Get Your Dog Off the Furniture!

Get Your Dog Off the FurnitureGet Your Dog Off the Furniture

The problem of keeping your dog off the furniture is one that is usually created by the owner. When you first bring your dog home as a puppy you may have encouraged him to jump up onto your lap whilst you were sat down on the sofa, thinking it was cute. However, once your dog gets older, and bigger, you may not want him to jump up onto the furniture anymore. As your dog has been used to doing this all his life and has learnt how to jump onto the furniture, it is difficult to teach him not to.

Get Your Dog Off the Furniture!

Have you ever been dressed up to go out, sat down on your sofa and then got up covered in dog hairs? It’s not a good look. There’s also the problem of inviting guests round only to have your 50lb.Dog slouched on the sofa, refusing to move, causing great embarrassment. Even smaller dogs can be a problem when trying to get them off a piece of furniture that they have claimed as theirs.


A simple but effective way of training your dog to keep off the stuff is to use a ‘rattle’. This is really a tin can with 20 beans or coins it and can make a lot of noise! Dogs hate to be startled and the noise the rattle makes works perfectly in every situation. If you are lucky enough to have a dog that jumps up on the furniture whilst you are in the room, use the rattle whilst firmly telling your dog ‘no’. Tell your dog ‘no’ sometimes with the rattle and sometimes without the rattle.

Get Your Dog off the Stuff


Once your dog has learnt the ‘no’ command, the problem of your dog jumping up on your furniture should end. If your dog is sneaky and jumps on the sofa when you are not around.Make a couple of  tin rattles and line them up along the sofa. Then when your dog jumps up on your furniture they knock the rattles,
causing the loud noise and therefore startling your dog. As with training your dog, just like any animal, patience is vital. Although it may take a lot of time and effort, the benefits in the long run are well worth it.

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21 thoughts on “Get Your Dog Off the Furniture”

  1. my dogs take over my furniture LOL but I do know a lot of people that will not let them up. Each preference is fine with me!

  2. Renee says:

    We have two dogs who are always on our furniture. Thanks for this!

  3. GiGi Eats says:

    What a great trick!! It would drive me insane if I had a dog that was always on the furniture!! My parent’s dogs live EVERYWHERE – and their hair is EVERYWHERE!

  4. I don’t own a dog but i do have friends who have dogs. I’ll share this article to them for sure

  5. This is AMAZING. I def needed these tips!

    1. Wow.. You are very knowledgeable about dogs. Thanks

  6. Lisette M says:

    Love the idea of making a rattle at home. Luckily, I’ve never had to deal with my dogs getting on the furniture but I will definitely share the tip with friends!

  7. I dont have a pet. But your tips here seem simple and clear about training a dog. Useful for dog lovers.

  8. Shadrack biwot says:

    My dog is always on my furniture thanks for sharing this

  9. I don’t have any pets ,but your posts gives good guidelines to help protect furniture if you have pets. Thank you for sharing!

  10. Joanna says:

    Very interesting way of keeping your dog off the sofa. I have a cat and there is no way to teach him not to get on the sofa. I don’t mind him being on it though. 🙂

  11. I wonder if these tips would work for cats. My cats are so stinking stubborn. Of course they are cats. I guess that’s to be expected.

    1. wajidali says:

      InshaAllah I will create ha second page for cats..

  12. Polly says:

    I have dogs and cats and they usually enjoy my couch lmao – I don’t mind though. My problem is my cats – they like to hang out on my bar counter and knock off my liquor bottles sometimes. Thank you for this!

  13. Kimmy Mason says:

    Great trick, my dog is always on the couch!

  14. aisasami says:

    What a good training tip for those who are struggling with the issue. And glad you have other tips too!

  15. Great tips you have. I have no pets though i will share your posts to others. It might be helpful for them.

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  17. I’m so bad with my dog, I let her go everywhere!

  18. Hackytips says:

    I know it is difficult to train but not impossible. Great tip!

  19. Blairvillanueva says:

    All trainings must be done at the young age. You can’t train an old dog, as they said. They get stubborn.

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