There is this homeless dog in our neighbourhood since more than one month. The shelter constantly tries to catch him (really catch, not trap him) running behind him and scaring him away. I am sure, they will not get him in this way.
He is small, the typical "old lady's dog" and old. And he is very smart.
If he remembers me, and do not start to run away when spotting a human from the distance, I am able to feed him by hand. He will come and eat from my hands if not disturbed. But it is not possible to grab him in this situation. (I tried to groom him near the mouth, but he gets distance immeadetly.
Now I have ordered a fox-trap (logical a "get the animal alive" one). I plan to feed the dog at the same time same place each day, and add to place the trap nearby. I want to store some food inside, so he needs to walk in, if he wants more food. May it be this easy?