Before bringing a new German Shepherd into your home, it’s important to make the space as safe and comfortable as possible for your new puppy. It can take some time for your puppy to get acclimatized to their new environment; puppy proofing your house will help your German Shepherd move into their new home with ease. Puppy proofing also prevents your German Shepherd from getting into any accidents as they explore their new home. Here are some tips and tricks for puppy proofing your home from the professional experts at Ulvilden German Shepherds.
Many new German Shepherds owners neglect to puppy proof their outdoor spaces before bringing their German Shepherd puppy home. Your German Shepherd will likely spend a lot of time running around outdoors, and while you can’t control the conditions outside your property, you can make your front and back yard as safe and comfortable for your puppy as possible. Make sure the fencing around your yard is in good condition, with no loose nails and splinters to brush up against your puppy. Patch up any holes in your fencing to ensure your German Shepherd doesn’t accidentally escape.
Much like you and the other members of your household, your German Shepherd will spend a fair amount of time inside the home. That’s why it’s crucial to safety-proof your house to ensure that your puppy doesn’t get into any danger. This means putting all toxic materials, such as cleaning products, hygiene products, and food stuffs, in areas that are out of reach and protected from your German Shepherd. German Shepherds make curious puppies, so it’s important that you keep anything that can be a potential toxin or chocking hazard out of their way.
Puppy proofing your space before bringing your German Shepherd home will help you to ease their transition into your household. At Ulvilden German Shepherds, we’re dedicated to giving all of our dogs a good home and helping new owners prepare for the new additions to their families. For more information about our German Shepherd puppies, contact us today at Ulvilden German Shepherds.