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Introducing a new puppy into your family can be exciting, but it may not be the best for your carpet. To keep your puppy happy and your carpet clean, use these tips.

How to Keep Your Carpet Clean After Taking Home a Puppy

Adopting a puppy and introducing it to your family can be very exciting. Puppies are extremely cute, super loving, and a lot of fun. Unfortunately for your carpet, they can also be quite destructive. Don't let their initial behavior deter you from keeping a pet. There are plenty of things you can do to keep your carpet at its best while also enjoying the company of a puppy.

Potty Train Your Puppy

Housebreaking your puppy can be one of the toughest things but it is also the most necessary. Once you have achieved this, your carpet will be safe from puppy accidents of all types. The two most popular and effective methods for this are crate training and using puppy pads. Whatever method you choose, just be consistent and use positive reinforcement instead of reprimanding your pup constantly. Keep in mind that puppies have small bladder, so they will have to go often. This means you'll have to stay alert and give them the attention they need.

Keep Your Puppy Clean

A clean puppy means your carpet will also be cleaner. After spending time outdoors your puppy can drag in dirt, moisture, and other debris that can negatively affect your carpet. Wipe off their paws and their coat before allowing them to step inside. Bathing your puppy regularly can also prevent your carpet from getting dirty and stinky. How often you should bathe your pup will depend on a number of factors, including the type of coat they have. It's recommended that you bathe your dog as soon as they're noticeably dirty and stinky.

A Well-Groomed Pup Can Lead to Cleaner Carpets

Along with keeping your puppy clean, it's important that you also keep them well groomed. Most dogs will leave a certain amount of hair around your home. To reduce the amount of hair piling up on your carpet and upholstery, brush your dog's coat daily. This will help you collect the hair before it has a chance to cover your carpet. Another important thing to keep an eye on is your puppy's nails. Keep these trim in order to prevent carpet snags and tears. You don't have to do this yourself, you can take your pup into the groomer's to get it done. A groomer can also take care of keeping your dog's coat nice and trim. Whether you have a puppy or a full grown dog, you will have to stay on top of your carpet cleaning schedule to keep your carpet at its best. Don't forget that you should schedule a professional carpet cleaning service to take care of your carpet at least once a year. A professional service like Tacoma Cleanpro can ensure your carpet smells, feels, and looks great no matter what. Contact them at (253) 229- 7499 to schedule your next carpet cleaning.

Prevent Carpet Chewing

Puppies and full grown dogs can have a tendency to chew on the carpet. From teething to separation anxiety, there are a number of causes behind this. Do your best to redirect their chewing to a chew toy. Once they move from the carpet to the chew toy, praise them and use positive reinforcement so that they continue this behavior. If your puppy is teething, help them find relief by offering them a frozen treat or an ice cube wrapped in a cloth. For more tips on how to keep your puppy from chewing on your carpet, check out this post!

Clean up Accidents

If you're still working on house training your puppy, accidents are bound to happen. The important thing is to continue your training and clean up these accidents as soon as they happen. Cleaning up accidents immediately will help reduce the chances of a stain developing and will get rid of potential odors. To prevent these accidents from staining your carpet you can also use area rugs in the spaces where your puppy is most active.

Keep up With Carpet Cleaning

Vacuuming will be an important part of keeping your carpet in great shape once you have your new pet at home. Vacuum often to reduce the amount of hair on your carpet. Not only will this keep your carpet cleaner, it can also keep odors at bay. A professional carpet cleaning at least once a year will also be necessary no matter how much vacuuming you do.

Carpet Cleaning Service in Tacoma

If your puppy has left your carpet looking less than ideal, a carpet cleaning service can get it back to its best. Contact Tacoma Cleanpro at (253) 229- 7499 to schedule your next cleaning. Not only is it safe for you and your puppy, you'll also be able to walk on your carpet in a few short hours!

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