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...
They get out the front door and head straight for the road.
They nibble on things that can make them sick and drink out of puddles full of chemicals.
They jump off furniture oblivious to any dangers or leap out of our arms.
They accidentally get stepped on, kicked or rolled over on simply because of their size.
Sadly, they can also be the target of people who have little regard for small life.
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.
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?
Small Dog Safety
Small Dog Safety at Night: Practical Tips for Walking Your Dog After Dark
Small dogs enjoy daily walks and some need more than one walk per day. If you plan to take your small dog out after dark, bone up on this practical safety tips to keep both you and your dog safe when the sun is not shining.
Your small dog depends on you to keep him safe and sound no matter what the situation. From Supervision to training, inside and out, and with all types of people and animals, dogs depend on us to protect them from themselves.
Here are six quick tips that will help you keep your small dog safe year round.
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.
Wearing a harness will keep your small dog safe during walks, hikes and other types of outings. While dogs need collars to hold tags, a leash attached to a well fitted harness will be the best way to keep your dog safe and avoid injury to necks and backs. This guide will show you how to measure and place a harness so your dog will feel comfortable and protected.