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    Im sure ill find a few topics if i search, but i'll just start my own topic ...if thats alright with everyone.

    Back in the day.. whenever i was home alone id let oliver sleep in my bed. i always slept longer then everyone else..so it only happened when i was home alone.
    same with the cats. at one point i had meeko one one side of my body..max on the other and oliver on the other. My heart achs even as typing this..for those days.


    these days..i have 2 cats and a dog. I keep my door closed the cats.

    Meeko.. is nearly 17..and has no inention on ever sleeping in my bed..even when i let him. even when i bring him in there..he wants nothign to do with it.
    Simba...my 3 year old cat..would give anything to sleep in my bed..he waits outside my door..sometimes cries... but hes annoying.has a cold wet nose he rubs all over me..all the time...kneeds my body with his claws. hes got now social bed skills one time if orgot to click the door shut during a potty trip.. woke up to cold wet nose in my face. it was horrible..and i was terrofied (haha i didnt know what was going on)

    maggie..sleeps in a crate in my room. shes been doing really good at going through the night without pottying...and if she has to go..asks (this is a huge step) as pottying has been ...delayd for us (compared to her sisters) mostly i belive due to using potty pads hwen we first brought her home.
    anyhoo..the last week she regessed for 3 days .. (ASKED which is awsome..instead of just going in her bed..which was a concern for a while) but was asking once -2 times a night for 4 days.


    anyhoo. I was wondering..what age did you start letting your dog sleep in your bed (if you did that is) I think shes got a bit to go..shes 6 months on the 6th.
    but she lovesss snuggles in the bed. and i hope its soon
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
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    We have been back and forth with Fletcher sleeping in our bed. He was very reliable with potty training skills and we let him on our bed at about 5 months. Then he started night wondering about the house....I didn't like the idea of him finding something to get into while we were sleeping. So back to the crate he went. Recently when my husband was hospitalized for the first time, I don't want to sleep alone so I let him in. That was something like 5 weeks ago since then he has been wonderful. No night wondering, no potty issues (I would know I have hardwood floors-I do have to pick up the throw rugs tho). I have always wanted Fletcher in out bed with us.
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    Bentley has slept in the bed from the time we brought him home at 12 weeks. I just couldn't let him cry in his crate at night...he is almost 3 and shares the bed with hubby and me. My other dogs find other beds to share in the house.

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    Kokoda slept in my bed the day we brought him home, (spoilt i know!) he was BRILLIANT for toilet training.
    I think a total of three times he went inside. He nailed it so quickly. We did watch him like a hawk for the pre-potty behaviour, and just ran him outside, and took him out very regularly, We never used the puppy pads, and i think that helped.

    But he never needed to go in the middle of the night. He is two now and occasionally wont go when i take him out in the evening, we have never had a problem, so i don't push it, and just let him out in the morning.

    I love having him on the bed, especially in winter!
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    Since the very first Cavalir puppy I have kept a small pack of the (mostly) darling little creatures, always waiting until they had had a few weeks to settle in and stay dry during the night before letting them into the big bed with me. However, when puppy Rebel arrived he would have none of this, subjecting me to the most awful night of howling and barking from the crate next to the bed until I gave way and let him in. From that very first night he was clean and dry, never putting a paw out of place for several years.

    However, once his SM symptoms worsened he could not settle in one place for more than a few minutes and took to marking the bedroom furniture and then wandering around the house and jumping on and off the bed very frequently, so for the sake of my sanity he had to sleep in the big crate downstairs with Little Joe every night. Sad for me, but he didn't seem to mind.
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    Hmmm maybe we'll try next weekend then! it's a long weekend, so lots of time for practice.
    most of your pups seem a lot younger then her!
    Maggie went almost 12 hours lastnight without asking to go out. (if im sleeping in ill uusually let her out sometime early in the am and then we'll go back to bed..today she didnt ask and i was sleepy) even then she didnt go running for the door. although i took her out right away.
    she loves snuggles in the bed.
    Oliver and Max and Meeko man, i will meet you at the Rainbow bridge. I love you all. Miss you more then you'll ever know.
    wait for me...
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    I think Luke has been in my bed since he was 6 months old or so, possibly earlier. Once he could make it through the night, I let him in. I always sleep with my door closed, as I learned once in a presentation from the fire department while I was student teaching, that you should do this. If there is fire outside your room, this buys you a bit of time. Anyway, I sleep with the door closed, unless I am so tired I forget to close it when my mom sends the other dog down. She comes to bed after Luke and I. Sometimes they sleep on the bed with me, and sometimes on the floor. Usually the other one goes out earlier in the morning, and then Luke eats. Once she leaves, she goes up to her crate. Then Luke eats, I go back to bed if I am not working, and he gets his food. He eats out in the other part of the basement with one of his food toys, and then the door is open, but he is gated down here in the basement.

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    Teddy who is 4 months old, accidently on purpose overstayed his pre bedtime snugs last week, and since then his bedroom crate has had a vacant sign on it , and he has claimed his spot on the big bed lol. He is fast asleep before we even get the light off, and his snoring is oddly soothing and helps me relax. As his toilet training went so well, we just make sure he has his evening ablutions about 10.30pm, and he is fine for the night until he wakes us up like clockwork so far at 7pm.
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    Lady has been sleeping with me since the first day I brought her home when she was 8 weeks old. I'm a light sleeper though and would take her out in the middle of the night for the first few months. She has this habit now though of sleeping on the pillow on top of my head, or under the blankets spooned up against me. My parents babysat them when I went away for a week and let them sleep in their bed, my mom never had a dog in the house growing up let alone one sleeping on her head!! Gracie just sleeps along the side of me or at the foot of the bed, she snores though . Some people wouldn't be able to share the bed because it would ruin their sleep but I don't mind!

    If she's sleeping through the night now I say go for it!
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    What are we like us lot!!!! Its just like the right thing to do, i can,t say why we do it, but having them in bed is just a great feeling, Sadie, thinks i should be awake all night petting her, then eventually settles, Ruby is ok for a little while, but gets too hot, and finds a cooler place to sleep, but sleep all night, til about 7-8 am, but Ruby does tend to wander about the house now and then. They both snore a lot, but i,am used to it, does,nt keep me awake. Karen,Ruby and Sadie xxx

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