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    Red face Where Should She Sleep?

    Hi I have a cavalier puppy thats 7 weeks old and I dont know where she should sleep at night time.The last few nights shes been sleeping in her bed in my bedroom but during the night she starts crying and tries to jump up to the bed to me. Where does your cavalier sleep? Please help


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    My 8 year old sleeps in his bed in my room, my 7 year old sleeps at the foot of my bed (in the bed though), the 6 and 2 year old sleep together in a crate in a different room. Each of my puppies was crate trained and slept in a crate in a different room from me until they were well over a year old. They may have whined or complained in some other way for one or two nights, but then adjusted beautifully. I put an old sheet over the top of the crate to make it more cozy.

    If you crate train (which I strongly recommend) don't get one that's too big for her right now. Either get one that will work when she's full grown and block off part of it now, or buy a bigger one later. There have been times throughout all of my dogs lives that they have had to go back into the crate. For example, Oliver had abdominal surgery when he was three and Riley had SM surgery a year ago. Both of them used the crate for recovery and to keep my other dogs away from them. In my opinion, crate training a dog is a necessity for their comfort and security and your sanity as well!
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    Thanks very much for your help! I will go and buy a crate tomorrow and try her with that thanks again!

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    Mine sleep on my bed but they all started in a crate. I foster cavs and although most end up in my bed they start in a crate also. It's great to have on had if they are sick and I don't want accidents on my bed or like LoveMyCav's said they need future surgeries which 3 of my 4 did.

    I fostered a little puppy and she started in the crate and after a couple weeks ended up in my bed but she was so good. We made her a little bed between my husband and I and she slept there all night. It was the dead of winter and because she came from a puppy mill she was so tiny and cold. We also gave her a little puppy that Tara sent to her that could be heated in the microwave to keep her warm cuddly which helped.
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    i had charlie in a crate for about a hour of the night lol. he cried way to much so since the 1st day hes been sleeping in my bed lol
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    I used a crate for Holly until she was around 6 months old. Now she sleeps in the bed with us. When she was in the crate, I put it on my side of the bed, with her facing me. Like Terri mentioned, I used a little stuffed dog that had a rice pack inside (which I heated in the microwave before Holly went to bed). Holly came from a litter of seven, so I think her little toy puppy helped her feel not so alone.

    I love having Holly in bed with us now. I also think it lets me sleep in a bit longer in the morning

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    I think i had Jelly in her crate next to me(as described by Tara) for a couple of weeks to begin with,she was smashing not a peep but Tillytommy had already crate trained her before she came to me(thanks TT)then she came in bed with Rubes & i & definatly sleeps later as a result
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    We started with Zoe in her bed in the front room the first night and she started crying so I moved her next to my bed and as long as I was touching her she was ok, then the next morning my boyfriend stuck her in bed with me. He did not want to share the bed with a dog but it is all his fault. She sleeps on my feet every night now, although when I'm not here she will take turns sleeping on my kids beds. Tyler (my boyfriend) keeps asking when she can sleep in her bed but she keeps my toes warm
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    I think try the crate, it'll be her little den and create a nice secure place that she can call her own.Don't even dream of letting a puppy on the bed no matter how tempting it may be.It's a long way to fall and result in very serious injury.Enjoy your new puppy.
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    A crate is definitely the way to go. The first night we put our 8-week old puppy in it to sleep, we had to endure a ton of whining and mid-howls. But now, after a week, he willingly goes in for a nap now and then, or to just chew on his toy. At night we tire him out with games and play and at around 12 midnight he passes out. We then put him in his crate in the living room and retire to our bedroom. Typically the next we hear from him is some whining at 7-8am when he wants to be let out to pee/poop. He hasn't peed/pooped in his bed (in the crate) yet, so we're really grateful for that.

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