Your dog is a part of your family as much as anyone else, and such special bonds call for a proper living space for your furry friend as well. You might have to leave the sweet face alone for some time of the day but these short periods can be handled by your dog quite easily if he is comfortable and engaged. The living space can range from a small kennel to an entire room itself, and it should be designed to resemble the perfect dog zone for your pooch. Decorating a room according to your dog’s liking and convenience can be a little challenging, but here are a few guidelines that can help you give your best.
Consider the safety of the room first
Dogs are the curious kind and tend to put everything in their mouth first. They can also create quite a ruckus and harm themselves in the process if the room is not dog-proof. Make sure you remove all edible items from the room or keep it higher up, out of access, hide the electrical wires strategically, put away plastic toys, shoes, etc., which your dog might destroy, replace trash cans with dog-proof models and set the temperature of the room right. Experts who have undergone training from the best vet tech schools always profess safety first for pets.
Keep all medicines, medical records, clothing and other necessary items handy in case you need them. Taking care of all this should be your primary target if you are vouching for a safe environment.
Make sure the room is comfortable to stay
The general decorum of the room should reflect your dog’s personality and also reveal your style in interior decoration. The color and lighting of the room should be soothing to the eye. Paint the room with non-toxic satin colors that not only add a bright aura to the room but also spread a welcoming aroma. You can also use semi-gloss paint for your convenience as any paw or dirt mark is easily removable.
Install flooring that can tolerate the scratching from your dog’s nail as it is impossible to stop them from doing so. You could also play soft music through the day or mount a television securely and play something that will hold your dog’s attention. Keeping some dog toys lying around can also ensure that your dog remains engaged and has something to play with.
Compartmentalize the room
Divide the room into areas, not necessarily by boundaries, for various purposes. Assign a corner to place the food and water dishes, place a bed in the most comfortable area of the room as your dog will spend most of its time there, place a litter box in one corner so he could go about with the process of elimination within the room itself. You could also put a separate crate for relaxation during the day.
Keeping these few basic things in mind will go a long way in decorating a perfect room for your furry friend. A smile on your pet’s face will also make you happy!