23 How To Pet Tips to Help You Conquer Pet Parenting

Whether you’ve discovered your pet’s mischievous side during quarantine like digging under the fence or you got a ‘covid-puppy’ and are a bit intimidated by pet-parenting, Invisible Fence® Brand has got you covered with 23 “How To” Pet Tips to help you conquer pet parenting. We have put together the perfect guide to tell you all you need to know about pet tips including some of our most popular:

1. Protect Your Dog from Chasing Squirrels or Cars:

Dogs can chase cars or squirrels for many different reasons. They could be curious, have a high-prey drive or it may be simply instinctual. No matter what the reason is, it’s important to protect your pet from doing this because you don’t want them to go into the street. 

Tips to stop your dog from chasing cars or squirrels include:

Keeping your dog in your yard can sometimes be a difficult task especially if they’re very curious or extremely friendly. While it can be fun to watch your dog make friends or play with the neighbor kids, it’s also important to make sure you can keep your dog in the yard because you don’t want them to wander too far.

Tips to keep your dog in the yard include:

3. Prevent Your Dog from Jumping the Fence:

Your dog may be jumping the fence for a number of different reasons. It could be that they are curious and want to investigate, they saw a neighbor and want to say hi, or maybe they feel nervous and it’s just something they do. Regardless of the reasoning, it’s important to try to prevent your pooch from doing this so they don’t leave your yard.

Tips to keep your dog from jumping the fence include:

4. Prevent Your Dog from Digging in the Flower Bed:

Keeping your dog out of your flower beds can be a difficult task without the proper solutions. Dogs are known to love flower beds because digging is fun to them, sniffing the plants is fun to them and because it helps them cool off on a hot day. No matter why your dog is in the flower beds, it’s necessary to protect them from getting into something they shouldn’t.

Tips to stop your dog from digging in the flower beds include:

5. Prevent Your Cat from Scratching Your Furniture:

While not all cats scratch furniture, cat scratching is very common – especially for indoor cats. There are a few different reasons why your cat may be obsessed with scratching your furniture. A variety of reasons can be that they’re stretching, filing their nails or marketing their territory. 

Tips to stop your cat from scratching furniture include:

6. Prevent Your Dog from Digging Under the Fence:

Your dog could be digging under the fence for a variety of reasons. It may be because they’re simply bored or curious about what is happening on the other side of the fence. Nonetheless, it’s critical to make sure your pet stops digging because you don’t want them to slip out and wander too close to the road or to a neighbors house.

Tips to stop your dog from digging under the fence include:

7. Control Where Your Dog Uses the Bathroom in Your Yard:

Sometimes you may want to control which areas of the yard your pet uses the bathroom. This is because you may not want them going in your flower bed or the sandbox where your kids play. Controlling where your dog uses the potty can help protect your pet and others.

Tips to control where your dog poops in the yard include:

8. Prevent Your Cat from Using the Dog Door:

If you’re a multi-pet household and find that your feline friend is a curious cat, you may be worried about how you can keep them from using the dog door. Sometimes cats can get nosey and want to see what’s going on outside whether that be to check out the neighbors or the bird that’s been taunting them. Regardless of the reason, it’s necessary to make sure you keep them safe inside.

Tips to stop your cat from using the dog door include:

9. Protect Your Dog from Eating Cat Poop:

It’s not unusual for your dog to want to snack in the cat’s litter box but we know it’s definitely not appealing. Typically it’s okay if this happens as long as your dog has normal bowel movements afterwards. Nonetheless, we understand why you’d want to prevent your dog from getting into the litter box.

Tips to stop your dog from eating cat poop include:

10. Prevent Your Dog from Jumping on Guests:

With all the excitement of a new arrival, it’s not uncommon for dogs to charge the front door or jump on visitors when they enter the house. No matter why, when or how often your dog jumps on guests, it’s a good idea to try and prevent that habit.

Tips to stop your dog from jumping on your guests include:

11. Protect Your Dog from Escaping Out the Door:

Pets can develop the habit of escaping out the door for a variety of reasons. Many pets are simply curious about what’s going on outside. Whether that be because another animal is in your yard or visitors walk by, it can be enough to tempt them to run out an open door. Regardless of the reason, it’s important to prevent them from doing this because you don’t want them to get out and run into the street or to the neighbors house.

