By Natalie Lester, PetSafe Brand Marketing Specialist
In the office, Laura and I both have dogs with very opposite personalities. Emma is a puppy who loves to hop, play, and (sometimes) cuddle. She loves everyone, and is very strong willed. Sometimes I think she tries even harder with the people who don’t show her as much attention. Lincoln, on the other hand, is a little longer in the tooth. He wants nothing more than to lie in his bed, and be left alone – unless you have a treat to offer, but even then he is all business.
I am constantly chasing Emma away to Laura’s desk (in my rolling chair) to keep her from getting climbing in Lincoln’s bed and pouncing him. Poor puppy just wants to play! No matter how many times he barks his frustrated “Leave me alone!” bark at her, which should tell her to let him be, she doesn’t get the picture. She is most persistent. Wouldn’t it be great if we lived in a world where we could keep our pets away from certain areas where they were unwanted or that could be dangerous? Oh wait, we do!
Pet Deterrent products can protect your pet from dangerous spots like the trash can or swimming pool. They can also protect your home (think about that brand new, beautiful couch in your living room) from your pet. We featured a video about two of the pet barriers a few weeks ago, and we would also like to share the top five most common uses for these wireless pet barriers. So, without further ado:
5. Furniture: I told you to think about that brand new, beautiful couch. Did you? Maybe you don’t have a brand new one (I certainly don’t), but you have one that is clean of fur and accident stains that you would like to stay that way. You can use a Pawz Away Indoor Pet Barrier to protect your favorite lounging spot from your furry friends. The wireless barrier acts like an indoor pet fence to keep your pet away from just the sofa or even the whole living room you just redecorated.
4. Garden: You’ve spent hours on your landscaping in the front (or back) of your home. You finally have it just the way you want it with the daisies, ground cover, and other arrangements. The last thing you need are friendly paws designing their own digging holes and paths through your garden. With the Pawz Away Outdoor Pet Barrier and wire, you can create a custom boundary zone catered to your landscaping. Plus, the rock-disguised barrier fits perfectly into any garden scene.
3. Trash: Whether in or out, you definitely do not want your pet going through the trash. Even without mentioning the mess it would lead to, you have to worry about possible vet visits from any item your pet could have eaten. No one wants a sick pup! You can prevent trash raiding by keeping your dogs away from the trash can or garbage bin.
2. Baby’s room: There are many great ways to prepare and introduce your pet to a new human addition to the home, but you don’t want the cat joining the baby in her crib during those few hours you can actually get her to sleep. With the indoor pet barrier, you can protect you and your baby’s precious zzz’s by ensuring your pet won’t disturb her.
1. Kitchen: When I am cooking, I feel like I am constantly reminding Emma to get out of the kitchen. How many times do you say that to your pet? Do you trip over his feet because he insists on sitting right under them? The wireless pet barrier can help you get dinner on the table quicker and without the extra fur. A ScatMat can also keep your counter-surfing kitty away from the food.
Why do you need a pet barrier? Are there other reasons? Let us know in the comment section below!
As the PetSafe Brand Marketing Specialist, Natalie manages The Paw Print blog and generates other brand related content including public relations and promotions. Before PetSafe, Natalie worked in the local media covering politics, education, and religion. Natalie’s puppy, Emma, spends almost as much time in the office as she does.