Dogs come into our lives and like being on the sofa with us, but not everyone likes dogs on the furniture. The ideal situation is to get furniture for dogs. Designer dog furniture can fit in with the décor of your home as well as providing a place for your dog to have as his own.
A dog couch, for example, is a smaller version of living room furniture. Of course it takes some room to put a pet sofa in the living room but this can be an option also in the bedroom for pets who want a soft place to be but perhaps a spouse doesn’t want the pet on the bed.
Keeping your dog off the furniture takes not only adding dog furniture but also being consistent in what you allow your dog to do. Use clear commands and for getting a dog off the furniture use “off”. Many people say “down” and the dog obediently lays down then gets in trouble because they want the dog off the sofa, not laying down on the sofa. Remember – it’s not your dog’s fault they don’t understand what you mean over what you say! Cats, too, often like to get where we are and pet furniture might be a provision for them too.
Be sure to consider the size of the dog as well. While it’s true that small dog furniture is often less expensive it is made for smaller dogs such as Shelties, Shih Tzu or even up to Border collie size. It isn’t heavy enough for a German Shepherd or Mastiff! These breeds as well as other large dogs really need appropriate sized large dog furniture.
Pet furniture doesn’t have to stand out as a fluffy bed in the corner. Specially made dog furniture can make a difference in the comfort of your pet without increasing wear and tear on your own furniture.