Golden Retrievers For Dummies
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Dog-proofing your home, yard, and garage is essential for keeping your Golden Retriever (and your house!) safe. Go through this list to create a pet-friendly place:

  • Keep medication bottles and cleaning supplies out of reach.

  • Don’t toss dental floss where your puppy can get into it.

  • Unplug electrical cords.

  • Beware of coins, socks, needles, and tinsel.

  • Watch out for stringy stuff like yarn and sewing gear.

  • Do not use roach or rodent poison or other pesticide in areas accessible to your puppy.

  • Keep the toilet lid down and never use toilet bowl cleaners.

  • Keep the diaper pail lid shut tight.

  • Hide all trash.

  • Hide your underwear.

  • Beware of certain chemicals, such as treated lumber products and flea control products.

  • Watch out for windows.

  • Hide the antifreeze.

  • Store weed killers, pesticides, and herbicides out of reach.

  • Ban cigarettes or at least keep those ashtrays clean.

  • Watch out for poisonous plants, such as Lily of the Valley, Oleander, Rhododendron, Japanese Yews, and Poinsettia.

  • Beware of herbicide hazards.

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Nona Kilgore Bauer has shared her life with golden retrievers for more than 40 years. Her dogs have won many obedience and other working titles, and Nona is a 15-time Dog Writers Association of America nominee (and winner). She has written more than two dozen books on canine subjects, including the previous edition of Golden Retrievers For Dummies.

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