Wednesday, February 17, 2021

5 Essential Safety Tips for Dog Owners

However well trained your dog is, it may still get into mischief. Give yourself peace of mind with safety precautions in place to protect your canine companion. There are plenty of useful devices for taking them out such as GPS collars and dog seat belts. Ensure you puppy proof your home as well and watch out for any hazards. With a bit of caution, you can rest assured your pooch is protected. These safety tips will help you keep your dog happier and healthier for longer.

Train your dog on and off the leash

Ongoing training is the best way to keep your dog safe. Make sure you teach them obedience both on and off the leash. You should always use a leash in public places and consider a harness as well. Here are a few leash training tips to get your dog used to being walked. There are plenty of distractions that might tempt them, so they need to know when the leash is on they must stay by your side.

Keep certain foods out of reach

If you want to keep your dog happy and healthy you need to protect it from any hazards in the home. Certain foods such as chocolate and candy are famously bad for dogs. Other foods with high quantities of caffeine, onions, raisins, garlic, avocado, grapes, macadamia nuts, and raw eggs could also be potentially toxic. Store these in a cupboard out of reach, as your dog probably won’t know what is harmful and what’s not. 

Buckle up while traveling

When traveling together use doggy seat belts or other restraining devices in the car. You can buy seat belts and harnesses according to the size of your dog so they’re as comfortable as they are protected. You could also consider a net barrier between the front and back seats. Keep a travel first aid kit for your dog as well and take plenty of water on long journeys.

Get pet insurance and legal advice

You should consider both pet insurance and legal advice. Vet bills can be expensive otherwise. Even the most well-behaved dogs might get into trouble sometimes. It’s important to protect yourself with an experienced attorney if you ever get into any disputes. They will be able to defend your rights as a dog owner and help you reach the best outcome for you and your pooch.

Track and trace your dog

If you’re worried about your dog getting lost there are plenty of innovations in technology out there such as GPS dog collars. You will be able to track your dog even if it sprints off into the distance chasing squirrels. You should tag your dog and keep your phone number or address on its collar in case someone else finds it first. 

Be vigilant and proactive when it comes to your dog’s safety. Follow these simple tips and protect your furry friend.  Do your best to keep them out of harm’s way and you’ll live a long life together.


  1. I enjoyed reading this article and will take the advice of using doggy seat belts or other restraining devices in the car when traveling with my dog.

  2. Great tips, I knew chocolate was toxic for dog I didn't know about the other foods. We got a fence for our dog do he can safely run around.

  3. Thanks for the tips. I’ll pass the information on to my niece!

  4. GPS dog collars aren't really an issue for us with a large fenced yard.

  5. I've never used doggy seatbelts but I've thought about them a lot. We have a mid-size SUV and our dogs have the entire back. They are great Danes so they will eventually fill most of the space (one is still a pup) but I worry about them sliding around, and will completely panic thinking about an accident.

  6. The GPS dog collar would really give peace of mind.


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