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Puppy Proofing Your Home

The whole house. Hide electrical cords. Hide small objects your puppy can chew or choke on. Get guardrails for stairs, low windows, and balconies. Invest in mats or runners for slippery hallways. Place poisonous plants in high spots—or give them away.

The kitchen and bathroom. Put safety latches on any cabinet with cleaning supplies or poison. Keep plastic bags out of your puppy’s reach, and secure your garbage can.

The yard. Make sure your yard is escape-proof. If you have a pool, put a fence around it. Check your garage and any sheds to make sure chemicals, fertilizers, and sharp garden tools are off-limits.

Always supervise. That’s indoors and out. If you can’t supervise, put your puppy in a confinement/safe area with a toy