Dogs are one of life’s greatest pleasures. Their loving faces, wagging tails and incessant need to make you happy always puts a smile on your face. As a dog lover, you want to make sure that you and your furry family member are protected. While we love our pets and always hope for the best, their actions might cause problems, which can lead to messy lawsuits and expensive bills.
First, talk with your insurance company. Most homeowner’s insurance companies have a liability policy in place for dog bites. See what it would cover in case your dog bit someone and what sort of legal action can be taken against you. If you don’t have coverage, get it. Don’t admit any liability or offer to pay any expenses before you talk with your insurance company in the event of an incident.
Some insurance companies may require that your dog attend obedience training, similar to how insurance companies require new teenage drivers attend traffic school. This measure is done to help make sure that you have worked with your dog to prevent an incident from occurring. Obedience training will also help prevent accidents involving children and adults.
Take the necessary measures to insure that you, your family and your furry friend are protected from accidents.