Would you let your dog into your bed?

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Shot on an early morning stroll around Wallingford’s old castle grounds. I always find it tough getting myself out of bed so early on the weekends to go and catch the early light, but usually find it’s worth it! There’s also something to be said for having such stunning landscape all to yourself at that time of the day. Apart from the odd dog-walker of course…

Question by ♥ Divine ♥: Would you let your dog into your bed?
If your dog wanted to get into your bed would you let it in? I have two dogs, Toby a large German Shepherd cross breed, and Sasha a pedigree Staffie. Toby will sleep on my bed for a while at night then jump down and sleep on the carpet, but Sasha is on my bed all night and sometimes wants to get under the covers for a cuddle, especially if it gets cold overnight. Even when she’s on the top of the covers she’s still right beside me, and sometimes she has more of the bed than I do! I know I’ve spoilt her and it’s my fault she’s like this, but she doesn’t have fleas or worms and in that repsect it’s not too unhealthy. I hope.
Would you let your dog in your bed?
Repsect isn’t a word. I mean respect.
I’ve just remembered that not so long ago my mum was asleep on her bed and her dog was asleep behind her, and when the dog rolled over she knocked my mum on the floor and she broke her arm!

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50 Responses to Would you let your dog into your bed?

  1. Yes i would because i luv dogs

    Paige S
    February 13, 2012 at 11:56 pm

  2. no – dogs, cats, and any other furry creature other than your husband don’t belong on the bed.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:35 am

  3. no thats gross and germy. the dogs can sleep outside. their not humans!!!

    February 14, 2012 at 12:45 am

  4. Personally, no

    February 14, 2012 at 12:51 am

  5. 100% yes mam!!! If they want to why not? I would love to see how people think this is going to be sooooo bad they are so anal some times.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:20 am

  6. My bed? He thinks that it’s his bed …. LOL

    Fred the dog
    February 14, 2012 at 1:24 am

  7. My dog is also free of worms and fleas but he sleeps in his bed and I sleep in mine. He is not allowed on my bed. Just a personal preference really. When I was young I had my dogs sleep with me and I lived through it.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:37 am

  8. NO!! I would not let my dog in my bed with me!! When I did have a dog though I would let him sleep at the end of the bed when he was a pup as he liked sleeping there. But when he got bigger I bought him a dog bed and he slept there!

    February 14, 2012 at 2:02 am

  9. yeap! I sleep with my dog everyday. Just always be sure she’s clean. Wipe her paws before letting her go to ur bed. And to be sure, bathe her everyday to avoid itch.. Its very irritating to have an itchy sleep

    February 14, 2012 at 2:22 am

  10. only if he promised to make breakfast

    February 14, 2012 at 3:18 am

  11. I don’t have a dog, but if the dog isn’t trying to push me out of bed I would. I do share my bed with a pair of cats, after all, and I do know a dog that likes to sleep with his head on a pillow and coverred with a blanket.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:18 am

  12. her and you should be fine as long as you don’t accidentally role over on her or she has a bad dream and starts kicking ha ha but ya go ahead.

    molly t
    February 14, 2012 at 5:02 am

  13. i have toy poodle, and she always sleeps in my bed, right next to me. she’s considered a member of the family.

    (By toy poodle, i mean the breed not a stuffed toy, she is an actual dog.)

    February 14, 2012 at 5:14 am

  14. Both of my dogs sleep on my bed not in it.But I have them checked all the time for worms and fleas and whatever else.

    sherry baby
    February 14, 2012 at 5:30 am

  15. Yes. I don’t think i would like to sleep on the cold hard floor, or an itchy wooden basket. So what if dogs aren’t humans, that doesn’t mean we should treat them like robots.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

  16. My dog loves the bed and sometimes she get to go under the covers. If I move around to much (or is it the snoring) she will get up and go to her crate. She has blanket in her bed. She hates to get cold

    February 14, 2012 at 5:44 am

  17. yes i would why shouldn’t i allot of dogs in America are treated cruel and the people that treat them cruel go to jail …….. but there is absolutely NO law against dogs sleeping in your bed sorry if i see a bit forceful.

    Michelle C
    February 14, 2012 at 6:18 am

  18. I have a dog that I spoil rotten only I would not let her sleep in my bed so no

    bernie c
    February 14, 2012 at 7:06 am

  19. no

    February 14, 2012 at 7:52 am

  20. Yes.When i had one it used to get in with me.But when i woke up it
    as always lying above my head.Strange thing is i never woke up when it changed.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:21 am

  21. I do not have a dog. I have two pet hens. They are soft and feathery and would probably be nice in bed but the problem with them is they have no bathroom manners at all and will take a dump anywhere suddenly and without warning. For this reason I will not take them to bed with me.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:14 am

  22. yea id let a dog sleep in my bed

    February 14, 2012 at 9:40 am

  23. Of course i have a Boxer and a Rottiwiller and i love them so of course i would

    February 14, 2012 at 10:28 am

  24. No – dogs are restless by nature and disturb my sleep. I don’t get enough as it is! I won’t allow mine anywhere but outside and in the kitchen at night.

