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    I received the same information (sleeping with new pup) from Marilyn Fender about 15 years ago. Was at the Amateur National and talking with her in the gallery about puppy raising and bonding. Tried it with my next pup. It works! Of course said pup is now 12 years of age and still sleeps in the bed every night. Thanks Marilyn.
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    I put Zeus a bed for him to transition from sleeping in the bed as a pup and now sleeps right by my bed side.... he is still bitter about getting kicked out! haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mark Teahan View Post
    I think it makes the bond better.
    With the dog or your wife? LOL - actually, my boydoes the same thing; including on his back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by duk4me View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by claimsadj View Post
    I've brought home 5 pups and had them all sleep in the bed with me the first 2-3 nights. Never had an issue. Maybe I'm lucky. Used to a dog in the bed regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RookieTrainer View Post

    You were pretty accurate in your description, and it would have been accurate for him too.

    That first night I put him in his crate beside the bed at 10 and he promptly passed out. I quickly congratulated myself on all my reading and dog training knowledge I had accumulated - out loud and to my wife, no less. At 10:45 he awoke with a squalling the likes of which I had never heard, and none of my "expertise" seemed to work all of a sudden. A good comeuppance every now and then is a good thing.

    When I finally put him in the bed around 2:30 I would have done just about anything to get the noise to stop. Of course he immediately passed out and slept like a baby. I don't think I slept a wink that entire night. I don't have any children, so about 2 weeks later, after getting up at least twice a night to take him out, I was like a zombie. A great and very humbling experience all the way around. I am not sure how my wife put up with it.

    Jimmy (the dog) is down around Chatfield somewhere. I have been watching the weather there with envy, even if it has been cooler and much wetter than usual here. It's August 1 and I still have green grass with no watering.
    They do have a way of humbling you. She probably enjoyed seeing a puppy turn you into a zombie. That's hilarious!

    Chatfield, driven by the town but not ever been there. Jimmy is having some awesome weather, way better then you in the south.
    Hope it drys up for southerners one of these days.

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    what is the dig deal???? mine has slept for 8+ years in my bed.......slept on my chest for the first few weeks and was potty trained in about 1.5 weeks....it moved, i woke and we went right outside.......

    get my newbie 8/22 and will do the same thing.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    Roger Fangsrud, an old school guy if there ever was one, told us to sleep with our new pup years ago. Since then we have done it with all our dogs, all of them eventually migrate off the bed as they mature, all except for Alex who thinks he's an 80 pound red haired human. A side benefit of doing this is that they house train very quickly as you wake up every time they stir in the night, so you can carry them outside before they have an accident.
    Oh, thats where I went wrong with Billie, 18 years ago, when she pee'd on my pillow......
    Last one I ever had in my bed, btw... but the 'grownups" thats another story.....always one or two big dogs in the bed. Sad really- it should be another person....
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    I spent 3 nites on the floor with my pup in the crate. No whining and was fully crate trained very quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Robinson View Post
    Roger Fangsrud, an old school guy if there ever was one, told us to sleep with our new pup years ago. Since then we have done it with all our dogs, all of them eventually migrate off the bed as they mature, all except for Alex who thinks he's an 80 pound red haired human. A side benefit of doing this is that they house train very quickly as you wake up every time they stir in the night, so you can carry them outside before they have an accident.

    I started doing this three puppies ago and they were the easiest pups to housebreak that I have ever had.
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