Dogs in Preparedness

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Eric –Welcome to episode #41  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast, recorded October 24, 2019.

My name is Eric, and I’m the host of the show.  I am based in southern Ontario. I’m a hunter, target shooter, HAM radio operator (VE3EPN), and computer geek. I got into preparedness when I was working front line in emergency services and witnessed an over reliance on Emergency Services during major events, such as ice storms, power outages, etc. I started a small preparedness company to help get people prepared and able to look after themselves for at least 72 hours, if not longer.

Alan – I’m Alan, and my friends and family call me a safety nerd. My background as a Medical First Responder developed a mind for safety. I teach first aid and coach family and friends to be better prepared. I’m a locksmith by trade and have worked in the physical security industry for more than 20 years now.

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Eric – We have some Ruff content for you in this episode,  We’re going to start off with some preparedness related news articles. Next we will be letting you know how we’ve improved our preparedness since our last episode.  Then we’ll get into the main topic for this episode – Dogs in a preparedness role.  


News –

Alan – Puumba gone wild in Southern Ontario. No one is safe.



Ian – Seymour schulich drops a zimbabwean note on the news.  Tells us thats where we’re heading:)

Eric – 

Record one million take part in B.C. earthquake preparedness drill

What P.E.I. residents should put in emergency kits

Hugues – 





Hugues – 

Eric – 

Ian –  

Alan – Not much this week sadly. Was invited to join the local Community Emergency Response team which helps manage shelters and recovery efforts in the event of a disaster. More to come on that, but I’m seeing an opportunity to educate others about the importance of preparedness


Main Topic – 

Eric – Alright, it’s time to move onto the main topic of the show. (Each host insert talking points here)

Ian –  Eat ‘em:)

Flushing game

Retrieving game

Guard dogs

Early warning

Companion / Emotional support


Hugues – 

Alan – My little 6lb Maltese won’t do much flushing or retrieving, but he’s an excellent alarm system. With him around, I know when anyone’s within a hundred yards of the property. Being so small, he doesn’t eat much and is easily portable in the event of a bugout. 


Eric –

Make sure all collars and tags are up-to-date with identification information. Your ID tag should contain name, telephone number and any urgent medical needs. Be sure to also write your dogs name, your name and contact information on your carrier.

Always bring your dog indoors at the first sign or warning of a storm or disaster. Dogs can become disoriented and wander away from home in a crisis.

Bug Out Bag for your Dog – They can carry it themselves if big enough


  • Pet first-aid kit and guide book (ask your vet what to include)
  • 3-7 days’ worth of canned (pop-top) or dry food (be sure to rotate every two months)
  • Liquid dish soap and disinfectant
  • Disposable garbage bags for clean-up
  • Dog feeding dishes and water bowls
  • Extra collar or harness as well as an extra leash
  • Photocopies and/or USB of medical records and a waterproof container with a two-week supply of any medicine your dog requires (Remember, food and medications need to be rotated out of your emergency kit—otherwise they may go bad or become useless)
  • At least seven days’ worth of bottled water for each person and dog(store in a cool, dry place and replace every two months)
  • A traveling bag, crate or sturdy carrier, ideally one for each dog
  • Flashlight
  • Blanket
  • Recent photos of your dog(in case you are separated and need to make “Lost” posters)




  •  Extra leash, toys and chew toys, cage liner



Teach an old dog a new trick. . .


Episode Closing

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Shout Outs

Alan – Shout out to Barry the Wonder Dog, who waits patiently at my side during recordings and dances for treats

Eric – 

Ian – 

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Ian –  

Hugues – 



Eric –  I’m going to bring episode 41  of the Canadian Prepper Podcast to an end.   You can find the podcast on Itunes, Podbean, Spotify or your favourite podcast app.  Please help us out; take a few minutes and submit a review! It helps other people find us.  You can also find us at and on Facebook!

Alan – We record these shows on Streamyard.  If you want an early peek at the shows, please subscribe to the YouTube channel “Canadian Prepper Podcast“, and click the notifications tab.  That gives you alerts when we are going live.You can contact me directly on Instagram, @ PPSWO

Hugues – I can be reached at and I have my own YouTube Channel, just search “HFX Prepper”.

Ian – You can reach Ian directly, by emailing me at . 

You can also find me on Canadian Patriot Podcast, also available on Itunes and Youtube.  There you will find us discussing more government waste, squirreling off on the odd firearms related banter, and exposing the daily loss of freedoms we’re facing.

Eric – Please  check out Rapid Survival and get me there on live chat while buying some prepper gear, or you can also email me at (while still buying prepper gear at Rapid Survival)

Eric – Thanks for joining us, and tune in for the next episode, winter car kits

Eric – Until next time, be prepared, stay safe, and (Alan) keep learning!

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