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Firefighters Rescue Dog After It Got Stuck on Top of a Tree Chasing a Squirrel
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Firefighters Rescue Dog After It Got Stuck on Top of a Tree Chasing a Squirrel

The dog from Idaho learned a valuable lesson after ending up in a tough spot while chasing a squirrel.

Dogs make the best companion for humans and love us unconditionally. If you are returning from a long day of stressful work, having a furry friend waiting for you back home just might help you recover from all the fatigue. But at times they need our help to get out of tricky situations as well. Dogs love chasing around small animals and it’s one of their favorite sports but one dog from Idaho learned a valuable lesson after ending up in a tough spot while chasing a squirrel.

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The poor dog had somehow climbed up a tree and had no way to get down on its own. Hence, the firefighters were summoned to the rescue. Caldwell Fire Department shared a few shots on Instagram from the rescue operation where they had to put up a ladder against the tree in order to bring the stranded pitbull-husky mix down. The dog named Izzy can be seen looking down helplessly from a branch at the top as the firefighters got closer to grab him. Thankfully, the fire department managed to retrieve the dog safely and provide Izzy with a meal.

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''Well, definitely not a cat in a tree. Caldwell Fire and Caldwell Police responded to a dog stuck in a tree, this afternoon. After much coaxing, the canine was brought safely to the ground. Perhaps, he will not be so persistent, next time, in chasing squirrels,'' the caption of the fire department's post read.

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The dog has been returned to his owner and the owner has made some interesting revelations about Izzy as well. The dog’s owner, Christina Danner explained in the comments section: “He was the runt of the litter. He did not learn his lesson. He's been whining all morning trying to get out and get that squirrel." 

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Dogs are often fascinated by the movements of small critters and it’s a part of their predatory heritage, as per American Kennel Club. The club also explains on its website that “there is often no quicker way to get a dog’s attention than a squirrel sneaking across the yard.”

“Lots of dogs love squirrels, birds, rabbits, and other small critters. Patrolling the backyard for their presence is a favorite pastime. In fact, small animals are one of the trickiest training distractions,” they added. But after spending some stressful hours on a treetop, the dog has hopefully learned his lesson and will stick to chasing squirrels and other small animals only on ground level or probably think twice before running up a tree in the future.

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