How To Get Dogs To Sleep In Dog Beds

Getting dogs to enjoy dog beds is often easy or quite a job. Depending on when you begin teaching dogs to use dog beds you could find it to be a simple thing to do or one that will have you thinking of sleeping in a dog bed yourself.

Countless dog owners pick dog beds the moment they get a dog. If you begin teaching your dog to doze on a dog bed from their very first night at home you should realize that it is a great deal easier than teaching a dog that was slumbering in a different place.

A new dog needs to be invited to his bed at the end of the day. You can call the dog over to the bed and persuade him to lie down. If they leave the bed to go to slumber somewhere else bring them back to the bed. You may have to continue to do this until they go to sleep. Usually they will get into the pattern of slumbering on dog beds after one or two evenings.

How to Get Your Dogs off Your Bed and on Dog Beds

Dogs familiar with sleeping in human beds may be a little more challenging to instruct to sleep in dog beds. They have been taught that it’s all right to slumber in a human bed and may not understand why suddenly they are expected to be staying on another bed.

You have to be cautious how you teach dogs to snooze on dog beds. If the reason that you want the dog to snooze on a dog bed is that you are no longer single, you want to be certain that that the dog does not begin to resent the other person. You should make dog beds look like a reward and not a punishment.

You might want to begin by giving the dog a cookie anytime they lie on the dog bed. Even if it is not to sleep, anytime the dog goes onto the dog bed you should reward him or her with a treat and encouraging words.

Slowly you will need to begin getting the dog to sleep on the dog bed. Dog beds can be located by your bed so they feel close to you. You can move the dog beds later if you don’t want them right next to your bed for any reason.

Encourage the dog to lay on the dog bed and give him a treat. Pet them and rub their bellies or whatever else they enjoy. They will start to equate the dog bed with treats. You will need to be solid anytime the dog tries to leave the dog bed and on your bed.

If they leave the dog bed and go toward your bed tell them “No” in a harsh tone and point them back to their bed. Don’t give them a treat but give them encouraging words of encouragement. If you offer them a treat when they leave your bed and go on the other bed they may associate your bed with the treat.