5 Tips in Prepping for a Puppy

You make the leap and get a new puppy…now what? If you’ve never owned a dog before or may need a little refresher on what to do when they’re around, here are our 5 tips in prepping for a puppy.

-Keep your belongings in a place they can’t get to

If you love those shoes so much, make sure they are out of reach from that little ball of energy. Dogs, especially puppies, love to chew on just about anything and everything they can get their paws on. They love being in and around anything that smells like you, their new owner, so keep things in the closet, or in a high enough place that they can’t reach.

-Lock up your cupboards

The new puppy is going to be very curious and wants to know what they’re up against. Knowing this, you should be taking precautions in how everything is stored throughout the apartment. If you have your dishwashing detergent and other cleaning supplies under the kitchen sink, you might want to install a latch or some kind of locking device.

-Make sure the garbage can has a lid

It is nothing new that dogs love to get into the garbage. It can be a little annoying, but making sure the puppy can’t get into the garbage will be very helpful in helping you keep the place clean from scattered garbage and also being able to keep the dog from choking on a piece of trash or food that was previously placed there.

-Hide the cords

Yep, even those cords that keep life running smoothly can become the next target for your puppy. Laptop chargers, TV power cords, and internet cables can be demolished by those sharp set of teeth your puppy is ready to use. Don’t forget to stick those behind the entertainment center, or keep a very close eye on them.

-Think like a dog

It might sound silly, but you need to consider any other possibilities of what your new pup will get into. Make sure the toilet seat is down, a barricade for under your bed, and all other nooks and crannies are covered up or clear of anything you want to be kept safe.