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5 Home Improvements To Consider When You Get A Dog

Getting a dog is a big lifestyle change. As a result, you should expect to make a few necessary changes around your home. Below are just some of the home improvements that could be worth considering when you get a dog. 

Fix up your fences

The backyard needs to be a safe space for your dog. One danger to look out for is damaged fencing – especially if you have a small dog. Your dog may try to escape through a hole in the fence, which could expose them to all kinds of dangers. Consider repairing any holes or look into new fencing installation if multiple parts of your fence are damaged. Avoid wide-spaced picket fencing and other fencing styles with gaps if you have a small dog. You can repair/replace your fencing yourself or hire someone to do it for you. 

Reconsider your flooring

You should think carefully about which type of flooring is best for your dog. Carpet is comfortable and good for your dog’s joints but could be a hassle to clean. Wooden and laminate flooring is much easier to clean dog fur and paw prints off of, however, may still get stretched by their nails and could be slippery. So what is the best option? Often, it’s a happy medium between the two – consider hard floors to make cleaning easier, but lay down plenty of rugs to prevent slipping and provide comfort. 

Choose easy-to-clean furniture

You may also want to reconsider your furniture choices. Delicate upholstery materials like velvet and silk should be avoided as they will easily get damaged or stained if you have a dog. Hardy fabrics like leather and microfiber are often the best choice as you can easily clean hair and mud off of them. Of course, there are other options to protect sofas such as simply adding throws. Some dog owners may even enforce a strict ‘no dogs on sofas’ policy to keep sofas clean.

Install a stair gate

Some dog owners don’t mind their dogs going upstairs. However, others prefer to keep this area off-limits. Some breeds shouldn’t really use stairs anyway as it’s bad for their joints, so a stair gate could be useful to install to restrict dogs from using the stairs too often. You could also use stair gates to cordon off other areas that you don’t want your dog venturing into such as a home office or workshop. Most stair gates are easy to install oneself and are able to fit an array of different-sized doorways and staircases. Take a look at different styles online. 

Install a mail cage/mailbox

Some dogs (particularly puppies) have a bad habit of chewing up mail. If your letters keep getting torn to shreds, it could be worth considering a mail cage on the inside of your front door. Another option could be a mailbox outside your property – some homes already have these, but many don’t. You can shop for mail cages and mailboxes online.

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