Safety first! Do a home safety check!
Two common mistakes people
make when bringing home new puppy regarding the safety of the puppy and
1. They do not look around from the perspective of a puppy
explorer and put items of interest and temptation out of reach that may
be harmful or be harmed such as potted plants, children's toys, shoes,
books, socks, household cleaners, etc.
2. They don't consider keeping the puppy in a kitchen area with a
crate and baby gates blocking access to the rest of the home until the
puppy is trained. Less freedom means fewer accidents, easier clean-up,
and less likelihood that the puppy will feel "in charge" of the home or
anyone in it.
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of