Vacuuming your home is a handy thing if you have pets in your home. It leaves its hair all over the place and brings dust and dirt particles into the home from the outside. In fact, most pets are afraid of a vacuum cleaner because it is noisy. When the vacuum cleaner starts working, your pet will hide under the bed or in a corner. So what should be done to help pets overcome their fears.
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Signs that pets are afraid of vacuum cleaners:
They have a keen sense of hearing, which means the sound of the vacuum cleaner is a noise they can't stand. It might move around, get nervous, or go into battle mode.
May also scream at the vacuum cleaner, possibly because of anxiety.
When the vacuum cleaner is cleaned, they hide around and avoid the vacuum cleaner. That's because it feels dangerous and scared.
It may urinate or poop everywhere in your home because of nervousness, gasp, hunch around the vacuum cleaner, and more.
How to make it no longer afraid of vacuum cleaners?
Place the vacuum cleaner in a wide, conspicuous position and let your pet get to know it if it's not working. Over time, it may think it's not a threat.
Turn the vacuum on, and if it appears acceptable, slowly increase the volume at a low volume to try moving the vacuum. You can give it some snacks as a reward. If they dodge, stop right away.
Get them used to it slowly, it's a scary thing for little pets. So take your time and stay next to them. You can also put some of his favorite toys next to the vacuum cleaner to attract him.
Start vacuuming after keeping a certain distance from it, and if it's bold, it might catch up with you. After vacuuming, reward it with a toy or snack. If it likes to hang out, take it out to play immediately. Over time, it may associate vacuuming with hanging out.
You can also watch this video on YouTube to see how to acclimate a puppy to a vacuum cleaner.
Make sure your pet is comfortable around the vacuum cleaner and desensitize them to it. Train them in some way so that the vacuum cleaner doesn't see it as a threat when it works. It's best to reward them after vacuuming.