The consequences of letting your dog in your bed:
If the dog gets fleas: He who lays down with dogs will rise up with fleas.
When your dog goes through his blowing the coat session, he will HAIR all over your bed! BABS! GET OFF THAT BED, DARN! Nothing worse than itchy hair all over you while you are trying sleep.
If she is used to being on your bed, she will probably go into heat, while on your bed. Uhg! Not that big of a deal, but they want comfort and will lay on your pillows, so you will have to clean that up if she isn't altered.
A dog that is allowed on the bed, has no concept of whether he is dirty or not dirty. A dog doen't check to see if it was raining outside or is full of mud. When he comes in, he will trot right over to the bed and leap on up.
And if a dog catches a baby mouse and decides she wants to mother it, the best place to do this, she thinks, is on her bed -- yeah, your bed.
A sick dog wants to go to where she is most comfortable, your bed, and if she has to hurl, she will not necessarily bother to get off the bed.
They have coats, we don't, so they like to lay on top of the covers/pillows. We generally like to get under them. Which is not easy when there is 78 pounds of bitch laying on top of them.
Of course all of this can be easily managed, and Babs has been sleeping on my bed since she was a young pup about 8 years now.
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