Dogs can be very obedient and receptive to training, but their formative years as puppies can be difficult. So, by finding creative solutions to puppy safety, a home can help dog owners feel comfortable while leaving their pets unattended around their homes. Here are some creative ways and furniture ideas to help make your home puppy safe that you need to consider.
OPt For leather or synthetic leather upholstery
Dog owners swear by the use of leather because it is extremely easy to care for and does not retain any odor. Hair loss is a major problem pet parents are known to be fuss about, and removing hair from fabric can be a chore. Puppies that aren’t on the potty can even pee on your lovely couch, leaving a massive stain and odor that will haunt you for a lifetime. With a leather couch, cleaning is all the easier and less problematic.
Invest in blankets and throws
While leather can solve your pet’s hair loss problem, puppies can still scratch through the surface of your couch. In this case, sofa covers and throws may be a more suitable sacrifice than your expensive couch. They can also be easily washed and changed at will, and it doesn’t even cost a fortune.
Get wood furniture with a thick finish
Puppies in their teething phase can bite into anything and everything within their reach. Wooden furniture is something they love to bite into, no matter how many toys you try to intrigue them with. Such furniture is given the finishing touch by applying lacquer or a waterproof coating. It is wise to choose furniture with a good, durable finish, but check your pup’s allergies first and only then move on. Look for pet-friendly paints that are non-toxic.
Have tall shelves and storage
Puppies also tend to be creative when it comes to finding things to find lying around. Keep your valuables and delicacies away from them. Invest in shelves and cabinets that can be assembled or have doors to keep them away from your pet. In time, your pet will learn that some things are simply not allowed for them, but until then, precautionary measures are recommended.
Have dog barriers for the rescue
During the training period, it is often imperative to restrict a puppy’s mobility to certain areas of the house. For example, dog owners prefer to keep their dogs away from their kitchens. Dog barriers can be one of the most valuable acquisitions, as they are often helpful in maintaining boundaries. It can also come in handy when you have guests who are uncomfortable with dogs.
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