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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    "Dogs are social animals - the pack sleeps together. Having your dog sleep in the same room as you is an appropriate thing to do IMO."

    What do you all think of that statement???
    Who said that?

    Do you let your dog sit at the dinner table too to eat with you or off your dinner plate??? That would be a much more social thing to do regarding pack mentality!

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    I'm not sure if your were referring to my post or not but yes they are pack animals but we are humans and need our sleep.

    I can tell you this though my setter only shares her sleeping quarters with the other dogs when it suits her. She has told many of them to bugger off in no uncertain terms and they do.

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    which brings us back to the same thing...she is a dog, not a human!

    I LOVE my dogs...they are even allowed on the lounge etc. But there is NO WAY they are allowed in MY bed or bedroom. That area belongs to ME. Do they love me any less...of course not!!! Those are just the rules here and must be followed! Mine beg at the table, so I put them oputside when we eat, because it is OUR food...not theirs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by amy86 View Post
    "Dogs are social animals - the pack sleeps together. Having your dog sleep in the same room as you is an appropriate thing to do IMO."

    What do you all think of that statement???
    When i was young (yes I can remember it) my Sheherds used to sleep with me. On my bed. I was single, living alone. They were my loving pets but they also had a job to do. That suited me THEN.

    Now I have to sleep with my husband. The dog can't fit on the bed. End of story. Newfoundlands moult like crazy. One of the worst, actually. Do I want to sleep with all that fur? Nope. If we have a nookie, I certainly don't want Inca jumping on my husband's back growling in protest because she thinks he's hurting me or something. (To much info?)

    My obvious point is - it is about what suits ME! (oh all right, and my husband, to a teeny, weeny degree)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post

    My obvious point is - it is about what suits ME! (oh all right, and my husband, to a teeny, weeny degree)
    exactly...and the sleeping arrangements for Poppy right now is obviously not working either...so change them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleasanta View Post
    exactly...and the sleeping arrangements for Poppy right now is obviously not working either...so change them
    The thing thats not working is her escaping! Maybe I just need to find a way to secure the gaps in the baby gate until she is big enuf to not slip thru them!

    It DOES suit us to have her sleep in our bedroom. It DOES suit us to have her up on the lounge. And she has just learn't to jump up there! At the same time she also is learning DOWN and OUT and is responding to them most of the time!

    Our idea was to move her from the ensuite once she was completely toilet trained and then she would sleep on her bed in our room. I think I just need to find a way to secure her in the ensuite! The sleeping arangement was working out just fine until she became an escape artist!

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    Um, I shall elaborate Amy.

    When my dogs used to sleep on my bed with me, the back door would be wide open. They would come and go through the night as they pleased. To do wees, poos, have a run around the yard, dig up a bone, look whatever. They didn't sleep through like a baby or a human. They were still dogs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Um, I shall elaborate Amy.

    When my dogs used to sleep on my bed with me, the back door would be wide open. They would come and go through the night as they pleased. To do wees, poos, have a run around the yard, dig up a bone, look whatever. They didn't sleep through like a baby or a human. They were still dogs.
    Thanks...thats just not an option for us though...

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    No, I wouldn't think it's an option for most ppl.

    You need to find a happy medium, where you are allowing the dog to sleep where you want her to, but you must realise she IS a dog, and has the needs of a dog.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Um, I shall elaborate Amy.

    When my dogs used to sleep on my bed with me, the back door would be wide open. They would come and go through the night as they pleased. To do wees, poos, have a run around the yard, dig up a bone, look whatever. They didn't sleep through like a baby or a human. They were still dogs.
    This is what we do with Boss. He doesnt sleep on our bed because he is too big now. (Before he starting having barking at night problems) He would go and play with himself when the sun came up.

    I believe in you gotta be cruel to be kind.

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