Dogs are more than just animals. As pet owners, we consider them as a member of the family. That said, you want to make sure your dog stays happy and comfortable inside your home. It is important to consider your pet’s needs when building or decorating a space.

Follow these tips to make your home more comfortable for your furry friends.

Create a comfortable sleep space

Like humans, our pets sometimes crave for coziness and privacy. Create spaces where you pet can sleep and relax. Choose a section of the house that is quiet and out of direct sunlight. Most importantly, give them a comfortable bed. This is one of the best ways to keep your dog off your bed.

Beware of poisonous plants

Pet owners know that dogs have a penchant for eating strange things, including plants. But there are certain plants that could be toxic to animals. Daffodils, azalea, aloe vera, chrysanthemum, lilies poinsettia and carnations are just some of the plants that can be poisonous to dogs. Avoid placing these plants in your home where your pets may be able to access them.

Create a feeding area

More often than not, food and water bowls are left lying on the floor, waiting to be knocked over. Create a feeding area ensures that the feeding bowls are never knocked over; it’s also a great way to take advantage of unused spaces.

Out of reach

Keep all dangerous good such as laundry supplies, chemicals and medicines in out of reach places.

Outdoor safety

If your dog is going to spend some of their time outdoors, you need to make sure it’s safe. You want Fido to run around freely and safely.

Remove ladders or anything your dog may feel the urge to step onto. Look for gaps your pups could squeeze through. Make sure your fence is tall and sturdy enough to contain an energetic dog.