Palm Casual Offers Dog- and Cat-Friendly Patio Furniture

Your outdoor space should be welcoming for both you and your pet, which is why Palm Casual offers a selection of pet-friendly patio furniture designed to prioritize durability and safety.

If your dog keeps jumping onto furniture, try spraying it with an unpleasant-smelling fragrance to deter him. Additionally, opt for dark-colored or patterned fabrics which can hide any stains or pet hair that accumulate.

Choose the Right Materials

Pets love to run free, making furniture made of tough, resilient materials a smart idea for outdoor patio furniture. Look for fabrics that are odour-resistant, water-resistant, stain-resistant and claw resistant – microfiber and velvet are popular choices, providing claw resistance. For something with more texture or the look of woven material like synthetic polyolefin can also work.

If metal is what speaks to you, wrought iron and aluminum furniture make excellent options. Their sturdy designs won’t be chewed up by untrained pets as easily.

Woven wicker furniture is also an option, providing comfortable seating with water resistance that requires just an occasional spray from your hose for cleaning purposes. Unfortunately, sharp claws from pets could catch in its weave and tear it apart. With sewing skills and patience for projects that take time such as this, making cushions or covers for your own upholstered furniture may provide a cheaper solution than purchasing special fabrics for scent control, water resistance, stain resistant or claw resistance fabrics.

Train Your Dog to Stop Jumping

If your pup’s habit of jumping onto furniture has become problematic, training them differently may help. Start by teaching them that they should only climb onto couches when present and give plenty of positive attention; use clickers or treats as incentives if they attempt to climb back onto them and encourage them off as soon as they do so – repeat this step each time your dog attempts to climb on and remember it could take some time for your dog to adjust to his new rules!

Blocking access to furniture for your pet is another effective management technique you can employ. Use cardboard boxes or an upside-down carpet runner as barriers on furniture your furry pal likes to jump on. This takes up space while making the furniture less appealing.

Teaching your pet to sit when greeting friends and family can also help ensure they can enjoy petting and treats from them instead of jumping up as an established form of greeting people – this may prove more challenging for dogs who were taught to jump when greeting people, however.

Block Access to the Furniture

Pet dogs can cause damage to patio furniture in various ways, from leaving dirty paw prints and scratches, to scratching and chewing. There are various strategies you can employ to keep your furry friend from reaching furniture while giving them space to play: positive reinforcement training, visual barriers and deterrent sprays or scents are just a few ways.

Blocking access to furniture can also help curb unwanted behavior. You can do this by moving it into more discrete parts of your yard or placing it inside an indoor crate or pen, placing cardboard boxes or an upside-down carpet runner onto it to make it uncomfortable for lounging on and spraying the smelly boxes with antibacterial solutions that deter dogs from climbing or jumping onto it.

Use a “scat mat,” which uses static electricity to deter your dog from climbing onto furniture and jumping up on it. This mat will deliver a small yet harmless shock when they touch it, potentially encouraging them to find alternate places to lounge around.

Put a Dog Bed Near the Furniture

Dogs typically like sleeping near their owners and prefer their favorite spots on furniture as a place for restful slumber. To encourage them to make it their bed instead of their favorite spot on the furniture, put a comfy pet bed nearby and give praise and treats whenever your dog sniffs or investigates it – this will teach him/her that spending time in their bed is much more exciting! They’ll quickly realize spending time here is much more fun!

Make Your Own Pet Bed At 86 Lemons You can purchase premade pet beds from most pet stores and online, but creating your own is also possible. Repurpose an old side table by painting it a soothing neutral tone and adding pillows in complementary patterns; or transform an old dresser drawer into a doggy den by attaching fabric panels in feminine prints and filling it with cushion/bolster pillows – follow our tutorial at 86 Lemons to get started.

Be sure to prioritize obedience training so you can teach your dog to use “off.” Catch them when they are sitting on the furniture, lure them off using treats or by saying, “Off!” then use this command frequently to reinforce that getting off of it is good behavior.

Place Cardboard Boxes or an Upside-Down Carpet Runner on the Furniture

Pet owners know the importance of creating an inviting patio space for everyone in their family – including your furry pal! Through careful planning and furniture selection, a patio that prioritizes safety and durability can be created.

Iron patio furniture is an ideal option for pet owners as it is both durable and resistant to damage from chewers. Furthermore, its traditional style fits easily with most design themes; plus you have the flexibility of staining or painting it to meet your unique preferences and needs.

Woven rope furniture may also be suitable, but is less so for pets due to being an invitation for scratching. Although you could still use it with well-trained pets, a better alternative may be purchasing a lifted cot or plush bed that matches with the furniture in order to give them somewhere comfortable when not on the patio – encouraging them to stay off and extend its lifespan!

Place Heavy-Duty Waterproof Slipcovers on the Furniture

Some slipcovers are constructed from pet-friendly fabrics that provide maximum comfort and resistance against hair and moisture build-up, often looking like stylish throws that can easily be machine washed for easy care and maintenance. Look out for covers rated against mildew and moisture as well as manufacturer care instructions to make sure it won’t react with finishes, sealants or coatings on furniture surfaces.

Canvas fabric is an economical, long-term option that’s resistant to stains and wrinkles, with various colors and patterns to suit any decor. Many small canvas throw pillows can even be machine washed and air dried for easier care.

If your dog prefers lounging on patio furniture, create a separate play area in your yard with an upside-down carpet runner or cardboard boxes filled with sand/soil to encourage him/her to explore instead of trying to jump onto it while out with you. Encourage play here instead. It could even help him think twice before trying to jump on it again when outside with you! This may help him think twice about jumping up onto it while out with you or jumping onto it when outside by itself! If this method doesn’t work, use an upside-down carpet runner or cardboard boxes to block access directly.

Train Your Dog to Say “Off”

When your dog is on furniture, say firmly “off”. Use a treat as bait to lure it off and guide its paws onto the floor; once all four paws have touched ground, give a treat along with lots of praise to reinforce desired behavior; eventually this process can become automatic, with you just needing to say the command and your pup getting off without further prompts from you!

Consistency is key when training your dog any command. Positive reinforcement is the best way to teach new behaviors; using negative reinforcement may have the opposite effect. For instance, if your pup jumps on people when greeting them, teach him or her first to sit before giving permission to jump or lounge on furniture if invited by you.