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Choosing to allow your dog on your bed is a personal preference. Some pet owners love it, some hate it. Usually, it’s one or the other!
There are many reasons why you might not prefer it: to keep your bed cleaner, to encourage independence in your dog, non-compatible sleeping habits, to avoid dog slobber in your face first thing in the morning, or for the sake of boundaries to name a few. All are valid, and it doesn’t mean we love our dogs any less.
If you prefer to have separate sleeping spaces for you and your dog, read on for tips on training a dog to stay off the bed.
If your dog wants to get on the bed, or has been allowed to in the past, it may feel too overwhelming to train your dog to stay off the bed. But we’ve broken it down into some methodologies to get your started:
If you want to do it yourself, here is a step-by-step guide for how to keep a dog off the bed:
After enough repetition, your dog will understand the verbal command without the need for a treat, toy, or click.
Here are some items useful to have on hand to make sure the process goes smoothly:
Animals Matter offers a variety of deluxe dog beds that are so luxurious, you’ll want to sleep in them yourself. Having an ultra-plush cushion, orthopedic bed for your dog will let them know you value their comfort. Your pup won’t feel like they are being punished for losing access to your bed when they have a space that’s cozy. Our soft beds will keep your dog feeling pampered and happy in the crate, car, and home.
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