There is no better feeling than coming home after a long day, sprawling out on the couch, and relaxing — especially when your pets join in.

While your pets are undoubtedly another member of your family, they can still wreak havoc on your home and furniture. Some pet owners encourage their four-legged friends to sit beside them, but the professionals at Triple S advise against it.

Why Do They Love Your Furniture?

Your pet may not understand that they’re misbehaving when they jump up on the couch. They want to be as close to you as possible. Even when you’re gone, they’re bound to jump on your furniture because they’re lonely and it smells like you. Also, if the piece of furniture is located near a window, it may be even more appealing.

Be Consistent

As soon as you add a new furry friend to your family, you should decide whether you’ll be allowing them to sit on the furniture or not. Stick to that decision at all times. Consistency is key – if you allow your pets to cuddle up beside you on the couch at some times and not others, they won’t be clear about which rules to follow.

Master The ‘Off’ Command

This command tells your pet that you want their paws on the floor and not on the furniture. Try setting up their own resting area so they don’t feel the need to get comfortable on your couch. Make sure to place it in a central area of the house where your pet won’t be lonely and can still interact with the family.

We’ve cleaned our fair share of carpets and upholstery because of pet disasters. Here are more tips on how to keep your home clean from your pets as well as our top-rated pet stain removal product!

At Triple S, we offer several cleaning services to restore your carpets, drapes, and upholstery! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright no matter how messy your furry friends might be!