I have all the weird questions. I ordered a fire pit. I've wanted one for ages. And I have this little fantasy about sitting by the fire reading a book while the dogs sit by my feet. My concern is that sometimes they're nuts and I'm afraid they're going to run into this thing and knock it over and get hurt. I know wild animals are supposed to have a natural aversion to fire, but I wonder if this is something I should actively train, or even be worried about. I could put an x-pen around it too, if they act like they're going to be nosy. I know lots of people do things and don't worry about it. Sometimes I wish I could be one of them. But my brain just sees all the injuries and accidents out there and I've never been able to turn it off. But in my defense, I do keep them safe!
So, any experiences with dogs around a fire?