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    I can't keep our dog off the couch. As soon as he jumps up onto it, I tell him off and move him to the floor. He will jump up again and again until he wears me out. I get so sick of it I just give in. Wrong I know. I've created a monster. He thinks it's his couch now. He just turned 1. Is it too late to teach him to stay off the couch? I bought him one of the K9 ballistic dog beds as he has chewed up every other bed I've bought him. It's really durable and I was hoping I could train him to stay on the bed and off the couch. He hates it and won't go near it. Help me please.

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    There are things you can buy, some are called "scat mats" some give a small shock I have seen them on Pet Food, Products, Supplies at Low Prices - Free Shipping | Chewy.com With cats, some use aluminum foil-don't know if that would work with a Bullie.
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    I am of no help as my guys are allowed on the couch.


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    Mouse traps...my Dobermans way back would get on the couch when we left the house. I would know cause of the small dog hair stuck in the material. Like duhhhh them... read in a German dobby book to put mousetraps. Man it sure worked!!

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    There, you said it yourself. You give in and the first time you do that the game is lost.Next time they will be more persistant, if necessary. Tin foil on the soffa is the cheapest and safest (mouse traps! OMG) you can try to put on the couch. May help or not once the habbit is there.

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    Electric collar should work too. I was very pleased with the result, and I only used it several times - to stop humping other dog and to teach to keep off the couch, in 2 days Tank stopped even thinking of climbing the couch. I don’t use it since then, but he is never on the couch. I put collar on lowest grade, and it was enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiiSi View Post
    There, you said it yourself. You give in and the first time you do that the game is lost.Next time they will be more persistant, if necessary. Tin foil on the soffa is the cheapest and safest (mouse traps! OMG) you can try to put on the couch. May help or not once the habbit is there.
    I know at first I to did the OMG....they don’t really get their feet in it as their paws won’t fit...actually as soon as the dog gets on the sofa the traps releases cause of the movement from the sofa. The noise scares them more than anything else.

    And yes you’re right about the “you give in” part... problem #1 right there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helsonwheels View Post
    I know at first I to did the OMG....they don’t really get their feet in it as their paws won’t fit...actually as soon as the dog gets on the sofa the traps releases cause of the movement from the sofa. The noise scares them more than anything else.

    And yes you’re right about the “you give in” part... problem #1 right there.
    I did an OMG and bugged my eyes out about the mouse traps...lmao!

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    Might be easier to buy yourself another sofa
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    We trained our guys ... not allowed up without an invitation, but they can go on when we aren’t on the couch. Once we sit they know to wait for the command to join


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    Quote Originally Posted by 2BullyMama View Post
    We trained our guys ... not allowed up without an invitation, but they can go on when we aren’t on the couch. Once we sit they know to wait for the command to join


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    We do that too - when Castor's blanket is on the sofa, he knows he can ask to go up but if it's not there, he lies on the floor. That is a system which works pretty well.
    @Delaney24 If you're ok with him being on the couch sometimes, I would try the tinfoil and see if that might work to create an ok/not ok system. When Castor was a pup (and back then I didn't think dogs should be on the couch...), we blocked the couch off by placing something in front of it or by just tilting the back cushions down on the seating.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zedsded View Post
    Might be easier to buy yourself another sofa

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