Following a few simple tips can keep your dog as safe as possible at home.

Beat the Dog Thieves Part 3: Here are 9 expert tips on keeping your lovable dog safe from dognappers while at home 🐕

Many people have welcomed new four-legged friends into their homes over the last couple of years but this has also led to an increase in dogs being stolen.

Data collected by Direct Line Pet Insurance found that around 2,760 dogs were stolen last year – 321 more than in 2020, a 16 per cent rise since 2015, and the equivalent of nearly eight dogs every day.

The most targeted breeds are French Bulldogs, Jack Russell Terriers, Chihuahuas and Pugs, with dognappers most commonly taking pups from gardens, homes, parks and cars.

Due to this threat to our furry friends, experts at have collated a list of the top tips to prevent dog theft.

Here’s what you can do to protect your precious pup when you're at home.

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