Cover yourself in bubble wrap!
Beast is trained to chase and capture swampfoxes but not to eat. Spoils go to the owner of the beast.
Pizza! The only sure fire defense.
3 Fedex semi-trucks have already off-loaded massive amounts of rolls of bubble-wrap, and even as I write the highly proficient and battle hardened 133rd Engineer Company is deploying said bubble-wrap to create defensive lines in depth, with especially heavy fortifications guarding the strategic kitchen and sofa areas. But supplies are nearly exhausted and no new deliveries can be expected until tomorrow at the earliest. As darkness falls down, extreme vigilance will be required during the night.