Wednesday, July 3, 2019

How To Get Your Home Ready For A New Puppy


Bringing a puppy into your family home can be a great way of adding another family member and giving your kids something to look after. Of course, puppies can be extremely stressful as they are not usually trained, and you need to make sure that you are ready for the commitment.

In this article, we are going to give you some tips on how you can get your home ready for a new puppy.

Gate For The Stairs

A puppy is quite like having a new baby and you need to make sure that your puppy isn’t going to get anywhere that they shouldn’t. This means that you might need to invest in a gate for your stairs to make sure that the puppy cannot run about up there when you are sleeping or are out of the house. You can find these kinds of gates online or at stores which specialize in baby safety. While this might seem a bit overboard, it will help you out a lot.

Declutter

If you want to make sure that your home is ready for a new puppy then you are going to need to think about spending some time decluttering. Puppies are known for running about and if you have important ornaments lying around in your living room then you are risking them getting broken. Spend some time decluttering your home and hiding away anything that might get in their way. You can make some space by getting rid of junk and having it removed by a company that can recycle things and dispose of the rest.

Where They’ll Pee: Puppies are known for peeing everywhere when you first get them and so you need to make sure that you are prepared for this and that your home is too. If you have carpet in your living room, then you might want to avoid keeping the puppy in this room. If you have rugs, then it might be time to remove these until the puppy has been trained to go to the toilet outside. You will usually pick up some puppy training mats for indoors, but these are not always effective. Make sure to remove anything that might be ruined and you will thank yourself later on.

Conclusion

If you are planning on getting a new puppy then you should make sure to take on board all of the advice that we have given you in this article. Think about spending some time clearing out your home and invest in a gate for the stairs. If you can follow this advice, then you’ll make your home safer for your new puppy and you won’t run the risk of having your home damaged too much. Soon, you’ll have a trained puppy and your home can get back to normal.

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36 comments:

  1. De-cluttering is the biggest one that I think most people overlook. A puppy will be into everything it can reach lol

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  2. I agree, when we first got our chihuahua years ago we nearly had to renew the whole house, haha

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  3. Yup. You definetly need to declutter
    learned that the hard way

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  4. I've been born ready for any pet that comes into my home we are so pet friendly we have three dogs and two potbelly pigs and 1 cat (:

    TARA L

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  5. Great information, I remember getting my dog 2 years ago and I didn't realize how much stuff we had that she could get into until we got her.

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  6. It really is like having a baby in the house. Great post and great tips! :D

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  7. Having a gate really is helpful! I have one and I'm so glad I do.

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  8. I remember bringing my chihuahua home. These are awesome tips. Thank you.

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  9. I think puppy-proofing your home is rather like baby proofing it, except puppies are ready to get into mischief a lot faster than newborn babies. Another aspect to consider is the timing of your puppy's arrival .The holidays are not the best time to get a puppy. Consider getting a new pet at a time the household is calm, as normal as possible, and when you have lots of time to devote to the new pup.

    Nancy
    allibrary (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. Thanks for the great tips!!My friend has many pets and he takes care of all the above mentioned things!!

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  11. These are some great tips. Many people don't realize how much work has to go into getting a puppy.

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  12. Very helpful information for first time puppy owners. Thank you!

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  13. Excellent tips! It takes a lot of time to get ready for a puppy.

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  14. I miss having puppies around. Our German Shepherd had 22 in one batch, one year!

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  15. Puppies ARE like newborns. Sometimes they have trouble sleeping through the night by themselves.

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  16. So cute and great tips

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  17. I think decluttering is overlooked and probably is the most important with getting a new puppy! It will definitely make your life a whole lot easier for you and the new puppy.

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  18. Nice tips, but we don't for-see any more puppies at this house.

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  19. Gating the stairs and decluttering are great tips. I am thinking of getting a new dog (not necessarily a puppy) soon and will use these suggestions.

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  20. Pick up throw rugs! My last two puppies chewed holes in them. I forgot about the first one doing it till the second one did the same.

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  21. informative but we're never going to get a puppy, much as i'd like

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  22. Love these tips! We have THREE dogs (!) but no puppies. Honestly puppies are so adorable, but they are a lot of work. I had to remind my teenage daughter of this last year when we took in an older dog. :)

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  23. I have raised a few puppies and I definitely agree to "declutter" as the puppies will get into everything. But it is well worth it as all mine turned into wonderful dogs! Part of them growing up.

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  24. You gotta puppy ready your house just like you baby ready a house!

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  25. I never had to get the house ready for a puppy but after seeing a picture of yours it make me want to start decluttering Rosanne

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  26. Decluttering is super important. They can reach more than you would expect.

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  27. Puppies are a lot of fun, and they're super cute but soooo much work starting over. Got to get that house puppy zone ready.

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  28. Those are some great tips. Puppies love to explore and chew so decluttering is essential. I see it like when you baby-proof your home for a toddler.

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  29. Thanks for the link to useful gates

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  30. This is a great post I will have to share with my daughter who is planning on getting a puppy

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  31. I think this post is informative to those wanting or getting a puppy especially the de cluttering part

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  32. This is definitely an informative post. I definitely think it's important to declutter and to keep things out of sight that the puppy may want to chew on.

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  33. With each puppy, it's helped to get potty pads around the house.

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  34. This is so nice. Thank you for the information.

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