Over the last year or so, working from home has meant that many people have had the opportunity to enjoy a more home-based and relaxed way of life. With many people working from home for the foreseeable future, this has been a great time to get a new puppy, and sales of puppies have boomed during the pandemic.
If you are considering getting a puppy, then preparing your home for your new arrival is important. Known as puppy-proofing, making sure that the environment that you bring the puppy into is suitable can save a lot of stress – both for you and the dog – in the long term!
When you first bring your pup home, it is advisable to keep it to a small part of the house, to allow it to get its bearings and feel safe. If possible, select a room with wipe clean floors as the puppy will need to learn to go outside to the toilet. Accidents do happen in the early months, so it is a good idea now to find a good local company such as carpet cleaning Hereford based company Oktokleen to protect your carpets and flooring!
As well as the floors, it is also important to consider things that may pose a risk to your puppy. Puppies notoriously chew so make sure that there are no electrical wires exposed. Household waste is also a source of interest to a puppy so if the pup is in the same room as a bin make sure that there is no way that they can get into it and eat something which may cause them harm.