He’s cuddly, adorable and you like him a lot, but occasionally he has an issue with “accidents”, and pretty soon, you start to notice the… ummm… funky smelling air.
Besides the sporadic accident from Buddy, his hair can create a problem as well. Once he shakes a bit off, it goes into the carpet and furniture and clings to it all and it can be quite a headache.
Then you have the issue of Buddy going outside, inside, outside, inside..You know it… Buddy is always lively and the perpetual going outside and then back inside brings in all sorts of dirt.
What can you do about all this?
- Try to clean up his mess ASAP. Once you notice an “accident,” it is important to get a few paper towels and blot up the mess before it penetrates into the padding of the carpet. A good enzyme deodorizer like you might get from the vet is a temporary band-aid for odors, but of course it would be ideal to have a professional carpet cleaner come over to take care of these odor challenges.
- A hairy situation can be partially prevented by brushing your dog often. Loose hair that’s about to go into the carpet and furniture can be easily pulled from Buddy with a good grooming brush. And guess what? Some dogs even love being brushed!
- While you may feel it’s not necessary to wipe off Buddy’s muddy paws each time he wants back inside, it is a good idea to place mats inside and outside the door. When Buddy want’s back inside, let him wait a little bit on the outside mat because some of that dirt will certainly come off.
Following this advice and with basic training, your best friend is going to be a dream to live with!