Dogs, particularly puppies, often have a bad habit of chewing on carpets. While it might initially seem preferable to chewing on your new shoes or the furniture, carpet destruction can get expensive.
Here are a few ideas for keeping your dog away from the carpet, saving you a lot of hassle and a lot of money.
- Consider purchasing a repelling spray at your local pet store and spray it on the area of the carpet that your dog tends to chew. First, however, you need to make sure that the spray won’t discolor the carpet. Try testing it on an unnoticeable, out-of-the-way piece of carpet before applying it to your publicly viewed spaces.
- Another option is covering the area of the carpet you dog chews with thick plastic or aluminum foil. Your dog may like gnawing on the rug, but chances are he or she won’t care for aluminum too much.
- You also need to make sure that you’re supervising your dog at all times. If you have a puppy, confine it to a certain area or leave it in a large crate when you aren’t in the room. If you catch it chewing on the carpet, put it in crate timeout for 10-15 minutes.
- Make sure you have some sturdy dog toys available. A puppy that’s teething needs something to really bite into. That something shouldn’t be your rug.
- Give your dog plenty of attention. Take him or her on a walk at least once a day and schedule a little play time. The less energy your dog has, the less likely it will be to eat things it’s not supposed to.
Dogs can be great companions. Sometimes, however, they can be quite a handful. If you have pesky pet odors hanging around your home, call Steamer’s Carpet Care today and ask about our pet odor removal service.