Puppy proofing your home for a Cavalier King Charles

Cavalier King Charles puppy proofing

George puppy proofed and not happy!

When you are planning to bring home a Cavalier King Charles puppy and long before you actually do, there are few things you need to do first.  Of course you can shout or turn cartwheels from all the happiness bubbling up inside you at the thought of owning a little puppy!  What I really meant was puppy proofing your home.  To us humans it may not seem very important, but a simple tip is to look at your home from the eyes of your little puppy.

Before you bring your Cavalier King Charles puppy home

There are preparations you need to undertake in order provide a safe and secure environment for your new puppy.

Long before you collect your bundle of love, make sure you take care of the following:

  • Hide all electrical cords that are visible and remove extension boxes. Cavalier King Charles puppies have razor sharp teeth and your little pride and joy will chew right through the electrical wires.
  • If you have a duplex style home with steps leading to the top floor, buy a puppy gate. This is the same one people use for babies to prevent them from crawling up the stairs. Close off staircases and balconies until your puppy is house trained and old enough to understand the dangers that lurk.
  • Take all your detergents, cleaning materials, pesticides and fertilizers and store them away safely in a locked cabinet that the puppy cannot access.
  • Make sure there are no medicines and other gels and creams lying around within easy reach of an inquisitive little nose. Tablets like most forbidden items taste yummy to your puppy – store everything safely out of reach.
  • For some reason your puppy will be vastly interested in anti-freeze items like motor oil.  Make sure all these items and any tools you have are stored out of harms way in your garage, preferably on a high shelf.
  • Walk around your garden wall and check every bit of fencing very carefully. If there is even the slightest hint of a gap in the fence, your Cavalier is going to find it. Make sure your puppy’s visits outside are always supervised until it is old enough to understand better.
  • If you have a pool, pond, fountain or other water features in your garden, you are going to have to cover them all.  The very last thing you want is for your curious little puppy to drown.
  • Have an expert from your local nursery take a look at the plants growing in your garden – some of them are poisonous for small puppies and adult dogs.

And last but not least!

Hide all your shoes and slippers, and roll up that priceless Persian rug before you bring the little one home!

Next time we will look at dry v’s natural food for your Cavalier King Charles.  Till then, bye from George ‘woof’.

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  1. Awesome, I love animals :)

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