Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Bathroom

Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Bathroom

6 tips for puppy proofing your bathroom
Puppies love to explore the world around them, and the family bathroom offers them a great chance to do just that. Take a look below at some easy and tried and true tips for puppy proofing your bathroom, so you can be sure your puppy is always safe and secure. Puppy proofing your bathroom is a cinch, you just need to be thorough in your proofing and make sure no detail is overlooked. Take a look below at some helpful tips to get you started.

6 Tips for Puppy Proofing Your Bathroom

1.Keep the toilet lid closed.
This will prevent the puppy from crawling in and drinking the water. Should you use a toilet bowl cleaner that lingers, this can be an especially dangerous behavior. Use a lid lock if you need to, sold at most retail stores.

2. Keep small items secure.
This would include small band aids, hair ties, hair ribbons, bobby pins, hair clips, razors, and other small toiletry items. Puppies can easily swallow these items and that poses a huge danger. Instead, keep them in storage boxes and in a bathroom closet or drawer.

3. Be careful where you set bath products.
Don’t leave soaps, shampoos, and other bath products where the dog can chew on the bottles and digest the products. Instead, use a high hanging shower caddy to keep items out of reach.

4. Unplug styling tools.
Be sure you keep hair dryers and irons unplugged and out of reach. You don’t want the dog to pull a hot curling iron down on himself, or be tempted to chew cords in general. You also don’t want to pose any electrocution hazards.

5. Put your dirty clothes in the hamper!
You will avoid a lot of drama if you remember a simple rule. It is your responsibility to put your clothes away. A business shirt turned into a tug toy is the least of your worries. The bigger your puppy the more likely they are to eat your clothes. While most puppies will leave the shredded remains for you to find other will find your clothing to be a tasty treat and actually eat it. Ask any veterinarian how many articles of clothing they have had to remove from a puppy or dog’s insides because they got stuck somewhere along the digestive track. That means X-rays to find where the blockage is and emergency surgery to remove it. Put your dirty and clean clothes away and avoid the drama they can cause.

6. Always supervise bath time.
When your dog is around water, always supervise him. When giving a bath, always stay near the dog and do not let dogs be unsupervised around water. Just like with children, even a few minutes can pose a hazard.

Puppy proofing your bathroom is easy take a second look at your bathroom and make sure it is a safe place for your dog to visit because we all know that if you have a puppy you have a brand new shadow that will follow you everywhere.

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  1. Great tips! It always amazes me what my dogs can get into (and they aren’t left unsupervised for more than 5 minutes at a time.
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  2. These tips are so important. My two aren’t even puppies but they still get into mischief!

    Chowski has stolen hair ties, plugs, soaps and toothbrushes from the bathroom so I concur with your post in stressing to keep things out of reach. It’s almost like having small children.

    This post also hits a cord with me because I made a HUGE mistake last month. I actually get tearful talking about it. We are renovating and we took down some light covers to clean them. I left them soaking in the bath tub with bleach in it. The bath tub is sunken and so both dogs could easily get to it. I wasn’t thinking.

    Chowski walked towards us later that day and he was foaming a bit at the mouth like he was sick. My mind went straight to the bleach in the bath tub. I panicked and sniffed his paws and mouth. Luckily he didn’t smell like bleach and we closely monitored him for the next few days.

    I don’t think he drank it but what if he did or climbed and fell in and got bleach in his eyes. It was a mistake but I would have never forgiven myself if he was harmed!
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  3. Good tips!!

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