Make sure they have beds, first off that are comfortable. Over a 6 weeks period continually bait their beds, with tiny bite size treats. Take a small blanket, and mix the treats in among the blankets so they have to search for it. But they must only get the treats in their bedding. Let them out in the yard and bait the beds, when they come in lead them to the beds and get them interested. Also, give them their bones or kongs on their beds only. Over a period of weeks you are slowly conditioning them to like their beds.It doesn't mean they wont try to get on yours, but if they do, use a leash and lead them back to their beds with out saying a word, till they reach their bed, then lay on the praise. If you see them sitting on their bed or just chewing a bone on their bed, tell the how good they are doing.
When I look up into the sky, I think to myself, Wheres the ceiling?
just keep telling the dog to get off the bed, i let mine sleep with me sometimes but they have a CAGE and their own ROOM to sleep in so that they aren't gettin into stuff. Its like leaving toddler unattended you just ask for trouble.
You see, dogs don't understand, sometimes not always, or when I'm with you, not when you're alone. Or You used to be able to now you can't. See, with dogs, you need to start as you are going to continue. Keep the bedroom door closed is the best way. And don't let your dog in the room even when you are there. It erases the temptation. I can guarantee that if you have a dog you allow on the furniture sometimes, it'll be trying to get up there when you don't want it to.
I saw on a dog training show-- I think it was Victoria Stillwell-- where they put baby rails on the bed and put the dog bed in the floor right next to the bed. This particular owner felt more secure if the dog was in the room with her, but it was a great dane so there wasn't room on the bed. She still would have to tell the dog no as it tried to get on the bed anyway, but it didn't take long at all before he was sleeping on his dog bed without trying to get on the people bed. The bedroom door was kept shut during the day when nobody was in the room, so that the dog wasn't getting up there during the day. They eventually removed the rails after dog was trained to sleep in his own bed.
"Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter, don't mind...And those that mind....don't matter."
Shiny, the whole keeping the door closed when you're not in the room really is important~ my crew is not allowed on the furniture. Period. They have beds in the house (bedroom & living room) and on the porch. They stay off the sofas, bed, etc...until my back is turned. Nose prints on the windows and paw prints on upholstery are a dead giveaways!
"Some days you're the dog; some days you're the hydrant". author unknown