How to keep your pets off the furniture
It’s time to claim back your furniture in the most LOVING way possible!
Methods for keeping dogs and cats off the furniture
*CONSISTENCY IS KEY*
If you are bringing home a new furry family member don’t let them on the furniture from the get go. It is harder to break bad habits then to create good ones from the start.
Your pets are smart! Your animal sees you curled up all cozy on the couch and they want in on the action! Make sure they have a comfortable alternative for jumping up and joining you.
CONDO LIFE... FOR CATS!
If you have feline companions then getting a cat condo may be the answer to all your problems. These multi-textured, multi-leveled fortresses allow cats to play, climb, jump, hide and sleep. Not only is it a place for your cats to exercise but it’s also a place that they can call their own.
"HEY! THAT'S MY SPOT!"
If your pets INSISTS on only sitting on “human” furniture consider giving them a designated spot. A place on the couch or an old chair that your animal knows is special for them. With that being said it is very important that your consistently reinforce to your pet that they cannot go on other pieces of furniture.
USE TREATS & TOYS TO YOUR ADVANTAGE
When training your pet, use toys and play as a loving distraction from jumping up and bad behavior. Once the animal has complied with your commands rewarding with treats and affection is the best way to achieve long term results.
Set your pet up for success when you are asleep or out of the house. If you have a puppy the best way to keep them off your furniture when you’re not around is to crate train. This may seem cruel to some owners but if trained properly the dog will look at their crate as a safe personal space. Your dog will feel secure cozy and comfortable and your furniture will remain untouched!
As said before, you want to set your pet up for success when you are not around. The best way to defer cats from jumping or scratching on furniture is using cat repellents. These sprays come in many different brands and are sold in most pet stores. Most cats hate the smell so just lightly spray whatever surface you want to protect. We suggest using brands that only use 100% natural ingredients. *Note you may need to try out a few different brands as some cats react differently to each scent.