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Quick & Easy Way To Protect Your Doors From Dog Damage

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CLAWGUARD door shields are an ideal way to protect your home’s doors from damage and your dog’s paws from splinters. The best part about CLAWGUARD? It’s quick and easy to install. In fact, “installation” is as simple as opening the package and hanging the door shield off the door handle. You can cut it to size if necessary; yes, scissors may be required.
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Training Tips For Dog Owners

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Our dogs are part of our family and as pet parents we want our dogs to be happy, healthy and well-behaved and positive reinforcement training can help do just that. What will you train your dog to do during National Dog Training Month?
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Enjoy A Stress-Free New Year’s Eve: Fireworks Dog Survival Tips

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If you’re a pet parent who has a dog or cat who gets anxious because of loud noises and because of fireworks, you’re not alone. Resorting to medications and crating is not an option for all pet parents, and in fact, crating an anxious dog who is not accustomed to being in a crate can lead to higher anxiety and no pet parent wants that!
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How To Be A Good Pet Guest

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We know that many pet parents are indulgent when it comes to their dogs and cats; we don’t call them our “fur babies” for nothing, right? It is easy to see why we might turn a blind eye to bad behavior your dog or cat might have. Why? You’re accustomed to his or her barking or to your cat scratching the couch.

The place you’re traveling to for the holidays may not be equipped with a CLAWGUARD shield or furniture tape to protect the door and furniture. If that’s the case, then your beloved pets could be causing costly damage and you just might not be welcomed back next year.

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How Does Back To School Affect Your Dog?

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Back to school is a time fraught with excitement and anxiety. Your children are excited, and you may be too (we won't tell!). But for your dog, back to school may mean a big shift in his lifestyle. 

Your dog has gotten accustomed to the children being home this summer and maybe you were home more frequently than you are during the rest of the year. Your dog sees the family every day, he gets more play and snuggle time. Then, all of a sudden everyone is rushing out the door and he's home alone. 

Don't forget, too that dogs sense excitement and anxiety and it makes them anxious. Have you ever wondered if your dog is impacted by back to school? He just may be. 

How Does Back To School Affect Your Dog? 

  • Separation anxiety is real. Your dog will be lonely when he is left home alone. He may act out by clawing the doors, chewing the window sills and maybe even barking all day long. When this happens your pet parent anxiety kicks into high gear. You worry about what type damage you will come home to because your pup is acting out. 
  • Pet parent anxiety is real. As mentioned, if your dog has acted out once by chewing your shoes or clawing the doors you worry every day what he will do when he's left alone. You don't want to crate him because he doesn't like it and that makes him more anxious. 

What's a pet parent to do? 

  1. Hire a pet sitter or dog walker. Having someone visit your dog during the day to give him some playtime and take him for a walk may alleviate his separation anxiety. 
  2. Give him a puzzle food toy and let him work his mind, keep him busy and give him treats while you're away. 
  3. Leave him with an article of your clothing so he can have your scent when he's home alone. 
  4. Get him slowly accustomed to the change that will be happening in your household. Make leaving a non-event. Resist the urge to hug him, kiss him and make a big fuss as you walk out the door. He will pick up on your anxiety when you leave and that will make him more anxious. 
  5. Protect your home with CLAWGUARD products. If your pup is scratching the door and causing damage because he wants to get out to find you, using a CLAWGUARD on your door will protect it. Use CLAWGUARD Tape and Shield to protect furniture and window sills. 

Embrace the fun and excitement of a new school year but keep your pup's peace-of-mind front of mind and help alleviate that when you leave home. Give her a lot of love and attention when you return home and your family will enjoy a happy, healthy start to a new school year! 

CLAWGUARD builds shields that help protect homes from damage caused by dogs and cats. Products include door shields, couch guards, and universal protective tape that protects commonly scratched areas like window sills, furniture, banisters, weatherstripping and more.  Check us out on Amazon and read our many FIVE STAR reviews!

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