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I've noticed people mention their dog(s) sleep in dog bed(s) and I realized Sean would rather nap in his crate or sleep on the bedroom floor. So my question is, does your gsd sleep in a dog bed? If so, please feel free to post a pic.
 

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Glad you started this. After seeing that comfy bed yesterday and thinking about getting it for Gracie, I was wondering the same thing. She has a nice bed for her crate but will dig at it until it is scrunched up in the back and she sleeps on the plastic pan so I found a thin fleece type mat and she will sleep on that. During the day, she much prefers the couch!! I am waiting on a bed - may splurge for the "Beasley Couch".

A rare moment - Gracie in her bed - which she has turned over in a fit of playfulness - does not like to sleep on it so it's no longer in the crate:


Gracie much prefers the couch - of course with a pillow - a girl has to be comfy!


DH swore "the dog" would never be on the couch - first night home and "his baby" was sound asleep on the couch with a blanket!
 

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Mas will sleep on a section of the area rug, however does tend to spend a great deal of sleeping time on his bed. I used to have a dog bed with a removable cover and when I washed it he would sneak over to the uncovered bed and lay on it. He certianly loves the comfort of beds and pillows, he would loooooooooooooooooooooooove the opportunity to be invited on the couch.

 

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Max sleeps on our bedroom floor.
It just started getting cold nights - last night he snuck up on bed!
 

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Blitz normally sleeps on the foot of my bed but if he gets too warm, he will jump down. Occasionally snoozes on an available dog bed but more often than not, just stretches out on the carpet alongside the bed.
 

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Quote: just stretches out on the carpet alongside the bed.

At night she sleeps in my bed with me, but sometimes she gets warm and ends up on the floor.
She just never got used to her doggie bed for some reason!!!!!!
 

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Poor, poor Max. He has a big comfy bed, but the kitties like it too, so guess who loses??? He has to settle for this...


 

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Kris, that is too funny. Poor Max, dogs drool, cats rule!
 

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Molly sleeps in her bed at night in our room. Sometimes I drag her bed out into the living room so she can rest. Here she is half on/half off her bed

 

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My friend got my dog a very nice dog bed for christmas last year. I used to put that in his crate, but he chewed that thing until he could no longer use it as a bed (many holes in it with the stuffing falling out) So ever since then I haven't put anything in his crate, and he doesn't seem to mind. When he doesn't sleep in his crate, he will sleep on the foot of my bed and will end up on the hardwood floor by morning. I think he likes the cool floor compared to the warm bed.
 

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Beverly, I think both our pups learned early, why use a dog bed when a queen sized bed with my human will do? Blitz normally gets warm and jumps down but he is happy to be near me for as long as he can be comfortable.

Kris, that picture is too funny. What a sweet boy Max is to let those kitties use the big bed.
 

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Just goes to prove a GSD sleeps wherever he wants, right? Heidi used to sleep with us, but when Loki got so big, she moved to the dog bed. Then Loki got even bigger and he wanted the dog bed too, so we had to get a second one.
 

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Both my dogs "HAVE" their own beds, but Elle (GSD Mix) has always been a Mommy's girl and sleeps only in her bed for about 3 hours, the she "TRIES" to sneak into my bed (which normally she wins), Emma (GSD Pup) has a big crate thing (I'll show pics of soon) that she loves and even runs to it during the day when she wants a good long nap, she's never slept with anyone, she won't even let you near her bed without nipping you, and if Elle gets near, she starts showing her teeth and growels (she's very bossy). She has several baby blankets in her bed with her and a pillow to go with too.


Emma @ 2 months, tucked in her bed trying to go to sleep!!

(The date is not correct on the pic)
 

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Bravo likes his dog bed in the living room during the day...



...and at night he sleeps either on the cool hardwood floors or in his crate. The crate is one of those collapsible ones, sort of like a play pen, and it has a soft bottom. Sometimes he'll hop up onto the foot of our bed, but he rarely stays.

Kris, that picture is hilarious.
My parents have a similar one: here's the big dog insisting on taking one of the little dogs' bed.

 

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At night they're in the bedroom with us. We've got 2 dog beds in the bedroom that they use, but it's also pretty common to have them on the people bed with us.

During the day and evening, it's usually the dog bed in the living room or the couch, and sometimes the rug or chair in the den.








When Kaiser wants peace and quiet, he tends to sneak off to the rug in the bathroom.

 

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Nope, one on the left side, one on the right and one at the foot. All on the floor
 
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