The worst thing I ever did was allow the ol lady to call the shots with the dog...my beagle had full run but he earned that after retiring at 11-12 yrs. Chessie was another story, got him at about 6 mo full of pizz and vinegar. I said ain’t no way are we having a dog that size and with that amount of hair and stank on the furniture. I think that lasted a week or less. I caved and said ok he gets one couch cushion we will keep a blanket over. That lasted a week and he got his pick of any and all couches and chairs. My hill to die on was absolutely not on the bed. That lasted about another week. All said and done about a month after owning this dam dog he’s allowed in more rooms and on more furniture than I am.