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    Question Dog Sleeping on Your Bed

    I was just wondering where people stand with having their dog sleep on their bed? We are getting a puppy soon and i want her to be near us, maybe on our bedroom floor?

    I was just curious to know if this is bad or not?

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    I have a king size bed. In it's time it has had me and hubby, assorted cats, dog and grandies. To me it depends on the dog, if a restless sleeper, wants to play then nope.
    Shadow was a bed dog till he was too old to jump the height but always had the choice of his bed or ours. Pretty has her bed on the floor as she is a "I don't care if you want to go to sleep, because I don't" dog. To me it is personal preference.

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    Kimba sleeps in my bed and if she is getting babysat if I'm away my parents let her sleep with them.
    With our old dogs the Bull terrier x Staffy slept on dads bed and the foxy x chihuahua always slept in the dirty laundry basket in the bathroom and that was her choice.

    I also believe its just personal choice.

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    Hey There,

    I agree, definitely personal choice. It's not necessarily either good OR bad in my opinion. The only thing I'd recommend is once you make the rule, stick to it! Once you let dogs on they just won't understand why on earth you're pushing them off some months later. Keep in mind that your cute 'puppy' depending on breed, may grow into a 'large puppy' and that may be harder to manage for you down the track. Remember too, dogs love routine so set the routine early (on or off bed, on floor, outside etc etc) and you'll be sweet (dreamin')!

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    Without hubby being at home & without my hubby's knowledge, i let Floyd lay on our bed during the day time if i'm their having a snooze. But most of the time Floyd prefers to snooze in the living room on he's own sofa, very spoilt poochie

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    Thank you all so much for all your advice, getting a puppy is as scary as brining home your baby from the hospital.There are so many things to take into account.

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    With Pretty, yes we have to be consistent with her not being on the bed at night. One lapse and she thinks the rules are gone.
    In saying that though, when hubby puts her inside again in the mornings if she is not going in the ute, she jumps on, licks me good morning and gets a cuddle then off again.
    As she is too pregnant now and we have a high bed, this may change too. I don't mind the morning ones though.

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    Its a personal choice...just remember, whatever decision you make you are going to be stuck with it! I was tempted to let the puppies on my bed, my partner talked me out of it and now I am pleased I didnt. They sleep on a basket on the floor tho'
    Vellela

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    Personal choice...and personally I choose not have my dogs sleep in my bed. Dog bed for dogs, human bed for humans.
    Last edited by Anne; 10-20-2009 at 03:00 PM.
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    When I brought puppy home, I had her sleep on a mat then a cardboard blanket box lined with old pillows, sheets etc next to my bed. I attached a lead to her and to the far side of my bed under me - so she couldn't get up without waking me up.

    I'm the restless sleeper and in my time I have catapulted many a cat and dog from my bed when I roll over so I figured my puppy would probably find that traumatic. And I'm also a fairly light sleeper so she couldn't actually get up without the "bells" on her collar alerting me - she has two metal disks - one with my phone number that clink together and that together with claws on the floor boards has always woken me up.

    Rule tends to get broken in the mornings when I'm already awake but can't be stuffed getting up, and she's not likely to get catapulted then, however - she did push herself off the bed once, by pushing her feet against me and straightening up and plop - how did that happen? Fortunately my bed is very close to the floor.

    Dog on the bedspread ok, but I'm not keen on dog in the bed. Curly coat retreivers get quite big, so if you don't mind the idea of an adult dog on your bed then it's ok to let the puppy sleep on your bed otherwise - stick with a cardboard box lined with old bedding, on the floor. Plenty of storage places sell the cardboard boxes cheap in any size if you don't have some already. And when your puppy chews one to pieces or grows out of it - it's cheap and easy to replace.

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