When we had our dalmatian...we never let him on the furniture. But Vegas came along and he was squishy snuggly cute and I couldn't help it. But, we did make him sleep in a kennel UNTIL he started having seizures. Now each evening, Vegas crawls onto his daddy's lap, Orion climbs onto my lap...and every night Vegas sleeps curled into my side. *sigh* Such perfection!