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Decorating and Cleaning with Dogs 

Decorating and Cleaning with Dogs   By Janice Jones   |Last Updated 06-19-2020

You are a dog mom or dad of a small dog.  That's what brought you here, now let us help you maneuver your lifestyle so you can enjoy your dog and reduce the amount of work needed to make that life a reality.

You know you love your little friend but did you know that the little four legged companion of yours can contribute to your health? Make your life more fulfilling?  Fill a void or even improve your mood?

It is true, Your dog can improve your life in many different ways.  But they also require some work on your part.  Some are profuse shedders, others command a definite doggy smell. 

Some will be easier to house-train than others, but all small dogs have one thing in common:  They do require that we spend a little more time cleaning and arranging our homes to meet the unique needs of our favorite four legged companions.  

You will find some articles on this page about decorating and cleaning with dogs in mind that will make your life much easier as you learn to live with a small dogs.  I hope you enjoy these resources.

Decorating and Cleaning with Dogs

9 Dog Hair Removal Products All Pet Lovers Should Own

Dogs are not just seen as pets and loyal companions, but they're also a part of the family. Having a dog as a house pet has a lot of benefits. According to HuffPost, dogs help in keeping owners active, as well as relieving stress and boosting the overall mood.

However, along with numerous benefits comes the small nuisances that dog owners need to take care of, such as cleaning dog hair all over the house. Non-shedding dog breeds do exist, but most domesticated dog breeds belong to the shedding group. 

Tips to Help You Organize Your Puppy Stuff

Your  Beagle needs to undergo a brushing session on Sunday, so what do you do to find his grooming comb? Do you simply go to a storage place where it is neatly placed inside a compartment or hunt it all around the house because you forgot where you put it the last time?

If you are the latter, this is an article meant specifically for you. Puppies are fun to have, but they also demand care and maintenance. They have a high tendency to chew things, jump around and excrete anywhere they like

Creating a Healthy Home Environment for Your Dog and You

Creating a healthy home environment for you and your small dog is important to ensure you're keeping yourself and your dog healthy.

The best part?

Making sure your home is set up properly for your small dog doesn't have to be hard or impede on your living space. Keep reading below to read our tips for setting up your home and establishing routines to keep you and your small dog happy and healthy.

How to Clean A Dog Bed Without a Removable Cover

How to Clean A Dog Bed Without a Removable CoverHow to Clean A Dog Bed Without a Removable Cover

Home decorating and cleaning with dogs in mind also means keeping their beds and spaces clean and fresh smelling.  We love our dogs. They are the perfect housemate, always welcoming us home with a level of joy and excitement that human roommates just can’t match.

They are great listeners, never butting in to give their two cents, and their love is truly unconditional.

Tips for Building a Dog-Friendly Garden

So you love your dog, but also enjoy the beauty that a lovely garden can provide.  Unfortunately, not all gardens are dog-friendly and some can be down right dangerous. 

Here's a great article to help you design a garden that both people and dogs will love.

Read Tips for Building a Dog Friendly Garden

How to Remove Dog Urine Damage From Your Lawn

Three things dog owners can't avoid: death, taxes, and urine spots on the lawn. It’s true whether you have a big pooch who spends most of his time in the yard or a house pup that goes out only when nature calls. Left untreated, those wee-wee spots can take a toll on your lawn, but you can minimize the damage.

Read about Dog Urine Damage

Feng Shui For Dogs:  Decorating Tips

Feng Shui, an ancient Chinese practice more than 5,000 years old, has seen a resurgence — not just for humans but for pets. Feng Shui is all about creating a positive energy flow that moves energy effectively through space. 

Our environment influences our health, even if we’re not aware of it. That principle applies to our pets, too. If they’re cramped, uncomfortable, distressed, too cold, or too hot, they’re miserable.

Read about Feng Shui for Pets

How to Remove Embedded Pet Hair

7 tools to remove embedded pet hairHow to Remove Embedded Pet Hair

We love our pets more than anything! But what about those pesky pet hair that just keeps on coming?

If you have a pet, especially a dog that sheds, you will know just how frustrating pet hair can be. Talk about vacuuming, cleaning, dusting or doing anything, and still that tumbleweed of pet hair keeps rolling on the floor.

How to Remove Embedded Pet Hair

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About Janice (author and voice behind this site)

Having lived with dogs and cats most of her life, Janice served as a veterinary technician for ten years in Maryland and twelve years as a Shih Tzu dog breeder in Ohio.

Her education includes undergraduate degrees in Psychology with a minor in biology, Early Childhood Education, and Nursing, and a master's in Mental Health Counseling.

She is a lifelong learner, a dog lover, and passionate about the welfare of animals. Her favorite breed for over 50 years has been the Shih Tzu, but she has also lived with Poodles, Maltese, Yorkshire Terriers, Beagles, English Bulldogs, Carin Terriers, and a Cocker Spaniel.

When not writing, reading, and researching dog-related topics, she likes to spend time with her eight Shih Tzu dogs, husband, and family, as well as knitting and crocheting. She is also the voice behind Miracle Shih Tzu and Smart-Knit-Crocheting

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