Join Date: Oct 2014
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I don't know, we just don't worry about it and our house is VERY tidy. Ricky does spend some time on the furniture but we do have a doggie day bed for him, where he spends a lot of time too.
Ricky's stools are usually well formed and firm (not hard). Sometimes, too much bully stick will give a stool that is a bit softer and we just give him a quick butt bath. We ALWAYS supervise his potty/poop breaks outdoors, to monitor any health issues he might have, to discourage him from eating any plant leaves, and to pick up after him immediately because we worry more about tracking poop indoors on our shoes than Ricky with his butt. Actually, Ricky's "man thing" comes into contact more with the furniture than his butt does, if ever.
We think that there is a greater danger of Ricky tracking in some nasty chemicals and bacteria in on his feet from his outdoor walkies than poop on his butt. Other than the aesthetics of a dogs butt possibly touching the furniture, the question is have we been sick. The answer is no, so we don't worry about it.
A Havanese can be trained to stay off of all furniture or even certain pieces of furniture. I was willing to do that with Ricky, but Ricky's Momi said "no", she wants Ricky snuggled up against her wherever she is sitting.
Tigerlily's Welcome to the Jungle (Ricky Ricardo)
(AKC titles) CGC, BN