Welcome to the Photo Gallery Page of Mobile Sofa Repairs
Below is a selection of images representing the various types of upholstery repairs that Mobile Sofa repairs complete on a daily basis.
We pride ourselves in the care and professionalism taken whilst working in our client's homes and businesses.
More images will be added to our portfolio in due course.
What should I expect when a Mobile Sofa Repair Upholsterer arrives ?
When carried out by a Professional technician, a sofa repair should entail little disruption to your routine.
A typical sofa spring repair should take around one - two hours and leave you with a repair that we can fully guarantee and your premises clean and tidy .
When a dog is left alone, he may become
uncomfortable, stressed-out or confused. Members of dog packs don't usually get
left behind; it's not a good sign. When a dog becomes anxious, he doesn't light
up a cigarette, begin to knit a scarf or turn up the stereo and put the
headphones on to blot out the world! He barks paces, grooms himself endlessly,
chews, gnaws, marks territory and/or digs furiously - in other words, he acts
like a dog.
These behaviors are not directed toward you.
The dog is not going to gaze lovingly at your photo while you're gone. For a dog, the next best thing to you is your scent. If given the run of the house, many a dog will pace back and forth from the door to the window and back to the door again or explore frantically. The more he darts about, the more excited he gets. He finds a heavily scented object; it smells just like you. A sock, a shoe, some underwear, a sofa cushion or bedding; the remote control you hold all night, the book you've been reading, your tennis racquet, your hairbrush. He sniffs, he paws, he rolls around on it; he licks it and takes a nibble. No, it's not you, but it's something. But is it enough? Maybe he'll carry it off, climb on the sofa or bed with it, curl up and relax. But what if he doesn't?
Cat Scratching - How To Stop Your Cat Scratching The Furniture
Why do cats scratch?
Scratching (also known as stropping) is a normal behaviour in cats. Unfortunately some cats can cause countless headaches for their owners by scratching household furnishings, which leads to damage & great expense. Scratching of furniture is a leading cause of cats being surrendered to shelters. This article aims to teach cat owners why cats scratch & how to train your cat to redirect the scratching to a more appropriate object. Cats scratch for a couple of reasons. Predominantly it it to sharpen the claws. Scratching also helps remove the outer castings of the claw. Scratching also feels good to cats. It is a way of loosening up leg & shoulder muscles & tendons in the cat's paws. Cats have glands all over the body, including the paws. During scratching pheromones are released from the glands in the paws onto the object. Scratching is a way for cats to mark out their territory.
How to stop scratching:
You can't stop scratching, it is a perfectly normal behaviour. What you can do is train your cat to scratch on specifically designated objects so they will avoid ruining your furniture.
- For some owners declawing (which is prohibited in most countries) is their chosen method to prevent scratching. This is a rather painful operation which involves amputation of the cat's claw up to the first joint. The majority of people strongly disagree with declawing of cats for a multitude of reasons. It is painful & unnecessary, it can also lead to other behavioural problems such as biting & inappropriate urination. Also, cats derive great pleasure from scratching & declawing deprives them of this pleasure. There are many alternative methods which are far kinder than declawing, which is really only performed for the owner's convenience anyway.
- The plan is to make the current target unpleasant while providing your cat with a more attractive alternative such as a scratching post or cheaper scratching boards which can be hung from a door handle. There's a huge variety on the market which will suit all tastes & budgets. Most scratching posts are covered either in carpet or sisal. If possible, temporarily cover the object your cat is scratching with some thick plastic or double sided tape, which will act as a deterrent.
- Another you may want to consider are water sprays (use when your cat starts scratching the furniture), this may work but it may just stop your cat scratching when you are around.
- You can also try placing orange peel around the location. Many cats find the citrus smell extremely unpleasant.
- Now you need to encourage your cat to use the scratching post provided. You can purchase catnip spray from many pet shops & spray this on the post to attract the cat, or rub some dried catnip on the post. Cats enjoy a scratch after a nap, so try placing the scratching post close to your cat's favoured sleeping location.
- If you see your cat making a beeline for a favourite piece of furniture to scratch on, gently pick up the cat & move it over to the scratching post. If the cat uses it heap plenty of praise on your cat. Cats respond far better to positive behaviour than negative behaviour from their owners.
- Cutting your cat's claws regularly will minimise damage caused to your furniture. For help on trimming your cat's claws read here.
- Never physically punish a cat when you catch it scratching inappropriately. Physical punishment serves no purpose & more often than not has a negative effect on how your cat perceives you. A firm "no" & a spray with the water spray are more effective than smacking your cat.
With time & patience you will be able to re-train your cat to use a more appropriate object than your furniture.
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