6 Tips for Puppy Proofing your Home!
1. Be Mindful of the Household Garbage:
It’s important to use a garbage can that closes or seals. The smells that are omitted from the can will have your pup curious, but keeping it secured will help prevent them from swallowing an object of food, or an item in the trash.
2. Cords, Cables and Chargers:
When your pup is not in a crate, its important to keep a close eye that they don’t “play” with electrical outlets, chargers and cords. Stocking up on extra chew toys will distract them; and help avoid accidental shock, burns to their mouth, or worse.
3. Be aware of any Medications around the house:
The curiosity of pets has them often eating whatever they find on the ground. Year over year, the numbers of poisoning pets remains high.
Be aware that storing both yours and the pets medication in an elevated cabinet. When pouring medications be sure you don’t drop any on the floor!
4. Allot a specific Space of Home to the Pup:
Similar to humans, pets like to have a designated space in the home to call their own. It will take time to get the puppy used to a crate, but once adjusted they will like their own space. You can even add a soft fleece blanket
5. Store anything with harmful ingredients safely:
Did you know, that even a safety cap doesn’t stop a puppy? Their teeth are strong, and sharp. Examples of general household items are: antifreeze, cleaners, glue, detergents and rat/mouse poisons.
6. Keeping their age and strength of bones in mind:
Naturally puppies love to jump. They love humans so much they love to be at our level (or try). The concern with that especially when they’re so young is they can get injured if they fall form your arms, or furniture. To help avoid this, have younger children sit when holding the