Monday, August 16, 2010

Manners Monday

This week is about where your dog sleeps.

When I first got Duke I didn't allow him up on any furniture or the bed. I did this for several reasons.
  1. He is hairy- I didn't want hair all over the couch.
  2. He is large- There isn't room for a huge dog and a person
  3. Visitors- I didn't want visitors to worry about a dog jumping up on the couch, also I didn't want him to think it was ok to jump up on other people's furniture when visiting.
Of course, when he was a puppy he tried to jump up on the couch and bed all the time. I taught him the off command.

Now 5 plus years later I have relaxed a little. He still is not allowed on the furniture, but at times I will call him up on the bed.

Because of this rule, I do have many comfortable large dog beds laying all over the house so that he doesn't have to sleep on the hard floor.

Is your dog allowed up on the furniture or bed?


Salinger The Pug said... bloggie you have!!!

To answer your question....I allow the PEOPLE to get up on MY furniture and sleep in MY extrasuper fluffy king sized bed. :-)

Salinger The Pug

Jenny said...


You are lucky you have such obedient people. :)


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