Do you have a dog that stays home a lot or a small apartment? Then this article is for you!
What is Feng Shui?
Feng Shui is an ancient Chinese discipline that believes that our environment can have a positive or negative effect on different aspects of our lives. Today, basic Feng Shui practices can improve our home life. And if you are a dog owner, many Buddha decorating enthusiasts believe that not only can our puppies influence Feng Shui, but also that the practice can have a positive effect on the lives of our furry friends!
Feng Shui involves five elements: earth, fire, metal, water and wood.
Dogs and Feng Shui: How to create positive energy for your puppy
Dogs enjoy your energy and your home, and they return the favor with their unconditional love! A simple way to start improving the Feng Shui of your home is to focus on your interior design. Turn to Buddha or Zen interior design. It will spread positive energy to everyone in the house. For example, think about buying a Mandala mat for your puppy, he will be able to sleep for long hours on a little Zen cloud.
Owners usually buy a lot of dog toys and accessories. However, to maximize your dog’s positive influence, reduce the clutter in his living space that attracts negative energy, also consider :
- Wash dirty toys and throw away toys that are tattered.
- Make sure your dog always has access to chew toys to discourage chewing on household items.
- Clean up pet waste immediately and make sure your space always smells fresh.
Also, let go of your own things that are no longer needed. Hide items you use daily, such as clothes, books and gadgets, in storage boxes, drawers or cabinets.
Furniture placement is another popular aspect of Feng Shui. For example, your bed should be placed as far away from the door as possible, but you should still be able to see the door from your bed. This placement gives you a sense of security and calm while you sleep.
Dogs spend much of the day sleeping, so the Feng Shui of their sleeping area is essential.
Dedicate a clean, safe place for your dog in your home, and consider these Feng Shui tips:
- Place your dog’s bed against a solid wall, away from any doors that could open and disturb him.
- Find bedding in earth tones like brown, gray and yellow; this will help stabilize an energetic dog.
- Make his bed cave-like and comfortable.
- Use rugs if you have a hardwood floor, so your dog has a firm grip on the floor.
- Keep the floor space clear so your dog has plenty of room to move around comfortably.
- Incorporate subtle scents of lavender and rosemary into your home to promote relaxation.
- Place his bed away from his water bowl, bathroom or kitchen – the energy of water in these areas can disrupt his sleep.
- Avoid placing heavy objects above or behind your dog’s sleeping area.
Understanding and applying the basics of Feng Shui will keep your home safe and balanced for all its occupants – furry or not.
The entire Thingstoknowaboutdogs.com team hopes you and your furry friend will love your new Feng Shui living space! Don’t hesitate to give us feedback in the comments!