Lap Dogs, Sofa Dogs, Bed Dogs? And This Is Bad How?
I once read an article by a dog trainer who instructed dog owners never to allow their animals on the sofa with them...and God forbid the bed. Why?
His theory was the dog would then feel an equal and not be submissive enough. And this is the worst problem anyone could have?
I'm not sure why anyone would care that a dog felt he was his human's equal. After all, have you ever heard of a cat who didn't daily remind everyone that he or she was their superior?