No matter how well-trained your dog is, she may still end up ruining a good pair of blinds or two in her excitement to see out the window. Been there, done that.
This is not only destructive to your home, but also dangerous for your pet if she were to become entangled in the cords or ingest the plastic. It’s crucial that you keep your pets safe as well as protect your property by installing pet-safe window coverings.
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4 Types of Window Coverings for Dog-Friendly Homes
1. Woven Blinds
Dogs are notorious for getting themselves wrapped up in the cords and slats of traditional blinds. Fortunately, there are safer and more secure alternative for your home.
Woven blinds are one option that makes it more difficult for excited pups to become trapped. These blinds have smaller spaces between the slats, and they’re often created with stronger materials such as bamboo or wood, which makes them more resistant to damage.
2. Opaque Fabric Shades
Made with a thick sheet of fabric, these opaque fabric shades block the sun while preventing your pets from squeezing their way behind them. There are no slats to get tangled up in, and the cordless design will deter your pet from chewing on them.
However, it’s important to note that although these pieces are opaque, they don’t completely block your pet’s view of the outdoors.
3. Interior Window Shutters
The strongest of these alternative is interior window shutters that can be locked into position to prevent your dog from fighting her way through them. They’re also made with strong metals and wood, which prevents pets from chewing on and destroying them.
Interior window shutters come in a variety of types, ensuring you can find the best style for your home.
4. Retractable Shades
If outdoor activity triggers your pup like it does mine, you might want to consider an option that reduces her visibility from the house. This can cut down on unnecessary barking fits and lessen the risk of damage to your windows and window covers.
Installing retractable shades is a great way to accomplish this, as you can pull and retract them with ease. Most of them are also thick enough to prevent tearing.
Adding window coverings for dog-friendly homes doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive, but it should be a priority to keep both your home and your pet safe.
Do you have dog-safe window coverings?
I’d love to know what’s working for you in your home! Leave a comment below or stop by my private Facebook group for dog moms and join in the conversation there!