How to Protect Bedroom Furniture from your Pets

The love we have for our pets is partly to blame why they make a mess inside the home. Some people even allow their pets inside their bedroom. They want their pets beside them. There is no problem with you allowing them inside your bedroom since it is your own sanctuary. However, once you notice that your furniture gets scratches and your room is starting to smell unpleasant, that is the time you blame your pets for it. So what is the best thing to do in times like this? Well, it is very simple; discipline your pets.

Implement the following tricks and see the big change in your bedroom.

As I have already mentioned, discipline your pets, the way you do it to your children. Start the training while they are still young.

Reprimand your pet if you see him on your bed. Adapt different tones of voice. A tone that will show you are angry or upset and another to show that you are happy. Do not go into the habit of giving your pet a whip or a beating. You can also drive him away from your bed by spraying some water; this is very effective for cats. This will get your pet to understand that the bed is not for him.

Give your pet his own sleeping area and let him know that this is where he can lie down. Put a rug or a blanket on the floor and tell him that this is his own bed.

If your pet is a dog, get him a crate or use enclosures. Dogs love to move from side to side so get him a crate where he can do this as well as stand, sit and snooze. Your pet dog may whine during the first nights, as it is still adjusting; nevertheless, do not pay attention. Tell your pet dog to relax and let it get used staying in the crate. This will also teach your dog to sleep on its own.

If you have a cat, buy a cathouse. This will serve as its bedroom. You can get this item from pet shops,

For your cat, let him have his own cathouse where she can take a snooze or just lie down quietly. Cathouses are partitioned making them good if you have two or more cats.

Cat trees give your cat a place where it can climb, play and run. These will keep it busy and will stay in the cat trees than on your furniture.

Keep your pet busy with pet toys. It can likewise keep its claws busy and will have fun playing with it.

As much as possible, do not let your pets inside your bedroom. Let your pet know that he is not allowed inside your room.
Lastly, give your pet a bath regularly. Buy him pet shampoo and sprays to eliminate its bad smell.

Start the training while your pet is still young. It is actually much the same as when you training your child to do things. Of course, you need to have patience in training your pets. Nevertheless, make your pets understand that they must follow your rules. Likewise, do not give your pets a whipping but talk to them. Once you have built this understanding with your pets, you will be confident that they will not destroy your furniture.

Protect your Leather Sofa from your Dog or Cat

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.

Pets must be trained while they are still young. Make them understand your house rules.

Talk to your pet and set the rules. Let him lie on the couch if someone is with him.

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.

Prevent your Cat from Scratching Furniture

Why does your cute little kitty latch on to your favorite furniture and hang on for dear life, stretching his claws and your patience?

Cats are a great family pet. Their easy maintenance, sweet and loving nature, and great companionship can really add to your family’s home lifestyle. But one of the frustrations that come with having cats is your feline’s need to scratch, stretch, and flex their claws. This can lead to severely damaged furniture and leave you very frustrated.

Follow these steps to prevent your cat from scratching and preserve the look of the furniture you bought through CLS Direct for a lifetime.

  1. Put a scratching post in your cat’s favorite perch. Cats often like to enjoy the sun on their fur, so place a post by a window.
  2. Find a post that best suits your cat. This may take a bit of experimenting on your part, but will be well worth it.
  3. Research your cat’s breed to find what surfaces or textures they may prefer such as rugs, wood or cardboard.  You will also discover if they prefer a vertical or horizontal post.
  4. Reward your kitty with a treat every time they use the post. This will create a desire in them to want to scratch the post instead of your furniture.
  5. Upon waking from a long nap, pick the cat up and place it near the post. Cats stretch and flex their claws after waking up.
  6. Provide alternatives, not punishment, when your cat scratches the furniture. Punishment will only teach them to not do it when you are around.
  7. Do not permit your cat to scratch any furniture, even if you plan on getting rid of an old piece. This will only teach them to scratch any and all furniture.
  8. Finally, consult your local veterinarian about different treatment option before you give up.