3 Dog Care Hacks That Will Make Your Life Easier
We love our four-legged friends, but there is one thing that many a dog owner will attest to; they do take a lot of looking after. Not only do we have to care for their basic needs, such as exercise and feeding, but we have to manage such things as separation anxiety and safety issues in pooch’s life too.
Still, there are ways to make your life easier, so consider these dog care hacks as a few handy examples.
#1: Install a small pet door
Why? Well, how many times have you had to get up early when your dog has alerted you that he wants to go pee-pee? And how many times have you come home from work, only to discover that pooch has not only toileted on your floor but that he has chewed up your furniture too?
A smart pet door will come in very useful then. Your dog can let himself in and out at his leisure, be that to go to the toilet, gain some exercise when you’re otherwise unable to walk him, and to find something to do if he is bored and irritable at home. And because it’s a ‘smart’ door, you can have peace of mind knowing that no other critter will gain entry into your home, as it can only be unlocked by a sensor on your dog’s collar.
#2: Lay down some artificial grass
Why? Well, if you don’t already have a garden, this will give pooch a soft area in which to play. You should install artificial grass for safety reasons too, as there is no chance of something growing that might play havoc with your dog’s digestive system should he decide to take a curious bite. Oh, as in the case of this artificial grass for dogs, you won’t have to worry about those nasty urine odors after your dog has toileted, as some have been especially designed to eliminate those awful smells.
#3: Buy an Alexa device
Why? Well, Amazon’s smart device can hold more than your personal playlist! There is a range of skills on this electronic marvel that are perfect for dog owners, including ‘Relax My Dog,’ which is a music-based skill that will calm your dog’s separation anxiety when you are out of the home. Another skill is ‘MyPetDoc’ which is a veterinary question and answer app which offers assistance when you suspect your dog is unwell. There are also skills pertaining to dog training, safety tips, and many others, as you can see in this list of Alexa skills for dogs owners. Oh, and your Alexa will also set reminders too, perfect for when you have vet appointments to attend, or when you’re busy and in danger of forgetting your dog’s mealtimes!
So, what do you think? Will our suggestions make your life easier? We think they will, but let us know what you think. And if you have any other dog care hacks that you think our readers will find useful, be sure to let us know in the comments section below.
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