How to Puppy Proof Your Home

Puppies are like babies; they both are curious, lively, and they teethe. It can lead them into harmful, even fatal situations. Here are a few ways to puppy proof your home and keep your little pal safe.

Steps

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    If you already have a puppy, place it in a safe place during the puppy proofing.
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    Keep all doors and windows closed. It's also best to keep doors and windows screened securely. This can help prevent your puppy for making an unnecessary trips or falls.
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    Your puppy shouldn't be left unsupervised inside nor outside. If left alone puppies will wander and most likely fall into the hands of mischief.
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    Keep puppies off balconies, upper porches, and/or high decks. A fall from a place like those can result in serious injury or even death.
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    Store cleaning supplies, detergent, bleach, paint, fertilizer, insect/rodent poisons, disinfectants, and other such hazardous chemicals away from the reach of the mischievous jaws of your puppy.
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    Look for loose items on the floor. Pick them up so your puppy won't. Also try to secure any items within a puppies reach, such as a book on a chair.
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    Be careful with shoes. Some puppies will chew up or play with them. Put them away temporarily, then train your puppy not to do so.

Warnings

  • If your puppy reaches any hazardous materials or chemicals take him or her directly to your vet or even an emergency pet hospital (if one is located near you).
  • It's actually impossible to prevent your puppy from finding trouble. this article is meant to help keep your puppy safe.

Sources and Citations

  • Book: PURINA Dog Care Guide, a lifetime of wellness

Article Info

Categories: Dog Obedience