All dogs are apt to put their mouths on things they’re not supposed to, but puppies are particularly prone because they tend to explore their exciting world orally even more than adult dogs, and they haven’t yet been trained not to. Puppy-proof your home inside and outside to prevent your new dog from choking on something hazardous. Put away any small or dangerous items in every room of the house, the yard, the garage, etc. And even if you’re already a clean person, take extra care to sweep, wash or vacuum your floors regularly. Something could fall on the ground that you’d never notice, but that your puppy will find easily, and try to swallow. Read more about pica, the phenomenon of dogs eating objects that aren’t food.