We live in a challenging world for dog safety. As with all dogs you need to bear in mind that many things are dangerous for a dog and some are killers. It is your responsibility to ensure your dog is safe and that he causes no harm to other dogs or members of the public. It is also in your remit as a dog owner to always present a good image to society at large and not to give dogs a negative public image. Keep your dog on a lead in public places, clear up after your dog, treat your dog with respect, observe 'no dog' rules in the countryside and seashore areas.
You are an ambassador for Jackahuahuas and all other dogs.
Ensure your garden is escape proof
Always keep your dog on a short lead near roads & livestock.
Lock away all medicines, cleaning products and dangerous chemicals.
Keep all chocolate, cocoa powder, raisins, grapes & macadamia nuts shut away, as these are poisonous to dogs.
Do not use cocoa shell mulch in your garden as this can cause illness and death.
Do not use rat poison, slug pellets, weedkillers, fertilizers (especially bonemeal) or insecticides that are dangerous to dogs.
Use a car harness, crate or fitted case when travelling in the car.
Do not let your dog hang its head out of an open car window.
Always take care to make sure your dog cannot run out of an open front door or escape through an open window.
Never leave your dog alone tied up outside a shop in case it gets stolen.
Keep your dog inside on fireworks night, and keep it on a lead when outside.
There are many house and garden plants that are poisonous to dogs, here are some of the most common ones:
lilies, lily of the valley
mushrooms and toadstools.
If your dog chews or eats any of these, seek veterinary help immediately