What many people love about the Beagle breed is their small size, friendly personalities, and adaptability. These little dogs are very active and playful, though they do have a tendency to become destructive if they don’t get enough attention or exercise – this is especially true for Beagle puppies. To make sure that your home survives the puppy phase, be sure to Beagle-proof it before you bring your puppy home.
What is Beagle-Proofing?
You may be familiar with the term “baby-proofing” and Beagle-proofing is very similar. Not only do you need to take precautions to ensure that your home doesn’t get destroyed by your Beagle, you also need to take certain steps to ensure your Beagle’s safety. When Beagles are very young they can be very curious and energetic – they have a tendency to get into trouble, as hard as you may try to keep them out of it. The goal of Beagle-proofing is to remove temptation in regard to potentially dangerous things your Beagle might want to chew on or play with. The more thorough you are in Beagle-proofing your home before you get your Beagle puppy, the smoother the puppy phase will be for you both.
Tips for Beagle-Proofing Your Home
If you have never had a puppy before you might not know where to start with Beagle-proofing. It may help to walk around your home trying to see things through your Beagle’s eyes – what objects look like good things to chew on? What things might cause a choking hazard or the potential for other harm? Are there any areas that your Beagle might be able to sneak into where you don’t want him to be? To give you a better idea what kind of steps are involved in Beagle-proofing, consider this list:
As hard as you may try, you will not be able to completely stop your Beagle from getting into trouble. The best thing you can do is to prevent him from accessing the things that could be harmful to him and to keep a close eye on him to make sure he doesn’t get hurt.
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