Making Your Home Safe

Just as with a baby, you will need to make sure the whole house is safe from anything the puppy could get into. By getting down at the puppy's level you can assess if there are any exposed electrical cords that could be chewed. Is there any place that your puppy could get stuck or maybe fall? By puppy-proofing now, you can avoid a lot of heartache later.

Will your puppy be spending time outdoors? Look around your yard. Are there holes or gaps in your fence where your puppy could escape? Are there chemical fertilizers, herbicides and insecticides within his reach or recently used on lawn or plants? What about poisonous plants? Check under "Health Care - First Aid" tab of our website and with your veterinarian for a list of poisonous substances.

Puppy with a safety helmet.
Puppy with a safety helmet.