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Do you sleep wtih your dog?    How many of you allow you dog to sleep together with you in your bed? How do you feel about it? Anyway, I just allowed my Poodle named Dorothy to sleep beside me in my king-sized bed. She really loves it and she loves cuddling with me when we sleep. It also feels nice too because it is nice to cuddle with my baby and my husband. Dorothy usually positions herself beside our foot but she would move up closer to us. It feels really nice. Do you allow this? Aren't you worried that the dog might piss on your bed?

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cloudnine
08/06/2010
07:17:07 AM

Ferb usually sleeps on his special bed that my sister got him for his birthday. Yes, we celebrate his birthday. Anyway, I always beg and ask him to sleep beside me because I am living alone. He would climb to my bed and he would sleep beside me. Although he is heavy and big, we would fit in my bed because it is king-sized and we still have a lot of space left. But when I woke up, I will find him back to his special bed. Maybe he doesn't like it when I toss and turn.
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kristina
08/06/2010
07:22:00 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 7:17:07 AM
Don't fret, you are not alone. We also celebrate our dog's birthday. Maybe the dog go back to his special bed because maybe you toss and turn a lot and it irritates him. Do you know other reasons that may result to that? Do you worry about your dog pissing on your bed? I get a little worried sometimes because we usually leave the air-conditioner open and she pees a lot when it is cold that is why I just keep the temperature on low-cool. She really likes it though.

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cloudnine
08/06/2010
07:25:12 AM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/6/2010 7:22:00 AM
He can't stay and sleep on the bed for so long. It is rare that he would sleep on the bed for all night. He would just go off to play with some of his toys or he would move back to his bed or in other parts of the house where he feels comfortable. Usually it is in the living room. I can't think of other reason, maybe he just doesn't like when I move a lot because I toss and turn A LOT! He might be irritated with it. I don't worry about him peeing on bed because I have trained him well. He will just go outside to pee. He already knows the drill.
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kristina
08/06/2010
07:36:34 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 7:25:12 AM
That is probably the reason why. I toss and turn a lot too when I sleep especially if it is super hot, but I think Dorothy is used to it already or she really doesn't mind which I think is really cool because she can sleep in the bed freely with me. Well there are times that she just doesn’t feel sleeping with me and she would go back to her sleeping area. I trained Dorothy as well not to pee on the bed, but she still does it. She is like a little baby.



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cloudnine
08/06/2010
07:43:04 AM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/6/2010 7:36:34 AM
You're still lucky because Dorothy is not as picky as Ferb is. I really had to beg Ferb just so he would sleep beside me. She still pees even if she is already trained? Maybe she has trouble controlling it? Is there such thing? Maybe you should have her checked out by a vet. Maybe there is a bigger problem with Dorothy than you know. It is best to have her checked.
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kristina
08/06/2010
08:14:36 AM
Reply to cloudnine's post dated 8/6/2010 7:43:04 AM
It is not a constant thing with Dorothy. She is very well-trained and she knows that she has to go outside when she has to pee or poop. I really did not have any problems with her when it comes to that aspect. She knows very well that mama will get mad if she pees inside the house. That is only her problem. She pees a lot when it gets very cold. Other than that, she is perfectly fine. I will try to bring her to the vet tomorrow. She is kind of afraid of the vet I'm not really sure why.
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edge
08/06/2010
08:32:45 AM

Hunter sleeps with my little girl. I think that it is really nice because he can protect my little girl from being harmed and Kimberly can't sleep without Hunter by her side. Hunter has been sleeping beside Kim since he was 4 months old. They just get along very well. Hunter sleeps beside Kim and she cuddles him. It is just so nice to look at. Oh, Hunter is a Labrador and he is a big so we had to change Kim's single-sized bed to a King size since Hunter got larger.
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kristina
08/06/2010
08:43:05 AM
Reply to edge's post dated 8/6/2010 8:32:45 AM
Wow your daughter and Hunter has such a sweet relationship! Does he pee on the bed or is he perfectly fine? It is such a good thing when a dog sleeps with your little girl. I have a friend and she has a Golden Retriever and it started sleeping with her son since it was 5 months old and the Golden Retriever is 3 years old now. They really have a great relationship and since the dog started sleeping with the boy, he has been sleeping very well. He had a sleeping problem where he could not sleep alone.

