The Beginner’s Guide to Puppy Proofing

A newbie’s crash course in creating a fresh, odour-free and puppy-friendly home

It’s one of the happiest days of your life. You’re finally holding your precious new arrival and he’s even more perfect than you’ve imagined! Then the panic sets in – what do you do now? Are you (and your home) prepared for this? It may seem like a harmless and supremely adorable labradoodle pup right now, but you’ve heard tales of caution from other pup parents. (The mess! The smells!) Will you ever be able to welcome guests into your home again, or will the canine stink drive them away? Don’t fret – we’re here to hold your hand and guide you to a happily-ever-after ending for you, your pup and your guests.

Suck it up
Like it or not, vacuuming is a huge part of the new puppy-friendly lifestyle – it keeps the fur at bay, which helps minimise odours. However, the loud whirring of a vacuum tends to scare pups, so try using a Swiffer if your fur baby insists on hanging about. If you’re finding the transition from clean, fresh air to eau de pup a little tough, use the odour-eliminating Febreze Fabric Refresher on carpets and rugs every time you vacuum. While you’re at it, why not give your curtains and couches a spray too – it’ll help you stay on top of any furry smells so your home is always ready for guests!

Get all speedy Gonzales on smelly stains
Your little furball is as messy as he is cute, and accidents are a constant recurrence. Whether he’s knocking over food items, forgetting his hidden snacks, or going to the toilet, he’s leaving a stinky, stained-filled trail wherever he goes. Whatever it is, it’s important to clean it up quick and use Febreze Fabric Refresher to neutralise any lingering odour molecules. Wonder why your pup keeps doing the deed in the same spot? It’s because he can smell his original scent. That’s why it’s so important to use an odour-eliminating spray like Febreze Fabric Refresher – it’ll rid your soft furnishings of any lingering odours so your pup doesn’t leave any more “surprises” for your guests.

Go on the odour offensive

Everyone loves a new arrival, especially when it’s furry and has four legs. Prepare yourself for the sudden influx of guests and arm yourself with Febreze air fresheners– your trusty sidekicks on this exciting journey into puppy parenthood. Their exclusive odour-eliminating technology is effective on a range of puppy smells, and whether it’s the wet dog stink or the stomach-churning odour of puppy puke, you’ll be able to breathe happy and focus on being the perfect hostess. Simply give your home a spritz with the Febreze aerosol air freshener before welcoming guests into your home, or use a handy Febreze plug-in for continuous odour elimination and a lasting fresh scent.

Becoming a new parent is tough, even when it’s a four-legged fur baby you’ve adopted. As with any new arrival, there will be friends and family clamouring to visit, so it’s important to keep those puppy odours under control with Febreze – the only air freshener with odour-eliminating expertise to truly eradicate smells. Plus, the entire line of Febreze products is safe for use around both humans and pets when used according to the label instructions.