Bad Behavior - Need Help

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Boomer2Bullmastiff

In Dogs

My 2 year old bullmastiff plops himself on a very expensive chair whenever we leave the house. We shooed him off this piece of furniture the first time it happens and continue to do so. He only goes onto the chair when we leave, and as soon as he hears the key in the door, he runs away, knowing he is not supposed to be there. Any advice? It is a big problem with slobber & spit. He has three beds in the house, but this one chair seems to be a magnet. HELP!

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ziemisill

In Dogs

Reply To: Boomer2Bullmastiff

My dogs never went on the furniture because I would put mouse traps on the furniture with a kitchen towel or some other piece of cloth over it so that when it snaps it doesn't hurt the dog, but it will scare them.  Eventually, I just put the mouse traps on the couch without setting them because they knew what they were and they wouldn't go up on the couch.  After a few years I didn't have to put them down anymore.

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Doglover81

In Dogs

Reply To: Boomer2Bullmastiff

We did something similar.  We always corrected our dog when we were in the house with him.  When we left we would just put stuff on the chair so that here was no way for him to get on it.  After a while he just adopted another place in the house as his favorite 'cozy spot' and we never had a problem with the chair again.

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