Keep Your Pooch Cool and Hydrated in Austin, TX’s Hot Summer Months

With summer in full swing, it’s important to protect both your dog and yourself during Austin, TX’s hottest months. Specifically, you need to make sure that your dog stays cool and that you’re properly insured if your dog injures someone while they are on your property. At Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency, we wanted to share a few tips on keeping Fido cool and quenched, as well as remind you that we can help ensure your pup is covered by your homeowners insurance policy.

Keeping Your Pooch Cool and Quenched

In Texas, dogs overheat easily in the summer, because they have fur and don’t sweat. Aside from relaxing in a cool area, the only way they can cool themselves off is by panting — which is dehydrating. Your friend will largely be dependent on you to stay cool and hydrated when they are outside. You can help them by:

  • shortening your route if you walk or jog with your pup
  • exercising with them in the early morning or late evening
  • always having water available: with you, in the back yard, and in your car

Keeping Yourself Insured

Most dog owners rely on their homeowners insurance policy to provide liability coverage for any harm that their dog might cause. Even if your dog is nice and never hurt anyone, you should have coverage for his actions, just in case they hurt a person. Homeowners policies often limit which breeds of dogs they provide coverage for, however, and some policies don’t provide any coverage for canines.

At Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency, we can help you find a homeowners policy that includes coverage for your pooch. We’re an independent insurance agency, so we can compare every policy that has the protection you need and help you find the option with the lowest premiums. If you don’t have coverage for Fido, give our office a call today — before you head outside with your friend. We’ll make sure you are fully protected.

 

Tips for Being a Safe Teen Driver

When it comes to keeping your teen driver safe, it’s imperative to understand that mastering the art of driving takes practice. This is exactly why you should do all that you can to put in as many practice hours as possible with your teen driver. The minimum number of hours that your teen must drive with an adult will be paramount to getting a driver’s license, but the more hours they have, the better they will know how to drive, meaning the safer they will be. Here’s a quick look at a few other tips for being a safe teen driver in Austin, TX.

Have your teen drive during all hours of the day and night

It might not seem ideal to get out of bed at 3 a.m. in the morning to go for a drive, but do you really want your teen driving for the first time during the wee hours of the morning without you? Of course you don’t, and this is why you should do your best to have your teen drive during varying hours of the day and night. 

Always Encourage the Use of a Seat Belt

It doesn’t matter the way you view the use of a seat belt, it’s the law and there are more than a few studies that prove seat belts save lives. Even if you have to argue with them about it or take the keys away from teen driver, you should make it known that he’s not to get in a car without putting on a seat belt. 

To learn more about safe teen driving, visit the Ty Lawrence Insurance Agency website today.