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Leather Couches Your 
 Dog Can't Ruin

Leather furniture is beautiful, and the lush upholstery is a great compliment to any living room, but you don’t want your new investment to become a scratching post for your furry friends. 

Pet owners can experience scratching and ripping on their sofa if it’s poorly made or if they buy a sofa that isn’t intended to be used in homes with dogs.
Three Dogs Sitting on Classic Whiskey Leather Sofa
However, there are a select number of retailers and furniture brands around that blend pet-friendly durability with comfort and style in leather furniture. So today, we’re going to share with you what to look for in a pet-friendly leather sofa, how to prevent potential accidents with your leather sofa, and finally, where to find those pet-friendly leather sofas. 
What to Look For in a 
 Dog-Friendly Leather Couch
Dog Watching as Man Sitting on Classic Whiskey Leather Sofa Eats from a Bowl
High-Quality Materials
For the best possible experience with Fido, choose a leather couch from a brand with a reputation for quality craftsmanship. You should do a deep dive to find out who uses premium materials such as top-grain leather. Top-grain leather is the highest quality among the various types of leather, such as split-grain, suede and bonded leather. Therefore, it’s what we recommended for dog owners as it is the most durable.
Pet-Friendly Leather
Additionally, you’ll want to look for protected leather that is treated with conditioning and is more resistant to claw marks from your furry friends. The “protected” element is a key component of a strong pet sofa.
Easy to Clean
Your pets go in and out of the house all day long to play in the yard or go for walks. It’s only natural that they will track in dirt as well as that unpleasant “grass” smell. Top-grain leather that is treated to protect against pet odor is your best bet. Make sure it's easy to remove dirt and pet hair with a simple wipe down over having to go through extensive means to protect your sofa.
Easy to Maintain
All leather will require a bit of maintenance from time to time, but some more than others. That’s why you want to look for a high-quality option that has been treated to maintain durability over time so that maintenance is less of a burden for you.
Ability to Customize
Finally, find a leather sofa that can be customized to suit your needs. For pet owners, you may want a particular size sofa that has extra room for Fido, or a darker shade of leather to choose from that is better able to hide dirt and wear. It’s definitely worth it to explore brands like Allform that offer custom sectionals and sofas that you can shape to your needs.

How to Prevent Dogs From 
 Ruining Your Leather Couch

Claw Maintenance
One sure-fire way to prevent scratches and rips is to have your dogs claws both trimmed and filed regularly. Keeping your dog's nails short, and blunt is the best way to prevent snags to the leather upholstery.
Fur Control
Another important aspect of maintaining your leather sofa is to keep it free from pet hair. If your dog is a frequent shedder, we recommend frequent treatment with tools that are specially designed to pull loose hair from your dog and prevent shedding.
Behavior Training
Proper behavior training is another important aspect of keeping your furniture well-maintained. You may decide you don’t even want your dog on your couches. If that’s the case, patient, persistent training will help your dog learn that to steer clear of your leather sofa. Additionally, professional training can help your dog to learn to be less excitable indoors and to not “rough-house” on furniture.
Breed Choice
Finally, if you haven’t already chosen a pet, there are several breeds that are less prone to shedding and excitability. Maltese, Shih Tzus, and Poodles are three breeds known to shed the least. In terms of trainability, Border Collies, Poodles, German Shepherds, Golden Retrievers, and Doberman Pinschers have seen the highest aptitude for training.
Two Men and Dog Sitting on Classic Whiskey Leather Sofa

Where to Find a Dog-Friendly Couch

At the end of the day, your dog is a part of your family and you want furniture for the family room that the entire family can use for lounging. In that case, your best option is to find a sofa brand that blends high-quality leather that is both comfy and protected against pet wear and tear. 

For that, we recommend shopping for a premium, top-grain, protected leather that provides the style and comfortability you’re looking for, but is also designed to maintain durability. A good thickness level, 1.2 to 1.4 mm is key to help protect and maintain the furniture over time.
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100% Free, Fast Delivery

Paying for shipping is just ridiculous. So is waiting 3-4 months for your order. Our unique modular solution lets us ship your new product to you fast and free.
Forever Warranty

Forever Warranty

You know what a short warranty means? It means questionable quality and durability. We offer a best in class limited lifetime warranty on our frames so you can rest easy.

Sustainably Made in the USA

Each sofa is handmade by skilled artisans in the same factory as some of the leading, high quality furniture brands. We also have a focus on the health of the environment, which is why we use recycled materials, Sustainable Forest Initiative supplied wood, and our entire facility is Certified UL Responsible for ethical sourcing.
Financing Available

Financing Available

Allform and Affirm have teamed up to offer financing as low as 0% APR on qualifying purchases. Just choose ‘Affirm - Pay Over Time’ at checkout. For shoppers with low or no FICO scores, Katapult offers alternative financing.