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    Default Sleeping under the covers

    I'll start out by saying: Yes, the dogs sleep on the bed. Yes, I know people don't approve. No, I don't really care.

    So puppy (8mo) has taken to "digging" the covers, and "burying" himself, and going to sleep all the way under them.
    Up until recently, he slept on top of the covers like my other boy. Then, the other night I woke up, and literally couldn't find him! I was a bit freaked out until I found a lump under the blankets...

    I know cats sometimes do this, but do any of you have dogs that do? And more importantly, is it safe? I have to admit to being a bit paranoid that he might suffocate. I've been making sure that the blankets have "air gaps" when he goes under them...

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    I regularly minded a JRT who used to do this as a pup. I found it a bit freaky too, but he didn't seem to have any issues with it. After a while I started to trust that he'd resurface if he was starting to feel short of breath or too hot. I was still glad when he stopped doing it though.

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    Regular occurance around here if the weather is a bit chilly. It's why Whippets have long thin muzzles.

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    Hmmm. I'm in Brissie - and it's definitely not chilly. I wonder if he doesn't like the fan blowing on him?

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    Maybe he just likes the security of being in the dark with the covers on him.

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    Initially we were pretty good and the dog always slept in his own bed next to ours. But the winter was really cold and he sneaked his way up onto our bed with his sad big brown eyes and this half suffocated little whimper... He's so good at that!

    Anyway. When it's chilly he pretty much always sleeps under the duvet now. Occassionally he gets hot and surfaces panting heavily but he never seemed to have trouble breathing. I too found this really worrying but OH's theory is that while our dog is lovely, he is also a bit of a peabrain, who doesn't need much oxygen to survive. Mind you to do him justice quite often I find him in the morning completely covered but a little black triangle of his nose sticking out from under the duvet.

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    When our guys sleep with us, Pippi sleeps under the covers in cooler weather.

    She also sleeps between my legs curled up right against my..........so I cannot sleep naked in winter if I take her to bed LOL

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    I sometimes wonder how the poor dog copes with OH's farting. But it never seems to bother him, perhaps because he doesn't know OH is blaming him: 'THAT wasn't meeeeeee!!!'

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    I have lost our Crested quite a few time under the covers... He manages to completely flatten himself out and not even leave a bump in the bed. You have to watch very closely for the tiniest movement of breathing that shifts the doona.

    I gave up leaving gaps for air, if I disturb the blanket he just gets out and then 2 minutes later wants back under again so I just leave him be.

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    I've only just gotten to the point of letting the dogs sleep inside. If they made doggie PJ's or a comfy bag type thing that would catch all of the hair I would let them on the bed! lol They shed far too much and with all of my black sheets and white/fawn hair sticks out like dogs balls! haha

    There is no psychiatrist in the world like a puppy licking your face.

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