4 Ways To Puppy-Proof Your Apartment
It’s important to keep your Golden Retriever pup safe and comfortable. Apartments are usually smaller and more cramped than regular houses and your puppy can’t always play in the lawn and backyard. His movement will be more restricted and this could cause him to want to get into trouble more often.
Keeping that in mind, here are some things that you can do to make your apartment more suitable for your new Golden Retriever pup:
Set Up An Area For Your Puppy- you need to decide the area where your Golden Retriever pup is allowed to walk, play and sleep. Put up barriers on off-limit areas so your puppy won’t go where he shouldn’t. An apartment balcony is a potential risky spot for any pet. The best way to do this is to see your apartment from the perspective of your puppy. Crawl around, so it’s easy for you to see things that may pose a hazard.
Remove Dangerous Objects- naturally, Golden Retriever puppies are very curious and active. They get into anything reachable or within their height. Be sure to remove telephone cables or electrical cords. It can be potentially lethal if your puppy plays with a live electrical cord. There were cases of dogs get strangled or electrocuted when playing with cords. Take caution to remove any decorative pieces that could fall off when your puppy nudges them. Also keep household cleaners, insect poisons and rat poisons out of your puppy’s reach.
Beware Of Things That Your Puppy May Chew Or Swallow- Golden Retriever puppies love to chew and they may accidentally swallow small objects. You must remove any object that your puppy shouldn’t be chewing. Give them suitable chew toys, so they won’t chew anything that’s potentially dangerous.
Remove Potentially Toxic Plants- some home plants are potentially risky for your puppy. Dumb cane or dieffenbachia is toxic for both cats and dogs. If your Golden Retriever pup chews the leaves of dumb cane, it could cause the swelling of the tongue and mouth. Other symptoms include increased salivation, vomiting and difficulty swallowing.
Contact NordenLights Golden Retrievers
To learn more ways to puppy-proof your apartment, or for information about high performance golden retriever training for your pet, contact NordenLights Golden Retrievers today and speak with an experienced, knowledgeable dog trainer who can answer any questions you might have.
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