Losing a pet is stressful. After all, they are part of the family.
While posting signs and searching the neighbourhood are both good places to start when your pooch goes missing, there's another method you might not have tried
Sharing the tip on Reddit, one user revealed that after 12 days of searching for a dog, a couple of hunters shared some advice that actually worked.
“The owners should take an article of clothing that has been worn at least all day, the longer the better, so the dog can pick up the scent," they wrote.
“Bring the article of clothing to the location where the dog was last seen and leave it there. Also, if the dog has a crate or familiar toy, you can bring those too.”
It might also be a good idea to leave a note asking people not to move the objects.
Also, leave a bowl of water, but no food as this might attract other animals, and check back regularly.
“I was sceptical and doubted my dog would be able to detect an article of clothing if he didn’t hear me calling his name as loud as possible all day for 12 days," the pet owner wrote.
But sure enough, the next day the dog was waiting there.