Before you bring a new dog home through pet adoption, it’s important that your home is pet safe. By properly pet-proofing your home, you can be sure that your new family member enjoys a happy life. From pet-proof furniture to pet-proof flooring, protecting your furry friend is easier than you may think. Here are five tips for making your home and yard as safe as possible for your new dog.
How to puppy and kitty proof your house
- Pet proof furniture
Ensure the safety of both your couch and dog with pet proof furniture. While there is no 100 percent way to protect your furniture, there are steps that you can take to make sure that it isn’t ripped or chewed to bits. Cover your furniture with a pet-safe blanket, and keep a bottle of chewing-deterrent spray handy. If you notice that your new dog is fond of your table legs or the arms of your recliner, spraying your furniture with a chewing-deterrent spray can stop your pet from destroying your items.
- Pet proof flooring
Whether you choose pet adoption or buy your puppy from a breeder, you can be certain that your new friend will have at least one accident in your house. Vinyl and hardwood are fantastic pet-proof flooring options; both being easier to keep clean than carpeting. Additionally, your pet will be less likely to ruin hard flooring with its toenails.
- Pet proof window screens
Pets love fresh air as much as humans do. Make sure that your windows are covered with pet proof window screens. You can purchase pet proof window screens at almost any home improvement store. Simply follow the instructions on the package to replace your existing screens with those that are pet safe. This small step will ensure that your screens aren’t ripped or torn by your inquisitive canine.
- Wireless dog fence
Your dog needs to be as safe in your yard as it is in your home. A pet fence will ensure that your puppy cannot escape. The best pet fence is the wireless dog fence. These wireless dog fence are buried under the ground and are less obtrusive than traditional fencing. Your dog wears a special receiver on its collar, receiving a warning when it gets too close to the fence.
Part of bringing home a new dog is giving it a safe and happy life. Along with providing food and shelter, you’ve got to do your best to ensure that your pet isn’t exposed to accident or injury. By pet-proofing your home using the tips above, you can ensure that your new friend is as safe as possible.