The Dog Lover’s Guide to Maintaining a Clean Home
February 2, 2018
If you have a dog, you would know that they’re not just pets or guardians of your home. Dogs are part of the family and your home is their home too! If you have your dog stay indoors with you, here are 10 tips to maintain a clean home if you have a dog, or dogs!
1 Keep a Clean Dog
Of course, you need to keep your dog clean if you want a clean home. Have your furry one groomed at least once a week. If you take them out for walks in the park, don’t forget to wash them down with a moist towelette before you let them in your home.
2 Bathe in the Right Spot
If you have a tiny dog, don’t wash them in the kitchen sink as tempting as it might be. This makes your sink prone to your fluffy’s bacteria. Opt to wash your pets in the laundry area or your bath area instead.
3 Cut Your Dog’s Nails
Your dog’s nails can cause tears and scratches on your furniture, best to have them trimmed and by a professional at that.
4 Give Them Something to Chew On
Bite marks from dogs can also be a problem, especially if they are young or teething, give them a chew toy so your coffee table won’t be a victim. If they do chew on your furniture, call out those unwanted behaviors immediately so they don’t pick up the bad habit.
5 Opt for Dog-Friendly Furniture
Leather furniture is ideal if you have dogs because fur and pet dander won’t stick on there. If you already have a cloth-upholstered sofa, vacuum and lint rollers are your new must-haves.
6 Vacuum Weekly
If you dog is very hairy, we highly recommend you vacuum around your home every week to avoid dog hair coating every surface of your home.
7 The Lint Roller is Your Friend
Aside from vacuuming, you have to bring out the lint roller to get those dog hairs out every other day. This is a must if someone in your home has asthma or any respiratory disorders. You can also use the sticky-side of the tape as a cheaper alternative.
8 Mop After You Vacuum
For hardwood floors, it is advisable to mop with clean water, then soapy water, and rinse with clean water again.
9 Open the Windows
Pets will always leave a scent in your home. Best to open your windows to let fresh air circulate in your home.
10 Train Your Dog
You need to train your furry friend where to pee, poop, and eat while they’re young so you don’t get surprize pee puddles in all areas of the house later on.
11 Give Them Space
Get your furry one a bed to sleep in with some chewie toys. You can invite them to sleep on the bed with you but only after a groom, having them sleep on the bed when they’re dirty might make your bed a bed-bug spot.