We needed a new couch in the family room. Mom took a long time to decide on a couch.
She could not decide on the style, size and especially the type of material.
She told the salesperson that she’s concern about her dog.
Who ME? Why?
Mom shared with the salesperson that her dog has a tendency to go on the couch when alone in the house. My mom is sooooo wrong. At a young age, she trained me not to go on the couch as my bed is specifically located right next on the couch. I’m very good (sometimes) on obliging the rules and what mom taught me.
The new couch finally arrived and its beautiful.
Mom selected a microfiber material with a chaise lounge (my favorite part).
Mom had to run an errand and I’m left alone …
I was in deep sleep and did not hear mom come in.
MOM: Aha! I knew your going to sleep on the couch.
I was a bit startled when mom saw me …
I am just testing the comfort factor of the couch.
It was covered anyway so no Golden Furs left on the couch.
How do you train your dog not to go on the couch.
Here’s how mom trained me (with our old couch) …
1) Place your dog’s bed next to the couch. Make sure its a comfy dog bed.
2) During the first few weeks, place piles of books/magazines and large pillows on the couch.
This will discourage your dog not to jump on the couch.
After a few weeks, you can replace it with regular pillows.
3) When you are sitting on the couch and your dog attempts to join you, say “no” and encourage him/her to go to his/her bed. Make sure to praise your dog.
Lots of Golden L♥VE n Woofs