While your new home will suit your partner and children, you may want to consider how it caters to your four-legged friend. Whether you have a pooch that's been a long-time member of your family or you're thinking about adopting a puppy, you should consider a few of these pet-friendly tips for your new abode.
After your international movers have left and you can focus on some remodeling projects, your floors should be a top priority. Woman's Day recommends getting hardwood floors that are easy to clean when your dog tracks in dirt or sheds. You can also opt for linoleum or stylish tile.
While you can teach your dog the proper discipline so he or she doesn't go through your garbage, the rules might not be so clear if you've adopted a puppy. Because of this, you should keep your garbage secured behind a low cabinet or inside a closet or pantry. This won't only prevent messes, but your pup can get sick if he or she eats your leftovers.
Designating a personal place for your dog to sleep is a great gesture for welcoming your new dog into your family. Also, if you want to keep your bedroom dog free, Woman's Day notes that giving him or her a spot to rest might be the answer.
You should put up a fence or barrier around your backyard for your dog to play in. This will allow him or her to go outside without you having to worry about an escape!