From the moment your dog gets out of the crate, the biggest risk he faces is going to be from the fear factor.

In fact, research has shown that people tend to become more afraid of their pets when they are in the presence of other people, even if they don’t know them well.

Here’s what you need to know about how to keep yourself safe from your pet’s fear.


Dog owners should be mindful of what they wear to work The best way to prevent accidents is to wear the right clothes and keep them in a well-lit area.

The more you wear them, the less likely you are to have accidents.

If you are already wearing a jacket or a hoodie that you would wear in the same situation, then you should probably go ahead and do that, too.


Wear eye protection When it comes to safety, your pet needs to be able to see the world around him and stay calm.

Make sure you wear safety glasses when you go out or around the house.

Even if your pet can’t see you, you should still wear them to keep him from getting a whiff of you, as well as to keep you safe from other pets in the house, including children.

You can also wear them while exercising.


Don’t let your dog play with your dog’s toys or treats Unless your dog is allowed to play with a toy or treat, it is important to ensure that your dog knows that he is not allowed to touch it or play with it. 4.

Do not allow your dog to go outside alone, especially if it is the first time he has been outside Source: Shutterstock/Kathleen O’Sullivan 5.

Never leave your dog outside alone for long hours Source: Reuters/Paul McNeil 6.

Use a safety harness when you’re out and about If you’re at work, you’ll be able the safety harness on your work horse to keep the dog inside while you’re working.


When in public places, wear a face mask when walking your dog, especially during demonstrations Source: Getty Images/Petr Svendsen 8.

Make your pet wear a collar and leash When you are on the street, keep your pet with you by making sure he has a collar on and leash on so he knows where to go. 9.

Do NOT let your pet go outside when it is dark, as this can increase your pet anxiety and cause accidents Source: Flickr/John Denton 10.

If your dog cannot stand up or lie down, wear the appropriate safety gear for a dog of this age and size (see #5 above) Source: AFP/Getty Images 11.

Be sure your pet is safe when you are with your children Source: The Next Work/Getty 12.

Always wear gloves when handling your dog Source: USA Today/Pete Maravich 13.

Never put your pet on a leash or collar until your pet has had time to learn to walk normally Source: US Navy/Getty 14.

Wear protective headgear at work if you are a trainer and/or dog trainer Source: CNN/ABC News 15.

Never allow your pet to roam outdoors on a long leash or walker Source: Associated Press/AP/Reuters 16.

When out in public, wear your dog collar and a leash to keep it at a distance of at least two metres.


Never let your pets out on their own when you don’t have a designated place for them to be in your home Source: AP 18.

Do everything in your power to keep dogs indoors.

If a pet does wander out, be sure to have it kept under control.


Don’ t let your children leave the house alone with your pet, even in the quietest of settings.


Make it a rule to never let your own children touch your dog and leave it alone.


Always supervise your pet while he or she is at work.


When walking your pet outside, wear safety goggles and a face shield if your dog can’t walk properly.