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So, our Maggs has begun climbing on everything when left home alone. She used to have reign of the house, but incontinence problems required us to gate her to the main hardwood level of the house. We leave a pillow for a soft spot to lay, but the couch became her spot of choice. When we are home and/or when she had full reign, getting on the couch wasn't an issue. As we restricted her it became one. We even pushed up the couch cushions, and she leaped up to the back of the couch like a cat to sleep. So, we restricted her further to the dining room/kitchen, again with a pillow for a soft spot to lay. She has taken to climbing on the dining room table, and has now virtually ruined the table with deep scratches. We are at a loss as to where to go next. We would like to avoid crating at all costs, but are really unsure how to keep her off of furniture that most normal dogs would avoid.

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Have you spoken to your vet about some options of medicine for the incontinence? There is medicine out there that might help her. Or tried the little panties that help. One thing if she is ok in the living room on the couch, put a thick blanket on the couch.
 

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She's 6 . . . we think. We rescued her at what we were told is age 5. She's had to make quite an adjustment to life in a house and with people. She's the most affectionate dog I've ever met, and except for the fact that she doesn't bark, she grunts to talk, she's pretty normal.

This new furniture climbing has gotten us perplexed, though.
 

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is she climbing to look out a window...or get off a cold floor?
 

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Have you spoken to your vet about some options of medicine for the incontinence? There is medicine out there that might help her. Or tried the little panties that help. One thing if she is ok in the living room on the couch, put a thick blanket on the couch.
My brother-in-law's lab had an incontinence problem at a relatively young age. Apparently it's common in spayed females. She took medication for it. Ask your vet.
 
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