Bad Dog


So here’s a little back story, we got Sarge (the pug) when he was a puppy after about a month of living in our new place. He was my birthday present from my honey. I love him to death! We didn’t really think about not letting him up on the furniture or on our bed to sleep. He was part of the family as far as I was concerned.

Well after many months of sleepness nights about 2 years ago we decided to move him out of the bed and into the living room at nights. I envy people who can sleep with all their doggies. They must not snore, obsessively lick,  pant heavily, or go in out of the covers 50 million times!!

So long story short, Sarge moved his sleeping area to our sofa, we always had piece of crap sofas so I didn’t really think about it much. Until we got Mr. Whitey (our new sofa) and now he is basically forbidden. I feel bad, but it’s honestly for the best. I mean who wants to go over to someones house and sit on a furry stinky dog sofa. Eww.

Unfortunatley its very hard to train a dog when you’re SLEEPING! What do I do!? Ugh, well for starters I’ve been training him not to get on the sofa at all while I’m around. When I leave or go to sleep I’ve resorted to putting a blanket over the whole sofa, just in case the stinker gets up there.

And this is what I wake up to every morning

Well at least he lays on the blanket!

How can you yell at this cute face?

I do have to mention that Bronx was always trained to be off furniture. He is such a good boy and always sleeps in his bed. Sometimes he does get jealous of his brother and tries to crawl up. Stinker!

If anyone has any good ides for training a dog not to sleep on the couch, I’m ALL EARS!

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4 Responses to “Bad Dog”

  1. Marissa April 27, 2011 at 10:45 AM #

    Pennies in a can. Take an empty soda can put about 5-10 pennies {any coins} and duck tape the top. When the dogs are next to the pc of furniture you want to keep them off of, shake the can. They no likey…. Before bed or when you leave for the day put the can on the pc of furniture, and voila no more dog on furniture! It worked for us & my fingers are crossed it works for you, too 😉


    • Lizzie Stewart April 27, 2011 at 10:50 AM #

      WHAAAT!! I’m so going to try that! I’ll let you know how it goes. Thanks so much!


  2. Deziree June 6, 2011 at 12:25 PM #

    My husband and I had a similar problem with our dog getting on the sofa and lounging there all day while we were at work. He found something called Tattle Tale Pet Alarm on Amazon for about $20 and it has been worth every penny and more. It detects vibrations of your pet and sounds an alarm when your pet gets on the sofa. We do not even have to turn it on now; we just toss it on the sofa when we leave for work and Norman is on his dog bed like a good boy when we get home.


    • Lizzie Stewart June 6, 2011 at 3:17 PM #

      Oh wow! I’m totally going to buy that! I’ve been trying the aluminum foil on the couch trick and it seems to be working when I’m not home but if I forget to put it on he still jumps up and sleeps on it. stinker!
      That product seems cool though, wish me luck : )

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