If you are a pet owner, you may wonder what your dog or cat does when you are away at work. For some pet owners, this may remain a mystery. They go to work, come home, and the house looks exactly the same, and Fido and Fifi are curled up innocently enough on the rug or on the couch.
Unfortunately, other pet owners are not so lucky. They come home to find the newspaper torn to shreds, dirty laundry strewn about the bedroom, and their antique sofa clawed to pieces. They may even be faced with a citation from the police since neighbors complained about the dog barking, or left with smelly messes that an irate cat left behind to signal his displeasure. These pet owners may be beginning to wonder why they adopted pets in the first place.
You can change the behavior!
Many pet owners often feel their choices are either expensive or unfair to their pet. Many pet parents can’t imagine putting a dog in a small crate every day or de-clawing their cat or kitten. The expense of a pet sitter can be too expensive if your pet needs constant care while you are away. Luckily, pet training can be easier and less expensive than you might think.
- Keep Pets Off Furniture – There are various devices and technologies available to keep your pets off of the furniture. Try the Tattle Tale which sounds an alarm when any vibration is detected or the ScatMat which sends harmless pulses to your pet when they step on it.
- Bark Control – Ultrasonic anti-bark devices that only your dog can hear can help train your dog not to bark while you are away. These devices will detect the dogs barking and send a high pitched ultrasonic noise. The dog will eventually learn that when he stops barking the device will stop sounding.
- Indoor Pet Fences – Choose from ultrasonic indoor containment systems which emit a high pitched tone when your pet enters a forbidden area or an electric pet fence which provides a mild correction.
Pets can richly enhance our lives. They offer comfort when we are lonely, instant companions for fun, and can even help children learn compassion and responsibility. With time, they become furry extensions of our family. Like family members, they are expected to abide by the rules of the home, and pet training devices can make this a lot easier. This leaves you with more time to enjoy owning a pet instead of spending that time cleaning up after them.