How To make a house Doggy Proof
We all know that Labrador Retrievers are naturally curious. And when one pet is curious it doesn’t really have the common sense that is necessary to survive a human household.
So let’s classify the different hazards one can detect in the house.
I have my share of electrical shocks when I was still young. Your Labrador is a fast learner but if it still has not yet received any shocks from the electrical outlets it is bound to continuously be curious with the small hole. It will sniff lick and you know what comes next. Seal all these outlets within the house with a plastic outlet cover.
Wires are also a problem since most dogs would see this as a toy. Secure all wires by not leaving them exposed for the dog to chew.
Chemicals which we use for daily household purposes may be deadly for your dog. Keep all chemicals properly stored in a cabinet or anywhere beyond reach of the dog. Do not underestimate your dog by merely placing it on the table. Labradors are huge dogs capable of toppling down stuff. Secure your chemicals in a place where one needs dexterity to access these objects.
This refers to any object deemed sharp and may pierce the skin. Scissors, knives, pins, needles, nails, and even pens. Anything that the dog may swallow. I’ve seen enough dogs swallowing sharp objects on TV to know it is possible for them to eat it. This can badly damage the internal organs of your best friend so be careful where you leave your stuff lying around.
4.Poisonous plant and food
I got this list from http://dogpack.com
Here are some plants dangerous for dogs:
Bulbs: Amaryllis, Autumn Crocus, Daffodil, Day Lily, Elephant Ears, Gladiolas, Hyacinth, Iris, Lily of the Valley, Narcissus, Orange Day Lily, Tulip
Ferns: Aparagus Fern, Australian Nut, Emerald Feather (aka Emerald Fern), Emerald Fern (aka Emerald Feather), Lace Fern, Plumosa Fern
Flowering Plants: Cyclamen, Hydrangea, Kalanchoe, Poinsettia
Garden Perennials: Charming Diffenbachia, Christmas Rose, Flamingo Plant, Foxglove, Marijuana, Morning Glory, Nightshade, Onion, Tomato Plant, Tropic Snow Dumbcane
House Plants: Ceriman (aka Cutleaf Philodendron), Chinese Evergreen, Cordatum, Corn Plant (aka Cornstalk Plant), Cutleaf Philodendron (aka Ceriman), Devil’s Ivy, Dumb Cane, Golden Pothos, Green Gold Nephthysis, Marble Queen, Mauna Loa Peace Lily, Nephthytis, Peace Lily, Red-Margined Dracaena, Striped Dracaena, Taro Vine, Warneckei Dracaena
Lillies: Asian Lily (liliaceae), Easter Lily, Glory Lily, Japanese Show Lily, Red Lily, Rubrum Lily, Stargazer Lily, Tiger Lily, Wood Lily
Shrubs: Cycads, Heavenly Bamboo, Holly, Jerusalem Cherry, Mistletoe “American”, Oleander, Precatory Bean, Rhododendron, Saddle Leaf Philodendron, Sago Palm, Tree Philodendron, Yucca
Succulents: Aloe (Aloe Vera)
Trees: Avocado, Buddist Pine, Chinaberry Tree, Japanese Yew (aka Yew), Lacy Tree, Macadamia Nut, Madagascar Dragon Tree, Queensland Nut, Schefflera, Yew (aka Japanese Yew)
Vines: Branching Ivy, English Ivy, European Bittersweet, Glacier Ivy, Hahn’s self branching English Ivy, Needlepoint Ivy
Misc/Uncategorized: American Bittersweet, Andromeda Japonica, Azalea, Bird of Paradise, Buckeye, Caladium hortulanum, Calla Lily, Castor Bean, Clematis, Fiddle-Leaf Philodendron, Florida Beauty, Fruit Salad Plant, Golden Dieffenbachia, Gold Dust Dracaena, Heartleaf Philodendron, Horsehead Philodendron, Hurricane Plant, Mexican Breadfruit, Mother-in-law, Panda, Philodendron Pertusum, Red Emerald, Red Princess, Ribbon Plant, Satin Pothos, Spotted Dumb Cane, Sweetheart Ivy, Swiss Cheese Plant, Variable Dieffenbachia, Variegated Philodendron, Yesterday/Today/Tomorrow
and then you have the food:
-garlic, onion, grapes, chocolate, avocado to name a few.
Don’t assume immediately if a pet is okay to be around your Labrador. Labradors are friendly but have a strong prey drive. What you may assume as a friend for your dog, he may think of as prey.