescue program, and disaster responder. This is the lightest yet sturdiest Y pole available. Dr. Mark Johnson, who introduced the Y pole to the animal welfare community, has designed the perfect pole for animal shelters and animal control. The two-piece handle easily screws together and makes it portable in vehicles and the shorter length can be used in confined kennel spaces. This well-built aluminum Y pole needs padding before being used with dogs. Padding and full directions are enclosed. Before wrapping, you have the option to cut the tines shorter for working with smaller dogs.
The total handle length is 4.5 feet (1.4m). Each tine is 6.5 in (16cm). Weight is 1¼ lbs (1kg). You receive the 2-piece aluminum Y pole, two 6.5″ PVC sleeves, closed-cell foam padding, and complete directions. Duct tape is required.
Price: $115. Price includes free shipping within the continental United States.
Learn How to Use the Y Pole Successfully
The Y Pole – One Cool Tool (PDF) article from Sheltering Magazine
Visit the Y Pole Page for the complete Y pole story.
YouTube Channel GWRFeralDogs: Watch videos on using the Y pole with shelter dogs.
Price includes free shipping within the continental United States.