Our puppy will be coming home next month at 8 weeks old.
I am thinking ahead to how we will handle sleeping arrangements and would love some advice.
During the day, his crate will be in our family room/kitchen area on the main floor of our house. Will it be ok to tuck him in there to sleep at night when we go upstairs to our bedrooms? I will use a baby monitor at night so I can hear him when he wakes to potty.
My youngest son and I are allergic to dogs, but we've been spending time with different Havanese and haven't had any issues. Even so, I think it will be best to keep the puppy/dog out of the bedrooms (also recommended by our allergist).
Don't get me wrong... I would love nothing more than to have him snuggled in my bed (once he's potty trained!), but I can also see the benefit of our sleeping quarters being dog-free zones.
My concern, of course, is the puppy's well-being. I know that Havanese really like to be near their people, and I don't want him to suffer any emotional harm. If it's a matter of a few rough nights until he gets used to things, that's fine. But if it's going to be a problem that causes anxiety, I'll find another option.
We could put his crate in the area outside our bedrooms, but he still wouldn't be "with" anyone during the night.
Ultimately, I could put him in my room, but I'd prefer not to unless it's absolutely necessary.
What are your thoughts? Is this something that is individual by the pup? I know that I will be so in love with him that I'll be incapable of figuring this out if I wait until he's here (says the mom who slept, sitting up in a rocking chair, every night for four months with a colicky baby in her arms).
Thanks in advance for your help!