I have 3 miniature schnauzers. I need to try to teach them to stay off the furniture. I hate it but do you have a solution? What have you done? They still have one chair that is theirs. Have any of you tried the Scat Mat? Or if you have any suggestions I"ll be grateful forever! Right now, I'm putting newspapers on the couches. It seems to be working but it's so ugly. Thank you.
Karen from Charleston, SC
The mousetrap method has always worked well for me. If you are afraid the dogs may be hurt, set the traps and carefully turn them upside down on sofa. Sometimes I cover the traps with newspapers.
And yes, the presence of unset traps will keep them off once they have learned. It's always fun explaining to unexpected visitors why you have mouse traps on the sofa!
I have 2 large dogs that shed terribly and I can't keep them off the couch. They leave so much hair behind on my beige couch that no one sits on it now. Help!
By Christina G from Kermit, TX
Try putting some aluminum foil loosely on the couch-the crinkly sound and texture may be enough to break them of the habit. Or just keep the couch covered with a sheet when the dogs are in. Or some small mousetraps set on the couch that will snap when the couch is jostled will also teach them this is NOT a good place to be!