Join Date: Mar 2010
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sleeping on the bed
I have 3 dogs, 2 anatolians (BIG) and 1 1/2 hav 1/2 shih tzu, ollie.
one of my anatolians is 8 month old pup, Oz. the owner of his sister was just short of being obvious the other day saying that I shouldn't let the dogs sleep on my bed.
so I thought I'd ask you all, what ya think. I'd like to hear from multiple dog owners and our trainers but all comments are welcome.
for me, I've always felt that as long as they got off when I asked, and I was able to get a good nite's sleep, they are welcome to sleep on the bed.
Currently Ollie is the only one that wants to sleep all night on the bed. Oz is long and lanky and he'll come for a snuggle but usually leaves for more comfortable spaced to snooze in.
Oz and Ollie I think being both boys and young (Ollie is 1 yr old)... they sometimes bicker, but it's all noise, they never physically hurt each other, and I do break it up if I'm home. Oz is 65 lbs, Ollie is 12 lbs. had Ollie first.
anyway, Oz is the type of dog that instigates, and will try to set Ollie off (some times), Ollie is the type that play play play, but then sometimes play goes to far, and him being the smaller, he might get 'hurt' (minor)... then he comes back with a vengeance.
anyway, the other insinuation that the other pup owners makes is Ollie is the problem in the bickering (that Ollie doesn't know his place in the back, aka last) and for me, in any relationship (Oz and Ollie are brothers), no one is ever 100% at fault. they get along great 90% of the time. and they are inseparable.
I'm not a dog whisperer, but I do know my boys. anyway thoughts? I am open minded and am curious to see what the collective has to say.
thx in advance.