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Small dog safety should be on the minds of anyone who lives with and loves small dogs. Of course, we want to keep them safe, but what does that really mean?
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Many small dogs don’t seem to realize they are small and bring harm upon themselves especially when it comes to bigger stronger dogs. Even patient, loving big dogs grow weary of snappy aggressive little dogs.
Other small dogs, don’t have a real sense of danger...
Our job is to keep them safe without coddling them to the point we create little monsters that lead to Small Dog Syndrome.
Never giving them an opportunity to experience life on their own four paws is just as bad as not protecting them at all.
Finding a happy medium where the dog can enjoy the world and its wonders and yet remain safe is the ideal solution.
Training and socialization are two things that every responsible dog owner should do for their dog.
A well trained dog that comes when called drops a questionable item when commanded or leaves a poisonous substance when requested is less likely to get into trouble.
Dogs that wait at the door are not likely to run out the house and head for the road.
Training is probably the number one thing that you can do as a dog owner to keep your dog safe. Socializing a young puppy will keep him happy and well adjusted. Well, balanced dogs are less likely to get into fights with other dogs. You will be more willing to take your dog with you wherever you go knowing he will stay with you happy and safe.
What else should a new dog owner know about keeping their dog safe?
There's nothing more natural than a child and his dog. Children and Dogs have enjoyed each other's companionship for eons. Children nor dogs are born knowing how to relate to each other in a safe manner.
This article looks at all the reasons why problems occur and delves into ways that an adult can teach a young child how to enjoy each other's company and still stay safe.
Before a new puppy comes home, new puppy owners should puppy proof their house?
This protects your property from an overly curious puppy and keeps the puppy safe from things likely to cause harm.
Don’t stop with the inside of your house, though, puppy proof your yard as well. If your puppy will be spending time outdoors, anything dangerous to him should be removed.
Having a first aid kit and a general knowledge of canine first aid techniques can do wonders to put our mind at ease.
Even if you never need to use a single item in your kit, knowing it is there and ready will allow you to relax.
No one likes emergencies, but when you are prepared, the outcome is brighter.
There are many plants both inside and out that are poisonous to dogs. Learn more about the houseplants and shrubbery that will make your dog sick or worse.
Knowing which ones to avoid will give you peace of mind and keep your dog safe.