Dog proofing your home
When you share your home with dogs, especially a young puppy, you rapidly discover how quickly each room becomes one huge chew toy and how much mess is made. A naturally curious dog won't take long to find trash, socks, and interesting cords plugged in all over your house and under your couch. Our dogs see them as a treasure trove that also happens to be pretty deadly.
Your home's interior provides several opportunities to dog-proof each space. There are some unexpected dangers, from the kitchen and laundry area to the bedroom and living room. Be at ease, though! It doesn't take long to change your home's furnishings and decor so that your dog has plenty of comfortable space to unwind.
Dogs use their mouths and noses to explore their surroundings, making them fluffy danger vacuums on four legs. You are more likely to spot items that could unintentionally endanger your dog's greatest friend if you approach situations from a dog's perspective.
Here, food is the main focus. There may be several harmful foods to dogs, such as grapes, almonds, onions, and garlic. Please keep it away from counters as much as possible and close drawers to prevent inquisitive dogs from becoming tempted.
Some dogs could find the smell of the kitchen garbage can to be too alluring. Utilize a covered trash can to prevent your dog from accessing the waste and to keep them secure. If your dog is curious, think about choosing one with a locking mechanism.
Despite its small size, the bathroom is full of dangers. This area has much to pet-proof, particularly if you have a naughty dog. Keep medications, vitamins, and cleaning supplies locked away.
As you may think, dogs shouldn't drink from the toilet because of all the harsh chemical cleaners. Keep the toilet lid closed, then. Hair ties, floss, and other loose accessories are typical risks in many homes; keep them up high and out of reach of animals.
An exposed washer or dryer may seem inviting to your dog as a place to take a nap. So keep both doors closed whenever you're not loading or unloading clothes. And keep fabric softener and laundry detergent (particularly the pod variety) hidden or on a high shelf out of your dog's reach.
While they may appear like dull rubber wires, the plastic covering on the cords from lamps, TVs, and other electronics may tempt your dog to start chewing. Covering or tucking them all away out of sight is a smart idea.
If you must keep poisonous plants for dogs nearby, make sure they are placed high and completely out of reach. All plants should be secured to prevent a dog (or cat) from knocking them over, even non-toxic ones.
Place children's toys, tiny valuables, and other items out of your pets' line of sight. While leaving the windows open is a great way to let in the breeze, avoid doing so while you're away. Dogs can and will jump through screens if a bird or squirrel tempts them from the screen's other side.
In general, the room where you sleep is secure, but loose socks can be a big danger if you have a dog who chews everything. If you have a low dresser, ensure loose change or other small objects are contained before putting the laundry away.
Puppies chew everything. Therefore, it's crucial to store everything priceless safely. If you don't watch out, those ballet flats, Air Pods, pocketbooks, and even your phone might become incredibly pricey chew toys.
Pet owners should take extra caution around doorways and windows to prevent their pets from scurrying, leaping, or, even worse, inadvertently falling. Having your dog microchipped is smart in case of escape or disappearance.
While it can be difficult to prevent a dog from leaving the house alone, once they are outside, and under proper supervision, it's a good idea to keep the following dangers in mind and out of reach of any curious dog:Insecticides and chemicals for the lawn, fertilizers, and mulches, compost heaps, harmful plants, ponds, and swimming pools, Particularly fleas and ticks, insects
Every Other Place
Pets may get into all kinds of things, including plastic bags, elastic bands, and other things you might not think about. While not all animals may be affected by these risks, it just takes a few periods of interest for your pet to become in danger from them. Get down and examine your home from your dog's perspective to identify any potential hazards.