Dogs are the furriest (well, hopefully) members of the family and take up a special place in the heart. Their wet noses and wagging tails fill homes with love and laughter, so why not show them some home improvement love?
Thoughtful puppy preparations can give your fuzzy bundle of joy the promise of a comfortable home and make your dreams of the perfect family dog come true.
Making a cohesive pet and family living environment can be as simple as these 3 simple pet-friendly home improvement tips.
1. Create a Sleep Space
They do not need their own bedroom or a home renovation. Their sleep space can be as simple as a pet bed or as elaborate and chic as creating a built-in dog bed and kennel.
2. Potty-Time Solutions
Like babies, puppies do best on a regular schedule, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Establishing a schedule teaches your dog that there are times to eat, times to play and times to potty.
If you want to give your dog the ability to let himself out of the house when nature calls, consider upgrading your door to include a Pet Storm Door. Pet Storm Door options vary by installation. Some Storm Doors can be purchased with a Pet Door built-in, saving you time.
No need to worry about unwanted critters or safety with Pet Doors. New door models, such as LARSON Storm Doors, have an inside panel that fits securely over the pet flap to close the opening when necessary.
Don't want a Pet Door in your beautiful Storm Door? Do not worry dogs love Fulllview options that let them look out and let the sun in. They always know who is coming and can be apart of all the action without getting dirty outside.
3. Be Mindful when choosing Materials
One of the biggest problems with pets is their nails scratching the floor. Flooring options such as tile and vinyl are stain resistant and toenail proof, not to mention easy to clean. If you love your carpet, selecting a color that blends with your dog’s coat will help blend and hide loose hairs. Be sure to use pads under area rugs to prevent accidental slips and slides.
For more inspiration on pet-friendly home living read our Pet Edition Dream House Ebook!