In a past article, we talked about puppy proofing your home inside, but here we will discuss about supervising your puppy in your backyard, while keeping it safe and secure.
1. Mend Gaps and Holes
Before you allow your puppy go outside, check if there are some holes in your fences as they can squeeze through surprisingly small spaces. Use wooden slats or chicken wire to cover any gaps. Double check your gates can close securely.
Moreover, you can be at ease that your puppy is safe and secure with the help of motion sensors. Puppy proof unsecured desks and crawl spaces with the help of Cardinal Gates Deck Shield, as they provide potential escaping or hiding places for your puppy.
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2. Secure Garbage
Your trash can easily become treasure for your puppy. To prevent this, get latches so that your pet can’t get in your trash, recycling bins, and yard waste.
3. Prevent Illness
Some plants can be dangerous for your dog, such as foxglove and daffodils. Look this ASPCA list to learn which are these plants, so that you can watch out for them when your dog is outside.
Make sure you have a well-trimmed lawn to keep your puppy free from parasites like ticks. Store fertilizers, antifreezes, pesticides, and any other chemicals and poisons out of your puppy ‘s reach.
4. Hide Tools and Wires
If your saws, rakes, and other yard tools are stored improperly, your puppy can easily hurt itself. Moreover, your hoses or gloves can become your puppy’s new chewing toys, so make sure you put them away. Hide or protect exposed wirings outside, in the same way as you do inside.
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5. Safeguard Fire and Water Hazards
Safeguard your pool, barbecue pit, or water hazard with fencing and motion sensors.
Use these helpful tips for puppy proofing your home outside, as well as inside, if you have a puppy or it’s on its way.