How can I repair a chenille couch that was damaged by my dog?

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I have a maltese that I normally love dearly. She has one bad habit I hate. She likes to "dig" on my furniture. She has caused snags and runs on my chenille couch cushion. Other than reupholstering, are there any ideas for a better look?

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  • Thats what dogs do. I would invest in a couch cover or throws that coordinate with your decor. Easy to take off to launder when needed. If you are good with a crochet hook, ou might be able to repair it o a certain extent. I have a bunch of pets myself and use throws on all the furniture the pets like to frequent.

  • Emily Emily on Oct 15, 2019

    Dogs and chenille sound like a bad combination. I like what Naomie says. . . maybe a slip cover would be the best or place something uncomfortable to the dog (sand paper? burlap?) on the sofa till she affiliates that texture with that piece of furniture.

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Oct 15, 2019

    All dogs do that. Need to train to stay off furniture or only go where you put a pet pad. Sorry, not much to do to save Chenille.


    • Paige Paige on Jun 29, 2020

      Training your dog is the only long-term solution, OP.


      I love my dog so much but it constantly did the things that irked me most. It would chew on things that it shouldn’t or jump up and down out of the blue. Whenever I put on the leash, it would pull on it. Whenever it was out of the house, it would continue digging on the ground - I wish I could tell what it was looking for down there. All the things it did left me feeling depressed as if I failed it monumentally.


      But since I discovered Brain Training for Dogs and applied the system offered, it now behaves the way a beautiful dog I always expect of.

  • Laura Cooper Laura Cooper on Oct 20, 2019

    You may be able to pull some of the snags through to the inside of the upholstery. In the notions sec of any department or craft store you can find a very fine latch hook to repair snags.