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  • Ensure Your Dog is Safe for Insurance

    Posted by Janine Allen at Saturday, April 11th, 2009.

    Seems these days that homeowner insurance companies are looking to various regional and national reports of dog bite incidences to base their rates and/or exclusion policies. Regardless of how they are researching the data for their choices, your purebred or mixed-breed dog may suddenly be excluded from your policy.  Read more here.

    To reduce the chances of a claim being made as result of your dog’s doing:

    1. Desensitize your dog to those things that trigger fear.

    2. If your dog is protective of your house, prevent him from having contact with strangers entering the home. Crate training.

    3. Get your dog out on a walk, every day, to burn off energy, experience new smells, and get used to all the new and exciting things that are happening out there.

    4. Encourage your dog to engage in activities with you where he will earn rewards. Obedience, agility or trick training where the dog learns that his actions will gain him food, toy or play rewards will create a dog who has more predictable behavior and is secure in his environment.


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    Written by Janine Allen CPDT, Rescue Me Dog's professional dog trainer. Janine's passion is working with people and their dogs. She provides demonstrations for those who have adopted shelter dogs, lends email support to adopted dog owners that need information beyond our Training Support Pages, and aids shelter staff and volunteers in understanding dog behavior to increase their adoptability. Copyright 2018 Rescue Me Dog; www.rescuemedog.org

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    2 Responses to “Ensure Your Dog is Safe for Insurance”

    1. Ddraig Says:

      The AKC had a great idea with the CGC program…Insurance Cos. KNOW what this is!
      Train your dog and have it certified!
      (Insurance Cos. will accept Pitt Bulls and Rotties that are GCG certified!)

    2. Setsuko Frankel Says:

      Would you rather spend hours, days, weeks or months looking for that one bit of information in the policy or in the law (which, no offense intended, you and most attorneys would probably never find or know what to do with anyway), while your legal and policy time limits slip away, or get it INSTANTLY in a guaranteed informational eBook from us? I just do not know how to make it any more clear than that, my friend. I have had people tell me that they did not want to pay me anything because their adjuster is working with them “just fine”, to only find out later that they almost lost $340,000!!!! They did finally hire our company and we were able to get that for them, but because of their small mistake, they almost lost it all. This is not hype; I take this very seriously, and YOU SHOULD ALSO.

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