Keep Your Canine Baby Safe and Secure at Home
Though they’ve been domesticated as a whole, dogs can be pretty self-sufficient creatures if necessary. They’re great at keeping themselves clean, and they’re also fairly good at seeking out food in the wild. But that’s when they’re adults — as little pups, however, things are very different. Puppies are very vulnerable during their first few months, and they can’t even leave their mother until a few months after their birth.
And even after they leave their mother, pups still need constant care and protection to keep them healthy and happy. But this can be difficult if you need to leave the house or do chores. What then? With these little tips and tricks, you can ensure the safety of your pup no matter where you are.
Playpens are great for keeping babies in a single room or space, but they’re equally as useful for puppies. Though dogs can easily jump over playpens, puppies possess no such ability. All they can really do is waddle around until they find something interesting or fall tired of doing so. With a dog playpen, you can ensure that the puppy doesn’t go anywhere even if you leave it out of your sight.
One thing to keep in mind is that the playpen should not have any small-enough gaps for the puppy to pass through. Many dog playpens are made with adult dogs in mind, and sometimes they may have large enough gaps for puppies to pass through. Puppies can fit in surprisingly small spaces, so you need to pick your playpen carefully before you buy it.
Another interesting tool that you may want to get to ensure the safety of your dog is a dog camera. It’s essentially a camera that you can access wirelessly and remotely through your phone or computer. Dog cameras are very convenient as you can move the camera around to see from different angles or hear whatever noise is coming from the other end. You can even talk to your dog in a way by using the microphone feature that some dog cameras have.
It is worth noting, however, that you can’t really do anything other than surveillance with this camera. If you see your puppy in actual danger through the camera, you can’t actually do anything to help them until you head on over to where they are. Still, the camera can help you spot any issues before it’s too late, and if nothing else, it can give you peace of mind as you leave the house.
Finally, if you really want to make sure you can find your pup in the event that they get lost, you can latch a dog tracker on them. Dog trackers send out a GPS (global positioning system) signal that you can locate with your phone or some other device. While they are a bit pricey, they may be worth every penny if you want to ensure you can find your dog no matter what. Dog trackers are not nearly as important on puppies as they are on adult dogs, as puppies can’t go far in the first place, but you can never be too sure.