What can you do to Puppy Proof Your Home?
Getting a puppy is exciting, but it is also a lot of work. The last thing you want to do is grow to hate your puppy because he or she destroys your house. For this reason, you need to know what steps to take to properly puppy proof your home.
Put Your Medication Up
Having a puppy is a lot like having a child; you need to make sure you do not leave any medication laying around. If you don’t have a child and have never had a dog, where you leave your meds probably isn’t a big deal. But, you do not want your puppy to eat the meds and get sick.
Get Lids for Your Trash Cans
Puppies like to explore and eat things they are not supposed to. Get lids and keep the lids on your trash cans to keep your puppy from getting in the trash and tearing things up. Otherwise, you are going to find the trash all over your floor instead of in the trash can where it belongs.
Secure your Electrical Cords
Again, puppies like to chew on things. Cords are no exception to this. You need to keep your cords secure and out of sight. You do not want to get mad at your puppy for tearing up your wires, and you do not want your puppy to get hurt chewing on something he or she shouldn’t chew on.
Block Off Doors and Windows
Doors, windows, and stairs should be blocked off. Baby gates can be great for this. It will prevent your puppy from getting hurt, and going into rooms he or she shouldn’t go into.
As you can see, puppy proofing your home is not really that different from child-proofing your home. Just think about what you do not want your puppy doing and make it hard/impossible for your puppy to do any of these things.