Owned by a Havallon
Join Date: Mar 2012
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In case anyone is interested, I managed to get my two jumpers to be NON jumpers and I never confined them in a crate. First of all, they need to have a place they absolutely LOVE that is near to where the “action is”. For us, that is in the family room/kitchen area. They both have super comfy dog mattresses and blankets in a crate. The crate is on sliders and can be moved around to be closer to us if necessary. Both my dogs are free to go in and out of their crates and have been trained since little on to love their crate. Dogs are creatures of habit. So if they are used to hanging out on the sofa, that is where they are going to be. To keep them off and break the habit, all I did was keep the sofa cushions turned up at an angle so they cannot sit on it. When somebody wants to sit on the sofa they just put the cushion down. They got used to their only sleeping place being their crate. After awhile, they never even tried to go on the sofa. This may not work for all dogs but worked for me. My dogs are not suffering. They love their crates and are free to go in or out of them. And they are always near us which seems to be all they care about.