(Closed) How do you keep the dog off the bed?

posted 9 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

LOL!  Doctorgirl, your dog is so smart!  Our dog, Louie, has been used to being on the bed all the time, but now that we got our second dog, George, I have been trying to keep both of them off the bed.  I’ve read that dogs don’t like the feel and sound of aluminum foil, so you could always spread a roll of it out on your bed instead of the mousetraps.  Also, there is this spray you can get from health food stores or pet stores, I think it’s made out of wormwart.  You spray it around the base of your bed and since dogs don’t like the smell, they will stay away from that piece of furniture.  That’s how we got Louie to stop jumping up on counters.  🙂

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

It’s impossible. I quit trying long ago…  We have cats too, and they just go wherever they want so the dogs think they can as well. I’m still not sure how I went from my one sweet cat to two cats and three dogs. My couch is in rough shape also. Mrs. Spring, do you know what the name of that spray stuff is?

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Of course he does!  It’s because he’s brilliant!  The spray we got didn’t smell at all to me.  Actually our friend just uses wormwart oil from a health food store and it seems to be working for her.  Good luck with your genius puppy!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

My dog waits till we’re asleep then slinks into bed in between us, i wake up spooning not my fiance but the dog.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

Yeah, let me look it up…  There’s a lot of different brands, but we used the "natural" kind.  Just a sec…

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

With our cats, we bought them these cat house things that they can jump up and sleep on… they love being higher with us, so they can look down on us and judge us for being lower.

It’s really helped free up our bed!  At least, a little bit…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

@Mr. Bee–I’m cracking up at your cats judging you from above.  One of our cats actually sleeps on top of a bookshelf in our bedroom.  I guess he’s got the same agenda?

We’ve tried lots of things to have our cats sleep someplace other than our bed.  I don’t mind if they’re there, but The Hubs needs his space.  We recently started just closing the bedroom door at night, but I don’t know how long that will last.  I noticed this morning that they’re biting the carpet around the door, trying to get into the room…

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

Oh god, before I got the dogs and it was just the cats, I would try shutting the door and the cats would whine and scratch and the door ALL night long. I never got a good night’s sleep because of it. I love them but geez…

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

Each of our dogs has his own bed – that’s where they sleep at night… but I KNOW my puppy (see my avatar for his photo) gets on our sofa while we’re gone… sometimes he knocks pillows onto the floor, so I know he’s been up there.  My older dog knows he’s only allowed on the sofa when we "invite" him up there, but we’re still struggling to teach Simba that. 

The wormwood idea is great, but wouldn’t help me since I don’t mind them joining me on the sofa when I say it’s okay (not just helping themselves).  I don’t think they ever get on our bed when we’re not there.  Sometimes in the morning Simba will jump on the bed to wake me up if I’m sleeping in and he needs to potty, but for the most part, them having their own beds works – and it’s worth it, even though their beds take up a lot of floor space

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i’ve basically just given up… we used to let our german shepherd up on the bed as a puppy, so now it’s hard to tell her to get down, especially when one of us ends up calling her up to cuddle… it’s just too hard to resist

she has her own bed that she sleeps on for most of the night, but during the day she definitely gets on the bed… and even will pull down the covers and arrange the pillows to her liking 

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