Is it bad to allow your GSD to sleep in your bed with you? - Page 27 - German Shepherd Dog Forums
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post #261 of 263 (permalink) Old 05-07-2019, 02:37 PM
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Depends on the dog. I would not let a highly dominant dog sleep in my bed, nor would I let a dog lacking in confidence sleep with me, it just feeds into a behavior I'm trying to minimize. I would also not let a developing dog (under 2 years of age) regardless of disposition sleep with us. My dogs are crated the 1st year of their lives and then are free to sleep downstairs wherever they please.

My male, not a chance, but my female GSD is very passive, independent and gentle. Her sleeping with us would be no problem behaviorally. That said, she's ultra sensitive to any movement, so if my wife or I moved a muscle she'd groan and jump off the bed (it's quite funny, actually) so we don't even bother. Plus,she prefers sleeping by the front door, always ready for the evil Amazon delivery man to show his face lol.
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post #262 of 263 (permalink) Old 05-08-2019, 12:07 PM
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this time of year I have to consider "are there any ticks on you?" before allowing dogs onto the bed. Nothing much creepier than waking up in the middle of the night to remove a tick and then every twitch and twings feels like another bug. I love my dogs. I love spring and summer. I HATE ticks~
(Yes they are on flea and tick preventative. If they pick any up it is most likely during that quick "last walk of the night")
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After my hubby gets up in the morning I usually end up with all three of them in bed with me.It's so cozy on winter morningsMine were all crated until they got over their destructive phase.Haven't seen any ticks yet.Eww!

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