|Should You Let Your Dog Sleep With You?|
I have always allowed my dogs into our bed from day one as young as six weeks old. Those first few nights of transition were much easier for the pup and myself. I always kept a potty box next to the bed so all I had to do was place them in the box when they started to wiggle and showing signs of needing to potty. I know this sounds lazy, but it always worked great for me.
Now sharing with only three dogs, the bed feels rather spacious, lol. I personally love having my dogs close to me at night. I’m not sure if it’s the right decision, but it feels right to me (and them)!
👍You might feel more relaxed or safe with your dog in your bed, especially if you live alone.
👍The rhythmic sound of your dog's gentle snoring and breathing can lower your heart rate which means less stress and more relaxation.
👍Waking up with a cuddly, sweet fur ball is always nice.
👍If you are away from home many hours each day, co-sleeping is a good time to bond and spend time together.
👍On cold nights, those warm little bodies are like gentle heating pads.
👍They will alert you the minute any unusual noise is heard. No worries about being awakened in your bedroom unexpectedly by a burglar.
👍It is a proven fact that sleeping with your dog(s) helps stimulate your immunity.
👎Dominant or aggressive dogs can become even more so if they are allowed in your bed.
👎Dogs can have a form of restless leg syndrome that could wake you when you get kicked.
👎You may be allergic to your dog's dander or the allergens that sticks to his feet and fur when he goes outside.
👎If your partner doesn't want to sleep with a dog, this could cause some pretty serious disagreements.
👎If you have a compulsive licker or scratcher, you will definitely not get a good night's sleep.
👎Some people find it distasteful or dirty to sleep with an animal and are worried about germs or catching something.