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Question Puppy sleeping with you in bed??

Hello everyone,
I am getting so excited to go pick up Tucker next weekend! I cant wait to get him. I have been doing tons of research on this topic but couldn't find anything. I was wondering how many of you have your puppy sleep with you in bed. My previous dog I had slept with me in bed and I had no problems. I would have him in his pen during the day and then bed time have him stay with me in bed. Whats your experiences and opinions?
And lastly, a little side question, after you give your puppy his/hers meal, how long do you wait to take him/her outside to go potty? And also (last question I promise haha) Tucker will be 9 weeks old and have all of his shots up to date, I was getting the impression by reading posts that I should not be taking him outside to potty yet? Is this true? Opinions?
Thank you everyone!!
p.s. as soon as I pick Tucker up I will be updating photos of him!!

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I think you can take tucker outside to potty just keep him away from other dogs until he gets all his shots. our dog slept in his crate until he was a year old.
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Do what ever suits you best!Looking forward to seeing the pics of Tucker.Our dogs all went outside to potty,but we have an enclosed garden,they didn't go out properly until they were fully vaccinated.

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Brody sleeps bed with me now, but he didn't when he was little. I'm trying to remember exactly when I started that transition (I'm thinking it was around 6 months, but I may be incorrect).

I was too worried about rolling on him or booting him off the bed or something while I slept. Also he was terrible about having no concept about drops or where the edge of the bed was so when he was loose up on the bed I had to be watching him constantly. I did actually have to slowly train him to be on the bed safely by starting out letting him up there for a few minutes and then crating him and gradually his time up on the bed got longer. I felt more comfortable with this when he was older...it was a pretty big drop when he was still little.

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The easiest time to teach a little one to potty on command, "go potty", is first thing in the morning when you take it out of its crate and it has to go anyway.

We recommend starting out with a crate next to your bed, close to where you sleep. I put one on a square ottoman, or chair, next to my side of the bed.
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Rosie sleeps with us and so has all other kittens and puppies.

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I am PRO the sleep in bed movement Especially if your puppy is spending a lot of time in the crate during the day, the human contact will be something he can look forward to every night when you come home.

I find they sleep better, let you sleep in late if you want and take up very little room, makes for a good bed fellow

I think you can assert your alpha role and still let them sleep in bed, I don't really believe that whole theory about them feeling equal to you (but I am NOT trying to start a debate here, so I respect other opinions )

Congrats on your puppy and to the forum!
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Our Tucker slept in his crate until he was 6 mos. old. We took a trip with him, brought his crate, but he wanted on the bed with us during this time away from home. From then on he's been sleeping at the foot our bed.
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whimsy started out in a crate on a chair right next to my bed. As soon as she gota little bigger I put her in bed with me and that is where she sleeps. I love it.

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When Jack was a puppy, he started off sleeping in the bed...after all, Dexter was there. Mind you...we have a king-sized bed. I do not even know the boys are in the bed.

We do not have high bed. I would have to take Jack off the bed if he wanted down when he was small. He would jump up fine, but once he was up on the bed, Jack would bark for someone to get him down.

Jack woke me up to go potty (licking or a little growl).

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