to dog proof your house
Just like you need
to baby-proof a house when a baby becomes active, you need
to dog proof your house when you bring a new puppy into it
Store breakables that are on "puppy level". Tails
can quickly sweep valuables off of a table!
Especially for chewy puppies, make sure there are no bottles
of cleaning products within reach. The same goes for bottles
of bubble bath on the edge of bathtubs!
Make sure you do not have any plants that are poisonous to
curious dogs. A quick internet search will tell you, or you
can look on the plant tags if you kept them. Do not assume
your puppy won't try and eat the leaves, berries or flowers
or that the plant couldn't be poisonous. If in doubt, make
sure it is out of reach and you clean up any bits of the plant
that fall to the floor.
Puppies find it hard to distinguish what it a puppy toy
and what are kids toys, so keep your kid's toys off the floor
where they could become chew toys!
Electrical cords can be tempting for puppies to chew, so make
sure your puppy doesn't have access to them.