Puppy-Proofing the House for Your Yorkshire Terrier

By Tracy Barr, Peter F. Veling

Part of Yorkshire Terriers For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Your new Yorkshire Terrier puppy will be curious. He will chew, pull and jump around your home. Make sure you safe guard around your house by eliminating hazardous chemicals and securing items. Pay close attention to these things:

  • Cleaning supplies

  • Paints, varnishes, and paint thinners

  • Motor oil and antifreeze

  • Laundry detergents and bleach

  • Fertilizers and insecticides

  • Poisonous house and garden plants (for a list, go to www.hsus.org/ace/11777)

Other danger spots include

  • Power cords

  • Unsteady or wobbly furniture

  • Low-hanging table runners or cloths

  • Holes or gaps in fences