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Hello to all,

I'm really enjoying the forum here learning all the time from ya'll Neezer owners. Wife and I are first time owners of the Havanese dogs and we feel blessed from GOD giving us these wonderful angels to love everyday. They are 10 months old. Born on Dec 24, 2011.

Question that I have is the wife wants to have the kiddos sleep with us on the bed during the night. I'm worried that if one if them needs to go potty, it's not ideal for us to get up in the middle of the night and lose sleep taking them out. The dogs have been good to us as they will go out first thing in the morning when I take them out.

Does anyone else let their dogs sleep with them on the bed during the night?

Is there an approach to check out if the dogs can handle holding the potty through the night while sleeping on the bed?

I'm an early riser (4am'sh) everyday of the week and the dogs are usually in their crates sleeping around 8-9pm at night.

Many thanks for all who respond.

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We've had our Hav sleeping with us since he was 12 weeks old (3#11oz) with no incidents. The only thing we worried about at that age was flipping him off the bed when we rolled over during the night because he was so light. He goes out at 9:30 pm for the last time at night and holds it until 7:30 the next morning.
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Brody has been sleeping in the bed with me since he was somewhere around 5 months (give or take, I don't remember exactly when). I found that he sleeps more soundly with me (and doesn't get up so early) than he did when he was in his crate next to the bed.

He absolutely loves bed time now, it's his favourite time of the day. I was more worried about rolling over on him or flipping him off the bed while I slept than anything else. He's always slept through the night without needing a potty break. However, if he needed one, crate or in the bed, I'd have still had to get up.

Anyhow, I'm much better rested since he started sleeping with me!! ha ha

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I think you will find a lot of us let our fur kids sleep in bed with us
My guy have been sleeping in my bed since wee pups. I have not had any problems. My guys sleep through the night. I think if you let them out before going to bed, they will be fine. If you decide to let them sleep on the bed with you, consider getting some doggy steps. Teach them to use them. Jumping off the bed can be bad for their joints. This is something I wish I did before they got in the habit of jumping!

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My little guy used to sleep with me, but as he got older and bigger, he preferred his own spot, on a doggie bed, elsewhere. If you are worried about losing sleep, to let the dogs out for a pee, then just put a pee pad down for the nite.
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We don't let them sleep through the night with us. They lightly sleep while we relax in bed, reading. Then when it's lights out, they go to their crates. One reason they sleep there for the night is Momo. When she's on the bed, she will fly off the bed to bark and protect us from the monster who just made a small noise elsewhere in the house. She won't bark when she's in her crate for the night. And Ume likes to travel all over the bed during the before-crate time. I can't even imagine what that would be like if it happened all night.

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When we got Cooper as a pup, I wanted him to sleep with us because I was nervous what the cats would do to him. Now he sleeps where he wants. Tessa has slept on the bed every night since we got her. We felt that since we had to crate her during the day, it wasn't fair to crate her at night. She sleeps either on the pillows or between the pillows and the headboard. If I feel her move to the bottom of the bed, then I know she has to go out. She did have a couple of accidents (in the trailer of course where it's so difficult to wash anything out), but I just feel more comfortable knowing where she is. She will not try to jump off the bed. She very seldom wanders the bed but does move back and forth between my pillow and my husband's. She also gives us a growl if we try to take our pillows back and she is laying on it.

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yeah , no problem, so long as they are reliable in the house . It's best if they have a signal to let you know they need to go out, . At ten months, they should be able to hold it all night, .If they don't have a way to tell you they need out, create one. Practice short safe sessions on the bed. Wait for them to do something like kiss you or a shake off and immediately take them out to potty. If I'm awake in the middle of the night, and Molly knows it, and she has to go outside, she will stand up and stare out the bedroom door and or do a shake off. This is my signal to take her out. If I'm not awake and she needs to go out ,she will come from the foot of the bed and give me kisses. Out we go. So long as they can give you a signal ,it's safe. I've had Molly in bed since eight weeks and no messes yet, touch wood. Maybe once a month she will get me up in the middle of the night. Keep their feeding on a schedule and they will be regular.

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Tillie has been trained to sleep in her crate at night, and even now at 2 yrs old, it's where she prefers to sleep. She snuggles while I am reading and once I turn the lights out, she jumps off and goes to her bed. Often times she will take a nap in bed with me, BUT she does have a tendancy to fly off the bed barking at every sound... soooo, if I reallllly need to SLEEP, I tell her to "go to bed" she huffs and goes to her crate. lol
BY 10 months holding it through the night should be no problem I would think.
Occasionally Tillie get sick in the middle of the night, she 'tells' me by a very high pitched whine that I've only ever heard her use in the middle of the night, she gets more and more persistant with the whine but will never bark.

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We switch Timmy around, sometimes with us, sometimes in his crate, sometimes with the kids, neither of which seem to bother him. I didn't want him getting too used to one situation in case we need to switch it up. I don't know if that's the best way for some Havs, but it works for us.

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