“If you fail to plan, you plan to fail.” Raising a puppy is actually the same way. That’s why it’s so important to prepare where your puppy is allowed to go. Ideally before you even get a puppy. When you live in an apartment it can seem next to impossible to puppy proof. Actually setting your puppy proofing is easy and simple.
Puppy Proofing Checklist
First, you’ll want to make sure that your whole apartment is relatively safe for your puppy. Taking potentially harmful item out of the reach of your puppy. Put your purses, gym bags and backpacks where they belong. As puppy are naturally very curious, and could get at any snack in your bags.
Secondly, safety hazard that most pet owners miss is leaving medication out. Medication being the most common cause of poisoning in pets. Storing human medication safely in cabinets, easily prevent your puppy from poisoning. Continue this as they become older and you won’t have a problem.
Lastly, if you know your puppy is prone to biting you or furniture. A great idea is to spray the edges of furniture, that are liable to get chewed up.
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Puppy Proofing Apartment
Plan a space to keep your puppy confined in. Makes sure they have enough space in your apartment. Preferably where there’s tile or vinyl flooring. For easy clean ups of any potty accidents.
Keep cords out of their designated puppy area. As they can also cause any issue, when your puppy goes through their biting phase.
Don’t forget to give them plenty of toys in their space. Stuff a Kong with some yummy treats to keep your dog occupied.
Fill it up with their bed and puppy blanket. Make the space there’s. So that they can fell at home.
Remember to take houseplants away from their zone. Plants can be irresistible to a puppy. Pups like to explore things with their nose and mouth. Taking little nibbles of something. There also liable to knock over houseplants.
Puppy Proofing Kitchen
Pups love to explore, especially with their nose. Putting child safety locks on all of the bottom kitchen cabinets to stop your puppy from getting into snacks or chemicals in your kitchen. Keep your garbage bins secured, covering them can also help from the smell from getting them in trouble.
Puppy Proofing Hacks
When nature calls, puppies can’t be stopped. Having a puppy grass pad in their puppy zone is such puppy hack. This way they can go do their business on something familiar. Grow using only water. Absorbs urine as nutrients. Getting rid of odors naturally is now widely available.
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