Glovebox Guide for Managing Wild Dogs

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The Glovebox Guide for Managing Wild Dogs is a general guide to managing populations of wild dogs in Australia. This guide uses the term ‘wild dogs’ to describe any wild-living members of the genus Canis, including pure dingoes, feral domestic dogs and crossbreds between the two. Wild dogs present significant economic, environmental and social impacts in many places, but are also viewed as an important part of most mainland environments.

Cover-wilddogThe need to manage wild dogs for their impacts has not diminished in the last 200 years. There might be new laws or  different control tools and strategies, but the principles remain the same. This guide seeks to enable best-practice wild dog management by providing broadly applicable information on:

  • wild dog ecology
  • identifying wild dogs and their impacts
  • management tools and strategies
  • working dog safety
  • policy and legislation.

This glovebox guide does not cover all the details of wild dog management, so you should consider participation in  developing community wild dog management plans or enrolment in recognised vertebrate pest management courses.

Author Benjamin Lee Allen
Year 3rd edition, 2018
Place published Canberra
Publisher Centre for Invasive Species Solutions
Pages 24
ISBN/ISSN ISBN 978-1-921777-40-0 (online)
Control method Integrated Pest Management
Region Australia - national
Documents Download: PestSmart Glovebox Guide for Managing Wild Dogs [996 kb PDF]