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The best time to
dog-proof your home is
before you bring home a dog. Puppies and dogs explore with their mouth — and sometimes, their stomach. Knives, kebab skewers, balls, magnets, coins, needles, socks and almost anything else that can fit down a throat has been surgically removed from dog stomachs and intestines. You may need to get down on your hands and knees and check out a dog's-eye-view to see what dangers beckon.
Check all over your house for:
Some rooms have special dangers. Check the kitchen for:
Check the bathrooms for:
Check the garage for:
Check the yard for:
Just as dog-proofing helps protect your dog from danger, it also helps protect your house and belongings from your dog. It's your job to keep your valuables out of his reach — if you find a precious item chewed up, blame yourself, not your dog!
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