Puppy-proof your home to keep your puppy safe from dangerous household items.
Puppy-proof your cabinets
Put your dog’s food, medicine, and supplements into hard-to-open containers, like plastic bins, and carefully store them — along with human food, vitamins, scented bath or beauty products and cleaning supplies — out of reach.
Keep cords are out of reach or cover them inside PVC pipes or cord protectors.
Avoid long curtains and secure blind cords
Avoid long fabric curtains or drapes that drag along the floor and can entice puppies to pull on them.
Instead, use blinds, but be sure to secure blind cords and keep them out of reach since they pose strangulation risks. The plastic tips also can create a choking hazard.
Crate train your puppy
Keeping your puppy in their crate at night, when you leave the house, or if you can’t supervise, prevents your dog from getting into trouble.