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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About the Author

Wendy Rose Gould is a professional journalist who has contributed to "Glamour" magazine and the Huffington Post, among other publications. After internships at the "Indianapolis Business Journal," "Kiwanis International" and "NUVO Newsweekly," she earned BA degrees in journalism and philosophy from Franklin College in 2008. Gould specializes in lifestyle topics.

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