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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2016, 10:38 PM Thread Starter
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To STAY OFF couch!!

Oh my! So Zeus is 11 weeks and I guess he just doesn't understand why everyone else sits on the couch and he doesn't. No matter how many times I tell him to get off, pull him off, praise him, redirect him, lay him on his comfy pillow bed ect.... nope. .. he LOVES the couch. He jumps up and just sits there. And if I tell him to get down sometimes he will just go to the other side and look at me like, here? Lol
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-26-2016, 10:51 PM
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He's just having too much fun jumping up and being removed.A no nonsense tone of voice and an OFF or NO will do it.I never used to allow my dogs on the furniture.But the past several years I've gone soft I guess and they're welcome to lounge wherever.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 09:25 AM
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Don't allow him free run when you aren't around. If you aren't around to stop him getting up onto the furniture he will get on it and it will be more difficult to correct since he is self rewarding. Keep calm. If he gets on the furniture take him gently by the collar and remove him,I wouldn't even talk to him or give him any sort of reaction. Teach him the place command. He has probably turned your repeating commands and getting frustrated into a fun game. My boy gets a kick out of aggravating people, he will do something he knows will make a certain person yell because it is fun for him and gets a reaction. Focus on what behavior you do want from him, laying on his bed, and make sure you reward that behavior. Toss him treats while he is there or give him something to chew on that he only gets when he is on his bed.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 09:31 AM Thread Starter
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Lol seltzer!

And yes! I imagine he is having a lot of fun with me thinking it's fun.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 07-27-2016, 12:22 PM
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I found teaching off is pretty easy with a squirt bottle.
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