As a responsible dog owner, it is important to create a safe home environment for your furry friend. This can help prevent your dog from getting lost or injured. At Country Boarding for Cats and Dogs, we have highlighted 3 home safety tips to help you create a secure home environment for your canine companion:
1. Securing Your Garden
Just like a secure dog park, your garden can also be a great place for your dog to play and exercise in, especially during the summer months. However, it is important to make sure that your garden is safe and secure to prevent your dog from escaping. Here are some tips to help you secure your garden:
- Install a secure fence that is at least 1.5 metres high to prevent your dog from jumping over it.
- Make sure that your gate is secure and has a lock to prevent your dog from opening it
- Check your garden regularly for any gaps or holes in the fence and repair them immediately
- Remove any poisonous plants from your garden as they can be harmful to your dog if ingested
2. Home Safety
As a responsible owner you need to make sure that your house is dog-proofed to prevent your furry friend from getting into trouble. Here are some tips to help you dog-proof your house:
- Store all cleaning supplies and chemicals in a secure place that is out of your dog’s reach
- Keep all food and snacks in a secure place to prevent your dog from eating them
- Make sure that all electrical cords are hidden or covered to prevent your dog from chewing on them
- Use baby gates to block off any areas of your house that you do not want your dog to access
- Keep all medications out of your dog’s reach as they can be harmful if ingested
3. Choose pet-friendly furniture
Many owners are purchasing pet-friendly furniture made from resistant products like denim or microfibre, and keeping away from more toxic substances that could pose a significant risk to their dog’s health if chewed and consumed. Furniture can be toxic due to the materials used, finishes applied, and treatments employed. Harmful chemicals such as Formaldehyde, flame retardants, and solvents, can pose a significant health risk to dogs with some scientific research even linking them to cancer.
Instead opt for more pet and environmentally friendly furniture labeled as non-toxic containing eco-friendly materials like wood, bamboo, and other natural materials that are safer for pets.
We hope you found this article helpful. By following our three dog-friendly safety tips, you can create a secure home environment for your four-legged friend which will ultimately give you peace of mind knowing that they are safe and sound.