Keep you eye on your dogs and cats and watch out for thieves. There are people out there who would steal you pet. If you see suspicious behavior around your property, people you don’t recognize, vehicles stopping to look around, or anything out of the ordinary call the police or animal control. Report cases that you hear about. These people are thieves and criminals and they should be treated as such. They are worse than someone who would come into your yard and steal your lawnmower. Don’t leave you dog unattended in a car where a thief has access. The bottom line is think first before taking the dog with you and make sure it can always be under your control. Don’t trust other people. I am also not a big fan of the “Good Citizen” award. One of the things your dog has to do to get that award is to walk away on a leash with a stranger. Anyone who would teach their dog this is foolish in my opinion.