Puppy-Proofing the House

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Before bringing home that furry addition to your family, take a moment to puppy-proof. "When your home is puppy-proofed [ahead of time], you can focus on just bonding with the pup and being in a state of enjoyment and excitement," says Cynthia Okimoto, New York dog nanny and caregiver.

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