When I first got Duke I didn't allow him up on any furniture or the bed. I did this for several reasons.
- He is hairy- I didn't want hair all over the couch.
- He is large- There isn't room for a huge dog and a person
- 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.
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?