You’ve done it! You finally got your wriggling puppy! Now all you have to do is take it home and that’s that right?
Sadly it’s not that simple. Once you put the collar on with their name-engraved tag, you begin to realize that puppies are a huge responsibility. This is why it’s important that you puppy proof. By puppy-proofing your home, both you and your puppy are gonna be spared from a world of problems.
Continue reading to learn how to puppy proof your home.
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Keep Your Garbage Out of Reach
Puppies are known for being mischievous creatures. They’ll get into anything that catches their attention and that certainly includes your trash can. All you have to do is either cover the trash can or put it in a place they can’t get into. If you leave your puppy to themselves, they may accidentally consume that’s toxic to them or can cause an internal blockage.
Keep the Cords at Bay
Due to their rambunctious and curious attitude, puppies will try to sink their little fangs into the first thing they can get their paws on. This includes anything on the floor, specifically, electrical cords. Cords pose quite the threat to your puppy as one bite is all it takes to either burn the inside of their mouth or electrocute them. You can easily avoid this by spraying the cords with a deterrent spray, rearranging them, or just simply cover them up.
Limit Your Puppy’s Movement
Since puppies are extremely curious, puppies will do anything to try and test their limits. Most of the time, this just simply spells out trouble. To prevent them from getting into things they shouldn’t be in, set up baby gates or close the doors. If you have a yard make sure you get a chain link fence so they can stay safe.
Pick Up Any Potential Poisons
Almost every home contains a poisonous substance. Ranging from glue to cleaning products, they must be locked up. Unfortunately, not even a safety cap is safe from those tiny fangs, especially antifreeze. For some odd reason, puppies have a strange fascination with antifreeze, so be sure to lock that up right away.
Puppies are similar to small children; they require a lot of attention and supervision. The last thing you want is your puppy making a mess and need to be taken to a veterinarian. Luckily, you can avoid the hassle and enjoy being with your puppy by puppy-proofing your house.