Doors, gates and windows

Baby gates are handy to keep a puppy or dog confined in a space you’re happy with. When you come in and out of your house, you’ll need to make sure you close the door behind you so that your dog can’t make a run for it.

Close the doors of any rooms you don’t want your dog to go investigating, as well as making sure you pip the lid down on the toilet.

Invest in some safety cupboard locks, just like you would if you were trying to stop a toddler from looking for sweets! This will stop any climbing puppies from making their way into the kitchen cabinets.

You will need to look out for any unsafe gaps or accessible narrow confines, and try to get them blocked so no dog gets stuck or hurt while investigating their surroundings.