You might have gotten dog thinking that your new four-legged friend could help protect the home, but who is going to guard the guard dog when things (God forbid) get really bad? If your dog is going to be spending most of his time indoors, you need to take proper measures to not only secure your home but the safety of your dog as well. He’d do the same for you.
Below are a few suggestions:
1. Home security system. There are plenty on the market and adt for pets comes with advanced motion detectors that you can actually have customized and programmed to recognize the dog. What this means is that you can leave the system running at full capacity without worrying about the dog’s movements triggering it. Thus, you can protect both the home and the dog.
2. Unplug and turn off everything non-essential. Do you use the stove in the morning to make your breakfast? How about the coffeemaker? Did you use the hot iron to smooth out the wrinkles in your work shirt? If you used any of these potentially hazardous appliances, then you owe it to your dog to make sure you have unplugged everything and allowed these more dangerous appliances to cool.
3. Make sure there is food and water. Even if your home has central air conditioning, it can still get hot and dry for the dog. Always make sure, if you are leaving your canine companion indoors, that you have left them with plenty of food and water. Doing this will ensure a happy and healthy dog that will welcome your return with gratitude and cheer.
Let’s face it, you might think of your dog as the protector of your home, but they need protection too. It’s up to you, as the master of your dog, to meet your pooch halfway when it comes to their safety and well-being. Look out for your dog and he will look out for you.