We all know that leather sofas are not that cheap. Hence, we try our best to take care of it. However, have you ever implemented any rules so your pet dog or cat will not ruin it or better yet, will not sit on the sofa? If you have not taken any steps, you better start now before you feel sorry and get mad at your pet and ending up as enemies.
Pet lovers cannot afford to see their pet wagging their tails at them and staying out of their home. They normally allow their pets to enter the premises of their home. However, problems arise if these pets were not properly trained to take care of your furniture. If you belong to this group of people, then here are some tips for you to follow to protect your leather sofa from your dog or cat.
If you insist on letting them loiter in the living room, then give them their own space where they can lie or sleep. Ensure that the area is comfortable, not cold nor warm. Get them a soft kennel or box and put cushions or blanket.
Buy him a pet throw from furniture shops. Pet throws cover the sofa completely so direct contact from your pet is prevented. These come in different designs and colors. If you get to have the quilted kind, you can have your dog or cat bend next to you.
Buy a pet toy so he can play with it instead of gnawing on your leather sofa. A scratch post will similarly be good for your cat.
Buy a spray repellent from a pet store. Blend it with water and spray it on your leather sofa. Pets do not like the smell of repellents. Citrus or mint fragrance is good for the human sense of smell.
You can make use of a child’s gate. This will prohibit your pet to enter that area.
Give your pet a bath frequently. Comb his fur and cut his nails. Even people with long nails can ruin your leather couch and this is more so with pets. Get your pet an aromatic spray and use this for his bath.
If he still has that particular pet odor, buy your pet a fragrant spray exclusively for pets.
Make your pet understand the change in the tone of your voice as well as facial gestures. Make him understand your facial expression and the tone of your voice when you are angry.
Be strict with your rules without hurting your pet. It takes patience on training them but it is worth it. Once they learn their own area and get used to it, you will be relieved of worries and fear that your leather sofa will be damaged.
Most of all, reward your pet every time he follows your commands and for behaving well.