April 4, 2008 6:19 PM Subscribe
My husband's dogs have done vile things to our furniture. What dog-proof materials should we look for in replacement furniture?
posted by Jacqueline to home & garden (19 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
We have two CRAAAAAAAAAAZY miniature dachshunds, 15 months old. They have destroyed our living room furniture. They have slobbered, barfed, peed, and shed hair and dander all over the suede couch and loveseat set (as well as chewing a hole in the loveseat) and chewed up and peed on the wooden coffee table legs. My husband refuses to keep them outside or off the furniture and has given up on training them, so please, no suggestions along those lines because I'm sick of having that argument with him.
We're eventually going to need to replace our nasty furniture, and I was wondering what materials are relatively "dog-proof"? Something we can easily wipe or wash dog hair/dander/slobber/barf/pee off of and that they can't scratch or chew up. Being able to quickly, easily, and thoroughly clean dander and dust off is important because I'm really allergic and right now I can hardly stand being in the living room at all. :( I was thinking regular (non-suede) leather for its wipeability but I'm concerned that they'll scratch it up, so I don't know if that will work.
Ideas? Thanks in advance.