Perhaps, if we are to be asked about the impression we have with regards to dogs, some of the descriptions that we would commonly use in pertaining to them would be how they are adorable, loyal, loving and just flat out wonderful animals. But then again, we also cannot ignore the fact that dogs are active being hence, they have the tendency of becoming dirty and smelly as well, not to mention that they are hairy and a bit slobbery. And we are certain that no one would want to have all the latter adjectives we have mentioned earlier on to be seen all over their couches. Yes, we love our dog and we adore to them to infinity and beyond but then again, this does not mean that we want to lay on a couch that is filled with our dog’s filth. Although it is true that keeping animals off the furniture that we have is quite tricky of an endeavor however, we need to still do our best in effectively and successfully keeping them off of it. 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.
The best time for you to train your dog not to lay on the couch is when they are young since this stage in their lives, they do not know much about the environment that they are in and of course, they will depend on you with regards to the things they should do. It has been advised by experts that the best time to start training your dog would be from the moment you have brought them home when they were still pups as this stage in their life, they will easily understand and know the things that are not suitable for them as well as those that are off limits to them. In addition to that, being the owner, it is already you own discretion to take necessary precaution on where you should cuddle and play with them. You can say that it is much comfier on your end to cuddle and love your dog on your couch however, playing and petting with them while sitting on the floor also serve as a big help in laying the groundwork and immediately establish the fact that the couch is not for them to be with at.
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.