If a dog is accidentally captured in a trap or snare while in the company of its owner/handler, it is possible to successfully remove it alive if you know what to do. It is essential that you understand and can quickly and calmly follow the steps required to release a dog from a trap or snare. Your familiarity with the dog and its temperament may determine whether or not you will be able to release the dog by yourself. Remember the surprise and shock of being captured may cause the dog to become extremely excited or agitated, even to the state of biting at anyone who comes close to it. Your ability to reassure and calm the dog will be a key factor in securing its release.