Last night, burglars got into my yard. My dog charged and barked and they run away. Friends tell me to be cautious because the burglars now know I have a dog and they might return prepared. I live alone and I work till 7:30 in the evening. During my working hours my dog is alone in the garden. What precautions should I take to prevent burglars from harming my dog if they decide to come back during my working hours or during the night?
Try putting up some automatic flood lights. These will come on in the evening if someone is sneaking around. Thieves prefer the dark if possible and a light coming on makes them nervous, even if they don't think someone is home. A neighbor could see them and call the cops.
Also, if you don't have or can't afford a security system, then you can probably get some signs that say the property is under camera surveillance. I really don't think they'll be back, but these are two easy methods to help deter them besides your dog, who did the right thing. I think that's about as much protection as you can offer your dog, because even if he's inside, they're breaking in anyway and could do something to him.