Puppy proofing your home is akin to having a new toddler in the house.
They are inquisitive, playful, always sniffing and licking at various things to get a feel for there new surroundings.
That being said, caution should be taken before your new dog gets home.
Hazards abound in the house for your pet to find and should be dealt with.
Lets go through a check-list:
Sound like child proofing yet? As you can tell, just about anything and everything a puppy can get into should be examined.
Get down to the pups level and crawl around on the floor(serious) and look for hidden hazards that your puppy may think is found treasure.
Common sense is the best advice here. If you suspect your puppy has ingested something harmful and is showing signs of vomiting, diarrhea, drinking excessive amounts, seizures, lack of appetite, see a Vet!
The ASPCA has an excellent reference section with emergency numbers.
Keep your puppy safe and happy!