Dog owners have a responsibility to be informed, and keeping their dogs safe requires getting the right information. This Simple Solutions guide, Safety begins with guidance for the new owner about puppy-proofing the home and yard, making it safe for the curious puppy's nose, mouth, and paws! The chapter titled "Common Household Risks" lists the dozens of possible dangers lurking in everyone's homes, from dangling electric wires and socks to stuff that any puppy will retrieve from wastepaper baskets or the kitchen garbage pail. "Dining Dangers" considers the many human foods that can cause toxic reactions in dogs--beyond chocolate, there are shelves of food items that can make dogs very sick. Toxic plants flourish on the inside and outside of many dog owners' homes, and these include some of the most commonly seen house plants and shrubs. Owners must protect their dogs from garden beds, planters, and flowerpots! The final chapter of this book, "Seasonal Safety" is an all-year safety primer, from spring through winter, plus a special section on the holidays, giving owners sensible advice about precautions to take both indoors and out.