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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-08-2007, 09:45 AM Thread Starter
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Question Allowed on Furniture?

Does everyone allow their Havanese to sit on all the furniture in their house? My Havanese puppy is my first Havanese, but I have had other dogs and never allowed them up on the furniture. I seem to get the sense that everyone allows their Havanese on the furniture. Is that true? If so, have you had much damage to your sofas and other furniture?

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Diane, All three of my havanese are allowed on the furniture. They have never caused any damage what-so-ever. The only thing that they do that I dont like is they lick the upholstery - which is yukky. I just sternly say,"stop licking!" and they stop. We are so bad that I even let then walk across the small table between the couch and my hubbys chair, cause they like to visit us both, and one ends up sleeping on the table. (but knows she is not allowed on ANY other table in the house). I think it is just a personal preference - some people are ok with it - many who visit us, cannot believe that we allow them up. I just feel that they are small, non shed and I got them to be with me, not looking at me from the floor. But they are so great, learn fast and if you dont allow them up, I am sure they will honor that.
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Hi Diane. In our case we allow Oreo on one of our couches ONLY when we are on it. He is not allowed on there unless we invite him up. As for other furniture, we don't allow him on them. Growing up, my parents didn't allow any of our dogs on ANY furniture. If I find Oreo getting all assertive with us, then he will not be allowed on the couch. I just have to wait and see. I think it really is based on your comfort level and also your havs personality. If he knows you are the Alpha, then it should not be a problem, but the decision is really up to you
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Daisy is allowed on most of our furniture, but not on certain chairs that are covered in fabrics that show spots too readily. She learned very quickly which ones are out of bounds for her, although she will occasionally give one a try just to see if the rules still apply.
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Hi My name is Rose Ann and we live in Jacksonville FL. Lily is our first dog in many years and our first Havanese, we are getting Hav #2 in April. We picked this breed because my husband is allergric to most animals with fur and has had very little trouble with Lily, unless she is dirty. She is 4 months old and we let her on the furniture. She usually doesn't want to be up on the sofas unless we are sitting on them because she likes to be in the same room that we are in or at least keep one of us in her sights at all times. She will cross from the love seat to the sofa via the end table and loves to get on the table to sleep. I'm sure we are doing her a dis-service by letting her up but she is doing well with her training and I am hoping that she will learn which table is off limits. Right now we have had to remove everything from the coffee table since she just realized she can jump up on it too. Had to bribe a Hersey Kiss out of her mouth last night. I've been reading the post on the forum for a while, there is so much useful information. Gives us a "heads up" to potential hazards for her. Thanks
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Hi Rose Ann. Welcome to the forum. Lily is adorable.
My dogs are allowed on the furniture. Even when I had my big dogs, they sat on the sofa.
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Our last dog was a lab, and she ruined our first sofa. She wasn't destructive, just big and hairy. We never let her up on anything else but that one sofa. Our havanese is allowed on the sofas, but not any other furniture. That's working well for us. We don't let her jump all over us for attention, so she loves to jump up on the back of the sofa to greet my husband when he gets home from work. It puts her closer to eye level!
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That's why they call it FURniture!
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Yes, but they have to pass inspection coming through the dogroom first.
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As i am writing this post, my one poodle is on the sofa, the other on the loveseat and Bugsy is on the recliner. We do have our leather couches in the formal living room covered.

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