Canine pals will always do a lot of great things, including the guarding of our homes, offering love and providing years of joy. However, they are not all that concerned with domestic tidiness. Dogs are still smart, and there are a number of ways that you can help to keep the canine clutter down while also keeping your dog safe, happy and healthy.
Have you ever heard your dog cry or bark in his sleep? I always wondered why I sometimes think it is because they are having dreams of protecting us or maybe barking at the mailman. I recently read this great article about why dogs bark in their sleep and it was really good!
- Store each item that you need for your outings, including the leash, paw wipes and pick up bags, right near the door. When it comes to the pick up bags, you can have reusable plastic bags from newspapers that come to your home or shopping bags. Just store them in an empty box, such as a tissue box, for easy dispensing.
- You can make it easier to go on walks by attaching a decently sized carabiner to the dog’s leash.
- Instead of trying to fight with a big bag of dog food, you can put the foot into smaller containers that can seal for storage. This will also keep pests out.
- Get baskets or bins where you can quickly toss chewed balls, assorted playthings, and bones. You can even think about trying to teach your dog to put these things away on their own.
- When you want to keep your food and water bowls from sliding all around, you can put them on a mat with rubber backing or a piece of rubberized mesh.
- A self-refilling water bowl will help you to cut back on all of your trips out to the sink. There are also recirculating fountains, which are nice because dogs really like to drink running water. The filter and aeration will keep the water fresh.
- Neutralize aromas from pick up bags in your garbage by simply tossing in a few handfuls of good cat litter.
- Position your dog’s bed away from the main traffic flow in your house and think about covering it with a duvet that is removable for easy washing.
- A robot vacuum can be a great way to ensure your pet doesn’t cause the home to get too dirty. One of the biggest trials of a pet is having to follow around after it cleaning up and vacuuming here and there. A robot vacuum will do this automatically and through doing so will remove a lot of the hassle. There are a lot of great ones out there – check out this site for some great reviews.
- Have a file folder that is dedicated for all of the paperwork pertaining to your dog, including insurance information, licensing, microchip code, medications, vaccinations, veterinarian info and groomer contact.