I screwed up..
We got Betty when she was 10 weeks old and she was the most adorable little puppy. So on the first night with us, I popped her on my lap while we were watching TV and she snuggled up. Paul warned me that it was a mistake, but I was stubborn and ignored him. How could I not let the cute puppy sleep next to me in the evenings watching TV, after all she only took up a tiny bit of the sofa.
Fast forward 18 months and I have created a massive 75lb, 4 feet long problem. Betty now takes up pretty much a whole sofa to herself. And while she’s good about not eating the soft furnishings themselves, the hair, drool and doggy chews she consumes on the sofa is causing a disgusting mess and does mean that I’m having to wash the sofa covers on a regular basis.
But look at the stylish way she does it!
Obviously I’m not admitting this to Paul, but he was right I never should have allowed her up on the furniture. So what to do? I’ve a couple of sites which have some good advice about keeping animals off the furniture and training them to do so.
So following that advice, I’ve realised that first off she doesn’t have anywhere in the lounge other than the rug to lie on. So I’m going to buy her a pad/bed to sleep on and we’re going to have to enforce the command to stay off the sofa and be consistent, which is going to be so hard when she pulls her cute dog face at me
Or I could just buy a massive throw – couldn’t I???