One of the biggest issues many face, is keeping your lovable companion from jumping all over your best couch. Even when they stay down while you are at home, they sneak up when you are gone. A friend of mine came up with a great remedy. He calls home about 4 times a day, to his answering machine, which is turned up as loud as it will go. He waits for the tone, then says, "Get down!" in his sternest voice. He swears the dog fur on his best couch has become non-existent. The technique must be working!