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Puppy sleeping in child's room?
Hello, we will be welcoming a puppy to our home for the first time ever and I am grateful that I've found this site as a lot of our questions have been so nicely answered. I still have a few more questions and will post them each separately. This one is about where the puppy will sleep.
We like the idea of her sleeping in her transport bag (it's a soft-sided cotton bag, with lots of mesh all around, and I'll add a comfy pillow in there for her) and having the bag on a table beside our bed. However, we were also thinking of putting her in her transport bag in our child's room. Our daughter is 6 and a half years old and sleeps in a top bunk. Our bedroom is super tiny and it'll be a super tight squeeze to fit Izzy's bed in there; however, our daughter's room is quite big. And our daughter will be thrilled! I haven't yet told her this is an option as I'm not sure that this is the best decision.
We could also just start off Izzy in our room and wait until she becomes reliably house-trained, and then switch her to our daughter's room, maybe even letting her sleep in the bottom bunk bed.
What do you think of all of this?
I've heard that dogs should not be left alone with young children but does this include 6 year olds? Our daughter is a cautious, responsible child who has spent the last few months learning as much as she can about dogs. Her bed time stories have been dog training books and so she knows she shouldn't play rough with a little puppy, interrupt a dog when it's sleeping, eating, and so on.
I'd love to hear your thoughts about this. TIA
Last edited by gateau; 02-07-2015 at 05:03 PM.
Reason: added recent photo of Izzy!