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  • At least one in my bed every night

    123 34.55%
  • No way in he%%

    121 33.99%
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    Senior Member achiro's Avatar
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    Who sleeps with their dogs?

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    Both in the house, but never allowed on any of the furniture (although the pup is quite sneaky). Now try to move them off their beds after say 9 PM, and you may have a fight on your hands, especially the old man.

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    Senior Member Lance-CO's Avatar
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    I'm guilty. He got the reign of the house as far as sleeping. The colder the weather the more my dawg will try to snuggle by my foot (Good foot warmer.) Summer, he goes to the coldest place in the house, the bathroom floor.

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    Achiro - ya forgot the obligatory "other" option.

    Generally, the dogs do not sleep in the bed. Occasionally, Boo "asks" to get up on the bed and sometimes we let him, mostly because he either gets too hot or is annoyed by my fidgeting, so he never stays long. If I am out of town, I'm pretty sure Marlin sleeps in the bed all night. I don't let Marlin on the bed because 1 - favoratism 2 - he doesn't ask, just hops up, which I find annoying 3 - he is a "licky" SOB and 4 - he seriously hogs the bed and an 80 lb dog is not comfortable lying on me (to me, anyway).

    Mostly they sleep on their doggy beds on the floor. Unless they are particularly gaseous , then they sleep in their crates in the kitchen.

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    The older dog is having a harder time getting up these days. I turn a blind eye to his sleeping on the couch after dark.
    Pups are allowed to nap on the bed till they are 4-5 mos. old.
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    Two dogs, both in bed with us most nights.
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    I have a waterbed, and if it's cold the bed may be loaded, but usually only my daughters' spoiled dog, who is here until she is someplace stable which means he's a permanent fixture, sleeps on the bed. He doesn't move around, but if they are running marks in their sleep they are evicted. My field trial dog slept with me and he had to be closest to me. I have one that will come up if a storm is about 8 hours away, and she came up last night so I bet I'll be digging out the shovel.
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    Senior Member DKR's Avatar
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    my wife used to let one get on the bed for a while then we got two then three. now they sleep in their kennels in the dining room.
    This way also you don't get the random hair in your nose and think it is a spider.

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    Senior Member EdA's Avatar
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    one King size bed, Judy, Ed, and 4 Jack Russell Terriers (Snoopy, Daisy, Fred, Howdy) 8)

    3 adult Labradors surround the perimeter of the bed on the floor

    When I go hunting I always get a room with 2 beds, one for me and one for the Labradors

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    Senior Member Andy Carlson's Avatar
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    Now that I only have 3 adult dogs, they all sleep on the bed. Lucy never really liked to sleep with the rest of the crew on the bed, as they might wake her up!! Since the whelping box is currently in my bedroom, only Briezy is sleeping with me now.


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