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  • Writer's pictureIngrid Cawthorne

7 Expert Tips to Create a Room for Your Dog

Your dog is an important member of the family. And if you have extra space or a spare bedroom, why not make it into a place your furry friend will enjoy? From keeping the space simple by adding bedding and pillows to starting a renovation project by replacing the floors or installing a dog shower, the possibilities are endless to create the perfect room for your dog to call their own.

To help you get started, we reached out to dog experts across North America, from Sunbury, OH to Surrey, BC, for their best tips on how to create a room for your dog. Keep reading to see what they had to say.

1) Start with the 4 D’s

When creating a room for your dog, it is helpful to remember the 4 D’s:

  1. Decide the type of space needed

  2. Designate an area

  3. Determine the amount of space

  4. Decorate!

2) Prioritize bedding, toys, and peace and quiet

Does your dog deserve its own getaway space in the house? Paws down. There are certain elements that will help create a comfortable environment for your dog. Finding the perfect bed along with a soft blanket for nesting is the number one priority. Next, you need toys that are engaging such as puzzle toys. And finally, a quiet space where your pup can relax. – Scale Tails and Paws

3) Make the space interactive

The placement of interactive toys and colors can make a dog happy. Take the furniture out except for a nice couch or an oversized chair for the dog to lay on. Hide healthy treats in toys, under cups, and in snuffle mats so the dog has an opportunity to hunt. – Big Sky Dog Training

Turning a room for your dog into an enjoyable space doesn’t have to be difficult. You can create an engaging environment for your dog to remain stimulated by making sure your dog has interactive toys and rotating them often. This will help your dog not get bored of them, gain excellent mental stimulation and be a happy pet. – Pet Care Insurance

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