How To Thoroughly Pet-Proof Your Home

Updated: Mar 29


When purchasing a new pet, it’s important to curate the home environment they are to be introduced to in the best manner possible. Not only will this help you introduce them to their new home with care, but you’ll also protect your home from their unpredictable behavior. Of course, some inconveniences will need to be accepted no matter how well you plan this entire process. For example, purchasing a young puppy will no doubt lead to one or more accidents within your home before they are fully trained to conduct their business outside, and that’s quite normal.

However, it’s also important to ensure that as a careful pet owner, you are able to understand their needs and what applications may best cater to those. Your small puppy may find it hard on their legs to have free access in climbing and descending the stairs for example, so it may be worthwhile to limit this access. With the following advice, we’ll help you thoroughly pet-proof your home in the most reliable manner:

Access Gates

It can be important to block access to certain rooms of your house. Perhaps you feel that bringing your puppy upstairs is not a good idea as they aren’t quite potty-trained yet. Maybe you have another pet in another room and you wish to ensure they familiarize themselves with the space before having to contend with another one of your pets. Maybe you want to protect your newborn’s room from the new, excitable puppy. Remember that while cats can often jump over small access gates, dogs will struggle to. Consider placement, height, and door control. This can help you ensure they are well protected within your home.

Fabrics

There’s nothing worse than having to balance your love for a pet with the cost of your newly-torn-up couch. This is why it’s important to learn about different types of pet friendly fabrics that can help you both protect your furniture items while ensuring the pet is cared for as the first priority. This can also help you limit the continual worry of how to protect your home in the right ways. Of course, if your puppy or pet is struggling to ‘potty train’ right now, it might be worth rolling up and storing the expensive cashmere rug in your living room for now. Good sense will always prevail.

Slow Introductions

Slow introductions to your household can only be a worthwhile means of helping two pets become familiar with each other. For example, let us consider that you are bringing a new puppy into a household. Perhaps you already have a dog there. Allowing them to get the smell of one another, for the puppy to sniff the bed of the current dog while he’s in a different room, to slowly hear one another can be worthwhile for a day or two before you arrange that meeting, and do so carefully, gently and with caution. This can help you welcome a new member to the household with love and presence.

With this advice, we hope you can thoroughly pet-proof your home.


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