Mickey is a little Poodle who has come to live with a new family that has small children. His new family adores him, but they don't want him in the kids' playroom, because the area always has toys strewn everywhere and Mickey might chew on a favorite stuffed animal or accidentally ingest parts of small toys, especially if little fingers covered in peanut butter recently handled them, making them especially appealing! The plan is to teach Mickey not to enter the playroom. This will give the kids a dog-free zone where they do not have to worry about their toys becoming doggy toys.
Sometimes owners may want their small dog to stay out of a particular room. Many owners do not want their dogs in their bedrooms if the dog disturbs their sleep, or some families don't want the dog in the kitchen, where they could get into food or garbage, or beg at the table. Owners can establish boundaries with their small dog so that they are comfortable and the little dog understands what is expected of them. Once everyone is clear what the rules are and expectations are well-defined, both dog and owners can be comfortable with their arrangement.. and space!