Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Puppy Power

A puppy is a special addition to any home and needs nurturing and care. I have some tips to make your home safe and sound for your new friend.

Tip 1:   Kennels will send a puppy with a blanket or a toy to remind them of something familiar when moving into a new home. 

Tip 2:     In the nights before you bring your puppy home, sleep with a white bath towel.  Put the towel in the crate with the puppy when you go to bed to help her get used to being close to you, and since it’s white, you can easily bleach it when needed.

Tip 3:   If your puppy whines when you put it in for the night try covering the top and front of the crate with a sheet.  This will train the dog to know that when the sheet is up it is time for bed.

Tip 4:    Think of your new puppy like a small child, curious.  Put child safety latches on cupboards where you store chemicals and cleaners, put up a child safety gate to keep the puppy away from stairs, and pick up any knick knacks and items that will fit into their mouth that they could choke on.  Don’t forget to keep toilet seats down and bathroom doors closed to prevent accidental drowning.

Tip 5:     If your new puppy has an accident, clean it with warm soapy water and then spray it down with some white vinegar.  Once it’s dry, sprinkle some baking soda on it and leave it overnight then vacuum it up in the morning.

Easy care tips for your new best friend. I’m Mrs. Fixit and its just that simple! 

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