Dog Owners: Furniture

posted 2 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Are your dogs allowed on the furniture?
    Yes, always : (59 votes)
    66 %
    No, never : (14 votes)
    16 %
    Occasionally : (15 votes)
    17 %
    Other : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 2
    2871 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I shed more than our dog does, so he is definitely welcome on the furniture 🙂

    Post # 3
    825 posts
    Busy bee

    Yes and no. Our pups are only allowed on our leather sofa because it doesn’t retain smell and is easy to clean. 

    Like you, we said no dogs on the furniture at all — ever. And for a year that was true, and then once all the training was done, we decided that they could be invited up into the leather couch. We also have a lab, that doesn’t really have any ‘doggy’ smell and only blows his coat 1-2x a year, so I know there are people much worse off than me. 

    This is him after I was gone at work for like 10 hours and so he was less than thrilled with how long no one had been paying attention to him. 

    Post # 4
    2115 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    urchin:  We do. She even sleeps in our bed with us!

    We actually bought our couch in a dark color and in an easy-to-clean fabric (microfiber) because we were getting a dog. Plus, I love snuggling with her. If we didn’t let her on the couch or bed, I’d have to lay on the floor with her? No thanks.

    BUT, our dog is hypoallergenic (she’s a Goldendoodle), so that definitely helps. If she was a huge shedder, I don’t know if I’d feel the same way about allowing her all over everything.

    Here she is, running the show, as always.

    Post # 5
    1080 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    We don’t let the dogs on our furniture. We don’t want to sit in dog hair and we don’t want our guests to have to either. Also, our couches are leather and their nails would scratch it easily. Our dogs have their own bed and blankets and seem pretty content. We still give our dogs tons of cuddles though and will often create a big nest on the ground for all of us to snuggle. 

    Post # 7
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    urchin:  our dog Daisy is not allowed on any furniture except the bed, which she never even sleeps on bc she loves her own bed so much. She will come up and hang out but when she sees we are going to sleep, she goes to her own bed. 

    Post # 9
    6525 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    urchin:  lol, Daisy too, she has three beds. So spoiled!!!! When Daisy is super tired, she will go to bed without us too but she hates to go to bed alone so she will pace back and forth from the bedroom to the living room, hinting to us “hey, um, its bedtime” 

    She also hates when DH and I are in seperate rooms – if I am in the bedroom and DH is in the living room, she will go back and forht between each rooms. 

    Post # 10
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Nope, our dog is never allowed on the furniture. Ever. We practice NILIF, and to allow him on the couch would completely contradict that training. Our dog has a naturally hyper nervous system, so establishing that we are “the boss” is important for his wellbeing and the sanity of everyone in the house.

    Post # 11
    12865 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Our dog is not allowed on furniture.  On occasion we tell him to jump up and let him, but very rarely.  He does have his own couch (DH’s college sofa we never tossed) that we gave him and he gets on that whenever he wants.  He’s very good about never getting on any other piece of furniture though.

    Post # 13
    502 posts
    Busy bee

    Our dog is always allowed on the furniture. Maybe I’d change my mind if I had nice furniture, but I doubt it. To me it’s more important to be able to snuggle with our dog and have her be happy up with us than to shell out big bucks on a fancy couch, but that’s my priorities for you! We vacuum, so I don’t see the concern about fur. 

    She just loves it. She does parkour off of it when she’s really excited and her favourite spot is watching tv with her head on a pillow on the couch in front of the television. When we tell her it’s time for bed she bolts to the bedroom, up onto the bed, and snuggles down at the foot until we’re ready to get up. I honestly can’t imagine her not being allowed!!

    Post # 14
    187 posts
    Blushing bee

    We let our dogs on the furniture but they’re not hairy, big or smelly, they only weigh 5 lbs each 🙂

    Post # 15
    1007 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    We ended up getting a dark leather couch bc our dogs ruined our beige cloth couch. In our formal living room we put in a charcoal cloth couch and a ton of pillows to deter them from laying on that one. The one battle we can’t seem to win is the bed. we have two large dogs and two cats. At any point in time there is a combination of the four of them sleeping up there. It’s like a zoo and they leave my husband and I no room to sleep!!

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