Training a new puppy can be fun and frustrating all at the same time. By puppy-proofing your home, you can limit the frustrations for both you and your puppy. 

Puppies love to investigate and chew on all kinds of objects and textures. It’s up to you to make sure they do not get harmed in the process. Keep small objects and choking hazards out of reach. Safely store away your chemicals in a place they cannot access, perhaps opting to use child safety locks on some cabinets. Keep electrical cords and curtain cords out of their reach. They love tassels and anything with rope, so if you have pillows or decorative items with these things, you might want to put them away. 

Be prepared for accidents during potty training. Clean up messes right away. If you have hardwood or laminate flooring, you do not want anything to soak underneath. If you have carpet, be sure to have a good stain and odor remover ready. 

If there is anything you really value, like your favorite shoes or purses, put them away. Keep plants out of reach, especially ones that may be poisonous to your puppy.

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