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.
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!
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)
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!
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.
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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