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Puppy Proofing Your Home: A Step-by-Step Guide


Female yorkie puppy

Picture this: you just brought home a beautiful Yorkie puppy from our Puppies Direct store in Miami. Although bringing a new puppy home is an exciting time, it's also important to make sure your home is safe for your new furry friend. Puppies are curious and playful by nature, which can lead to them getting into things they shouldn't. To ensure your puppy's safety and prevent damage to your home, it's important to understand the task of Puppy Proofing. Puppies Direct in Miami has a quick step-by-step guide to help all new puppy owners prepare their homes.



  1. Look for potential hazards: Walk through each room of your home and take note of anything that could potentially be dangerous for your puppy, such as small objects they could choke on, toxic plants, or electrical cords.

  2. Block off access to hazardous areas: Use baby gates or closed doors to block off any areas of your home that you don't want your puppy to have access to, such as the kitchen when you're not home.

  3. Secure loose wires and cords: Puppies love to chew on things, and electrical cords can be especially dangerous. Use cord covers or tape to secure loose wires and cords out of your puppy's reach.

  4. Put away toxic items: Keep any items that could be toxic to your puppy, such as cleaning products or medications, out of reach in a locked cabinet.

  5. Set up a designated play area: Create a safe and designated area for your puppy to play in, such as a playpen or a small room, and make sure it's stocked with plenty of toys and chew items.

  6. Provide constant supervision:


Even with your home puppy-proofed, it's important to always supervise your puppy when they're out of their crate. Overall, it is of utmost importance to puppy-proof your home before you welcome your furry friend into your family. Do you want help finding the perfect puppy? Come by Puppies Direct Miami and play with our adorable pups! Call us today to set up an appointment. We can’t wait to see you!


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