Watching your puppy

Common sense can play a large part of keeping your new puppy healthy but you have to watch them all the time.

When your children were little you would have made your home child proof and now it is time for your home to be puppy proof.

Some of the easiest things to do are to put safety latches on doors and make sure rubbish is out of the way.

If you are working on your car in the garage or in the garden outside, take care and watch out to make sure grease, oil, petrol and antifreeze is not within his paws grasp. These products could kill your puppy if he swallows any of the liquid.

Don’t let your puppy off the lead where there are cars and check his coat for anything that may have caught up in the puppy fur while he has been playing out.

Plenty of exercise and playtime can keep your puppy occupied for a little while but they have more energy than us adults so keep a check on your puppy if you are going to be busy.

Use a puppy crate, otherwise referred to rather unkindly as a cage, and lock your puppy in the cage if there is any danger of the puppy hurting himself.  This will keep him safe and out of the way but don’t leave him in there for too long unless it is time for him to sleep.