How To Puppy Proof Your Home

PuppiesBringing home a new puppy is an exciting adventure for the whole family, especially the newest addition.

Preparing your home to make it puppy-safe is very important. Puppy proofing is not the same as making sure you’re stocked with the essentials, it is about making sure your home is safeguarded for your new pup.

There are several steps to take to ensure your new family member will be able to adapt safely and happily to his or her new home.

  1. Look at the environment through your dog’s eye. Get down at their level and see what dangers are within reach like electrical cords, televisions, any glass material, etc.
  1. Create a space that is just for your puppy and include appropriate chew toys. Puppies go through the same teething phase as a human baby does. You will want to set up an area with toys to be chewed so that other items in your house are not.
  1. Make sure all cleaning products are up really high. Once your puppy has grown, it won’t be impossible to grab a cleaning solution from the counter top in the kitchen.
  1. Pay attention to feeding time frenzies. When your puppy is hungry and his dish is empty, you might find him chewing on shoes or rummaging through half opened cupboards. Start a routine of feeding times so that your pup will know when the food is expected to come.
  1. Puppies are very resourceful and find all kinds of ways to get into trouble. This is a normal part of their development and heightening their natural dog instincts. You don’t want to impose on this growing time, but you do want to make sure their safety is a top priority.

Scarlet’s Fancy Poodles has amazing puppies that will be a wonderful addition to your home. Poodles are natural lovers of play and silliness, which means puppy proofing is critical. For more proofing tips as well as helping you to choose a new puppy, contact us today.

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