This is what I want for my dogs. Not necessarily sofa privileges, but I want any dogs I place to live in the house and be part of the family. Dogs are companions to mankind, not livestock, and companion dogs need to be house dogs. They don't require complete run of the house, and in fact my own dogs are limited to the kitchen, family room and basement, but that's where we spend most of our times and the dogs are with us there. There are dog crates in my kitchen, where the dogs eat their meals, and the seniors or pups sleep at night. It's where the other often sleep too - in crates on soft rugs - by choice, with the doors open. Watson in particular retires to a crate about 8:00 PM, probably for the peace and quiet!
Need to respond to some puppy inquiries tonight, so hope to get my brochure updated and a pedigree done first.