Yes I sleep with the fan even in winter so the room is always super cool so I’m sure it is why they don’t get overheated and comfortable. Gsds seem to overheat fast when sleeping lol!Max, Newlie and now Rocky have all slept in bed with me during their time. I don't remember Max ever getting down on the floor at night, but Newlie did quite a bit and Rocky does some. They get hot, I think, so jump down on the floor and then jump back up after a bit. I have become so used to it that I don't even notice, they just do their thing while I am dead to the world.
Consider this. In the early days of the human/dog relationship the dogs had multiple uses. They helped us find and kill food, and they defended us and our possessions. They acted as a warning system to alert us to intruders and presumably at some point early humans discovered that dogs were warm to curl up next to.Funny enough I actually sleep with them!
We have our living room the official "dog room." So they have access to a good portion of the house but the rest is blocked off for our cats safety as our older dog Murdoc isn't good with the 2 cats.
So they get our couch that folds out into a bed. I do in fact have a bedroom however I find it very soothing (aside from the random squeaky toy in my ear at 3 am) to sleep with my dogs. I think both of them really enjoy the human company, as do I with the dog company.
I started sleeping out there when Olivia was 2 months old and have continued till this day (6 months old.) Olivia doesn't really have "separation anxiety" but will whine if I don't sleep out there. I think it's more her feeling she has to protect her pack and since i'm her favorite person/owner she gets nervous when I'm not there.
When I move out and get my own apartment/house she (and I) will actually get to sleep in a proper human bed but for now the fold out bed it is.
I don't know why I find it peaceful to sleep with dogs, perhaps it's because I never had one until now.
I'm right there with ya. For us it's on invitation only and usually only if it's been a good day or the hub is gone. When he is gone my son has sometimes ended up in there with us too. At first I was a little nervous about all of us together, but when my dog diligently stayed in my husband's spot all night to keep my son from rolling off the bed, I got over itOn invitation only. And even then he usually gets hot and doesn't stay long. My sleeping arrangements vary, I have joint custody of my kids so when they are with me it is not uncommon to have a kid in the bed. On my kid free time sometimes I am with my BF, sometimes alone. Hence all the invite only, sometimes there is room, sometimes there isn't. He has a bed right next to my side for when he is off the bed. My son with autism loves the weight of him when he is in bed. Like a living weighted blanket lol
So, it depends.
And it is a little sad, I will admit, that the weeks this summer that I know my BF will be away and my ex will have the kids - I am kind of looking forward to wine-book-dogs in bed evenings lol Big L on the forehead lol