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How to Get Your Deposit Back When You Own A Pet

Idaho Falls Dog Sitting on Moving BoxesFor sure, most Idaho Falls renters get that keeping a pet in a rental house is a big responsibility. Not only do you have to see to it that your pet is safe and healthy, but that your rental home is protected from damage your pet may accidentally cause. Pet damage is one of the quickest and surest ways that a renter can lose their security deposit. Even if your landlord agrees and lets you keep a pet, they still want the property returned in good condition once you move out. To make sure that you get your security deposit back when you own a pet, you will definitely have to minimize pet damage. The good news is that there is a lot you can actually do to get your most beloved animal from causing lasting damage to your rental home.

Keep Claws Busy

Scratching is a natural habit for cats and some other household pets. Although to be sure to protect your rental house, it’s significant to keep scratching behaviors away from the floors and walls. For cats, you will need to provide various scratching pads and posts. Even something low-cost can help keep your cat’s claws busy and prevent them from scratching on other surfaces. Many cats would be attracted to the scratching pad or post when they finally understand its purpose, but you can also enforce its use by using pheromone sprays and wipes.

Keep Boredom at Bay

Boredom is one of the most typical reasons a dog will bite or chew on walls, doors, and other household surfaces. If you see that your dog seems to want to chew on everything, chances are great that you need to put-in more exercise and playtime in your dog’s day. Regular exercise can help your dog manage its extra energy and minimize the amount of chewing he does. Mental stimulation is definitely also important. If you have a smart dog, teach him tricks to keep him occupied, and at the same time, strengthen the bond between you.

Proper Potty Training

Housebreaking any dog is a significant part of protecting your rental home from damage. Dog and cat urine are both exceedingly destructive and can damage walls, floors, and significantly more. As much as possible, make sure your dog has a way to freely go to a yard during the day. For cats, prepare one or more litter boxes, and keep the litter clean every day. If you still see spots and accidents in the house, have your pet checked by a veterinarian. Many physical conditions may cause a pet to lose control of their bodily functions, most of which can be easily helped with treatment. If you discover a potty mess in the house, clean it up with a great quality enzymatic cleaner. This kind of cleaner will eliminate odors and encourage your pet to avoid the area the next time he feels the urge to go.

Manage Anxiety

Some pets feel serious anxiety when they are left at home alone. Dogs tend to be troubled and may bark, jump, or chew on blinds, doors, and even carpet. If you really have to leave your pet at home alone for a few hours every day, it’s essential to work with him to reduce or eliminate such behaviors. One ideal approach to help deal with separation anxiety is to make a routine. Once you leave, go through the same motions in the same order. And just as significant, do not make a major deal out of either leaving or coming back. Wait until your dog is calm before giving him affection, and you will swiftly see a reduction in the intensity of his excitement when he meets you at the door.

Using these ways, you can surely prevent damage to your rental house and get your full security deposit back, all while certainly making sure that your pet is living a happy, healthy life.

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