a dog on the Canning

Hi,

I am aware off the pros and cons off taking a dog on any outback trip.

My question is, is it legal to take a canine on the Canning or Tanami tracks.

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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 14:00

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 14:00
I believe that the Western Desert Lands Aboriginal Corporation holds native title rights and interests to Martu country, including the right to control access. This includes a large portion of the CSR.

Ask them about taking the dog.

Call them on: 08 9486 9797 or email at: reception@wdlac.com.au
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Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 14:14

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 14:14
Hi,
Thanks for that info.
I will contact them.
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Reply By: Member - Darwin Dave - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 15:32

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 15:32
Hi William,

You can take your mate on the Canning and the Tanami.

My little Blue Dog has done the Canning twice and she will be going again.

You will need to train her to wear a proper muzzle, they can still take a bait with a cheap one.

Read the signs on the ground, cat and dog foot prints around you are pretty safe.

We always put her muzzle on around water and rock escarpments as baits are laid to try and save the wallabies, bilbies etc.

As long as they don't bark, enter other travellers camps and get them going to the toilet away from camp, you will have a good trip.

Just remember to watch out for dingoes, keep your dog in the vehicle at night. We had a couple of times during the day when they arrived at camp also.

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Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 17:16

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 17:16
Thanks for that Dave,
I have tried a muzzle before but the dog is a mini foxy,
its hard to get a proper muzzle to fit.
But will keep on looking because it is a very important safety measure.
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Follow Up By: Kilcowera Station Stay - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:16

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 09:16
Also bear in mind that if the bait is fairly fresh all the dog needs to do is smell it and it can die. So a muzzle is not 100% effective. If in doubt dogs feet shouldn't touch the ground. Cheers Toni
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Follow Up By: Member - William B (The Shire) - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 18:10

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 18:10
Hi,
I wasnt aware they were that potent.
Thanks for that info.
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Qld - Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 18:46

Monday, Apr 13, 2015 at 18:46
Agree with Toni, William.

Dog only has to touch an active bait with their nose, and it's lights out. No wonder that dogs are top of the tree for susceptibility to 1080.

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Reply By: Member - Darwin Dave - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 18:19

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 18:19
Hi William,

Just for the record, we had all the required permits, Mereenie Loop, Great Central, Heather, Gunbarrel Highways and 2 for the Canning. There was no mention of dogs on any of the permits.

The lady at Ayres Rock (the only on that wanted to see a permit) upped my old girl about the camera, saying you can't stop for photo's but said nothing about the Blue Dog eye balling her on the floor of the ute.

William, you have to get your foxy used to a muzzle, it won't think much of you at the time (look at the photo of Missy) but will still be want to be your mate tomorrow!

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Follow Up By: Meridith D - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 19:26

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 19:26
Hi Dave,

Where did you get your muzzle? I have been investigated what we need for our kelpie x cattle dog for our trip next year. I guess it needs to be well ventilated
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Follow Up By: Member - Darwin Dave - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 20:25

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 20:25
Hi Meridith,

After much searching, we went to Garrard's Horse and Hound, who have a lot of greyhound gear.

We have two blue dogs with different facial features and one fits one but not the other. Just make sure you get the right size, and remember they're not going to be impressed but they'll get over it.

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Reply By: wholehog - Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 21:20

Monday, Apr 06, 2015 at 21:20
The Tanami .."track"..?..its basically a maintained mining/community and travelling main road.. certainly no track like the CSR or any other routes in the centre and west.

In this countery, if we ever get our poo together, it should be a bitumen 4 lane highway from the centre to the north west, and the Donohue/Plenty to the north east.
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