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    My dogs can hang out on our beds and lounges when they like, and always hop on my bed at night for cuddles, but have there own bed and get a treat at bedtime and enjoy going to their own place to sleep.
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    I have a blanket on the couch and the bed before she gets on and shes not allowed to get on unless i say "on the bed" that her cue. and if she gets on uninvited she get kicked off. i haven't really noticed her being naughty as such but she has so much energy and i think it sometimes comes across and untrained and naughty. But shes a staffy and they are full of beans and excitement all day long. Im sure Tess is dreaming about running around at the park right now even though weve already been today haha.

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    I have not problems with dogs on or off furniture, as long as it suits the owner....but it should be when you ask and allow and they should come off easily.

    I have visited places where the dogs own the furniture and will growl if you try to get them off or sit near them, that is noway to me......
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    Newsfie, i feel the same if she at all growled at someone who sat near her she wouldnt be allowed back on again, but shes very gentle natured and i think shes just happy to have the privilege of being up with the rest of us. When i take her to someone elses house she knows shes not allowed on their furniture so i guess thats good

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    Newfie - I know exactly how bad that is.
    My sister had a poodle, that used to viciously bite anyone who tried to remove him from his chair or sit there, including my small children. They used to think it was cute or funny when think dog was vicious.
    Needless to say we didnt visit often with the kids.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tess's Mamma View Post
    I've read that its a bad idea to let your dog sleep on the bed with you? Because it means they are equal to you. What does everyone think? I enjoy letting my dog sit on the bed with me but I don't let her sleep up here well for one she takes up most of the bed now.
    I used to let her sleep up here when she was a puppy but now maybe that's why she is playing up a bit and not listening to me as much because i only sometimes let her up with me?
    My partner doesn't like her up here at all because he feels like she becomes a bit naughty and doesn't listen as much. Its so hard because its nice to snuggle with her up here.
    My short answer is nope unless you or your partner have issues with it.

    Jodi loved to sleep on the bed, hubby hated it so I used a huge esky, 2 unneeded dining room chairs, a hession covered foam mat next to my side of the bed.

    Dog is happy as she is a few inches below my level there next to me (not intentional, I don't go with this dominance equality thing) and hubby is happy that he does not get disturbed.

    I don't give a rats about what it looks like as it does the job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cavalierqld View Post
    Newfie - I know exactly how bad that is.
    My sister had a poodle, that used to viciously bite anyone who tried to remove him from his chair or sit there, including my small children. They used to think it was cute or funny when think dog was vicious.
    Needless to say we didnt visit often with the kids.
    Not good Cav...that poodle could have done with a prod or two.

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    Hooch is not allowed on my gorgeous lounges (both formal and informal) but he is allowed on the beds. He knows the difference and is always asking for permission before hopping on the beds.
    I wonder if a kid sat on the bed - will he growl at them hmmmm

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    Our lot have their own lounge suite that we picked up off the side of the road, covered with a sheet and voila! They're allowed on the main suite, but they prefer to stretch out on their own one.

    I noticed that Molly will not jump on my bed unless i give her the cue 'up'. This was never intentional it just happened, she will just hang around the bed till i tell her so. Rexy on the other hand helps himself to my bed lol. He prefers to sleep with Me & Molly than with my Mum.

    In regards to when we have visitors i don't care if they don't want dog hair on them etc. End of the day i share my home with my dogs. If you wanna bitch and moan about 'dog hair, dog odor, then don't visit. They are not jumpers, or annoying dogs they generally keep out of your face and i have been told by friends that half the time you don't even know they're there unless your in the kitchen, turn around and see three sets of beady eyes looking at you. Lol

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    Kurt i feel the same if people whine about a bit of dog hair then dont visit, its my house ill do what i like. Whats the point in having things if they arent going to be lived in. Not that anyone of my friends complain.

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