It’s really a matter of choice. Some dog owners may want their pets on their furniture, while some may not. Do you want your pet dog to sit freely on your bed? Letting your dog on your bed or furniture is really up to you. However, you should be aware of the certain implications, along with how you should handle it.
One effect of letting your dog on your furniture is on dominance. If you allow your dog the freedom to access all your home’s furniture, most especially your bedroom or your bed, then it may feel as if he is dominant. It may reduce the respect it has for you in a sense that it may think that it is just as important as you are.
How do you handle this? You must still reiterate the fact that you are the ‘alpha dog’. You should remain dominant. If you don’t teach this to your pet dog, then your pet may develop aggression towards others, even yourself. You shouldn’t let your dog feel that it can do whatever it wants to do. This is also true whenever your pet dog visits other people’s homes. IT should not feel as if it can also sit on their furniture or bed. Teaching your pet dog about its limits will lessen their overindulgence. Basically, you shouldn’t let your dog feel as if it’s the boss of you.