Keep your trash under wraps
Trash cans are a mecca of interesting and exciting smells to a curious puppy’s nose, so it’s important to keep them covered and secured.
Free of charge: cover and contain cords
Protect your puppy from electric hazards with cord covers and sprays. Supervise them outside crates, and provide chew toys for healthy chewing.
Properly stow your bags
Keep your bags out of reach to prevent xylitol poisoning. Store them in closed closets or high hooks. Protect your pup from common pet emergencies.
Create a drug-free zone
Human medications are the most common source of poisoning for pets every year, so be sure that all medications and supplements that might be sitting on nightstands or countertops are safely stored in secure cabinets or drawers
Watch out for poisonous houseplants
A houseplant may appear innocent, but it can cause serious problems, from mild irritation and digestive upset to organ failure and even death if your puppy decides to take a nibble.
Give them space
Whether it’s a crate, a pen, or a fluffy spot on the sofa in the basement, your pup deserves a “safe space” to which they can retreat and be contained if you’re not home.
Pack your poisons
From household cleaners, detergents and glue, to yard and automotive chemicals, most homes are bound to have a few toxic substances that need to be locked up.
Curious by nature, your puppy is bound to explore as much as possible and test their limits. Set up baby gates or pens and close appropriate doors to keep your puppy from getting into (or out of) places that you don’t want them to.
Heights: keep your pup grounded
Puppies are clumsy and have fragile bones, so a seat on the couch or in a standing child’s arms puts them at risk of injury if they fall or try to jump
Batteries are not remotely safe
Keep batteries out of reach. They pose a choking hazard and can cause burns if swallowed. Protect your pet from potential dangers.