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Puppy Proofing Your Home

Your new puppy will be curious. He/She will chew, pull and jump on almost anything they have access to. Make sure you safe guard around your house by eliminating hazardous chemicals and securing items. Pay close attention to these things:

  • Cleaning supplies
  • Paints, varnishes, and paint thinners
  • Motor oil and antifreeze
  • Laundry detergents and bleach
  • Fertilizers and insecticides
  • Poisonous house and garden plants
  • Power cords
  • Unsteady or wobbly furniture
  • Low-hanging table runners or cloths
  • Holes or gaps in fences
You should ...
  • Tape loose electrical cords to baseboards
  • Store household chemicals and other hazardous items out of your puppys reach
  • Remove plants and rugs
  • Remove or repair wobbly furniture
  • Block puppys access to the back of television cabinets, computer desks, wall units and other furniture
  • Install gates
  • Set up and use an exercise or playpen, especially when you cannot supervise your new puppy.