Home Preparations

Berry Van Loenen
A free video tutorial from Berry Van Loenen
Dog Expert & Trainer at Curious Puppies
4.4 instructor rating • 1 course • 2,078 students

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Home Preparations

Time to puppy proof your home!


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05:56:35 of on-demand video • Updated March 2017

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  • Eliminate and correct unwanted behaviour
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English [Auto] So welcome to the last video of this section and it's called Home preparations you are going to have to prepare your house a little bit before you bring home your little puppy because puppies like to chew and stuff because they're like children chill and light touch all the little things that are around them because what does this feel like and what does that feel like and stuff. So do puppies. They like to chew and stuff because they don't have hands. They use their mouth and their teeth to figure stuff out. So a couple of things around the house need to clean up. Shoes are very popular and very tasty apparently. Flip flops like that you usually get those nice little teeth marks right around the edge when they start to lose chunks for a while and before you know it you have to get some new flip flops and purses. They get everywhere. So they bring lots of smells home so they're very interesting. So purses are usually a favorite for the puppy as well. Obviously wires something that lays on the ground like wow is mazing. So they go after it and chew up your TV wire. That obviously is not very much fun to come home to and oh no TV not working anymore. So can you keep that in mind. Obviously they like to go behind couches if they can they find maybe a wire from the lamp and you don't want that to happen. So keep that in mind. Dogs like they go and find little things to chew on just for new or curious and they like to explore stuff. So you may want to get some baby gates as well. Baby gets a block out certain rooms could be stairs. If you have a railing around the stairs you may want to just get a large piece of cardboard or some plywood or something. Be creative. Block it off because you don't want your puppy to tumble down of course so that's very important that you are keeping that in mind. The other thing is very important if you have plants around the house and the latest video we have included the pedia file that will kind of mark on on there what kind of plants me just not be good for that puppy. Ideally you don't want them to chew on a plant at all. But there are a few toxic plants that people have either in the backyard or in their house and they may obviously cause some issues if they are eaten. So keep that in mind as well. There are some plants that are just very dangerous for dogs and the other thing is you want to do after you've kind of went around the house and did a little check and make sure it's all safe for the puppy. If you're not sure by the way you can always go on your knees if you can and think of it this way. The first two feet the first 24 inches your puppy very likely can reach. So if there's something at that level that you don't want to be accidently chewed up on or something remove it now. Because when you bring the puppy home they'll they'll be able to find it. So that's something you probably want to keep in mind as well. So the other thing is if you have a backyard with a fence you might want to just double check the fence make sure that the puppy may not be able to get through openings in the fence because you don't want to leave the puppy out go in get a drink come back out. Your dog's gun. That's of course not really ideal. So check the fence. You may want to have to get some chicken wire or a couple extra boards just to quickly fix it. Puppies are not very strong but they grow fast. And depending on your dog maybe it's going to be a digger. We have a whole section about that as well. But just as a first kind of warning just see all the the corners of the bottom because obviously again the first two feet is what you really need to be worried about and box it off so they they can escape and that's pretty much it for this video and we'll see in the next video.