Getting a new puppy or kitten is always an exciting household event. At first, you set ground rules– you'd never let Spot jump on top of your brand new leather couch or glossy wooden bed frame, not even the carpet around it! A couple weeks later Spot is slowly inching towards the living room while the family watches a movie. What's the harm in letting him sit on the carpet after all? He just wants to be part of the family. Before you know it, Spot is sitting right next to you on that lovely brown couch, and sleeping in your bed. Everything's all fine and dandy until you find the stains, scratches, and paw prints that your little furry friend leaves behind on the brand new furniture! Not that we don't love Spot every bit as much as you do, but if you need some tips on keeping your dog or cat off the brand new furniture, then keep reading for what we've learned is helpful (from experience of course)!
First things first, don't let them start bending the rules! We know, we know, it's hard to say no to those puppy dog eyes! But in all reality, when you start being lenient about already decided rules, it all goes downhill from there. If your pet pooch never knows what it's like to sit on the couch, they won't know what they're missing! It is important to enforce this rule, no matter how big those eyes get. If you've got this first step down, house training your dog will be a breeze! It's all about those first impressions with the dog, and the new furniture.
Now that you feel nice and guilty for keeping your dog off the brand new bed frame, you'll want to do something as a consolation! Just because your pup can't spend time on your new furniture, doesn't mean he doesn't deserve a bed of his own! Check out the ÜBER Sleigh Dog Bed to spoil your pooch with their very own piece of furniture. With a pet bed like this, you don't have to worry about feeling bad when your dog can't join you on the couch, but you also don't have to worry about what they're doing to your wood and cushions! We love this solution because it solves a lot of pet problems in a very stylish way.
The last and most obvious step, is making sure you discourage your pet when they hop on up to your furniture. When you're home, make sure your dog or cat knows they aren't supposed to be on the couch or bed. When you aren't home, you might want to consider putting up some obstacles or barriers to assure your pet isn't sneaking a lounge session every time you go to work. If you continue with these three steps, your pet will be prim and proper in no time! Good luck to all!