Dachshund or cat?

Emily | January 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Emily | January 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

I find it very funny that many dachshunds (who have visited my homes) enjoy climbing the furniture like cats. I provide my pampered pups with pet stairs and in turn access to the couches.  But instead of resting on the cushions like humans, my doxies (and often many of their friends) insist on scaling them to the top. I don’t know if it’s the view that attracts them or something else. Do your dachshunds climb on the furniture?!

Emily | January 2013.  Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

Emily | January 2013. Photo by: Johnny Ortez-Tibbels

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10 Responses to Dachshund or cat?

  1. Dan Rolfe says:

    My Kaylee likes to sit on the back of my recliner. At first I thought it was so she could see out the front window but lately she has been climbing up there just to jump off onto the couch like it’s her own personal obstacle course. She also climbs me while I’m sitting in the chair, goes around my neck right to left, gently bites my nose to say hello and jumps back down to the floor. This happens several times each evening.

  2. MARY says:


  3. vkpretz says:

    Our 3 are very good about the furniture. We let them on the downstairs couch and day bed and they sleep with us at night. They have stairs and they stay off every thing else. Since we have all new furniture in the new house we nipped it in the bud as soon as we moved last fall. No stairs means no dogs! They have been very good about it! 🙂 (Although my husband picks Vienna up after dinner each night and holds her at the dinner table- which drives me crazy!) :-/

  4. Sharon Oh says:

    Cowboy is a double dapple and longer limbed as a result – able to jump up quite high (and down) worrisome, but since I work out of the home a bit hard to control. He is not cat like in his furniture use, but Hannah, our 13 year old red mini, make a game out of the couch and chair tops in the living room – and definitely a tool for looking out the front window! It didn’t take much to train a “NO” for getting herself off our bed. Hannah also uses a cat like pounce – as well as sitting back on her haunches and propelling herself forward when she is “chasing”.

  5. Jane Krueger says:

    My late Gretchen loved furniture! When she was younger, she would try to jump from the sofa to the loveseat!

  6. April says:

    My doxie sleeps on the back of the couch just like my cat used to. He climbs on the coffee table, chairs, etc and loves to get in the window sill and just watch the world go by. I think he spent way too much time with the cat when he was growing up!

  7. Denise Beard says:

    we have a ramp up to the love seat where both my doxies love to sit on the back of it & watch the world go by. I also am now certain that one of my girls, Frieda was a cat in a past life, she has taken to rubbing & scratching her face on the bottom branches of the artificial Xmas tree. We have not taken the tree down because we don’t want to take her “scratching post” away. In fact we ordered a mini xmas tree to put in it’s place so she can scratch to her hearts content. She also rubs her face on a basket of dried babys breath as well. To our knowledge she has never lived with a cat( she was a stray & we adopted her from a rescue group 4 years ago) but we think she was one in a past life!!

  8. Bethany Wire says:

    Mine always loved the back of the couch, chair, or the arms. Its one of the first places they will rest before getting in my lap.

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