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What Age Did You Let Your Puppy Sleep on the Bed?

I'm just wondering at what age can/should you allow your puppy to sleep on the bed with you... (this is just to settle an argument with the DH)

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Belle never slept in a crate and that was a big mistake on my part! Dora got bed privileges at 9 months. She was trust worthy for potty training but we did have some set backs with her getting down the stairs and then whining for you to put her back on rather than taking the stairs back up onto the bed. Belle still does that and we have a platform bed now! Dash is trust worthy but DH is still holding out saying we have to wait till we get our King bed back cause 5 of us in a queen is a tight squeeze. Dasher actually likes to sleep in his crate. I think he would prefer the door open but he crashes hard when he is in his crate.

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I think it really depends on when they are reliable about behaving in the house. Obviously the potty training graduation is one milestone but the others are leaving things alone that don't belong to them at night. I've had some get reliable at six months and others at 18 months. Also if it's an only dog, you might be able to let them have freedom a bit sooner - with two - it's double trouble. What one doesn't think of, the other does. (Kind of like kids!)


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For both my guys I would say around 6 months. I have to admit they both peed on my bed once each though. That wasn't very pleasant I'll tell you that!
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We decided Guapo gets to come in bed only on weekend mornings after he's done his business so we can all sleep in a little (he's still getting up at 5:30-6am). Alan doesn't really want Guapo to think he should always be allowed to sleep in the bed so right now it's a special treat.


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After they were completely reliable in their potty-training process. I still have a couple that prefer their crate. When they are in our bed, they are too restless all night and get bothered when one of us turns. I have one that loves to sleep with me and cuddles all night long, but she will move to my feet when she wants some space or gets too hot.

Bringing a dog into your bed that isn't potty-trained is inviting frustration for you and creating opportunity for a bad habit to develop. If you are a really light sleeper it might work, but if you don't hear the puppy stirring and pay attention to him/her finding a new place in your bed, it may bring a surprise - a wet one.
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We decided Guapo gets to come in bed only on weekend mornings after he's done his business so we can all sleep in a little (he's still getting up at 5:30-6am). Alan doesn't really want Guapo to think he should always be allowed to sleep in the bed so right now it's a special treat.
That's exactly what we do now. She is 15 weeks and she gets up at the same time.... if she does both "dooties", she gets to sleep in the bed after that point.
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Kubrick had morning privileges (after Spencer got up and took him to potty, I would still be in bed, so Kubrick got on the bed with me until I got up) at around 4.5 months. Full night started at about 6 months.


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Gucci has slept on the bed since the very first NIGHT. She has never peed on the bed, she always woke me up to go, I guess she had that instinct not to pee where the pack slept, but I've heard others weren't so lucky. Plus, if I got up at night to go, I always took her with me and had a pad in the bathroom til' she got older and now I'll take her out if I get up to use the bathroom OR one of the teenager's comes home and wakes her up. We haven't had any problems, she's the best sleeping pal' I've ever had

What's great, is I've forgotten to set my alarm a few times and she'll lick my face to wake me up on time Even though she's a total sleepy head and NOT a morning dog (she'll often go back to bed downstairs before my coffee is even done brewing! lol)

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We brought Lito home at almost 2 years old and he slept on the bed right away. For Nico, he slept in his crate next to the bed until he was 6 months old. He was very reliably housetrained at that point so I felt he was ready for the move. Before that, I might have been worried that Tony or I would accidentally roll over on him . But now both boys sleep comfortably with us (we have a king size bed), although they sometimes argue over who gets to sleep between my pillow and the headboard, there have been some major disagreements over that!
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