If you often let Fido run into the yard, you might ask for a problem. He might jump and relax on your patio furniture, and you might have to deal with hair removal and printing mud claws. To stop the fetish jumping on your boyfriend’s furniture, correct his behavior immediately because the longer he enjoys sitting on the furniture, the more difficult it will be to break the habit. With consistency and effective tactics, you can keep Vido paws on the ground.
- Place a comfortable dog bed near the patio furniture your dog loves. Place dog toys on the bed to make them more attractive, and give the dog rewards and praise when catching your furry friend with the bed. It may start to prefer a dog bed over your patio furniture.
- Preventing your dog from accessing his favorite patio furniture. Place cardboard boxes or upside down mattress on the furniture. Boxes take up space and make them so your pet’s buddy can’t jump into the furniture, and the fat surface of a carpet runner is uncomfortable to sit on. Your dog will think twice about jumping on patio furniture.
- Supervise your pet’s companion every time you let him run the patio. Hide yourself so your dog won’t see you, and when you hold him jumping on patio furniture, blow an air horn or shake a can of coins. The sudden noise will amaze him and stop him in his tracks. With consistency, he will think that jumping his furniture will make an unpleasant noise and will stop doing that.
- Spray patio furniture with a smell that your dog doesn’t like. Use a commercial dog repellent or a citrus scent spray. Your furry friend won’t smell bad and your patio furniture will be safe from damage.
- Prioritize obedience training so you can always get your dog out of the patio furniture with a simple command. Hold your dog while he’s on the furniture, or lure him onto the furniture by treating the dog and saying “On”. When he’s on furniture, say “stop”, hold the dog in front of his nose and use it to guide him out of the furniture. Give him food when all his palms are on the floor and guide him to his dog’s bed. With consistency, your dog learns the meaning of “shutdown”, and in the end, it will be enough just to get off the furniture.
- Fold the patio furniture and put it away while the dog is in the patio. If the furniture isn’t there, your pet will not be able to sit on it. If you do not want to move the furniture, flip it over or on its side so that the dog does not feel comfortable with it, or if possible, remove the pillows and pillows.
- Place heavy duty waterproof covers on patio furniture when your dog is on the patio. The dog may not find the surface of the covers as comfortable as the furniture itself, and if it ends up on the furniture, the covers provide protection from damage. In addition, covers protect furniture from the elements.
- Create a separate play area in the patio for your companion until he leaves the patio furniture on your own. Fence an area that provides enough space for your dog to run and play, or fence the entrance to the courtyard so that the dog cannot approach the furniture while he is in the courtyard. Place baby sand in the dog-friendly area, fill it with sand or soil, bury many dog toys, and treat them shallowly to encourage the dog to dig and play in the area. Place a cozy dog house in the area, and during hot weather, place a children’s pool filled with water to help keep your pet cool. Praise your dog when it uses the area to encourage it to continue using it.
What can I spray on the sofa to keep my dog away?
Fill the bottle with vinegar, ammonia, rubbing alcohol, or a mixture of water and lemon juice. Spray the extruder on and around prohibited furniture. If the smell doesn’t work, try again with another smell. Dogs repel the scents of some essential oils.