How to Puppy Proof Your Home
Puppies are energetic and curious little beings, but they also like to get themselves into trouble—in the cutest way possible. When you’re bringing a new puppy into your home, be sure to take into consideration all of the hazards or things that your new dog could get into. Before you bring the newest member of your family home, here are some of the things you should do to puppy proof your home.
Keep medications and cleaning supplies in a secure place
No more leaving them on countertops or tables, floors or low shelves. Instead, be proactive and keep your personal medications and any cleaning supplies you use in your home in a cabinet or closet—somewhere your new member of the family won’t have access.
Keep power cords out of reach
Hide them, block them from your puppy’s view, or move them somewhere your new animal won’t find them. There are even chew-proof tubes you can put around cords to keep your puppy from using it as a chew toy!
Keep trash secure
Whether in the kitchen, the bathroom, or another area of your home, curious puppies will be attracted to anything they can knock over, including trashcans. Sharp objects, food that’s not safe for puppies, or a number of any other things that your dog could ingest could be especially dangerous to them. Try trash bins with lids that lock shut.
Keep the toilet lid down and other low cabinets shut
Puppies could be tempted to jump into toilets, where they face the risk of drowning. In addition, childproof locks work as puppy-proof locks, too! To make sure that your curious little pup stays away from things not meant for him or her, these locks are a cheap investment that will give you peace of mind.
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