If you’ve recently brought home a new puppy, you may find yourself discovering how much he loves to explore. While you may be busy with puppy training or pet supplies, you may be missing out on the chance to protect your home against puppies. Puppies are curious and may be trying to get involved in something they shouldn’t. That’s why we wanted to create a guide on how to make your home puppy safe. Read on to learn more about the importance of a pet-friendly home and some tips to help keep your puppy safe inside.
How to make your home puppy safe from start to finish
Steps to Make Your Home Puppy Safe
You now have a new puppy, congratulations! Where do you start when it comes to home auditing? It can be helpful to go room by room and rate each room. After all, hazards to pets come in many shapes, sizes, and shapes.
For example, consider which items can be stored and which need to be picked up from the floor. Puppies can move quickly and before you know it they may have picked up one of your socks! Also, don’t forget items like cables, wires, and plastic bags. Items like this can easily go unnoticed, especially if you have a larger room.
Your puppy is growing so fast and may need to play as part of its development. Consider including a space that is only for your pup. Animal-friendly toys, activities, and furniture can also help curb undesirable behavior. For example, activities like a scavenger hunt, snuff mat, and slow feeder are great ways to connect and can help keep your puppy entertained indoors.
The importance of protecting your home from puppies
Your new pup wants to get used to their new home. Give them the opportunity to safely get to know their new home. After all, it’s your furry friend’s home too.
For example, puppy supplies like baby gates and a crate can help bring your puppy to your home and provide them with a safe haven if needed. Before your puppy can roam free, make sure nothing like medication has fallen on the floor. The ingestion of a foreign body is one of the most common puppy diseases in Trupanion’s damage database.
In addition, crate training is beneficial when you need to take your furry friend to the vet. If your pet needs medical attention, keeping your pup in a safe place can be helpful. A puppy crate is useful for training, transportation, and those adorable afternoon naps.
Tips for a puppy-friendly home
It may take time for your home to be completely puppy safe. So take your time. As your puppy explores, you may find that your puppy likes certain objects.
Tips to protect against puppies
- Keep all medication in a closet.
- Ask your veterinarian which plants are safe for pets.
- If there are loose items like string, shoes, or coins, your pet may want to play with them and may swallow them.
- Store all household cleaners properly.
- Keep bags and purses out of reach as they may contain items like chewing gum and mints that can be toxic to your best friend.
- Start with a small pet-friendly room and slowly expand your pet’s area as they become familiar with the house.
- Any pet can get into mischief. Remember that no place is 100% pet safe and the game should be monitored.
Puppy safe home for your best friend
Your whole family can join in and help prepare your home for your new furry friend. If you take the time, properly store your items, and speak to your veterinarian, your home will be pet friendly and ready for your new pup in no time.
What steps have you taken to protect your home against puppies?
To learn more about puppy care, check out Seven Puppy Care Tips For Your Furry Friend
About the author
is a digital content writer and publisher for Trupanion. She spends her work day writing for the Trupanion blog. She loves writing about pets, getting inspiration from pets, and luckily hanging out with her rescue dogs all day. In her free time, she enjoys exploring and traveling with her family. Her work has been published on the DOGTV blog, the KitNipBox blog, the Get Your Pet blog and Fansided, among others.