Most people like the idea of a pet, and why not? If you only focus on the good aspects of having a dog or a cat, then the image is pretty magical. Curling up on a couch, watching a movie, with your dog by your side? Sunday morning walks through the woods? Knowing that there’s another creature out there, who’s on your side? It’s all pretty special. The other side of the coin is less exciting, however. There are walks in the rain, picking up their mess, and, yup, a dirty home. Or so people say. In fact, it is possible to have a pet and a clean home — you just need to know a few tricks that make it possible. We take a look at a few below, with an emphasis on pet dogs. Yes, A Clean Home With a Pet is Possible.
What’s making your home smell? It’s your dog…who smells because…they’re not clean. You can get around this by doing the obvious: making sure they’re squeaky clean. Now, this isn’t, admittedly, the most exciting task in the world, for you or your pet, but it will make a difference. You’ll want to learn some tips on how to ensure you do it properly, and make it a regular part of your routine, however, for it to be effective.
It’s normally after your pet has been for a walk that the trouble begins. If they’ve been on grass or at the beach, or, even worse, it’s been raining, then you won’t appreciate them running through your home, and making a mess of your previously clean house. But you can’t blame your pet: they’re just excitable. Make sure they’re not able to run a mess through your property by having a cleaning station at the entry point for your home. It’s much easier to take a couple of minutes to clean their paws rather than have to mop the entire house.
The Right Materials
The very nature of your pet can be problematic when it comes to your furniture. You’ve spent good money on making sure you get a piece that is both comfortable and makes the room look good, only to find that it is worn out before its time because of your canine friend. You can’t stop your dog from being a dog, but you can make your furniture less affected by their enthusiastic attitude. Look at buying furniture that is made with fabrics that are suitable for pets, and you’ll have a line of defence against damage caused by your dog. If it’s tough enough to withstand scratch marks, and easy to clean, then it’ll be good.
Fast Reactions to Dog Accidents
All pets have accidents. You can’t stop that! The important thing is not that it happens, but how you respond. If you move fast and take steps to ensure that it’s thoroughly cleaned as soon as possible, you’ll prevent those telltale dark circle damp marks from appearing. Your home will stay in pristine condition for longer. Nice!