The only thing with dogs is that they can reek havoc on your home, which is why following these tips will help keep your space damage free.
1. Purchase a crate or kennel. A crate gives your dog the secure space that it needs. It is a place for the dog to retreat to and take a nap or stretch. The crate should be large enough for your dog to stretch. It is also a great way to keep your house in tact while you are at work all day – dogs need to stretch and move around just like us, so make sure that the crate is big enough!.
2. House-training pads. There are pads that are made for when you are potty-training dogs. They are placed by your door with a detectable scent on the pad that usually attracts your dog to go to the bathroom. These are not 100% but they work well. You can buy these at any local pet store.
3. Furniture and carpet protectant. Before you bring your dog home, spray Scotchguard (or another furniture protectant) on your clean couch, love seat, chair and carpets. This will help protect them from odors and ‘accidents.’ Read More