Dogs on furniture

posted 8 months ago in Pets
Post # 2
10509 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

Our dog is allowed on all the furniture and the bed. I wouldn’t have it any other way. 

Post # 3
3582 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

My dog is welcome wherever he wants to go. I figure it’s his house too. My parents allow dogs on the furniture with the exception of beds, because my mom is an incredibly light sleeper. She also doesn’t allow my dad on the bed – he has to sleep in another room. Haha 

I think because of the way I grew up, I don’t think of dogs as “dirty”. I’m sure if I had that idea in my head, I’d think differently. But I’m also very lucky that my current dog is particularly clean. He’s very cool to the touch, never smells bad, and avoids doing things that get him dirty. Like he avoids mud at all costs. He’s almost 5 and I think I’ve had to give him a bath 3 times his entire life. My last dog was a giant, gross, hot, stinky mess. I still let him on the furniture but I wasn’t as keen on it.

You’re not a bad dog mom. Three medium sized dogs on the bed sounds like way too much! If the dogs are interfering with your sleep or making your bed gross, kick them out! It’s ok to do that. Get them a nice cozy bed and place it next to yours. You just have to be consistent. If your husband isn’t as strict about it, it’ll never work. They can absolutely learn to sleep in their own beds.  

Post # 4
148 posts
Blushing bee

My dog is allowed anywhere during the day. We love cuddling with her on the couch or on the bed. The exception is when we actually sleep at night. I understand having the extra bodies in the bed is a lot! Your dogs might be sad at first but they’ll get used to it. Talk to your fiancé about it. 

Post # 5
4846 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

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lily2018 :  Nope our doggo and cats sleep in their pet beds. They don’t climb on furniture. We trained them not to. They each have a bed but often they’ll all climb on one and cuddle together. One particular cat has a habit of sitting on doggo’s head so it looks like doggo us wearing a cats butt as a hat.

If we want to cuddle with doggo we sit on the floor. If we want to cuddle cats we pick them up and they sit in our lap on the couch but never touch the couch. 

Post # 6
451 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

My dog is 90 pounds. He is allowed on one couch but not the other, and absolutely not allowed in the bed. There would not be enough space for all 3 of us.

Post # 7
833 posts
Busy bee

Of course!  Why else do you think it’s called FURniture wink

Post # 8
3007 posts
Sugar bee

If it were up to me our dog would sleep with us every night. She’s bigger though and likes to stretch out so she doesn’t fit or she gets uncomfortable and jumps off the bed and gets into her bed. My husband had her before he met me and she’s never been allowed to sleep in our bed. However, on weekends she’s welcome to jump in and cuddle. 

She is allowed anywhere else though including couches or our dining room bench. 

If you’re worried about the smell/shedding, I would suggest putting blankets down on your couches where the dogs lay down. Once a week, I clean all of those blankets with her blankets from her bed and I think that’s why our house doesn’t smell like dog. 

Post # 10
6160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2017

 Our dog is allowed everywhere in the house and in the evenings you’ll usually find him in our bed, sleeping there first. But having 3 medium sized ones in bed every night would make me feel too cramped. Making them a pseudo bed in your bedroom sounds like a great idea.

Post # 11
1674 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Our pets (a small dog and a large cat) are allowed wherever they want to go. They spend a lot of time on the couch with us. The dog bounces between our bed and her bed (on the floor right next to us) at night, depending on her mood. The cat spends part of each night in bed with us. 

They aren’t outdoor pets, so I figure they’re not any grosser than I am. Plus, I come from a pet obsessed family, and I can’t imagine not cuddling them. In the mornings, our dog leaps up into bed with us, right in between us, and snuggles us awake while her tail goes bananas. It’s so sweet, and such a great way to start each day!

Post # 12
2444 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

My big dog (~65 lbs) had her own sleep space. I bought her high end and very comfortable dog beds and she was very content to be on them instead of on furniture.  I never trained her not to go on the furniture and honestly I wouldn’t have cared if she got up on it… but she preferred her beds (she had 3 in the house in different areas and another for camping/outside).  She passed a few years ago and we rescued a 12 lb meatball who has run of the house. He uses his beds (as long as they are positioned in front of the fireplace or in the sunshine), but he insists on sleeping in the bed, he likes cuddling on the couch under blankets or laying on the back of the couch like a cat.  I’m fine with it all, but if he was much bigger he wouldn’t be allowed in the bed.

Post # 13
3484 posts
Sugar bee

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cmsgirl :  “One particular cat has a habit of sitting on doggo’s head so it looks like doggo us wearing a cats butt as a hat.”

Photo, please! I think we all need this now.

Post # 14
8381 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Furniture yes, bed no. 

Post # 15
137 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Edited to remove photo since this is my anon account…

We have two small dogs. They sleep on the couch all day and both sleep in bed with us. Before our lab passed away, she was allowed everywhere, too. 

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