Back when she was still a young puppy, Lexi did something unthinkable. After getting completely soaked and covered with mud, the young pup sprinted into the house and launched straight to the comfiest target: the couch. There was mud all over the living room and too bad for the sofa, muddy paws have become a habit.
“The very second she’s inside the house, she would go sprinting right on the couches,” said Lexi’s mom, Donna Wolford. “It was a complete mess. I go crazy whenever she does that.”
To avoid having muddy paw prints on their living room couch, Wolford started to condition Lexi that the couch is off-limits. Lexi started to spend more time resting on her comfy bed instead. But before long, the clever pup discovered a gap in her mom’s ‘off the couch rule’. In a dog’s logic, you’re not technically lying on a couch as long as your paws are still touching the ground.
“I know we’ve done quite a good job of keeping Lexi from sprinting on the couch,” said Wolford. “But somehow, she still manages to break the rule. If she wants to sit with you, she’ll sit in that position.”
Now almost 3 years old, the smart dog has gotten completely comfortable with her most unique way of utilizing the couch. She even enjoys some cozy naps in that position. While Lucy, her sister, doesn’t really care much being up there, for Lexi, it’s like she’s in cloud-9.
Besides the couch, Lexi also has a thing for jumping in on the bed. She adores spending time cuddling with her big human brother. But unlike the couch, she can have all paws in on the bed.
While Lexi seems to be a little rebellious breaking some rules, the Wolfords are always happy to let her have things her was. Lexi having fun is one of the most important things for them. After all, none of them could resist those puppy dog eyes.
Credits to Donna Wolford via The Dodo