Make Sure Your Puppy Is Tuckered Out
If your dog is prone to destructive indoor behavior when left alone, some extra exercise each day may help your dog grow less prone to such behavior. What kind of exercise does your dog require? It depends on the size, age, breed, and personality of your puppy. Some dogs require three to four daily walks, as well as an hour of devoted playtime in the dog run.
Clean and Toss the Toys
Dog toys are frequently used as breeding grounds for germs that might harm your dog’s health. Washing them, especially after using them outside, will kill hazardous bacteria and reduce the quantity of dirt tracked into your home.
Scrub plastic toys with warm water and mild dish soap to remove dirt. After cleaning, disinfect toys by immersing them in a solution of one part water to one-part white vinegar for an hour. After that, rinse the toys with clean water and dry them.
A tiny quantity of hypoallergenic laundry detergent can be used to wash cloth toys in the washing machine. Then, on a low setting, put in the dryer.
Check your dog’s toys for indications of wear on a regular basis. Toys that have reached the end of their useful lives, not only litter the floor with fragments of fabric and string, but they can also pose a choking threat to your pet.
A filthy, stinky dog may make your house just as filthy and stinking. Bathing and brushing your dog on a regular basis will keep your house cleaner while also preventing major canine health concerns caused by poor doggy hygiene. How often should your dog be bathed? At least once a month, but always visit your veterinarian first.
Another grooming suggestion that you already know is how dirty and germy your neighborhood park, sidewalks, and streets are. However, you may not realize that when you take your dog for a walk, his paws trail those outdoor notes all over your house. Worse, licking the pollutants may make your dog ill.
As soon as you enter the house, wipe your dog’s paws with a clean damp washcloth. Even better, encourage your dog to jump into the tub after each walk so you may clean and dry his paws with a handheld shower spray.
Dog-Proof the Area
Washable rugs and cotton canvas drop cloths will help keep your flooring and furnishings clean if the dog-proof your area. A simple-to-clean carpet at the foyer may serve as a catchall for all the filth that enters your home, including the dog. Keep towels or wipes handy so you can quickly clean him up.
Do you allow your dog to sit on your furniture? Use washable canvas drop cloths to cover your couch and bed. They’re long-lasting and far less expensive than typical furniture pet coverings. Simply toss them in the washing machine every two weeks.
Invest on High-Quality Outerwear
When bad weather comes, a pet-sized winter coat and waterproof booties can keep rock salt and external moisture out of your home — just remove them before reentering.