How To Keep A Dog Off Couch When Gone To Work?

There are many reasons for and against letting your dog on the couch. If you prefer the latter, here are a few tips for how to keep a dog off couch when gone to work.

How To Keep A Dog Off Couch When Gone?

Even though this can sometimes feel outright impossible, there are actually quite a few things you can try and do. There are also quite a few “Don’ts” 

Start Early

If you already have a stubborn adult dog this tip can be frustrating to read but it should be said – you want to start as early as possible. Creating a new habit is much easier than having to break an existing habit first.

The first step many dog owners forget is that you should give your dog comfy alternatives to the couch. If you expect your dog to just lie on the floor or a simple pillow then you either won’t manage to train him or you’ll get an unhappy dog.

Offer An Alternative

Bribery Works

Another smart tactic is to add some further incentives to the dog bed compared to the couch. For example, you can tie in certain dog toys to the dog bed so they can’t be moved.

Obedience Training and Commands

Naturally, you will need obedience training anyway – every dog should pass that. From there, teaching your dog a couple of simple commands can be all you need. 

Many other owners resort to verbal and physical abuse to teach a dog not to sit on the couch. Needless to say, that’s also a big No-No.

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