Maintaining a Clean Home with Pets is Now Easy with These Tips and Counsels

We humans have had a fancy for keeping pets since times immemorial. Dogs are one of the oldest pets and are still highly cherished by most of the pet lovers. Statistics reveals that the pets in the home are increasing in numbers and variety too; while simultaneously, we have also developed more sophisticated living ambiances to suit our comforts and cozy lifestyles. Now this creates a contradiction and maintaining a clean home with pets emerges out as no less than a challenge. Pets have their ways and in spite of all the a and habitual refining, their presence does create aberrations in the living ambiances. The majority of the problems relate to the hairs and furs, poop and droppings and lice and flea problems among others.

Most of us, being die hard per lovers have basic skills in maintaining cleanliness at homes. Pets populate our homes like dogs, cats, and birds. Here are a few tips on how to maintain a clean home while living with our loved pets.

In order to maintain a clean home, you need dedicated cleaning and also teach to pet great habits while they are growing up. It also worth considering getting a local maid service in you area to keep up with the damage that a pet might leave.

Here are the comment problems we see:

The poop and droppings


This constitutes the foremost problem for the pet lovers who have to deal with their pet’s droppings throughout the living place and for the whole of the day. Although most of the dogs and cats develop crude habits of leaving their poops at specified places, the norm is often broken to generate headache for the pet owners. Training is the best technique and makes your pet learn in an intelligent manner by linking the food and other delights with good habits.

The hair and fur problem

This is another major concern for pet lovers who have to deal with the continuously falling hairs of the pets. The pets like dogs and cats are free to move throughout the ambiance including the sofas and beds, and their hairs are found all over the place. Hair and fur are more often a problem with certain species of dogs like Siberian Huskies and Akitas which lose their hair two times a year. The loss of hair cannot be arrested. However, the better counsel is to rely on the vacuum cleaning and brushing the linen every three days. It would also be good if you can take out some time to brush your pet outside every 2-3 days so that the loose and ready to fall hairs are removed. This would be desirable if the pet is shedding hairs.

Pest issues


Pests could emerge out as severe house contaminations, much beyond the cleanliness issues. The pets have to be taken care of therefore on a regular basis. Find out some time every night to look out for any such ill health symptoms in your dog or cat or any furry creatures. Fleas and lice, creep into the fur of the pets and could fall upon in the ambiances to affect the life of the dwellers. Get the vets help if your find any indication.

Pet hygiene

Pet hygiene is a preventive step, and the results directly relate to the house hygiene. Look out for the paws/claws and nails and get it properly cleaned on a regular basis. Keeping the paws and claws clean will ensure that all the contamination that is present in such places is held at minimum and does not reach our beds and linen.

Water and food separation

Make proper and separate arrangements for the pet’s water and food. People develop the habit of sharing food along with their pets that can transfer contamination to them. Love your pets, but the rational way!

Frequent change of sheets and dusting of the mats – this again is a preventive step. Try dusting of the mats, carpets frequently and wash out the linens and bed covers every 2-3 days.

These are some tips as for keeping the house clean while enjoying the company of your beloved pets too.



Sledding with dogs


Dog Sled Ride


Today, sledding with dogs is becoming more and more popular. Also, not only huskies are used for sledding. Many different breeds of dog are used for pulling sled, although many people presume and expect that only huskies are for that job.  Only if the dog is relatively large and fast, it will be able to pull a sled. By the way, dogs are not only for pulling the sled, they must be kept happy and well maintained and in high spirits! Why is this important? Because they won’t listen while pulling a sled, and if they don’t listen that can lead to causing a personal injury, either for the owner or for the dog.

Wa_husky4Necessary equipment.  As we already know, everybody has to start somewhere. You need to choose equipment that is suitable for your size and breed of dogs is essential.  The needed equipment includes: tug lines, harnesses, necklines, gang-lines and booties. A scooter is a good start for dogs. But if you live somewhere where is very cold with a lot of snow during the year, you should buy sled instead.  Do not forget – safety gear is necessary for you. It could happen that the first few tries can go terribly wrong. Sled, the scooter and personal safety gear won’t be needed initially, but it is worth of having it for future use.

Getting started.  You need to get your dogs to get used to wear harnesses and to have a level of drag behind them. You should attach a gang-line or a leash to the harness, and then let the end that would usually be held drag the length of it, behind the dog. You should attach something to it, and you should start small first, with a pair of shoes or something like that and add always something more over the period of a few weeks until you see that your dog is comfortable with pulling a lighter tire or something of similar weight.

6360_14751_Dog_Sledding_Vail_Colorado_mdAlso, you need to teach them the commands which you will use when you take them sledding. This will require a lot of patience because this is the most time consuming part of the training. To begin with something, takes them on the runs and walks with their drag attached, and show them the turns and moves. You could for example, shout ‘haw’ when turning left and ‘gee’ when turning right, and to make them stop use ‘whoa’. Step by step, you will have to move behind the dogs and make sure that they will to continue to react to these instructions during runs and walks, as the scooter or sled will always be behind the dogs. Once you see that they can run with the drag and respond to these instructions without looking at you, you will know that they are ready to pull scooter or a sled for the first time.

Pulling the scooter or sled. Make sure that you have all of your personal safety gear on – helmet, elbow pads and knee pads. To see if they will run and pull you along, hitch your dogs to the sled or the scooter. They can just turn and stare at you. The good way to get them to run can be a person to chase, either just running or on a bike. You need to make sure that the dogs do not run on them and the lines stay taut. You need to keep your hand or foot on the brake at all times. You need to make sure that you keep all dogs watered, well fed and happy with treats and praise when is needed, before you start with short sessions and slowly increase them.


How to teach your dog to pull a sled can be a great exercise to increase the bond between pets and owner, and outstanding way to put some of their strength and energy to good use with something they will enjoy.