Basic Guides That You Have To Remember When Keeping Your Dogs Off Your Couch
Many would certainly agree if we say that dogs are considered as one of the most loyal, adorable, loving and wonderful animals that anyone could have in their home. However, there is also no denying of the fact that dogs are animals that have a very active disposition and because of that, most of the time, they can be dirty and smelly plus, they are also slobbery and hairy to boot. And of course, no one would want all the negative adjectives we have just mentioned a while ago to be present on their couch, most especially their couch is newly bought or has sentimental value to them. Yes, it is true that almost all of us have dogs and are dog lovers but, this does not mean that we already want to lay on the filth left by our dogs on our couch. Yes, you can say that keeping our pets, especially our dogs off our furniture is a something tricky but then again, we have to do is for our goodness sake as well. In doing so, we have listed down below some very effective ways on how you will be able to keep your dog’s off of your couch.
If you have a puppy, this is the best time for you to train them not to lay on your couch since they are still not familiar with their environment and of course, there is no way for them to reach your couch with their small stature. From the time your brought your puppy home, you have to immediately instill in their minds that your couch is off limits to them and you have to keep doing this until it became a habit of them not to touch the couch. And also, since dogs are dependent on what they see or hear from their owners, you have to be vigilant as well on the place where you should train your dog or where you should play and cuddle with them. Since we love our dogs, most of the time, we want to cuddle them and love them on the couch as it is much comfier to do so however, you have to know that it would also be advantageous and beneficial on your end to pet and play with them on the floor as this will lay the ground work and establish in an instant that the couch is not for them.
Aside from training them when they are young, it would also be beneficial on your end to let your dog grow the desire to choose the floor over the couch.