Why a DogHorn Whatsapp Group?

Well, a WhatsApp group is one of the fastest online ways to summons help in an emergency such as

  • a dog theft
  • attempted dog theft
  • thieves in the area
  • dog lost
  • dog found
  • dog hurt
  • YOU being hurt
  • any dog threat (eg poison)
  • or in fact any emergency that is dog related.

It is your next GOTO action in the event of a theft after creating sound to summons help (eg using the DogHorn Whistle/Lanyard or doing things recommended in the Tactics page). It is faster than calling the police if you want assistance quickly, but without doubt call the police straight away if you think their intervention is important. The Police will most likely take longer to get assistance to you than a WhatsApp group. Just saying…

If you need assistance just type “Help” to the group, and just the simplest information. The group will quickly try and find out more information and get to you.

If you get the message “Help” on a DogHorn WhatsApp group, then get ready to assist in whatever way possible. Read what has been written, don’t waste time duplicating information. Try and get GOOD information down as to how to assist and where to assist. If possible use What3words descriptions for locations – it is faster and better than anything else on the planet.

When you are finished it should look like this:


Now, instructions on how to create that DogHorn WhatsApp group.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLE / IOS ( Android below)

  1. Go to WhatsApp on your mobile phone
  2. At the top of your page you will find “New Group”. Click on it.

3. Use the Search bar to add participants ( you must already have them in your list of WhatsApp contacts). Add them one by one. (Once your group is created they will each get a notification that they are in the group.) When you are finished click Next.

4. Next add a group name. It can be anything, but of course we suggest you use something like “DogHorn Group Thornbury” or “DogHorn Group NE65” ( It need to be more than just DogHorn group in order to differentiate from other DogHorn groups.

5. You can also give the Group a picture by clicking on the camera icon. Use a unique picture like a dogs head. If you are feeling brave download a WhatsApp DogHorn icon from our downloads page (www.doghorn.uk/resources) .

6. Click create.

7. Enjoy your new group. Encourage others to join as well. But remember you have to have their name in your contacts, not just as a friend on facebook / instagram, etc.

Android

  1. Go to WhatsApp on your mobile phone
  2. At the top right of your page find the three dots, click on new group

3. Use the Search bar to add participants ( you must already have them in your list of WhatsApp contacts). Add them one by one. (Once your group is created they will each get a notification that they are in the group.) When you are finished click Next.

4. Next add a group name. It can be anything, but of course we suggest you use something like “DogHorn Group Thornbury” or “DogHorn Group NE65” ( It need to be more than just DogHorn group in order to differentiate from other DogHorn groups.

5. You can also give the Group a picture by clicking on the camera icon. Use a unique picture like a dogs head. If you are feeling brave download a WhatsApp DogHorn icon from our downloads page (www.doghorn.uk/resources) .

6. Click create.

7. Enjoy your new group. Encourage others to join as well. But remember you have to have their name in your contacts, not just as a friend on facebook / instagram, etc.