Bringing home your new furry bundle of joy is a wonderful experience but unlike bringing home a new baby, puppies are a force of nature from day one. To help keep your pet safe and also protect your furniture, shoes and other valuables from meeting a slobbery and premature end, it’s wise to puppyproof your home before the big day.
Create safe zones for your pup
Keep your pup out of harm’s way by choosing the right safety gate for hallways, staircases and doorways. Bindaboo® Safety Gates are available for indoor and outdoor use and can help prevent your curious pup from perils such as running on to a busy road, but can also help keep them away from young children until everyone gets used to one another! Keeping your canine out of the garden may also be important if it contains plants that are potentially poisonous to dogs such as azaleas, daffodils, lantana, hydrangeas and ivy.
Lock cupboards with hazardous contents
Dogs will swallow anything, even as they get older, so it’s vital to ensure your puppy can’t get into cupboards where dangerous chemicals and household cleaners are stored. The Dreambaby® range includes locks and latches for every room in the home. They are easy to use and available in both and adhesive or screw-in options.
Don’t just put the toilet lid down – lock it
The love affair between dogs and toilets is well-documented but if you use toxic cleaners in your toilet bowl, it could prove fatal to your pet. The Dreambaby® Toilet Lock is easy to use, requires no tools to install and means you can rest a little easier knowing your puppy is unlikely to get into strife when you’re not looking.
Keep highrise sliding doors and windows locked
If you live in a multi-storey home or apartment building, your pet is at risk of serious injury from a fall from a door or window. Dreambaby®’s Sliding Door and Window Locks are an ideal way to limit the width of the door or window opening so that fresh air can flow in but pets can’t get out.
Keep electrical cords out of reach
Apart from your new designer shoes, your dog will chew through anything that is within paw reach. Electrical cords are a particular danger as they pose the risk of giving your dog a nasty electric shock or worse. Dreambaby® Electrical Cord Shorteners and Cord Clamps help keep power cords out of sight, out of mind and out of your pup’s mouth!
Keep blind cords
The temptation to play with and become tangled in a dangling blind cord is too much for most silly pups to resist. To help prevent strangulation and other nasty injuries, Dreambaby® Blind Cord Wraps are ideal.