It’s time for a staycation! You and your pup can finally enjoy some quality bonding time at home – but before you pack up the car to head out on vacation, there are a few things you need to do in order to prepare your house for pet-friendly living. Here we go:
1. Pack away any breakables. While this may seem like an obvious one, it’s important that you take precautions when putting anything fragile into storage or moving it elsewhere in the house so that your dog doesn’t knock them over and cause injury or damage while exploring his new surroundings.
2. Put all of your valuables in safe place where they will be inaccessible and unreachable by the pup (that includes your wallet, jewelry, or anything else you wouldn’t want to lose).
3. Don’t forget about the dog. When your pup is left alone with no one to play with and nothing interesting in his environment, he’s likely going to get bored very quickly – which can lead him down a path of destruction! You don’t need holes chewed in your walls, rugs shredded to pieces, or furniture ripped apart. So be sure that you have a good supply of toys and bones on hand for the pup. You might even want to make some upgrades to your yard, and The Pampered Pup has some good options for that.
4. There is one more thing left to do before you go ahead with this pet-friendly home makeover! Make sure every room is puppy proofed from top to bottom.
Puppy-proof your entire house, including cupboards and drawers. Put away or securely lock up any medications, cleaning supplies (this means you need to put the toilet cleaner out of reach), alcohol, potpourri, sugar substitutes/sugar free items like gum and candy; this includes anything edible that could make your pup very sick. We all know what happens when dogs get into sugar-free gum…
5. You’ll also want to make sure that your home is safe for your dog’s paws, so put away anything sharp or scratchy (including shoes and clothes on the floor) – just in case he tries to run around without your supervision. Finally, and most importantly, keep your pup on a leash or in his carrier while you’re away to avoid any problems with the neighbors. If someone knocks at the door when you get back from vacation – no one would blame them if they were concerned about letting their kids play outside until they knew for sure that it was safe!
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