Puppyproofing & Dog Safety 101

Puppy proofing is just like baby proofing! You get down on your dog’s level and see what they can see… and reach… and chew on. Dog owners share their personal tips and advice to protect your home (inside and out) from your dog’s teeth & paws AND protect your dog from hidden dangers at home & beyond.

If you live in Arizona, Florida, or parts of California and you have a dog... listen up! Dog frog poisoning is a reality. Here are the toads to watch for and what to do if your dog comes in contact with a poisonous toad.

A list of common household objects that I've learned firsthand can be deadly to dogs. See how to easily modify these things when puppy proofing your house.

Lost dog poster. photo by Aine D on Flickr

Save this list in case your dog goes missing one day! These tips will help to reunite you with your lost dog in the quickest way possible.

We received this question about dog chewing from a dog owner on our Facebook Page. Since others may be dealing with the same, or a similar, situation I thought I'd share my reply here -- along with more details that could be helpful to other dog owners.

As part of puppy-proofing your house, make sure you never leave loose change lying around... especially pennies! Pennies have zinc in them and zinc is fatal to dogs. As seen in this video, the secret to a dog's survival after swallowing one or more pennies is early removal!

Most people have a disaster plan for their family in case of an emergency. Does your plan of action also include your dog? When planning for an emergency, you need to have your dog's safety in mind in addition to your own.

Do you have a dog garbage can invader? Are you tired of coming home to dog trash strewn all over your house? Here are some tips, plus advice for where to hide your trash cans.

If you're a dog owner, then you should do everything in your power to learn dog CPR, so you will be prepared in the event of an emergency. Here's how to do pet CPR in an attempt to save your dog's life if he starts choking or stops breathing.

Are you prepared to save your dog's life if he were involved in an accident or became incapacitated due to some other type of health problem or sudden emergency? Here are some of the most common situations that could result in you having to perform CPR on your dog. Plus, see how to do dog CPR.