We recommend a scratching post /gym combination with a cubby on top.
Step 1: For dogs - Teach your dog the 'place'command. We've discussed this in a previous blog. It is a great command for house dogs to prevent them jumping up on visitors and provides them with their own area to feel safe and secure which will then allow them to relax and settle like the good dog that we know they are!
Step 2: Don't give in! Your pet will test boundaries, especially in the beginning so remain consistant and firm. If you need to use deterants on your furniture, we recommend 'no scratch'sprays and sticky films. Most dogs and cats respond well to these. Make your bed or lounge uncomfortable! Use aluminium foil (this has a cold and slippery surface that dogs and cats dislike). You won't need to keep this on the furniture long term, just until your pet learns where it is and where it isn't allowed.
Step3: Acknowlege milestones - As our pets learn new things it is important for us to reflect on how far they have come. The amount of time varies from pet to pet, so be kind and remember any milestone is worth rewarding. By the end of this process your bond with your pet will be stronger and your pet will understand where it fits in with you and your family.
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