Literally. If you don't want your puppy to get into something, be sure it's out of their reach. This includes valuables, medications, cleaning supplies, shoes, socks, food, plants, etc. - all of which can be too tempting for curious canines. This rule applies to both inside and outside the house.
After all, puppies are babies. Gates, safety locks, outlet covers and cord organizers are all wise investments to keep your puppy out of trouble. It's also important to get down to your pet's level and check for things that could harm them that may be out of your eyesight.
Get Them Away from Garbage
Dogs have a much keener sense of smell than humans (and a much higher tolerance for stink!) and simply love to check out any scent that piques their interest. Be sure all garbage cans and recycling bins are either covered or inside a cabinet that can be locked or latched. This goes for all trash cans - kitchen, bathroom or anywhere else.
Inspect any and all fences or gates to be sure your new pup can't slip out. Also check for spaces where your puppy may get stuck, such as under decks and patios, and secure all flower beds and gardens, pools, ponds and outdoor tools and pesticides.
Get in Touch
Want to know more about how you can puppy-proof your home? Call the Pet Counselors at Petland Overland Park at (913) 498-9814 or visit us in-store today!