If you have a new puppy in the family, you are in for some wonderful adventures and a lot of love. You are also facing some challenges, as puppies have a mind of their own! Here are some steps you can take to keep your new pet safe.
1. Start With A Visit To A Veterinarian
You'll need to have your puppy checked out by a Veterinarian to make sure there are no health issues. Also, you'll need to get immunizations and, if you don't want more puppies, your dog will have to be spayed or neutered.
2. Make Your Home A Safe Place For Your Pet
Create a safe environment for your new puppy and make sure you think of every detail. Here are a few places you can begin to clean.
- Put medicines and dangerous cleaning products in a high place, or put safety locks on cabinets.
- Clear surfaces of debris because puppies can jump pretty high. Make sure that your puppy cannot pull down a tablecloth that would give him access to foods that can make him sick or even cause death. Even chocolate can be lethal. In addition, if he pulls tableware down, he could cut himself on broken glass.
- Choose the right toys. Be sure that the toy can't be chewed apart, as pieces of the toy could cause choking.
- Put up a temporary fence that will keep your puppy in a safe area when you're not able to supervise him. The kitchen is a good choice because it's spacious. Make sure he has a good place to sleep.
Make The Outside Play Area Safe
Your puppy will love playing outside, but make sure it's a safe area.
- Make sure there are no insecticides or other gardening products that could make him sick.
- Clear the area of rakes or any tools that could be dangerous.
- Put up a fence. If you don't have enough money to put up a permanent fence, go with a temporary one. Measure the area to make sure you get enough fencing to secure the entire area where your pet will be. The great part about temporary fencing is that the fences can be placed in any area and then, if you want to move them, you can do so by simply lifting them up and re-setting them in a different place. They can even be shaped differently.
- Rent a temporary fence if necessary. The company will deliver it and, when you are ready for something permanent, the company will take it down for you. Of course, if you've selected a small fence, you can transport it and set it up yourself.
Congratulations on making your puppy safe. If you need a temporary fence call A & R Rent-A-Fence.