How To Puppy-Proof Your Home
Instead of constantly reprimanding a young puppy for getting into things, puppy-proof any areas of the house to which your puppy will be given access, in
much the same way one would child-proof an area for a baby:
- Temporarily take up any throw rugs.
- Place all plants, poisonous substances, household cleaners, trash receptacles, paper products (such as tissue and toilet paper), shoes, and any small chewable objects out of reach.
- Either remove, cover or tape down all accessible electrical wires. Wires can also be sprayed with Bitter Apple.
- Remove or secure heavy objects which could fall or be pulled down and cause injury to the puppy.
[Please Note: Puppy-proofing is not a substitute for proper supervision. Crate training or area confinement is recommend whenever your puppy cannot be closely supervised. See: "How To Sucessfully Crate Train Your