OR NOT TO TAKE YOUR DOG ON YOUR FURNITUREâ€¦
Your little friend, who you adopted when he was just a few months old, used all his cuteness to let him go to the sofa or bed for the first time, and the amount of hair shedding every month increases, the size of your dog grows, your furniture wears out, etc. He started to feel uncomfortable with this situation for reasons; but you may not be able to find a solution. You are not alone!
One of the common problems of most dog owners who raise their dog inside the house; they have to share their furniture with their dogs. This situation, which is pleasing to the eye in the puppyhood, starts to bother you when your dog reaches an adult size, and the only problem is not the hairs associated with your worn furniture, as you think.
Why Do Dogs Want To Be With Us On The Sofa And In The Bed?
Sitting on the sofa during puppyhood is like sitting on top of a tree for your dog. Therefore, being in the same room and lying at your feet will not be enough for him. The main reason for sofa and bed sharing is that your dog wants to be as close to you as possible.
When your dog starts to grow up, the only reason he'll want to sleep on your couch or bed is not only because he wants to be near you, but because your furniture is comfortable. Yes, dogs are also comfortable and love comfort. If your dog is the new owner of your once most comfortable chair, this is perfectly normal for your dog.
Should Dogs Be Allowed to Sleep on Furniture?
Dogs are pack animals; which means they see their family members, namely you, as members of the pack. When you share a couch or bed with your dog, their instincts tell them that they are equal or superior to you in the herd hierarchy. This can cause territorial behavior in some dogs (such as growling or biting when asked to be put down, or not allowing anyone else to sit).
Of course, the decision is yours, and this does not apply to all dogs; but in general, dogs with behavioral problems are those who are allowed to sit on the couch and on the bed.
In order to maintain the herd hierarchy at home, your dog should not climb on your sofa and other belongings. Your bed is the highest position in the house in his eyes and should belong only to you.
Ways to Keep Your Dog Away From Your Furniture
Your rules should apply from the first day the puppy comes home. If you do not want to share your sofa and bed with your dog, you should say “No” when your dog tries to get out and put him down. Remember, your dog cannot make a habit of anything you do not allow.
You should make sure that all members of the household are committed and consistent with the rules.
If you want your dog not to sneak up on your furniture while you are away, you can spray an unpleasant smell on your sofa and bed. (room spray, deodorant, perfume, etc.)
Your dog should have a comfortable bed of his own. It's not fair for him to sleep on the hard floor while you enjoy your comfortable furniture.