Is Your Dog Safe?

Is Your Dog Safe? Is your dog living in a safe environment? Silly question isn’t it but not quite as silly as you might think at first.

We all like to provide our pets with a safe environment and giving them a safe and comfortable place to sleep is an important part of that environment. While we might have provided our dog with a safe kennel initially, we all know how dogs like to bite and chew things and their kennel is not immune to their teeth.

While the kennel might have been safe when new a dog can chew parts of it that could expose wood, nails and/or wire that could cause it harm. Their chewing could create sharp surfaces that can do permanent damage to their eyes or any other parts of their body.

It is always a good idea to have a regular check of your dogs’ kennel or cage to ensure there hasn’t been any damage that could harm it. Also – when your dog is left alone in your yard or house you need to be sure that no harm can come to it if you are away for any period of time when you cannot monitor what it gets up to.

Owning a dog is a lot like having a child and they need constant care or they can do damage to themselves. If you treat your pet like a child and assume that they can’t care too well for themselves then you are more likely to ensure that they will be safe at all times whether you are able to monitor them or not.  

Please note: This article is from a contributor. Opinions expressed may or may not agree with those of Master Dog Trainer Adam G. Katz. When in doubt, please refer to the advice given in Adam’s dog training book.  This article is provided for your enjoyment, only.