Puppy proofing your home is essential to create a safe and welcoming environment for your new furry family member.
Remove anything that can hurt your puppy.
Get down on your hands and knees to view your home from your puppy's perspective. This will help you identify potential hazards such as electrical cords, small objects, or toxic plants.
Make sure electrical cords are not where your puppy can chew them.
Use cord protectors or hide cords to prevent your puppy from chewing on them, which could lead to electric shocks or fires.
Make sure every item that might be toxic should be away
Place household cleaners, chemicals, medications, and any other toxic substances in high cabinets or locked drawers. Ensure garbage cans are inaccessible.
Puppies love to get into garbage
Invest in a trash can with a secure lid or store it in a cabinet to prevent your puppy from rummaging through and eating harmful items.
Its essential for your puppy's safety
Use baby gates or pet barriers to keep your puppy out of certain rooms or areas of the house where they could get into trouble.
Your yard must be properly fenced.
encing is essential to keep your puppy safe outdoors. Ensure it's secure and without any gaps. Remove any poisonous plants in the yard.
Use bitter apple spray on furniture.
Cover or spray furniture legs with a pet deterrent to discourage chewing. Invest in chew toys and teach your puppy what's acceptable to chew on.
Don't blame the pup for chewing
Keep shoes, clothing, and personal items off the floor or in closed closets to avoid them becoming chew toys.
The floor should not be slippery.
If possible, opt for flooring that is easy to clean and not easily scratched. Puppies can have accidents, and they may scratch or chew on certain surfaces.
Always supervise your puppy
Always keep a close eye on your puppy, especially in the early days. This will allow you to intervene if they start to chew on something they shouldn't.
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