Looking for protection spells, or just general protection work that can be done for a home. We just learned tonight that there's a mama black bear with cubs around our new place. She dragged our large trash can to the woods behind our house, opened it, and stole the bag of trash that was inside. Pretty impressive, but nonetheless, quite concerning, especially since we don't have regular trash pickup (we have to bring everything to the dumpster ourselves, but we will of course be keeping trash inside from now on).
Could also use some ideas for protection when taking our small dog outside to go to the bathroom in the evening. General non-witchy advice for keeping bears away is also welcome!