Our household consists of my husband and I and 3 sons ranging in age from 7-18. We rarely ever crate our two dogs but last night we did for no real reason. My husband was woke up by Bennie barking a very distinct bark, he says one he’s never heard and it was constant at around 1 am. He went downstairs to our finished basement, where our oldest son sleeps and the dogs were and our pellet stove had huge flames coming out and there was smoke everywhere. If it wasn’t for Bennie alerting us I’m not sure what would have happened. We are forever grateful for Ben. He is the smartest, most loyal dog. He’s gotten lots of extra treats and hugs today.