Anyone with a new puppy will appreciate learning how to keep puppies from damaging electrical wires. Puppies chew a variety of things when they are young. If you’re like most people, your puppy has ruined shoes and torn up important papers. Hopefully, you have kept them from electrical wires and cords that could possibly injure them. Here are a few helpful tips to keep your pet from chewing power cords:
Distract Your Puppy
If you can keep your puppy distracted from the power cords you will be well on your way to keeping your pet safe. Don’t leave your pet unattended where power cords are. You should provide plenty of things for your pet to chew on while they are in the chewing stage. Electrical cords and power supplies should be kept away from your puppy. You can hide the cords or place something else in the way of the cords. This will keep you puppy safe until they learn what they can chew and what they can’t
Use A Puppy Deterrent
You can purchase a good puppy deterrent or make one. Things like hot sauce, Cheyenne Pepper and other items can be mixed in a concoction to keep your puppies from chewing the electrical cords in your house. If you can put something that will taste awful or hot on the cord and reinforce it with a sharp “No” your puppy will soon learn cords and power supplies are a bad thing to chew. How to keep puppies from damaging electrical wires is as much about consistency and obedience as anything else.
Cover The Cords
Not every cord you use can be hidden under furniture or blocked from view. Those cords that are out in the open can be covered with an insulation that will keep your puppy safe until you can get to him or her. Items like PVC pipe, pieces of rubber hose or bubble wrap will work well. When you see your puppy chewing through the insulation remember to scold your puppy and let them know this isn’t ok. Reward any good behavior.
How To Keep Puppies From Damaging Electrical Wires
We hope these ideas will help you keep your puppy from damaging electrical wires and cords in your home. Most importantly we hope your pet will stay safe and not get into anything electrical. It can get pretty expensive re-wiring lamps and fixing small appliances. Power supplies for computers and other electronics can get expensive to replace too. If you need electrical repairs no matter how small, call Rose Brothers and Sons Electric and we will be happy to help.