As an animal lover, I have encountered issues with my dog, as he is free to move around my home. Yes, it was a big nuisance. My floor is spoiled with pee and even my sectional sofa. Wooden chairs would have scratches from his claws. The most irritating is seeing his hair all over even on my bed. I found the best solution to this problem and want to share them with you.
Keep Pets Away from Your Modern Furniture
- Vacuum or Dust Furniture Weekly.
Do a weekly vacuuming and sweeping if your pets are allowed on your modern sofa or modern bed. Turn removable cushions over to prevent dents on the favorite spot of your pet.
Wipe Your Pet’s Feet.
Dogs love to frolic in the back and front yard. To minimize dirt and mud, place a towel near the dog. Use this to wipe your dog’s feet before they enter your home. Dogs are intelligent animals and it will soon learn the routine and wait for you to have the foot clean.
- Cover Your Furniture.
Use a blanket to cover your furniture. This will make cleaning a whole lot easier. Remove the cover once it is soiled to wash it. Use a slipcover if you want a customized look. Slipcovers are available in different shapes so you can find one that fits your sofa, chairs, and love seat. Some are made of fabric to combat pet hair.
- Assign Your Pet to a Specific Spot.
Buy your dog a soft, comfortable dog bed. Once he realized how much comfortable the dog bed is, he will prefer staying in it instead of your sofa. If he’s not interested to lie on it, give him a toy or bone that he can chew and play with. Give him a pat and praise him when he’s lying on the bed.
- Divert the Digging or Scrapping.
Cats love to their claws on areas they shouldn’t. Look for a favorite cat scratcher to divert your cat’s attention so she won’t scrape or dig onto your sofa’s surface. Buy at least three so your cat can choose what she wanted to use. Praise or give your cat a treat each time she uses the scratcher.
- Provide Other Choices.
Buy your cat a bed and provide her a blanket where she can lie on comfortably. With a bed of her own, it is most likely that she’ll prefer to lie on bit specially if it looks warm and cozy. With a cat bed, there will be less fur on your bed.
- Set a Limit.
Teach your pet to stay on areas where they should instead of on the furniture.
Furniture is a big investment. Let your dog or cat know that they are not allowed on your couch and show them the areas where they can stay.
- Frizz Your Furniture’s Surface.
This will stop your pet from chewing on the upholstery or edge of the furniture. Don’t buy a spray that is not harmful to you and your family.
Uniformity is necessary when teaching your pet. It is fine if you allow them to loiter anywhere in your home but if you do not have much time to clean, then let them know about it.