Preventing dog theft

The Dogs Trust has put together this advice to keep your pooch safe from being pinched:

 Keep garden fences secure to avoid your dog escaping and to prevent easy access to
trespassers. Perhaps install a sensor light or bell gate to be alerted of trespassers?
 Always keep your dog in sight on walks and in your garden. When out walking your dog, make
sure your dog is trained to respond to a recall command.
 Never leave a dog tied-up outside a shop or left alone in a car. If you’re going in to a shop or to
a café, for example, why not check if your dog is allowed inside? You may be surprised!
 Ensure your dog is microchipped, has up-to-date contact details, and is wearing a tag with
YOUR name, phone number and address on it. All of these are legal requirements and will
ensure your dog is easily returned, should they go missing.
 Have your dog spayed/neutered. Not only does this mean your pet will be less likely to stray, it
may also prevent theft for breeding purposes.
 If you plan to use services such as a dog walker, groomers, house sitter or a boarding kennel,
do your research to ensure you are using a legitimate and reputable service.
 Do not advertise the fact you own dogs. Avoid placing dog ownership placards or notices on
the front of your property.
 If you are a dog breeder, be careful about who you are inviting into your house for viewings.

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