So, you’ve recently gotten a puppy and you couldn’t be more in love with your new best friend. Your home, however, isn’t exactly puppy proof and you want to make some changes to keep your dog safe from harm.
Believe it or not, knowing how to puppy proof your house isn’t all that complicated. And once you know what items to keep an eye out for, you can do so in a few short minutes!
In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to make sure your home is a safe place for your dog. That way you can rest easy knowing you’re taking great care of your fluffy friend!
Watch All Curtains and Cords
If you’ve never had a dog before, you’re most likely unaware of a few basic household items that can be harmful to them. And a huge one that you need to watch out for is all curtains and cords, specifically blind cords, in your home.
Dogs have been known to choke themselves on curtains and cords. So it’s a good idea to keep them pinned up, especially when you’re not going to be home, to keep them safe.
Cords and wires that are hooked up to electronics should also be hidden. Your puppy may have the urge to chew on them, which could be bad if they’re currently plugged into an electrical outlet.
Be Sure to Have Your Trash Hidden
It’s almost a guarantee that there’s at least one thing in your trash can right now that could be harmful to your new furry friend. Because of this, it’s a good idea to keep your trash hidden, perhaps in a closet, at all times.
Of course, if you have any trash lying around, you need to make sure it gets thrown away quickly. Leaving trash out is a great way to end up at your local vet’s office, to say the least.
Create a Safe Zone for When You’re Away
We’ve touched on this throughout the article, but it’s a good idea to take extra precautions when you plan on leaving to keep your puppy safe in your home.
Of course, if you plan on keeping your pup in a kennel, this isn’t as big of a worry. But if you’re going to leave them out, perhaps in a room, it’s a good idea to make sure that room is safe and secure before walking out the door.
The idea is pretty simple: remove all trash and potentially harmful items from your dog’s reach. Make sure there’s some water down, as well as something comfortable for them to lay down on.
Once you’ve done that, you’re good to go!
As long as you keep these ideas in mind, you should be able to create a dog-friendly home in a few short minutes!