Has your child convinced you to get a puppy for your home? Having a puppy in the house is like having a baby, except puppies can easily walk around. They are quite curious and full of energy, while we love that about them. It can also prove to be dangerous, if you don’t take the proper precautions around your house.
Be it a puppy or an older dog, we have some tips for you that will make your house much safer for them:
Safely put away medication
Like with babies around the house, you want to make sure you do not have any medication lying around. Store them away in a cabinet, dogs are very curious and if they find any eatables lying around they will more than likely eat it. That goes for items such as chocolates and other eatables that can prove to be harmful to dogs. Store it all away in a cabinet.
Here are some other products that you should ensure to safely put away as they can be toxic to your dog:
- Cigarettes or any other tobacco product
- Coffee, tea
- Any food item high on salt or sugar
- And many more
Elevate trash cans
The curiosity of a dog can make it do anything. If they see a plastic trash can, they will try to knock it over and see what is inside. Therefore, you need to ensure that the can is either elevated in a position they cannot reach or safely tucked away somewhere. Especially in your bathroom, you do not want your puppy going through your sanitary or getting cut by a razor you threw out.
Get the right furniture
You want to keep stable furniture with any animal around the house. So don’t have furniture that moves back and forth much like a rocking chair. A puppy’s tail can easily get stuck under the rocking stand of the chair which can be painful for it.
Tuck away wires and electric cords
With a dog around, you want to ensure all the electric cords and wires are hidden. Do not leave them out, whether you pin them against the wall or tuck them under a carpet, make sure they are not visible. Dogs tend to chew at things and the last thing you want them to chew is an electric cord which can lead to a shock or a mouth burn.
You also want to seal off any wall sockets and extensions that is not being used so they can claw at it or try to lick it and get shocked.
Close off the stairs
Like when a baby learns to crawl, you don’t want it trying to crawl down the stairs. So you need to close the stairs off to a puppy until it grows a little and can easily go down the stairs. You can use a baby gate to achieve this.
With a puppy you have to be extra careful around the house. As it grows and gets accustomed to the house and other things you can be slightly less vigilant. However, getting your house safe for a puppy is something you should consider to do before you even bring it home. Also, to ensure it gets a nice comfy bed you can get it burrow dog beds, which will have it rested and energized for its daily routine.