Puppies are curious creatures and one way for them to explore this world of ours is their mouth. It’s important to not leave small objects lying around the house that the puppy could accidentally swallow. Ingesting foreign objects is always a big risk when it comes to dogs. This can be fatal or a surgery may be needed to have the foreign object removed.
Keep your floors clean from socks and other clothes, kids’ toys and pretty much everything that a puppy might be interested in.
If you have a shoe rack in your entryway, make sure to temporarily place it somewhere out of puppy’s reach. You could put shoes on higher shelves or behind closed doors until your puppy has grown up and knows not to sink his teeth into your sneakers.
When you come home be sure to place your bag, keys and wallet on high enough surfaces that they are out of puppy’s reach too.
Besides the floor, take a look at other areas in your home that are accessible to a puppy. For example, do you have a low coffee table in your living room? It’s best to not leave remote controls, tissue papers or other items on it until your puppy is trained. The same goes for all other decor and counters with objects that are in puppy’s reach.
Declutter your home as much as possible.