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February 14th Pet theft awareness day

It's February 14th and while many are busy celebrating Valentine’s Day with chocolates, flowers and love, here at Morgan’s Pawsitive Pup Training we want to remind everyone of something more serious: Pet Theft Awareness Day. Despite being one of the nation’s fastest growing property crimes, pet theft is something owners often don’t consider – but with one in three pets stolen every year in the US alone it is a real issue that needs addressing. So if you own a dog or any other animal for that matter, now is an important time to step up your security and ensure Fido doesn't end up in the wrong hands! In this blog post we'll be going over ways you can help keep your pet safe..

Teaching your pet to wait at doors.

This is an important skill for any pet owner. Not only does it help keep your pet safe, but

it also helps prevent them from running out of the house and getting lost. Here are some

tips to help you teach your pet to wait at doors:

1. Keep your doors closed at all times.

2. Install a pet gate to block off the doorway.

3. Train your dog to respond to a “stay” command.

4. Use a leash when taking your dog outside, even in your own yard.

5. Reward your dog for staying inside the house with treats or toys.

6. Make sure your dog is wearing an ID tag with up-to-date contact information in case

they do get out of the house.

7. Exercise and play with your dog regularly to help keep them mentally and physically

stimulated so they don’t become bored and try to escape out of boredom or curiosity.

Have Your Pet Microchipped.

Microchipping is a great way to ensure that if your pet does get lost, they can be easily

identified and returned home safely. It’s also a good idea to register your pet’s microchip

with a national database so that if they are found, the finder can easily contact you.

Microchipping is a permanent form of identification for dogs. It involves implanting a tiny

chip, about the size of a grain of rice, under the dog's skin between the shoulder blades. The chip contains a unique identification number that can be read by a scanner and linked to the owner's contact information in a national database. This allows lost or stolen pets to be quickly identified and returned to their owners.

Use Smart Devices or Collars to Track Your Pet’s Wearabouts.

Smart devices or collars can be used to track your pet’s location in real-time, so you

know where they are at all times. This is especially helpful if you have an outdoor pet

that likes to wander off.

Install a Pet Nanny Cam.

A pet nanny cam is a great way to keep an eye on your pets when you’re not home.

You can set up the camera in such a way that it will alert you if someone comes in or

out of the house while you’re away. This will help ensure that your pets don’t run out

when someone enters the house without you knowing about it.

Don’t Leave Your Pets Outside Unattended: Even if you have a fenced-in yard, it’s still

important not to leave your pets outside unattended for long periods of time as they

could still find ways to escape and get lost or hurt themselves in the process. If possible,

try and keep them inside with you whenever possible so that they don’t have the

opportunity to run away from home.


It’s important to make sure your pet is safe and secure on February 14th as well as any

other time. Make sure you teach them to stay behind doors upon entering the house;

having a microchip implanted, using GPS tracking collars or smart devices, and

consistently following up on the whereabouts of your dog with a pet nanny cam can go a

long way in protection prevention. Plus, always remember not to leave them outside

unattended for extended periods of time.

Here at Morgan’s Pawsitive Pup Training, we care deeply about our furry friends who live

in our community and want them to be treated with love and respect at all times. If you

want more information related to keeping your pet protected this Pet Theft Awareness

Day or any day, contact us! We are always available to provide tips and helpful advice

so that you can make sure they stay safe. Let’s take this day as an opportunity to

spread awareness and keep our pets safe!

Does your dog run off or bolt out the door? We can help!

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