Dogs are without a doubt great pets to have. Not only are they quite cute looking and really lovable, but dogs are also loyal pets to have.
Having a dog as your pet is not all good things however, as dogs may also have a bad side to them. Probably one of the biggest downsides that you will encounter with a dog as your pet is that dogs can be quite unruly animals. Due to them being quite curious and hyperactive, dogs may do a lot of scratching, biting and messing around in your home which means that you will need to do a lot of cleaning up after them. Also, it is possible that your dog can leave pee or poo in and around your home which can definitely make your house quite the dirty and also smelly place to be in.
Now one of the best ways for you to remedy these problems would be to take the time and the effort to properly train your dog. With a dog that is properly taught what to do and how to act, it is possible that the above mentioned problems will be drastically minimized, giving you a better experience with your pet. However, the problem is that training your pet can take a very long time and a lot of hard work, which also means that within this span of time, there can still be a lot of damage and mess that can happen inside your house thanks to your pet dog. So, aside from trying to train your dog effectively, another thing that you will want to do is for you to do the best that you can in order to make sure that you are able to have somewhat of a dog proof house.
This may seem like a simple thing, but there are actually a lot of improvements that you will need to make your home in order to make it as dog proof as possible.
First off, you will want to make sure that all of the fragile and breakable items that you have in your home are as secured as possible. Like for example: the glasses, cups and mugs that you may have at home should be placed inside your kitchen cabinets or on glass holders. This is to minimizes the chances of your dog actually breaking these fragile items. Also, another consideration that you will need to make is to add as much protection as possible to the pieces of furniture that you may have in your home. It is no secret that dogs love to scratch or bite on things, so being able to put some sort of barrier on top of the furniture pieces in your home will surely reduce the chances of pet-related damage to these items.
Another consideration that you will want to have in order to have a dog proof, minimal mess home is for you to get trashcans that are specially designed for dogs. These trash cans are usually heavier than conventional ones, which makes them quite difficult to tip over. Also, these trash cans have special lid mechanisms which should make it quite difficult for your dog to open.