Gallery: 10 Tips to Protect Dogs at Cookouts Share this Article: Print Tags: Dogs, gallery-10-tips-to-protect-dogs-at-cookouts-summersafetytips, living-with-your-dog, pets, Summer Pet Safety 1. Leashes can be helpfulConsider keeping your pup on a leash so she doesn’t explore hot grills or tables of food. (Photo: Thinkstock) 2. Check your pupBe sure your dog is wearing a visible and up-to-date ID tag on her collar before the party begins.(Photo: Thinkstock) 3. Be careful with suppliesKeep charcoal, matches and lighter fluid away from your dog. (Photo: Thinkstock) 4. Ask for helpWhile grilling, ask guests to play with your dog far from the flames. (Photo: Thinkstock) 5. Be careful with repellantsPlace citronella and other insect-repellants where your dog can’t reach them. (Photo: Thinkstock) 6. Avoid adult accidentsNever leave alcohol unattended around dogs. (Photo: Thinkstock) 7. Read the labelsCheck that all sunscreen or insect repellant you apply to your dog is labeled for use on pets. (Photo: Thinkstock) 8. Avoid a tummyacheDon’t let guests give your pup people food which can cause stomachaches or worse! Keep treats on hand for guests who want to reward your dog. (Photo: Thinkstock) 9. Keep watch!Be sure all children are supervised when near your dog to avoid any roughhousing. (Photo: Thinkstock) 10. Timeouts aren't a punishmentIf your pup seems overwhelmed, bring her inside and put her in a quiet area away from guests. (Photo: Thinkstock) 11. Share the infographic!Click on the image above to see all these tips in one infographic that you can easily embed on your own website! Share these tips with your friends to keep pets safe. 12. Tell us!Does your dog enjoy when you have parties — or does she prefer to stay away from crowds? Comment below to let us know. Then, click on the picture above to explore the rest of our Summer Pet Safety materials.