I seem to be letting the dogs get away with more the older I get.
There was a time when our little beasties were absolutely NOT allowed on anything that us humans used to either sit or sleep on. No getting on the bed, no getting on the sofa. In fact the upstairs of the house was strictly off limits (in an effort to have at least a few rooms devoid of doggie hairs)!
Over time these very good intentions seem to have gone out the window. It is becoming a bit of a free for all. If I turn my back I find a dog on the sofa, maybe one being good and lying on her blanket (what’s left of it) and when I call the puppy down she comes from her little sleep on the bed. The puppies bed is perfectly fine, she just seems to prefer ours.
It’s not that I really mind this but the problem is that it is now totally taken for granted and some form of furniture is now usually a doggies first choice.
Looking after dogs is always a challenge, there is always something going on or something that needs doing. I am going to set myself a week long challenge to transform this escalating use of the furniture designed without a dogs interests in mind.
So from now on I am going to give a very real effort to curb the following:
No more dogs on furniture, including –
- No dogs on the sofa
- No dogs on the bed
- No dogs upstairs
- and finally no more having it all their own way!
So what do you think. Am I mad to try? Have you given up trying to keep your animals strictly on the floor? Have you made a conscious decision to let them on the furniture or do you think they should NEVER be allowed on the sofa, bed etc?
Wish me luck as I try to change my dogs habits over the next week. I shall report back with how it went in a week.
Right – FAYE, OFF THE FUTON……FAYE…OFF!…..OFF!……………….Gooood Girrrrlllllll.
One down, two to go.