Here at Petland, we have many puppies for sale and believe in providing education to help you pick the right one!
Buying a puppy can be extremely exhilarating and the purest feeling in the world. However, it is important that you make sure you have a safe enough home for one of these small little guys to live safely. Here are a few things to check in your home to make sure it’s a safe and comfortable place for your new puppy.
Do not keep small objects on the ground.
Puppies are explorers and the one way they really like to do this is by tasting things that are unfamiliar to them. Small toys on the ground can be extremely dangerous and pose as a choking hazard for your puppy because they might try and eat it. If you do have lots of toys for your kids make sure that they are put away before you allow your dog to enter this room.
Make sure your dog always has access for elimination.
We are aware of a lot of new pet owners who have doggy doors installed in their homes. These are great ideas, but they only work with dogs who are trained and aware of the opening. Otherwise you need to be prepared to take a lot of walks in the beginning!
Are there places in your home that you are uncomfortable with your puppy exploring?
Before bringing home one of the puppies for sale that you purchased, make sure that you get a safety gate to limit their access to the areas in your home that you wish to deem as restricted. Most dogs have a natural inquisitive nature and would like to explore their surroundings. Having a safety gate installed will keep them from potentially hazardous objects in your home.
Take a look at this list several times and print it out if necessary. It is important for your dog’s safety. We want to make sure that the puppies for sale in our store go to homes that are safe and secure. If you have more questions on puppy proofing your home, take a look at some of our previous posts and feel free to come into our store to talk even more.