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edge
08/06/2010
08:57:12 AM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/6/2010 8:43:05 AM
Kim can't sleep properly when she is not sleeping beside Hunter. There was this one time that she had to go away for camp and she called me in the middle of the night asking if she could sleep on the phone with Hunter. She just wanted to hear Hunter's barking, that's what she told us. She was crying and asking if we could pick her up but we couldn't because the camp was too far away. No, Hunter doesn't pee on the bed. He has never done that. He sleeps perfectly and we just cover him with a blanket if it’s too cold.


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kristina
08/06/2010
09:10:09 AM

Your daughter, Kimberly, must have been very attached with Hunter. But have you ever wondered that maybe your child might be too attached that she cannot go elsewhere without Hunter by her side? I'm just a little concern because what if she gets older or something happens to Hunter; she will be devastated about it. I think that you should teach them both that it is alright for them to be separated. Does hunter also get disappointed when your daughter is not around? I think that you should give both of them the space that they need for the future.

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edge
08/06/2010
09:21:01 AM

I've been trying to tell Kimberly that but she won't listen to me. She told me that it is alright and she would probably get it over someday. I just trust her decision because I am afraid that she might be too attached with Hunter. I mean it is alright that she get attached but not to the extent that she can't sleep without Hunter by her side just like what happened when she went to camp. Hunter also feels the same way, I think, but he is better than Kimberly when dealing with it.
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ilovedogss37
08/06/2010
09:41:47 AM

All of our dogs are allowed to sleep anywhere they want. Usually Dragon and Wolf sleep on the couch in the living room. They like it better there. I tried to put them in bed but they don't like it there. There was this one time that I put them in bed but when I woke up at midnight I found him under the bed. Princess and Angel sleeps in our bed almost every night but there were also nights that they would sleep in one of the girls' bed. They are free to choose wherever they want to sleep.
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ilovedogss37
08/06/2010
09:45:35 AM
Reply to edge's post dated 8/6/2010 8:32:45 AM
We also had to switch to a bigger dog because our three Shih Tzu and the Poodle also sleep with us often on the bed. I really like it though because we get to cuddle with them. They sometime sleep under the covers when it is cold or when they just feel like it. It's getting a little crowded though because all of the dogs. I could not sleep sometimes because I could not find a nice position. The babies are everywhere. It’s getting a little hard for me to sleep because of it, but it’s alright because I’m used to it already.

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kristina
08/06/2010
09:53:33 AM

Why does Dragon and Wolf doesn't want to sleep on the bed? It’s probably because the bed is too crowded for their taste. Do they have a separate doggie bed or something? I’m just wondering where the other dogs live or sleeps when they are not in bed with you. Do they sleep on the floor or the couch? I have this cousin and she really took the effort to build a room for their dogs. They have a lot, I think about 10 and they just let the dogs roam freely in that room. Everything is already there, like the doggie beds, soft couches, and comfy rugs.
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ilovedogss37
08/06/2010
10:06:15 AM

Your friend is rich! I really wanted to have a separate room for my doggies but we are suffering financially right now so maybe next time. We have a vacant room here in the house but we still have to renovate it and add some doggie beds and a comfy little couch for all of them. I really want to make it their room. When they are not sleeping on any bed in the house, they would usually stay in the comfy and fluffy rag we have by the living room which they really like.
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kristina
08/06/2010
09:51:05 PM
Reply to ilovedogss37's post dated 8/6/2010 10:06:15 AM
Well, yeah. They really take the time and effort to provide a nice home for their dogs. They are well-off so that is not a big problem for them. All the dogs in their house go to the room once they tell them that it's already sleeping time. They have separate doggie beds and they adore it. I sort of envy them because each dog has his own bed. LOL. Well, I really don't need it because I only have Dorothy. Maybe one day when our Poodle family gets bigger.
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cloudnine
08/07/2010
06:02:52 AM
Reply to kristina's post dated 8/6/2010 9:53:33 AM
What a wealthy friend you have there! Ferb just sleeps on his bed beside our bed. I want to build him like a small room though where he could sleep or play around with his toys. However, we can't really afford that because we do not have an extra room in our house and it can also cost a fortune. We can't afford to have other expenses yet. Maybe we will save up for it. I think every owner wants a separate room for his or her baby because they will surely love it. Ferb, I think will adore it because he is a little snobby like the Beverly Hills Chihuhua-type but not really.

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