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Old 10-04-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Good one. I'd love to see Ceasar Milan handle that situation.
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It's a bulldog thing, you have to own one to understand
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That's worse that most kids. And I thought our dogs were bed hogs!
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Good one Wayne ! Good thing for us ours have their own furniture, a hobby of mine to build pet furniture. (large size in our case)
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I once owned a Doberman named Duchess. She never, ever got on the furniture. One day I went to visit a couple who also had a Doberman. Their living room had 3 chairs and one of those chairs belonged to their Doberman. When you walked into the living room the first thing their Dobie would do is jump up into her chair so no one else could take it. When that happened Duchess gave the strangest, most penetrating look ever.

The next afternoon I came home from work. Duchess was asleep on the sofa. I yelled at her, waved my arms, scolded her etc. The next afternoon she greeted me at the door however there was a very suspicious, warm, hair covered depression in the sofa. I had never owned a house dog before so I went to the library and found a book with the perfect solution.

Buy several mouse traps, set the traps, place them on the furniture then lay newspapers over them. The newspapers are to make sure the dog doesn't get a trap snapped onto a paw. It worked like magic. She never even tried to climb onto the newspaper. After a week or so I left the newspapers off and she apparently forgot all about getting on the sofa.
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It's a bulldog thing, you have to own one to understand

its all in her tone of voice, she is not the dominate critter
he has a funny bark moan, he thinks she is playing a game.

reminds me of our two rotties, hard headed as a fence post at first
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That's EXACTLY what it's like when I try to get DW out of bed to get on the road early!

When I had my Dane he had his own twin bed turned sideways at the foot of my king. Could barely walk around it but it kept the peace.

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I once owned a Doberman named Duchess. She never, ever got on the furniture. One day I went to visit a couple who also had a Doberman. Their living room had 3 chairs and one of those chairs belonged to their Doberman. When you walked into the living room the first thing their Dobie would do is jump up into her chair so no one else could take it. When that happened Duchess gave the strangest, most penetrating look ever.

The next afternoon I came home from work. Duchess was asleep on the sofa. I yelled at her, waved my arms, scolded her etc. The next afternoon she greeted me at the door however there was a very suspicious, warm, hair covered depression in the sofa. I had never owned a house dog before so I went to the library and found a book with the perfect solution.

Buy several mouse traps, set the traps, place them on the furniture then lay newspapers over them. The newspapers are to make sure the dog doesn't get a trap snapped onto a paw. It worked like magic. She never even tried to climb onto the newspaper. After a week or so I left the newspapers off and she apparently forgot all about getting on the sofa.
We too have a No Dogs on The Furniture Rule - from visiting our friends and family, it seems like we are certainly in the minority on this. We've always had this rule and now 5 Labradors later, our 4-legged kids are still not allowed on the couch, chairs or beds. They have mostly full run of the house and RV and have their own comfy beds to sleep on.

When our kids were younger we even had a - no dogs in the bedroom rule - which we've eased up a bit on recently, although not completely. We feel that if they are not taught that they can be on the furniture, then they will not miss it.

We have one family friend(s) - that shall remain nameless - and they let their past and present dogs sleep in their king size bed. Their former dog got so dominant about it being her place, that she peed on their pillows one day to mark her territory - yeah that would have been it for me.

I see how dirty our carpets get from the dog paws and fur, why would I want that directly on my couch, chairs and bed? I don't go any lay in their beds, why should they lay in mine?

And then there are cats ... don't even get me started there. Yes they tend to be clean animals, but they use (or should) a litterbox and then walk all over the counters, furniture, bed, pillows and more ... and yes, we used to have cats plural - but no more.
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its all in her tone of voice, she is not the dominate critter
he has a funny bark moan, he thinks she is playing a game.

reminds me of our two rotties, hard headed as a fence post at first
Absolutely correct ... to him its a game, with her tone, the play biting and her petting him while he is up there.
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