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should dogs be able to go on lunges. why


what kinda of lunges are you talking about??? dogs can lunge as something… like jumping at them. but if you are talking about lunges that humans do in exercize, then i dont know

NO, dogs don’t need to lounge…buy a doggie bed.

If you are referring to a lunge line, like they use with horses, yes.

It allows the dog to expend excess energy.

However, make sure you reverse the direction, to equalize the muscles used.

It also has him out with you, and running without pulling.

What are you talking about?

Lunging dogs like you do with horses to exercise them?

depends. my dog sleeps in the family room, where there are lounges. buy it a bed. tell him/her to go inside the bed at night and dont be alarmed if it is on the couch!

That is up to you!

But if they growl when you tell them to move off the lounge, then you must let them know they are not allowed on furniture.


Assuming lounge=couch, the answer is, it depends. As long as everyone is consistent and there’s no domination issues there’s no reason dogs shouldn’t be allowed on the lounge if you choose. On the other hand if that’s not your preference they can be taught to stay off and will be just as happy with a bed or rug on the floor.

Not in my opinion-As Human are the above the pack and should be allowed on the couch, by allowing dogs on couch it making dogs equal to human or above human which can increase dominance issues.

Dogs on the sofa

Why do dogs tend to sleep on the sofa, your favourite chair or even sleep on your bed? They seem to love these places and often climb onto them repeatedly even when we repeatedly ask them to get down.

True enough, sofas, chairs and other furniture are extremely comfortable and that’s one reason why dogs like to hang out on them. Another key reason often has to do with dominance. Before dogs became domesticated, the alpha dog, or leader of the pack, would always choose a high sleeping ground as the choice place to sleep. Feral or wild dogs in packs as well as wolves still sleep in this way. The highest ranking member of the pack sleeps at a level that is physically higher than the other members of the pack. This hierarchical nature of the pack is hardwired in modern dogs as well. By letting your dog sleep on furniture that is higher than the ground (the same places you relax and sleep on) you are quite possibly communicating to him/her that he/she is your equal. You may even be communicating that your dog is more dominant than you. This is especially true if your dog regularly exhibits other dominant behaviour and it has the potential to escalate into a real problem, including aggression. These other dominant behaviours include growling at you, leaning on you, eating food before the human family, entering or leaving doorways before you and generally not listening to you etc. A dog that KNOWS that every member of the family is higher in rank, will generally not exhibit these behaviours.

It is therefore good practice, not to allow your dog access to these high sleeping grounds (or high relaxation grounds) in order to assure your position as the leader of the pack. If you are not home and the dog has access to these higher places for resting, than placing certain objects that dogs dislike on the couch or chair in question is a great idea. There are plastic items in most pet stores that have blunt plastic spikes on them that are perfect for this situation. If the dog jumps on the couch or chair, it lands on the blunt spikes which don’t hurt the dog but make it uncomfortable for the dog to lie on.

It is best that the dog’s place of relaxation and sleep be a comfy blanket or basket on the floor. This will prevent possible behavioral problems associated with dominance. As always, all dogs should have basic obedience training and dominance issues should be discussed with your veterinarian or trainer.

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Buy him a doggy bed with food and water.

Thats his lounge

No they shouldn’t, your couch will smell.

Also the dog will think he is dominant.

Okay i have a little pomeranian i let her go on anything as far as upholstery. i trained her not to go pp or poopie on the furniture. in my opinion as long as they are potty trained it’s okay in my book

Perhaps you mean pulling on the leash by “lunges”. Do not allow this. It is not good for your arm, and it means you are not in control. Even if you feel your dog is not threatening, if others see it pulling you, they may also think you are not in control and view the dog as threatening. You also do not want your dog’s throat to go through that pulling.

Try a “Gentle Leader” brand collar to retrain the dog. It is not a muzzle, but when they pull, they end of pulling their own head down. I can control wild dogs over 100 pounds with this, and I am no spring chicken! It is much better for both of you. I also recommend dog training classes.

yes they can

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