Welcoming a dog into your family can be such a life changing experience, and you’ll soon realize that you need to adapt your home accordingly to suit your new furry friends needs. It’s vital that you can take the right steps to prepare your home for your new dog, as this way they can be as comfortable, safe and happy as can be! 

Thankfully, this handy guide contains some of the best steps that you can follow to ensure your home is properly suited to your dog’s individual needs. In fact, you’ll be able to find an array of amazing recommendations that your pup is sure to appreciate like never before! So, what are you waiting for? Read on to discover more and create the perfect home for your dog today. 

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Create A Private Sleep Space 

Although you may think that your dog generally loves to be a part of the action, the simple fact of the matter is that they’re going to desire a break from it all every now and then – especially when they’re trying to sleep. Placing their bed next to the TV in or in a high traffic area where they’re likely to be awoken by noise or movement is one of the worst decisions that you could make, as their quality of sleep will begin to fall dramatically and this can subsequently impact on all aspects of their health and life in general. A tired dog is a moody dog, prone to snapping and likely not the best behaved! So, instead it’s best to create a private sleep space that your dog can go to whenever they need to get away from the hustle and bustle. Find a warm radiator in a less traveled area of your home, or look for somewhere ‘protected’ such as an alcove underneath the stairs. 

Keep It Clean 

Having a dog can instantly double the volume of cleaning that you have to do, but of course it’s more than worth it when you get to lay down and snuggle with them at the end of a stressful day! There are multiple cleaning steps that you must follow for the sake of your own health and that of your dogs, especially if your dog spends a lot of time wandering your garden or roaming outside in general. They will no doubt pick up dirt and grime as they explore, and this will simply get walked into your home over time. Try to stay on top of vacuuming and use a pet friendly model with a high suction power to get rid of dirt, fur and more. Wipe down hard floor surfaces with an antibacterial formula that is animal safe, and consider implementing a paw cleaning station by your door that includes wet wipes and other similar products to clean your dog’s feet before they enter into your home. Ensure you stay on top of your garden too, as dog waste removal should be on your list of priorities if you want to protect your pups health and wellness for the foreseeable future.