Okay so I cheated. Yogi was tethered to me the whole night but it was amazing. He's seven and a half months. My husband wasn't happy having 75 lbs of lovebug between us but it was awesome because Yogi actually fell asleep with his head and front paws draped over my abdomen and his legs spoon style with my legs!
Eight hour cuddle session? Yes please! He's always slept in his crate so this was a big transition. I've been trying once a month and he never settles down. I read a topic on "sitting on your dog" and applied it to bed and it really worked. He settled down within a couple of minutes and fell asleep. Our cat eventually stopped hissing at him so maybe she'll get used to him soon. He was hot and panted a lot so I turned the fan on and boom! Sleepy puppy. And it kept my husband from snoring all night because Yo would lick his hand whenever he did. So funny! I'm going to keep doing it until I no longer have to tether him. Love this dog so much.