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Hello everyone!


Just curious as to where your dog(s) sleep at night? My last special guy (passed) would ALWAYS sleep in his bed on the floor in our bedroom at night. Although, he was also my shadow and attached to my hip.


Our newest love, Louie, started out in a bed when he was a little nugget, but we would also put a baby gate up so he couldn't wander and get into any trouble at night. Now that he's a little older, we have recently (couple months ago) removed the baby gate. He refuses to sleep in his bed in the bedroom. He much prefers his couch (we have decided he gets the love seat in the living room covered with a blanket), area rug in living room, or the kitchen rug. He is always sure to come in and wake us if he needs a potty break during the night.


Keep in mind, he has an extremely comfortable bed that mom spent quite a pretty penny on. He'll come lay on it for literally 60 seconds when it's "bed time" then he's out to sleep elsewhere.


It's a weird feeling... it's as if my feeling are kinda hurt that he doesn't want to sleep with "his pack" at night.


Thanks for your input/suggestions. :)
 

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He has a bed on the floor at the foot of our bed as well as his crate in the living room. He switches back and forth. I think he likes being close to use but he also likes to be able to keep a watch out on the driveway and back yard and the living room has better access to see those.

Perhaps your pup too wants to be in a spot to keep an eye out.
 

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Bruno starts off on our bed. After a bit (maybe 15 minutes) he hops off and either goes to his kennel to sleep or he sleeps on a dog bed in the bedroom. Gracie starts off either in her kennel or she lays on the dog bed in the bedroom. Sometime during the night she usually comes up into our bed and snuggles in. Then in the morning, she usually leaves and Bruno comes up for his cuddle time with mama. He curls up to me and presses his face against mine and I hold him and pet him :)

My previous GSD Mayzie loved to sleep on "her" chair in the front room. She would sometimes come up on our bed for a few minutes but she was never the cuddly type like the two I have now.
 

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Mine has a circuit: "Her" chair, the couch, the rug, the wood floor. Sometimes she will go sleep in her crate if she is really tired. It's normal for her to move around during the night and sleep in a few different spots. I know whenever she changes location because the living room is right above my bedroom and I can hear her move, flop down, and grumble.
 

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When my boy was a pup I crated him next to my bed. When he was older, fully housebroken and trusted not to chew, his crate was outside the bedroom along with his bed, which I purposely put in view of my bedroom door. (I found early on that I ALWAYS had to be in his line of sight, which was fine with me! <3 ) He rarely slept with me even as a pup. And believe me, I tried! But he would get up and whine to be back on the floor so he could go to his crate. I was lucky if he'd lay with me on the couch to watch TV during our down time. Mostly would lay on the floor next to me. He always preferred his bed, floor or crate. Hurt my feelings at first too cause I wanted to snuggle with him, but I think he just liked having his own space. I can respect that lol Maybe yours likes to have some space, too? Or just prefers a different sleeping area as it's more comfortable for him?
 

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Mine has a circuit: "Her" chair, the couch, the rug, the wood floor. Sometimes she will go sleep in her crate if she is really tired. It's normal for her to move around during the night and sleep in a few different spots. I know whenever she changes location because the living room is right above my bedroom and I can hear her move, flop down, and grumble.
I adore the flop and grumble :grin2:
 

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Jazz sleeps on the floor right next to our bed most of the time (usually on my side of the bed). Occasionally, though, I'll wake up to find her on the bed in our guest room, or on the futon that's right outside our bedroom in the second floor 'landing' area.
 

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Topper our chihuahua sleeps in my daughter 's bed. Sometimes we steal him. Max starts of sleeping in our bed the move to his bed on the floor. Luna is 7 months old and still sleeps in her crate until we know she won't chew anything up.
 

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Mine is crated at night. He is loose during the day, but we have a stray cat that moved in a few years ago. She gets the run of the house at night.

He likes his crate. At least half of the time he goes to bed on his own, and I just run in before I go to bed to latch the crate.

From an alerting perspective it's not as good. Instead of a watch dog we have a declawed cat running around.
 

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Diva starts and ends on her bed in the bedroom. We can hear her moving around between bed and wood floor in the hallway to the living area of the house (we keep the door between the bedroom area and living area shut at night), with the occasional stop in the ensuite bathroom to have a drink.


Suki sleeps on one of the dog beds most of the time. She will sleep with us on occasion, but doesn't usually stay the whole night. When she's ready to get down, she'll stand up and waits until I turn on the flashlight to guide her down the steps at the side of the bed (her legs/hips are starting to bother her more).
 

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Inga sleeps in her lair. Its a wire crate covered with a black cover. Shes not out loose at night because she has the mind of a child in the body of a teenager.
 

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Mine rotate, human bed, dog bed, kuranda, bathroom floor. I don't think either would use the bathroom floor if there were two kurandas (that's how they cool off). My girl loves her memory foam bed. The boy does not. It is too hot for him.
 

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My boy has 2 cool pads and a regular Petsmart dog bed on the floor of my bedroom. He usually moves from one cool pad to the other and only sleeps on the dog bed when it very cold.
 

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Mine all sleep in the living room/dining room/kitchen area. They have a couch, a chair, a crate and the floor to sleep on, and they seem to rotate between all of them. The puppy (who will be 8 months old soon) has been sleeping loose with the adult dogs since she was about 5 months old. Lately I've been thinking of having her sleep in my room with me. I have a couch in there that she can sleep on. I might give it a try this weekend. Maybe.
 

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Wherever they are comfortable and safe. I don't want to trip over a dog at night. So if they are loose, they need to stay on their dog beds or out of the way. Mine are crated until they stop getting into trouble when unsupervised.
 

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I have a king size bed, and good thing, Masi (adult gsd), Ozzie (puppy gsd) and Kizzy (mini aussie) plus 4-5 cats sleep with me..Kholee (mini aussie) sleeps with the husband at the other end of the house, (he snores:)
 

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Tessa started out beside our bed after she earned out of crate privileges. After maturing around 2 1/2 to 3, she chose to sleep at the foot of the stairs. Della would sleep on the floor beside me, but we have new carpet so she's be regulated to the downstairs also.
 

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Bonita sleeps on her memory foam bed at the end of our bed. Porter has his bed on my side of our bed, but after his 3 or 4 a.m. (!!) potty trip outside, he gets on the bed with us because he's a bit whiny when he's trying to fall back asleep (just like a little kid!) and putting him on the bed seems to comfort him and he falls right back to sleep. Bonita piles on the bed with us as soon as the alarm goes off on weekdays and when she decides it's time to get up on the weekends...lol...do they make mattresses bigger than king size???...lol....I should mention that there are also 2-3 of our 4 cats on the bed as well.
 
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