Jul 12, 2017
Welcoming a new puppy into your home is much like welcoming a new baby, it takes careful planning to ensure you’re fully prepared for the arrival of the newest member of your family. Keep reading for five tips that can help you puppy-proof your home and keep your new pet safe.
1. Store medications securely
The bathroom can be a fun place to explore for a curious puppy. Store medications, razors, soaps and even cotton swabs well out of reach or attach childproof latches to bathroom cupboards to keep your new puppy out.
2. Block off access to kitchen cleaning supplies
Just like in the bathroom, your puppy will explore the kitchen cupboards if given the opportunity. Install childproof latches on all your cupboards or store cleaning supplies and dangerous chemicals up high, where puppy can’t inadvertently lick something that could cause harm.
3. Keep electrical cords out of reach
Make sure the electrical cords in your home are concealed or otherwise out of the puppy’s path. Not only can this prevent your puppy from tripping over the wires and knocking things over, but it can also make it harder for them to get to the cords and accidently chew through something they shouldn’t.
4. Puppy-proof your yard
Dogs love to run around and play outside. Your backyard will probably become your new pet’s favourite place to go to the bathroom when you don’t have time for a long walk. Make sure your backyard is a safe space for your puppy by installing fences that are too high to jump and removing any garden tools or equipment that could hurt an excitable little pup.
5. Groom regularly
Puppies are so full of energy that it can be hard to keep track of what they’ve been doing and what they’ve gotten into. Regular grooming is one of the best ways to keep an eye on your puppy’s physical health and prevent serious infection and illness. Dogs respond better to regular grooming throughout their lives when they get used to it as puppies. Bring your puppy in for professional dog washing and grooming services in Brampton or Kleinburg to prevent flea and tick infestations, detect cuts and wounds, prevent eye and teeth problems and more.
Protect your puppy and your belongings by taking the proper precautions to puppy-proof your home. Monitor their health through regular visits to the dog washing and grooming specialists at B-Pro Grooming in Brampton and Kleinburg and your puppy will be safe, happy and healthy for years to come. Contact us today to learn more about our services or to book an appointment with one of our friendly technicians.
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