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post #1 of 138 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 03:22 PM Thread Starter
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Is your dog(s) allowed on the couch?

Just curious... is your dog allowed on the couch and/or bed?

Our couches and bed are strictly off limits. I don't want them getting all hairy

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post #2 of 138 (permalink) Old 04-19-2010, 03:28 PM
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Well it started out that way.....but

Before we got Lizzie I made an absolute "no dog on the couch" rule. That lasted about ten minutes. We had an extra chair in our den that we covered with a blanket and she would jump in that every time she was tired or we told her "away" because we were eating or just didn't want to play. So then....how could I confuse her by scolding her if she jumped on another chair? BUT the bed is strictly forbidden. From the age of 6 weeks she slept in a basket and then in a dog bed by my side of our bed where I could reach down and touch her. She still sleeps there.
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Not allowed on couch, chair or my bed, he is however allowed on my ex's bed

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My house is way too small not to allow them on the furniture. I have hairy dogs so why should my furniture be any different?

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Nope. Front paws are ok when giving loves, but on the couch, no. Bed, never.

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Not allowed on the furniture. I really don't think he'd be happy on the furniture anyway. He likes to streach out on the cool floor. However, when hubby is home, he lets him up on the bed for a quick hug before he is kenneled at night.

Our little dog is allowed up on the furniture. But Hondo really doesn't mind it. He can still reach her/me from sitting on the floor. Hondo isn't a big - gotta be touching you- type dog. He wants to see you - but he doesn't have to touch you. He'll follow me from room to room, unless I'm working in my bedroom, then he'll be in the master bath sleeping in the shower.
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Jolene sleeps on her sofa. That was MY sofa. It has blankets over it. She will not come into any of my bedrooms. When I had the upset that made me drink Immodium so I wouldn't go to the Commodium, after the output finished, I felt SO bad I wanted her beside my bed, so I had to put her on the leash and bring her into the bedroom, and she slept right beside me on the floor right next to the bed.

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Yes, she's allowed on the couch and the bed. She only gets on my bed if I tell her to though, and I don't very often so it's not common.
Now that I got her a new bed she hasn't been getting up on the couch as often though.


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No furtnitures allowed i also like it that way because if we go to someone's house who happens to be a neat freak i don't have to worry about the dogs jumping on someone else's furniture. They're not allowed on beds either. They're content being on the floor and have nice doggy beds of their own
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No furtnitures allowed i also like it that way because if we go to someone's house who happens to be a neat freak i don't have to worry about the dogs jumping on someone else's furniture.
That's a good point, ellie has learned that she's not allowed on the couch so whenever i go to my parents, she doesn't get on the couch even though their dogs are allowed up.
But then one of my friends allows her up on his couch, so that is kinda confusing to her...

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