Chloe is about 3 yrs old now. The first couple years she was crate trained while we weren't at home. Starting last June she has been left out of the crate to roam the house (although the crate is still up as she still goes in it to sleep).
Chloe has never been allowed on the furniture - as she is a mid sized dog that sheds alot! (lab/terrior mix). And we've never had a problem with keeping her off furniture. Until recently.
Yesterday I came home to find the pillows thrown from my bed, covers pushed back and brown fur all over my my bed. I vacuumed it up and put things away.
Today, before leaving I showed Chloe her training remote and placed it in the middle of the bed, hoping that the remote would be enough to deter her from doing this again.
Today I got home to my bed half unmade and fur all over the place.

So, short of putting her back in the crate (which I'm sure she would not enjoy) any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.
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Chloe is about 3 yrs old now. The first couple years she was crate trained while we weren't at ... in the crate (which I'm sure she would not enjoy) any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.

Try a scat matt (I heard they are effective)
Or set the blankets with mousetraps underneathand see if the snapping noise will deter her. It will snap on the sheets, and won't catch the dog.
So, short of putting her back in the crate (which I'm sure she would not enjoy) any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.

Keep the bedroom door closed. It won't train her, but it will solve the immediate problem.
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So, short of putting her back in the crate (which ... any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.

Keep the bedroom door closed. It won't train her, but it will solve the immediate problem. FurPaw

ah, but the cat... she hangs in the bedroom and requires the door open.

I'm going to try the baby gate trick - up high enough for cat to get under, and hopefully the do won't figure out how to jump it. Emotion: smile

But I do need a more permanent solution. Little stinker that she is.
ah, but the cat... she hangs in the bedroom and requires the door open.

I'm going to try the baby gate trick - up high enough for cat to get under, and hopefully the do won't figure out how to jump it. Emotion: smile But I do need a more permanent solution. Little stinker that she is.

if she's a lab mix, she'll probably just push right through the gate. :-)

you might train her that crossing the gate means bad things happen, either with her training collar or a squirt bottle.
when we had a baby gate up in our house, Lola knew she was not to cross the gate. we never had to punish her, just tell her "no". when Manu came along, he'd plow right through it. and Lola would just sit on the other side, not crossing the line. she knew the rules. :-)

-kelly
I'm going to try the baby gate trick - up high enough for cat to getunder, and hopefully the do won't figure out how to jump it. Emotion: smile But I do need a more permanent solution. Little stinker that she is.

Good luck. Both of mine were always AWESOME at staying off the furniture when we were home but there was always a warm spot on their special piece of furniture.
I gave up.

Emily Carroll
http://www.fluttervale.com/kennel - Fluttervale Labradors http://www.fluttervale.com/biography - Canine Biography
So, short of putting her back in the crate (which I'm sure she would not enjoy) any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.

You might want to invest in a few X-Mats. They work like scat-mats in theory but are cheap, non-electronic and they work. My dogs won't go near the sofas when the mats are down but they know when the mats aren't there that there's no reason not to have a cozy nap. Anyway, they are basically a plastic office chair pad turned upside down with all the blunted spikes sticking up. They won't puncture paw pads but they're unpleasant enough to do the trick. Here's a link to show you what I mean.

http://www.jbpet.com/Shopping/product.asp?catalog name=JBWholesale&product id=611-0100&category name=TrainingDevices

Tara
So, short of putting her back in the crate (which I'm sure she would not enjoy) any ideas on how to keep her off my bed.

She's trying to tell you something. Get her a nice cushy dog bed of her own and she'll probably be willing to leave your bed alone.
Janet Boss
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She's trying to tell you something. Get her a nice cushy dog bed of her own and she'll probably be willing to leave your bed alone.

Hah! Tell that to my dog. After trying numerous shapes and styles of dog bed, I even tried removing a couch cushion and putting it in a better place for me. She'd have nothing to do with it. A couch is a couch is a couch, and that's where the dog will be. (I draw the line at dogs in my bed. The doors to the bedrooms are closed when we're out.)
Lia
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