PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY

When it comes to the care of your new addition nothing could be more important than keeping the little rascal safe. Puppy proofing your home for a Dogue de Bordeaux puppy is crucial. Complete this task BEFORE the baby walks through the door. It seems as if it is in every puppy’s DNA code to search out the most dangerous, toxic, and hazardous items in the house. As we all know, it takes only one split second for a little pup to get into some BIG trouble. Stay one step ahead of him. “The best defense is a good offense.”

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY

 

KITCHEN

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY CHILD SAFETY LOCKS – lock on cabinets to prevent Hooch from accessing whatever is inside. Especially cabinets containing strong cleaning supplies, bleach, detergents and soaps.

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY GET A LIDDED TRASH CAN – to keep your puppy away from chicken bones, coffee grounds, plastic bags, and other unsafe materials.

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY PUT AWAY SHARP KNIVES – curious puppies can pull them down

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY KEEP DANGEROUS FOODS OUT OF REACH – the ASPCA recommends avoiding access to avocados, bread dough, chocolate, any types of alcohol, grapes, raisins, hops, macadamia nuts, garlic, tobacco products, zylitol and moldy foods.

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY BE CAUTIOUS AROUND THE OVEN AREA – this includes turning off burners and keeping puppy away while cooking.

 

PUPPY PROOFING YOUR HOME FOR A DOGUE DE BORDEAUX PUPPY CLOSE OFF THE KITCHEN WHEN CLEANING THE OVEN – the chemicals can be harmful to your Dogue de Bordeaux.

 

LIVING AREA

 

checkmark UTILIZE BABY GATES – at the base of any staircases to prevent injury to your Dogue de Bordeaux puppy. YOUR PUPPY SHOULD NOT USE STAIRS!!

 

checkmark PLANTS SHOULD BE KEPT UP HIGH – be sure to check warning labels so that you do not have a plant that could be poisonous to your Dogue de Bordeaux.

 

checkmark FIREPLACES – should always have a screen on them to avoid burns or access to ash. Never leave your Dogue de Bordeaux unattended with a fire or space heater.

 

checkmark BLIND CORDS – keep out of reach from puppy, as they can become strangled when playing with them.

 

checkmark STORE DECORATIVE THROWS AND PILLOWS IN A BIN – these can be chewed on  and, if digested, cause problems for your Dogue de Bordeaux. Additionally, inspect plush/soft/stuffed toys regularly for holes and rips.

 

checkmark AN OUTDOOR RUG – will be handy during puppy years. It is more durable and a bit easier on the puppy’s teeth if he does attempt to chew it.

 

checkmark TUCK POWER CORDS AWAY – use rugs, pvc piping or other tools to steer clear of accessible areas.

 

checkmark OFFICE SUPPLIES –  pens, pencils, scissors, etc.  should always be stored up high and put away.

 

BEDROOMS

 

checkmark EMPTY POCKETS – into a container that can only be accessed by a humans. Puppies can easily choke on loose change, buttons, and other odds and ends.

 

checkmark PUT SHOES AWAY – up on a shelf behind closet doors.

 

checkmark JEWELRY SHOULD ALWAYS BE PUT AWAY/STORED HIGH – to avoid choking or metals that have toxic chemicals to your Dogue de Bordeaux puppy.

 

checkmark SHUT DRESSER DRAWERS – and put laundry out of reach. Swallowed clothing can cause intestinal blockage and choking hazards.

 

checkmark SET UP BARRICADES – to prevent your Dogue de Bordeaux puppy from wedging himself beneath or behind furniture that could prove dangerous.

 

BATHROOMS

 

checkmark KEEP HAIR ACCESSORIES UP HIGH – dogs can easily choke on hair elastics, bows and more.

 

checkmark ALWAYS KEEP TOILET LID DOWN – Avoid auto-cleaners if at all possible. They are harmful to pets.

 

checkmark STORE PILLS – and other toiletry items such as soap, razors and cotton balls locked away. Keep in mind, it will not be long before your Dogue de Bordeaux will be tall enough to easily snatch items off the counter and sink areas.

 

checkmark TRASH CAN – keep up high or put away in a cabinet.

 

checkmark DRAIN – sinks and bathtubs. These can be drowning hazards.

 

OUTDOORS

 

checkmark ALWAYS LOCK TOOL SHEDS – where there are potential dangers lurking.

 

checkmark PAINTS, POISONS, FERTILIZERS, PESTICIDE & BLEACH – Store on a very high shelf or safely locked away at all times.

 

checkmark ANY TYPE OF FISHING GEAR – especially hooks and fishing line should always be out of your Dogue de Bordeaux’s reach.

 

checkmark BALCONIES – are to be made closed off. A small puppy can squirm through the railing and fall. A full grown Dogue de Bordeaux could easily jump over a standard height railing!

 

checkmark CLOSED OFF PLAY AREAS – are to be provided to keep your puppy from running into the street, possibly chasing after a stranger or animal and other likely dangers.

 

checkmark DOGS SWEAT THROUGH THEIR PAWS – and should always have cool walkways to access when going outdoors.