Tips to stop your dog from escaping out the door include:

12. Protect Your Pet from Off-Limit Areas:

There are many different reasons pet owners want to create off-limit areas for their pets. Sometimes it’s to keep them out of a child’s room or to help multi-pet households give each pet their own separate space. Either way, creating off-limit areas for your pet can help your household run smoother. 

Tips to create off-limit areas for your pet include:

13. Protect Your Dog from Chewing on Furniture:

Protecting your pet from chewing on furniture is extremely important because you don’t want your pet to harm themselves. Dogs can chew on furniture for a few different reasons. It could be that they’re feeling bored, having anxiety, or even that they’re teething. 

Tips to stop your dog from chewing on furniture include:

14. Prevent Your Cat from Jumping on the Counter:

Keeping your cat from jumping on to the counters is important because you want to protect them from getting into something they shouldn’t. A lot of times, cats jump on counters because they naturally like being on top of elevated spaces. Other reasons may be because they’re looking for food or for a secluded play to retreat. 

Tips to stop your cat from jumping on the counter include:

15. Protect Your Dog from Jumping into the Pool:

You dog may love to swim and it may be really fun to watch them do so, but it’s important to be careful letting them to take a dip whenever they want. Swimming for dogs is great exercise and helps them cool off on a hot day; however, it may not be safe to let them swim when you’re not home.

Tips to stop your dog from jumping into the pool include:

16. Protect Your Dog from Roaming:

Keeping your pet from roaming is very important. This is critical because you don’t want them to roam too far and get lost. Your dog may roam for many different reasons. Some reason could be that they picked up on a new scent, got curious or went to look for new friends.

Tips to stop your dog from roaming include:

17. Protect Your Dog from Getting into the Mud:

While it can be fun to watch your dog play in the mud from time to time, having to clean them off after every rainstorm can get tiresome. Dogs can get in the mud because it’s fun, or their bored or even as an attempt to cool off from the heat. Nonetheless, we understand why you’d want to protect your pet from getting into the mud.

Tips to keep your dog out of the mud include:

18. Prevent Your Dog from Eating Cat Food:

It’s not unusual for your dog to eat the cat’s food. Cat food is typically higher in fats and proteins than dog food making it even more appealing to your dog. While it’s not necessarily harmful to your dog right off the bat, it is important to make sure they’re eating the appropriate type of food and amount to avoid excessive weight gain and other health problems.

Tips to stop your dog from eating cat food include:

19. Protect Your Dog from Chasing After Predators:

Dogs can chase after predators for a variety of different reasons. For farm dogs, it may be to protect their herd or property while for others it may instinctual or out of curiosity. Either way, it’s necessary to protect your dog from doing this so they don’t run off too far or get hurt.

Tips to stop your dog from chasing after predators include:

20. Protect Your Furniture from Pet Hair:

Unfortunately, shedding is a part of a pet’s life and it’s nearly impossible to get rid of this trait. The amount of shedding varies depending on the breed and the season, but it can also be a indicator to your pet’s health. If you feel that your dog is excessively shedding, then you may want to consult your vet.

Tips to keep pet hair off your furniture include:

21. Keep Your Dog on a Large Property:

It’s no secret that dogs like to explore and play in the yard but when it comes to having a large property, it can be hard to always make sure they’re still on your property.  With your acreage, we know you want your dog to be able to take advantage of all the room to play and run while being safe on your property.

Tips to keep your dog on a large property include:

22. Prevent Your Dog from Peeing in the House:

Sometimes preventing your dog from peeing in the house is harder to figure out than you may realize. You dog may be urinating in the house for a number of different reasons. If your dog is house trained, then it could be due to behavioral issues or an undiagnosed medical condition. If you believe it could have a tie to your pet’s health, we recommend speaking to your vet.

Tips to stop your dog from peeing in the house include:

23. Keeping Your Yard Dog-Proofed:

It’s important to make sure your yard is safe for your pooch by dog-proofing your yard. When it comes to dog-proofing, it’s helpful to note of any areas you may want your pet to stay away from or places to give them access to water.

Tips to dog-proof your yard include: