What is your opinion on Dogs lying, sitting, and sleeping on furniture?
My Pup Kasey likes to lay on my bed and couch. I allow him to do so but I know many people who correct their dogs if they jump, sit, or lay on furniture. What is your opinion?
on Aug 16th 2011
in Other Behavior & Training
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We have certain chars the dogs are able to be on. That way , you can keep the good furniture good and they have someplace to lay down on.
Kazba answered on Aug 18th.
Really, I think it depends on the person. I love having and allowing my girls up on my bed (where they sleep at night) and the couches. Some people just don't like that especially with bigger dogs. I think a happy medium is teaching the dog that they are allowed on the furniture when invited and then taught "off" when you want them onthe ground especially with guests in the house. But it's up to you and what "rules" you want our dog to follow.
☮ Oakley ☮ answered on 8/16/11. Helpful? / 1
I've allowed my dogs,big and small,and also trained our firehouse Dalmatians to lay on they're own blankets'no matter where they are placed.This way it is easy to wash and when certain times come they don't own a specific place on the sofa/chair/etc.It's they're [Linus]blanket, whether it be in the corner,next to you,by your feet,or in the Firetrucks front seat,the blanket goes.You can also control the flees by treating the blanket.
patches answered on 8/17/11. Helpful? / 1
We use the blanket approach as well. The blanket is a cue to let me know if and when I'm allowed on the funiture. Sometimes we visit other homes where funiture is a no no. If the blanket goes on the floor then I know that's where I go.
Emmit answered on 8/17/11. Helpful? / 1
Libby lays on whatever she wants at home. At other people's houses, she's polite enough to ask for permission (Seriously. She rests her head on the furniture and looks at you with pleading eyes, while waiting for you to say "no" or "up." I cannot take credit for this behavior, but it's pretty great). Some people say that you can get zoonotic illnesses from such close contact to your pets, but so far I haven't noticed any ill effects and I like snuggling with them, so I probably wouldn't change this arrangement, even if I did.
Libby answered on 8/17/11. Helpful? / 1
I think it depends on what you want your pet to do. We also use the same blanket technique but use a nice big comfy mat. Although the vet told us that you should never let your dog at the same level as you (meaning the bed, on your lap etc)because it will make them think they are the 'alpha dog' he said it can also make your dog become very protective of you in public. I havent noticed it in my dog though?
Malley answered on 8/17/11. Helpful? / 1