Dog Proof Your Home – Dog Safety
Dog proofing is an essential task for any new dog owner but it can also be a great way to curb some of your dog’s less favorable behaviors. For instance, if your dog has a problem with urinating in the kitchen the best solution is to keep him out. Creating a dog proof home is an easy task if you know how to do it. Unfortunately, some people don’t. Have no fear, though, these tips will help you protect your home from even the most curious wire-biters.
Boundaries are important for any dog. If your dog has free access to any area of the house he may start to think he owns the place. This is no good. By placing baby gates on rooms your dog is not allowed in your dog will be less likely to surprise you with an unwanted puddle.
Baby gates are great when you have guests over. Some dogs get anxious when they can’t see their owners. With a baby gate, this is not a problem. Simply set up the gate by your bedroom and let your dogs watch you without barking and scratching at the door.
Though they take some time to get used to, your dogs (if properly trained) will enjoy lying in their crate at night. Remember, a dog that is allowed to roam the house at night is usually up to no good.
Check out the video below to find out how to effectively crate train your dog or puppy.
Hide your wires
If you have a dog or puppy that is prone to excessive chewing then hiding your wires is a must. A puppy who has access to a wire is at risk for a deadly electric shock.
If you can’t find a way to hide your wires, try to limit access to the rooms that have them. Remember, a room that has wires is potentially deadly to an untrained dog. It only takes one electric shock before you have to take your dog to the vet so be very careful.
Check out the video below to learn more about making your home dog proof.
Keep your dog safe with these tips. If you want to learn about dog training check out my article on how to get your dog to stop biting.
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