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I think that if your plan is for the dog to sleep downstairs, you are setting yourself uo for problems to let him get used to sleeping in your room. When we first brought Kodi home, the plan was for him to sleep in his pen down stairs. (DH didn’t want a dog, let alone a dog in the bed room! LOL!) so for the first week, my son and I took turns sleeping on the couch near him. After that, he was fine. (He was actually fine the first week too, it just made US worry less!!!)
Then we remodeled our house when Kodi was w, and he has slept in our room with us, in his crate, ever since. When the girls joined the family, Dave “The dog hater” was already fully on-board, and there was never even a question that they would sleep anywhere but in our room. They cuddle on the bed with us before bed, then go into their crates with a “good night cookie”. We don’t hear a peep from them before 7 in the morning.
(And every once in a while, we’ll let one of them stay in the bed with us... usually Panad, since she’s the one who always wants to. 😉
Karen, Kodi, Pixel and Panda
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