Keeping a Great Dane in your home has its advantages and disadvantages. Owning and raising a Great Dane is a big responsibility - as big as the breed itself! Make sure that you have a loving home which is suitable for your Great Dane. Great Danes are people dogs and are actually wonderful pets despite the size. The size of this breed may fool and intimidate you. However, a properly trained and sociable Great Dane is a dog that's affectionate and submissive to humans. Know the advantages of having a Great Dane as your home security, and the disadvantage of having a Great Dane that can ruin a home.
First, let's talk about the disadvantage of having a Great Dane that wasn't properly trained. If you are among the owners of Great Danes who are not trained, then you will be having problems with your Great Dane around the house. Oftentimes, people who purchase Great Danes are not even familiar with the breed. They ignore training their Great Danes which in turn results to rambunctious or destructive behaviour in a Great Danes during its adolescent stages. What happens is that these Great Danes are left and turned over to animal shelters or those rescue organizations. The worst thing that owners can do is to abandon them in the streets. Their fate often ends in death due to no fault of their own. A Great Dane's action is solely the responsibility of their owner. It's the responsibility of the owner to train them properly so that they won't be a problem in the house. You'll feel safe leaving them if you have properly trained your Great Danes. You'll have no worries of going home to a ruined place.
On the other hand, a great thing about Great Danes is that they can double as your home security. With proper training, your Great Danes can serve as your security system at home. Their large size is enough to intimidate other people to think twice before entering your home. A lot of people tend to get frightened by larger dogs.
When it comes to keeping your Great Dane safe and secure at home, one of the things to consider is a secured enclosure outdoors. Though you may keep your Great Danes indoors most of the time, a yard where it can exercise, play, or be trained is very important. To keep your Great Dane secured in its home, make sure that your fences are at least 6 foot in height. Also, it would be better if your yard is not landscaped or arranged nicely as your Great Dane can be highly destructive. It is advisable to chain, tie, or let your Great Dane stake out. It is totally unacceptable to let your Great Dane roam free.
It's also important to have a crate for your Great Dane especially during its adolescent years. They will chew on almost anything in your home including carpets, furniture, and beds among other things.