My mom's boxer is 10 months old, his name is Caesar, and he's quite the handful. The biggest problem is that you can't lay down on the couch without him in your face, pouncing on you, biting at your hands, barking at you, etc. I was over there yesterday and thought I could try and break him of this bad habbit...but nothing was working. I tried ignoring him...that just made it worse, I tried a firm NO!...he just barked at me, I tried a calm, but firm no...same result. Finally I firmly grabbed his collar and held him in a sit position until he relaxed...that seemed to work...until I layed down again. My mom said she deals with this every time she wants to lay down on the couch. What are some tips and/or tricks that she should practice to break him of this? He's already not allowed on the couch...though it doesn't seem to stop him from thinking he can climb on up whever he feels like it (when he does he gets an immediate 'down' comand).