Who's dogs sleep out of their crates?

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  1. Spirit2010

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    I'm just curious, as whos dogs sleep on their own bed, in your room? Or whereever you have their bed? I'm just curious. And wondering how you did it. :p Thank you for reading!
     
  2. elegy

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    all three of my dogs sleep in my bed/room. luce did from day one. mushroom was crated for a week, then tethered in my bedroom with a dog bed for another couple weeks, and then graduated to being in bed. harv started out babygated in my bedroom.
     
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    All my dogs sleep in my room.
    Rah sleeps in bed with me - he started out crated for 4-5 weeks, but then graduated to being in bed.
    Tyler sleeps on the floor on his uber-dog bed, and always has since I got him almost a year ago.
    Berlin sleeps in her crate most nights. Sometimes I let her sleep in bed, but she isn't 100% housebroken yet and sleeping in bed is still reserved specially for Rah right now.
     
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    Milo sleeps on my bed and always has. When he was a little baby, he wouldn't jump down from the bed, and wouldn't potty on it, so it was fine. Once he figured out how to jump up and down he was pretty much capeable of being loose in the room with me asleep. a couple of chewed up bras and books up that was it.

    Although he STILL gets into my garbage. i bought a can with a lid, and he figured out how to open it. i need a child lock.
     
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    darkchild16 We are Home.

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    Walker has been in my bed ever since he was house broken.
    Whisper has been in my moms bed ever since she was house broken.
    Patches sleeps where ever she wants in my brothers room, sometimes the bed sometimes not since the day she got here.
    Scirrocco sleeps on a blanket on my moms floor becuase he wont get in the bed.
     
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    Cider's been free since 6 months old. She sleeps on my bed, loveseat, carpet or hardwood. Comes and goes..
    Smudge is crated.
     
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    Both dogs sleep in my room.

    I don't know what the situation was when Molly was younger... but with Lucy, the only reason she was ever crated was because of housebreaking problems. Once that was no longer an issue, there was no reason to crate her.
     
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    I've never had a crate before Ollie .....and all our goldens had freedom in the house ...some chose to sleep with the kids , some with us and some in the garage area which really was their room and into the house where they could come or go . Ollie was crate trained when I got him , but I only use it when I'm gone and he can't go with me . ( He was returned after 2 weeks with his 1st adoption due to his "stealing issues ! ) He starts off in bed with me ... then goes to the floor and the rest of the night is either on his bed next to mine or back with me . He's usually on my bed when I get up and takes over my place until he hears me add sugar to my coffee !~! That means a cookie to him . Sometimes he doesn't go out to potty for 3 hours . Such a couch potato. !
     
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    My dog sleeps in my bed. She's 5 months old, and I got her at 3 months old. She is in her crate when I am away to work or class, but she has never peed on my bed at night.
    When Mason was still alive, he slept in bed since I got him at 6 weeks old. Again, never had an accident in the bed.
     
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    bnwalker2 My house is a zoo

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    Thunder sleeps on the floor in our room, but the others sleep in crates.
     
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    We have 4 rotweilers and 5 cats in residence here. We also have a 5th rottweiler when we are showing her. All of the dogs are crate trained and can sleep in crates, if need be, but most of the time they each have their own throw blanket on the floor in the bedroom. But sometimes.........
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    Our dogs sleep on their doggie beds in our bedroom. They wake us up promptly at 5:30 every morning to go outside. And they don't know what a weekend is, lol.
     
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    Thank god he sleeps in bed with me now (since mondayish). We are BOTH much, much happier this way. It's awesome. I'm used to losing feeling in my legs and having uncomfortable places poked or sat upon from having the cats, so it's not a big disruption to my sleeping habits. He's actually MUCH better mannered than the cats about sleeping.. he likes to spoon with me.. either way.. or curl up in the crook of my knee or against my butt, rather than laying on top of my like the cats do. And he doesn't look mortally wounded and stalk away when I shift, he just makes a grumblygroanysigh-noise and shifts his position.

    I got to wake up the other day curled in a ball, with him curled around me, resting his face on mine. He fell asleep that way and had a dream.. twitching and growling and chattering his teeth. It was hilarious!

    How did I do it? Short version, I yelled at my mom. Long version? He had a crate and his own room, but he hates being alone at night. So he barked. And barked. And barked andbarkedandbarked. My mother wouldn't let me have his crate in my room, and made my life hell if I went in to sleep with him--apparently it's unaceptable if I sleep on a dog bed. :rolleyes: I got sick of my parents yelling at me about it and told my mother to stuff it and he was coming with me for the night. He has this idea that my bed is *the* funnest place to pee on, though, so I took him out several times a night till last night, when I stupidly forgot to set my alarm.. but he was fine. And he REALLY had to go (both! :eek:) when we went outside, so I know he was holding it.

    Spirit, I hope you get to have Whisper and Hershey sleep with you... there's nothing like it... I love sleeping with the kitties, but having a much more agreeable person to share the bed with who is bigger AND warmer is much more fun! I've actually been able to cut the heat way down upstairs at night for the first time in my life, because I am FINALLY warm... it's such an alien feeling to not be freezing at night.. believe me, I can get used to this, lol.
     
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    MIne sleep with me and it's time for us to hit the hay..good night all
     
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    Both my dogs have the run of the bedroom part of the house, so that's two bedrooms, bathroom, toilet, two lounge areas. They can choose the floor or couch or in Reilly's case, the toilet floor!
     
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    I alternate with Dance. Sometimes she's left out and sleeps on or beside my bed, and other times she's in her crate. She's always behaved really well - not very puppy like at all. I just put her in her crate sometimes as otherwise she makes too much noise chewing her bones really early in the morning (3-6am) and I can't sleep well.
     
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    Both dogs alternate between the couch, their beds and my bed during the night as they will.
     
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    My dogs have been sleeping with us in our beds since the days we got them, they were born. Jannah's welping box was on my bed. lol.

    I sleep with 5, my mom sleeps with 7.
     
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    Mine have a choice as well. They start out in the crates and when I wake up in the morning one is on the dog bed by my bed and the other is in the hallway on a dog bed. It varies who is where. My bedroom is small and hardwood floors. Their crates are in the other bedroom with the doors open (both have primo pads). Sometimes one of them might be in their crate waiting for me to wake up. Right now I'm watching tv downstairs after work and they are choosing to be in their downstairs crates waiting for dinner. There's 2 dog beds they could be on if they wanted. (I have 6 beds & 5 crates and they have free reign)
    My dogs were crate trained from the beginning. Wouldn't have it any other way, they love them and choose to be in them. I use kennel aire and vari kennels. They have their preferences. Downstairs Gabbi likes the vari kennel, upstairs she chooses the kennel aire. Biz likes the vari kennel best. Since writing this she has moved to a bed.
     
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    Dakota is never crated at night, he sleeps wherever he wants to as long as he keeps his furry butt off the furniture. Dash is crated every night, she's not 100% on her house training yet and she still chews inappropriately. I alternate with Eve, sometimes she's locked in her crate and other times she has the option to sleep where she wants. A lot of it depends on her behavior during the day - if she's been acting puppyish and getting into things that day, I keep her in her crate.
     

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