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Thread: Aghhh what works to keep big fur baby off sofa

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    we gave up on it! there were many times we (humans) sat on the floor and dogs and cats had the furniture. evil bil was mean to one of the dogs and mom thot he needed a lesson in hierarchy. so, when big dog reached down and scarfed my cookie i let out a yell, mom said, it's ok it's her house! ' i said, maybe so, but it was my cookie!!!' i bet evil bil who is no longer part of our family, YAY!, never got the hint! he was book smart and people stupid! but it remain s, the people are here as caretakers for the master races, canine and feline. lol. life is easier once you give in!
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    i forgot to mention,my friend has a princess lapdog. she allows me to sit on her sofa and then she puts the rear end of her 135# body in all its great dane beauty, on my lap. i feel honored she wants me on her love sat! lol.
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    Don't let them up from the beginning!

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    I say this as my 84 lb fur puppy is asleep on the velvet couch (covered with two sewn together flat sheets). Bess has the deed to the house, the run of the place, she and the two new parakeets chit chat (LOUDLY, I might add) back and forth and when she wants out, she gets out, when she wants in, she gets in and I am the gettor!!!!! She talks to me and dag-nab it, I understand her. Her motions and everything tell me something about her. So, as long as God gives us kittens and dogs, I think He meant us to make their lives heavenly! Edie
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    There's noting you can do unless your hushband stops enabeling him.I can't keep the animals off the furniture either.Cause hushband allows it when I'm not around.Gotta pick your battles.

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    I gave up. When I bought a new couch I took several fabric samples home and abused them by rubbing them on each animal. Then I picked the fabric that held the least amount of hair, and that matched the hair that did stick the best! Fortunately it was a nice "camel" color that blended in with the rest of my furniture just fine. I'm not sure what kind of fabric this is, but it's slightly fuzzy (not vinyl or leather) so it's comfy and I can just brush the fur off of it with my hands. VERY happy with my new couch! (We had leather but had to get rid of it - cat claws are not good with leather! And I don't like leather/vinyl couches - they don't seem cozy to me.)

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    We've had dogs for over 45 yrs (from itty bittys to Great Danes and they have never been allowed on the furniture. We took our granddaughter's black lab when they moved to an apartment and I was horrified to walk into the livingroom and find it stretched out on the white sofa! Now I put a long handled Swiffer mop on the sofa. It lives there day and night unless someone is sitting there and slips beneath the sofa when not in use. The secret is to make it uncomfortable. I did train one dog with mousetraps but I don't think the cat would like them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tessagin View Post
    When DH and I first got together he already had a fur baby and never allowed her on the couch. Lap yes furniture no. To this day they can get on our lap but not on the furniture. Our dogs shed a lot. I brush constantly and sweep dog hair constantly. One day I came home and he allowed both on the new microfiber sofa. I made all "3" get off the couch and made him clean the hair off. Did I say I hated microfiber? His choice not mine. Not so fun cleaning fur baby hair off the furniture. It floats it's everywhere. All I can say is invest in companies that make the lint roll ups. I also use the vacuum couple times a day and the Swiffer. He does most of the cooking and is finding out just how bad the hair floats. Fur baby hair on his plate and mine. He laughed and just took it off and said "Oops!". I pushed mine away, left and went to a drive through. When I got back, he asked me why. I told him he did it to me. Now he knows why I did it. I'm serious when I say no more fur babies when the last one goes. I love them but I'm tired of constantly cleaning up after them and I'm the one who takes them to the vet and I sneeze often. I have cleaned/swept dog hair twice this morning. I'm tired.
    I bought a cheap scrub brush at the dollar store, made for scrubbing floors, and use it dry to comb the dog hair off my microfiber furniture and car seats. It works great and easier and cheaper that sticky rollers, which we do use for human hair ball victims...lol!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nanny's dollface View Post
    Found a new sofa and live seat slip cover and thought I would use them for the holidays. I worked on the love seat....still fiddling with the fit. I sprayed No repellant to deter our dogs from lying on the sofa and went to my sewing room to make pillows.
    i come back to the den and this is what I see! Aghhhhhh
    what works to keep dogs off the furniture? My DH is an enabler....I am the disciplinarian....nickname "mean Mummie" .
    You could always get rid of the furniture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter View Post
    I've found that covering the sofa with laundry baskets chuck full of laundry waiting to be folded does the trick. Bonus: When company comes to visit, just put the baskets on the floor and if they are full enough use them for ottomans.
    Love this suggestion. Thanks for the smile!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oh munner View Post
    You could always get rid of the furniture.
    lol, I think this is the best solution! Either that or get rid of DH who allows the dogs on the den furniture!

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    Don't know about an adult dog, but I started training our puppy, now 7 years old, at six weeks that he was not allowed on the furniture. Just never picked him up and held him when I was sitting on furniture. Only held him when I was sitting on the floor. If I was in a chair and he wanted up I would tell him "no". Now husband is another story, he purchased a large stuffed chair, big enough for him and the puppy. That chair stays in the basement and husband with his buddy enjoy it very well. It's the only piece of furniture our dog has ever got up on.

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    My dog never got on the bed or furniture until...it was stormy one night and I was so tired of his restlessness so I let him get on the bed. Now that was a mistake. Now when I make the bed of a morning I put pillows so he can't get on the bed and at night I put a flat sheet on top of the covers and he lays on that. He is a short legged, overweight Corgi. Wouldn't trade him but a Corgi is really not a good house dog. He puts all others to shame when it comes to shedding.
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    My dog is only allowed on the furniture or my bed on invite (and it's not very often LOL) I trained her from the time I brought her home. It was actually pretty easy since as a puppy she couldn't get up on either one of them without help. And I never helped her.

    Now, when I invite her, she's on either of them for about 10 minutes, then she's done, back on her bed! Or the floor (which is usually much cooler!)

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    I don't think that there is any way to retrain a dog. When your back is turn, he will revert to his old habits. I saw this on QVC:

    http://www.qvc.com/Sure-Fit-Reversible-Faux-SuedeSherpa-Sofa-Furniture-Cover-wPockets.product.H203786.html?sc=H203786-SRCH&cm_sp=VIEWPOSITION-_-1-_-H203786&catentryImage=http://images.qvc.com/is/image/h/86/h203786.001?$uslarge$

    It look really nice and covers the furniture completely. It is easily washable. He does think of himself as a member of the family. I had smaller dogs and the only thing I insisted was they go potty outside. No accidents happened until they were elderly after all, they were after all my children. Hope you find something that works for both of you.
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    Does your dog have a dog bed?? If not, consider one of these, my dogs love their's, because they're off the floor.

    http://www.amazon.com/Coolaroo-Large...words=coolaroo

    I also throw a blanket on top, just for them.

    Also, I put pillows on my couches so my dogs don't jump up. It works the best.
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    All of our dogs have always stayed outside, as well as the cat we had once years ago, so my solution is keep them outside (you did ask). I am a dog lover but I do not want them in my house. DD has cats ad lets them in her house, I cringe because of cat hair everywhere, but then its not my house so I keep my mouth shut.

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