Dogs are just wonderful, aren’t they?
But maybe not so much when they’re on a mad one, totally destroying the house and putting mud everywhere, on absolutely everything after being out in the garden. Bloody nightmare!
I recently had to order some settee covers just to lay out when I am out of the room so I can safeguard against the damage that I KNOW the dogs are going to cause whilst I am away. They’ve really helped a lot, actually. I’ve had to wash and scrub a lot less than before.
Before I ever got a dog I was pretty naive to think that they’re just like us humans and can clean up after themselves and avoid making a mess where necessary. I’m not sure where this way of thinking came from in all honesty, it was ridiculous to think, but now I have learnt that owning a dog is actually like having a child. And I don’t want a child. But I love my dogs. Arggghhhh!
Here are some dog owning tips I have quickly learnt:
Use Settee Covers
As mentioned above, I recently purchased some great settee covers from Chums after numerous hours on my knees scrubbing for hours. It was a lot of heartache, honestly.
You can simply throw over the covers or have tight fitting ones depending on your style and type of settee although I’m not too fussed either way as long as my poor baby isn’t covered in mud. Have a look, you’ll find some that you like just as much as I do. They’re really handy.
I found them after desperately searching Google! haha
Lock the Doors
When you’re not in your living area, LOCK THE DOORS!
Don’t let your doors own your home and roam about like can do what they like. They should learn early on that you are the master and some places are out of bounds to them.
Dogs get upset and agitated if they’re not walked often enough so don’t let yourself down by ultimately forcing them to misbehave because that’s what happens when they’re stuck inside.
Make it a part of your daily routine to get out with them for at least 30 minutes to an hour depending on how busy your schedule is. It’s all you need to ensure a happy and settled dog rather than one who is going to tear up your chairs and probably even the settee covers! ha