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Old 07-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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i have tried to have jessie sleep on the bed at night but she doesnt stay in one place long enough and i get nervous how can i get her settled enough on the bed at night
Especially when Calypso was younger, and occasionally still now, she also has trouble settling down when we first get into bed. I basically just let her romp around the bed for a little bit, including climbing all over me. It's like she has to get some exploration out of her system before she can snuggle up.

You could also train her, with treats/clicker/freeshaping, to lie down next to you when *you* are lying down.

The other tactic that works well for us, of course, is to stay up until Calypso is not exactly asleep, but definitely down for the count. That way it's more like a transition from one bed to another, than "getting into bed."
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My mom said it's like teaching a toddler to sleep in a big bed, "they don't learn if they don't fall at least once"; Which left huge questions as to how many times she let me fall off?
- hopefully not too many
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Put Jessie blanket on my bed from the crate and here she is lying on it on my bed 2 nights ago
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Awe she looks so comfy
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Awe she looks so comfy
She does doesnt she! comfier then i am in bed probably lol
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I can't NOT sleep without Nyla in bed with us so I don't see anything wrong with it. We don't use a crate but seeing that your pup is well accustomed to her crate, I'd say let her sleep in bed. It so nice to have them cuddle with us.

With Nyla she had a "puppy area" near our bed with her blanket and slept there until she could sleep through the night. I wana say she was around 11 weeks or so. After that she slept in bed with us every night.
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Sleeping with a dog really is the best. Jazzy for 14 years slept by legs, and now Tessa has taken the spot Jazzy left; although she does take up more room...Oh well maybe I'll just get a bigger bed some day
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Oh well maybe I'll just get a bigger bed some day
That's the attitude! LoL I agree. Don't get the dogs off the bed- just get a bigger bed. Hehe
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Thanks for all the advice! We have been letting Dany sleep with us in the bed. Not only does she now sleep through the night (yeah!) But I think it may be helping her and our cat get along better since our cat always sleeps with us.
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All my dogs raised from pups have been brought right into the bed almost right away. Well, I did start with putting the crate *on* the bed with two of them. Yes, I do recall waking up to a wet spot a couple times and a nice poo one time... but that was probably more about me not waking to the dog's movements/cues. When I have a new pup, I am like a human mama and wake to their movements, so having them in bed was not a problem other than what I mentioned.

As long as you'll be cool with that dog sleeping in your bed for the next 10, 15 years, lol - there's no harm if you can wake up when they need you.

Also when my dogs were young, I always had one of those mattress covers with the plastic backing ... just in case. That way at least if you wake up to a .. "problem.." -- you can just tear that off and throw a sheet on for the rest of the night. Worked for us, anyway.
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