Making your home dog proof is ideal for both old and new dog owners alike. Having security and safety for your dog will give you peace of mind. Making sure your home is as dog proof as possible will keep all your belongings and items free from drool and free from getting chewed and eaten, and it will also ensure that your dog does not eat anything that they should not.
Storage Is Important
Your dog will have a lot of things and you will need to have a dedicated storage space for them to ensure they are kept together and that they are handy and readily accessible for when you need them. From leads and collars to worming tablets you must know where your dogs’ items are. Similarly, you must have good storage within your home to ensure that your belongings are kept safe. Anything that is left out or not properly stored away is at the risk of being eaten or chewed.
Ease Of Access Day And Night
A dog will not wait to go to the toilet, and therefore it is important that your dog has free access to your home without hindrance. You can do this by having dog doors with collar sensors that ensure that only your dog comes into your home and not any unwanted animals or pests. This way your dog can go to toilet in the middle of the night if needed, without you having to get up.
A Dog Bed Fit For A Royal Pooch
All dogs need their own bed, they need somewhere safe to snuggle up. Giving your dog their own bed will ensure that they do not encroach on your space, on your bed, on your sofas or couch. When you give your dog their own bed you give them their own place within your home making integration easier. Beds come in all shapes and sizes and there is a huge choice of beds on offer from wicker beds with cushion inserts to memory foam beds that are perfect for aging dogs.
Put It Up High And Lock It Away
If you are not careful you will find that dogs will chew anything that has been left out. From passports to medicines and shoes. Even if your dog is not a chewer it does not mean that they will not be tempted. To ensure that nothing valuable or dangerous gets eaten or chewed, all cupboards should be closed and ideally locked with child safety locks and all medicines should be stored high up and out of reach.
Use Stair Gates And Create Barriers And Boundaries
Unless you want your dog all over your home you will want to create physical boundaries to stop them running everywhere. Using stair gates and child proof gates to divide rooms will create boundaries, Stair gates or other dividers will ensure that your dog feels part of the family but that they are kept in areas that you want them to be. Of course, this does not have to be a permanent thing, but it will help you to establish the ground rules.