Keeping Your Pet Secure When Guests Come Over

As a renter in an apartment or single-family home, you can still be held liable if you have guests over and they get hurt. One of the most common incidents that renters face is pets biting guests and forcing them to cover damage and medical expenses out of pocket. The best way to have your pet and keep yourself away from these liable situations is to make sure your pet is secure when guests come over. Wise Insurance Agency, serving the greater Ft. Wayne, IN area, is here to assist with all your insurance needs and related tips. 

Keeping Your Pet Secure

Crate Your Pet

Some pets get overly excited when they have guests over, and this excitement could cause them to become anxious and overstimulated. One of the best ways to prevent this is to crate your pet when your guest arrives. It is best to have the crate in another room so that they are not constantly watching guests walk back and forth and some noise is suppressed. 

Secure Them in a Room

If you have a room in your apartment or home that you plan to close off to guests, you can gate your pet inside the room so they stay in this area. Gates usually work better than closing the door off. Dogs who become anxious may start scratching the door and cause damage. You will be liable for this as a renter by the landlord or homeowner. 

Keep Them On a Lead Outdoors

If you are planning to entertain yourself outside and need to bring your dog out for a walk, they must stay on a leash so that they do not run, jump, and startle guests. Even if you are entertaining indoors, walk them on a lead through the house to get outside and back to the secured area to avoid any accidents. 

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If you are renting around the Ft. Wayne, IN area, contact our agents at Wise Insurance Agency today for a personal quote.