I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed.

But how do I do it, when he jumps up there by himself when he wants to lay down?
In otherwords, I am getting dressed in other room, he finishes eating and he jumps up on bed to lay down and nap while I go to work.

Of course I can stop him when I am on the bed watching TV or going to bed, but normally he is already up there.
Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself?

Please advise.
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I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed. But how do I do it, when ... is already up there. Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself? Please advise.

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I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed.

why does he need permission?
Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself?

I think this is a personal choice. my dog can go anywhere in the house without asking permission.
I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed.

Good idea.
But how do I do it, when he jumps up there by himself when he wants to lay down?

Don't let him get up there unless you've permitted him to. If he's there already, make him get off, and don't let him back up til you've said it's OK.
In otherwords, I am getting dressed in other room, he finishes eating and he jumps up on bed to lay down and nap while I go to work.

Keep the door shut?
Of course I can stop him when I am on the bed watching TV or going to bed, but normally he is already up there. Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself?

No, because then it's his idea, not yours.
I'm of the thought that the bed is *my* area, and dogs aren't allowed there unless I specifically give them permission, for some attention before actual sleeping time, and they certainly aren;t allowed to sleep on the bed.

I'd make him get off, then signal him that it is OK to get on your bed, and can only stay there as long as you let him.
Others will disagree, of course.
I recently rehomed one of my dogs that
submissively urinated, we tried for two
years to get him over it but nothing worked.
It is not a behavior I can live with.
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Group: rec.pets.dogs.behavior Date: Fri, Aug 26, 2005, 7:31am (EDT-3) From: (Email Removed) (buzzsaw)
I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed. But how do I do it, when he jumps up there by himself when he wants to lay down?
In otherwords, I am getting dressed in other room, he finishes eating and he jumps up on bed to lay down and nap while I go to work. Of course I can stop him when I am on the bed watching TV or going to bed, but normally he is already up there.
Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself? Please advise.To each their own. I have a lab mix Kathrin & 2 shih-tzus plus 5 cats. Had Kathrin sense 1994 plus her sister Thorndyke. Before we had to pt Thorndyke down in 1998 because of bone cancer in her skull she would always manage to somehow lay down on top of my husband's pillow so he would have to use her body as a pillow instead & he loved it.

If a dog's not on our bed then a cat is. My husband told me it's easier to share our bed with the animals then with me because once I go in a deep sleep? I take over the whole bed. Between me & the animals my husband ends up sitting up in bed while I'm seeping like a baby. It's up to how you feel about this and no one else
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I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed. But how do I do it, when he jumps up there by himself when he wants to lay down?

That's actually fairly straightforward. Does Max know a "stay" and a "down"? If so, put him in a stay-down until you're ready to release him to the bed, then reward him appropriately.

If he doesn't know a stay or down, does he know an "off"? If he knows this, then reward him when he gets off the bed. Count of two. Invite him up and reward appropriately.
Of course I can stop him when I am on the bed watching TV or going to bed, but normally he is already up there.

If you can't supervise him, close the bedroom door.
Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself?

"It depends" is the easy answer. I originally taught my dogs to wait until they were invited up before they got onto my couch or bed. This proved unwieldy because I honestly didn't care (most times) if they were on it. Our current happy equilibrium is that they get off immediately after being told "off."

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I would like to make Max get permission to get on the bed. But how do I do it, when he jumps up there by himself when he wants to lay down?

You lay a god foundation by (1) making sure he can't get on unobserved and (2) you are consistent about what you do when you DO observe it.
In otherwords, I am getting dressed in other room, he finishes eating and he jumps up on bed to lay down and nap while I go to work.

If you can't see him do it you will be too late to interupt the action before it is complete, which is the ideal. Ideally you see him start to jump, and you call him away, and reward his obdeince to the call-off.
Close the door or otherwise control his movement so he can't get on unobserved. HOwever, in order to build it as a "permission only" thing you will have to also give him many opportunities to try, and in which you successfully interupt and divert the attempt. After a short while he will anticipate that you will inerupt him, and so you will need to appear to be busy or inattentive, but still actually paying attention.

You will need to move further and into different areas and still "catch" him. And when he does get on unnoticed you call him off and have him lie down in some other location. Not angry, not scolding, not even as if he is a "bad dog" just matter of fact "do this instead". If you are consistent about this the habit will develop that he gets on only by invitation.
Of course I can stop him when I am on the bed watching TV or going to bed, but normally he is already up there. Is it ok to leave him alone when he gets on bed by himself?

IF you want him to get on by permission only, then no.

My dogs may get on the bed whenever they would like, as long as they get off when I say so.
Your rules are your choice.

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