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How To Stop My Dog Jumping On Furniture

Max. D Gray
By Max. D Gray. Updated: January 20, 2017
How To Stop My Dog Jumping On Furniture

There are certain dog behaviors which, if not tackled at a young age, can become impossible to control. One of them is when your dog jumps up onto the couch, bed, chairs etc., leaving a mound of hair for you to clean up. With a little patience and perseverance, this can be corrected. However, if you're unsure where to start, we think the following OneHowTo article will be extremely helpful to you: how to stop my dog from jumping on furniture.

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Steps to follow:


Dogs are creatures of habits and have a good memory: if, as a pup, you used to bring your dog up onto the sofa or the bed for snuggles, it's only natural that it thinks it's acceptable and, in fact, your dog will associate being up on the furniture with love and affection. Therefore, to enforce good behavioral habits, start from a young age, showing your dog affection whilst it's on the floor.

How To Stop My Dog Jumping On Furniture - Step 1

Never call your dog up on the couch to sit next to you. Instead, call it to sit on the floor next to the sofa and stroke it from where you're sitting, so that it understands that the sofa is for people only. However, this doesn't necessarily mean that your pooch won't jump onto furniture in your absence. So, what can you do?


If you catch your dog red-handed lying on your bed or sitting comfortably on your settee, you should tell it off immediately; don't just let it pass. Approach the animal, carry it down from the furniture gently and say "NO" assertively so that, over time, it will understand that is it forbidden. You may need to repeat this many times before it understands - perseverance and patience is the key to dog obedience training.

How To Stop My Dog Jumping On Furniture - Step 3

To stop you dog from sneaking up onto your bed, simply close your bedroom door! If, for whatever reason, this isn't possible and you've tried our previous suggestions over a long period of time, you might need to take more extreme measures.


Cover the bed with a sheet or blanket and sprinkle with plenty air freshener. Don't don't normally like this smell and, on top of this, it also covers their own doggy smell, meaning that they are less likely to jump u on your bed again.


Some pet owners, who decide to let their dog sit on the furniture, cover their sofa with plastic lining to, at least, keep the amount of dog hairs under control. Try to do the same but with aluminium foil because the noise will dissuade it from jumping up again.


If you've tried everything to correct this behavior, it might be a good idea to go to dog obedience classes.

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