Pup proofing tips!
Owners tend to be apprehensive about allowing pets into their home. However, they rarely cause any issue at all, as long as you’ve made an effort to do a little pup proofing around the house you will be able to offer a holiday for the whole family, increasing your bookings and income!
Starting from the bottom
Carpets! Let's be honest its inevitable there will be an accident at some point, so it may pay to get rid of the carpets at least on the ground floor perhaps. A lot of holiday let owners ask to keep the pups downstairs allowing them to have nice cosy carpets in the bedrooms upstairs. Keeping carpets is risky as they will hold odours and fur causing extra cleaning time, and time is money so it may pay to look for alternative floor coverings. High quality laminate with good scratch resistance is a great cost-effective option.
Next up it could be loose cables. Electrical cables are a big hazard as they are easy to get to and even easier to chew! We recommend finding a new route for cables, chasing them into the wall or concealing all cables with rubber or plastic conduit.
Looking to buy that new expensive designer leather sofa? Although we ask guests to keep pets off furniture and in their own doggy beds there's still the possibility your furniture will eventually show signs of wear and tear when allowing pets. When picking furniture, you should look for materials that are easy to clean, durable and economical enough that if you have to replace it in a year or two it won't break the bank.
Pup friendly cupboards
Pups are always on the lookout for something new to play with, so it’s a good idea to take a look in your base cupboards to make sure there's no hazards inside them like cleaning chemicals or even food - Some of our food is toxic to dogs, like grapes or onions! You could add child locks to keep any furry friends getting hold of something that may cause them harm.
Secure the perimeter
If you have an outside space for pups, it really needs to be secure or have some temporary barrier there to stop any escape to the beach attempts! You should also think about any toxic gardening chemicals used, things like weed killer and slug pellets are all very hazardous.
It is getting more and more popular to take dogs on holiday with the whole family, so we think having a pet friendly holiday let is a great idea, and by making a few easy adjustments around the house it can open you up to more bookings!
Get in touch with us if you have pet friendly Cornish holiday let and are seeking the help of a local letting agent to manage or advertise your property.
01736 396339 / firstname.lastname@example.org
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