At what age were your pups when you started to allow them to sleep in a bedroom with you without crate or x-pen? I'm thinking mine might be ready..... but I"m not sure. Right now she has been sleeping in an x-pen in the bedroom with me but I want the x-pen out. She has a large crate but it's in the dining room and she goes in there when we go someplace and she's not going with us or like right now, I'm sitting her watching tv and she's in the crate on her own - door is open. But it gets hot in the bedroom during the day and I don't think she'd like it in there during the day.