Discussion in 'Labrador Puppies' started by Mary Lily, Aug 9, 2017.
Ours are allowed on the furniture and the beds.
It wasn't going to be that way since our Guide Dog pups aren't allowed on the furniture, but it didn't last since I love snuggling with my dogs.
Pongo is allowed on sofa and one of the chairs, but not the other two. He doesn't come upstairs, either, so bedrooms are out of bounds. I'm not quite sure how this ended up being the rule.... it just sort of evolved. There is one end of the sofa which is "mine" (where I sit in the evenings" and the other end is "his" (where he snoozes in the evenings). During the day he makes a point of always being on "my" end of the sofa. If I go over and look as though I want to sit down, he sort of spreads out and snuggles into the corners, as though he is glued to the spot, with one eye open watching me. I never have the heart to move him.
I love him being up on the sofa with me, although he is not a cuddly dog....on the rare occasion he decides to come over and sit on me I feel highly privileged (and also a bit squashed).
I agreed to get a dog on the condition that it not be allowed on any furniture, especially the bed. Within hours of coming home with her she was on everything and I changed my rules! Quinn is allowed on the couch and sleeps on our bed, though she usually prefers her own dog bed at night.
Omg so cute!
We started off as "No" to sofa and beds too.
Lasted a while.
Bed was the first to crack. Initially just for half an hour before lights out, but she pretty much comes and goes as she chooses at night, but it is her bed of choice during the day when we are out. Gets a good view of passing traffic on our road as our bedroom is downstairs.
Sofa is a bit of a no-go zone for me. We have fabric sofas and I can't really be bothered with picking dog hair off my clothes. Lilly is allowed up if there is a cover on for her, but to be honest, she mostly chooses not to. When we have a puppy home from Sophie's work (LOL - these dogs are always up snuggled next to her!) we make sure that Lilly is also invited up. Must be fair about it.
On a rare occasion I have found evidence of Lilly having been up when we are out, but generally if that is where the sun patch is only!
We discussed the sofa issue before bringing her home - hard yes We only have the two, and she takes her pick. I really, really regretted my decision between 13-18 weeks when she was in full crocopup, but once that was over the sofa snuggles became very pleasant. She doesn't have access to the bedrooms because of the cats. As much as I love falling asleep on the sofa next to her, I don't think I'd like to share a bedroom with a dog regularly - my cats are annoying enough as it is. She occasionally crashes out on the floor, but every time I've tried putting a bed or a blanket down for her she studiously avoids it.