What's the last thing you want to happen after all the time and money you've invested into picking the right furniture for your RV? Well, if you have pets or someone else does, you wouldn't want the little (or large) furry friends to come and wreak absolute destruction on them. Unfortunately, this happens sometimes, but this doesn't mean it should also happen to you. By taking the proper steps, you can ensure your RV furniture is safe from pets at all times! That said, here are some tips to ensure your RV furniture stays safe and sound from pets:
1. Train Them
By training your pets to leave the RV furniture alone, you'll ensure no rips, tears, or damages to this furniture. There are several ways to train your pets to leave the furniture alone. One way is to establish a rule for where your pets can and cannot go. So, for example, if you leave a blanket on the couch and your pets have been treating it as a soft bed, you could say, No blanket! and physically guide them away from the blanket. You can train your pets to move away from certain furniture pieces consistently and easily over a period of days.
2. Use Treats
Do you have some small pouches of treats to use as motivation? If so, you're set! All you'll have to do is leave them on top of the RV furniture, and that should be enough to deter your pets from attempting to reach that furniture. If this doesn't work, there's still the next step.
3. Get a Cat Scratcher
If you have a cat that loves to scratch on just about anything, you'll be disappointed to hear that this will also include your RV furniture. If you don't want to take the time to train your cat, you can introduce a cat scratcher for your RV furniture. If you place the cat scratcher on your RV furniture (where your pets normally scratch), you
should notice that your cat will start using this specific cat scratcher and not your RV furniture. However, if you decide to get a cat scratcher, make sure that you get one that's specifically made for RV furniture.
4. Use Vinyl Covers
If you want to ensure your RV furniture gets protected from any abrasions that your pets may cause, you can use vinyl covers as a protective barrier. There are various sizes of vinyl covers you can get, so you can choose the one that will fit your furniture the best.
Make sure that you cover the entire furniture piece. Once you've got the appropriate size of vinyl covers, you can slide them over your furniture piece and onto each individual frame. They will have a secure fit, so they will not fall off easily. Your pets will have no choice but to seek other places to scratch on, rather than your RV furniture.
If you want to ensure your investment in RV furniture will last for a long time, your pets should not be allowed to scratch and tear at the RV furniture. Rather, train them, use treats, get a cat scratcher, or use vinyl covers. Apart from those methods, there are plenty more that you can
definitely try out. That being said, implement the tips we've already shared with you. If one does not work, try the other. For a more thorough solution, implement multiple at once. This way, you minimize the risk of getting your RV furniture damaged and maximize the possibility of being able to enjoy traveling with your pets with no worry!
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