    February 14, 2012 at 11:03 am

  25. My two little dogs always sleep in my bed, the chihuahua under the covers by my knees and my lhasa on top by my feet. One thing I try try try to do is make sure they know it is MY bed I invite them up and kick them off if they ghet piggy with the cuddles. Of course I am dealinf with two nine pounders… but ya know, basic priciples apply.

    February 14, 2012 at 11:42 am

  26. yes i have let my puppy sleep in my bed but then I stopped because I was worried about her falling out of bed and getting hurt but when she’s bigger she can climb in bed with me, the hubby and the cats.

    February 14, 2012 at 11:47 am

  27. To be honest, no matter how well cared for the dogs are I think it’s gross. Also dogs are pack animals and have more secure lives if they have an indentified leader who does things differently to them. Allowing them to sleep with you means you are just one of the pack.

    February 14, 2012 at 12:25 pm

  28. I have a large dog and don’t mind him getting on the bed at night,my wife doesn’t like this because hes very restless.we both spoil him,so i guess its just a matter of opinion,and how much sleep you want top get.

    February 14, 2012 at 1:18 pm

  29. REGULAR !

    geoff d
    February 14, 2012 at 1:54 pm

  30. No you should not let any pack animal that is domesticated relax at the same level as you. It gives them a sense of who is the boss.

    Apart from that, it is unhygenic!

    I have a fully ‘intact’ Staffy cross Jack Russell of 13 years of age who I’ve had since he was 8 Weeks old. He is very intelligent and subsequently knows his place. And whatismore, even now If you give him an inch, he will take a mile.

    NEIL P
    February 14, 2012 at 2:51 pm

  31. as long as the dog is clean,why not?

    February 14, 2012 at 3:45 pm

  32. No don’t let your dogs on the bed. Buy them padded dog beds & let them sleep on the landing outside your door.

    If you need a cuddle, get a man.

    February 14, 2012 at 4:24 pm

  33. u are normal . not like your freaking with the dogs. just be careful if your freaking with your mate cause Sasha could get protective, and frankly little dogs are more vicious when they want to be.

    david o
    February 14, 2012 at 5:13 pm

  34. No…..Two huge German shepherd brothers,I’d end up on the floor ! Seriously,not healthy or hygienic. Even if treated they can still have worms and fleas without you knowing. Also,as I’m sure your aware of,they lick parts of themselves then maybe lick/drool on the pillow or bed sheet or you. Ideally dogs should not be allowed in the bedroom at all.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:50 pm

  35. Yeah why not my puppy sleeps with me.

    February 14, 2012 at 5:57 pm

  36. Personally I wouldn’t. It’s not just a matter of not having flees or worms. Some dogs would end up treating your bed as part of their territory and this could create problems.

    Also don’t forget, dogs do not clean their feet or wipe their bottoms before walking into the house and going on to your bed!

    I firmly believe that the people who allow their dogs to sleep on their beds are the same people who do not remove their shoes before entering their homes either. It’s a matter of cleanliness and self respect.

    The Trainer
    February 14, 2012 at 6:49 pm

  37. I let my Dog Angel sleep in the bed sometimes.

    February 14, 2012 at 7:42 pm

  38. i alwasys do even thought my dog sasha is very smelly i luv dogs so if you lov dogs you would too.

    Pro challenger
    February 14, 2012 at 8:07 pm

  39. I think you and your mum need to start dating,men that is.

    February 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

  40. Absolutely positively without a single question, I sure as heck would.And I would not ask anyone else if they approved or not. I’m in my eighth life cycle (if you know how many years make’s one life cycle,you’ll know how old I am) and I’ve owned many loving animals that I snuggled up to every night,and all were content in the homestead.Yupers ,they sure as heck were.Now,let me share alittle moment late in the night when all the bed bugs are sleeping ever so tight; Bubba,my german sheperd,( may you rest in peace Bubba) and I were side by side and my foot kicked him, to my surprise, he thought he was being attacked,and naturally,his instinct was to attack back! Ouch,fortunately my foot was under the thick comforter,and he was unable to break my skin. My last little bedtime story to share took place about 12 days ago.My sweet cat,Snapperdoodles and I were sleeping ever so close ,he in my arm and side,when the next thing I know is this incredible pain and ton’s of blood everywhere.Snappoo was woke up by my arm twitching into his behind area, and it scared him so bad,that he tried to burn rubber out of my grasp.Unfortunately,he sliced open a vein on the top of my hand,and to my surprise,I had quite an injury to deal with .So,yes I still would not have it any other way.My animals are my life. And that’s all I have to say about that. P.S. I will give a hint to those who know not how many years to make one life cycle; Snow white.and the ——- dwarfs.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:25 pm

  41. I allow my dog to sleep in my bed, but if she becomes annoying I tell her to “go to your baby bed”, which is a cushioned dog bed. She complies, and everyone is happy.

    February 14, 2012 at 9:44 pm

  42. I think it’s a question of respect and boundaries between the leader and the dogs. I have 2 and they wanted to come in the bed when they were little and I never allowed them so I don’t have to compromise my comfort while sleeping. Also, it makes them understand the limits and for dogs, having limits gives them a sense of trust towards their caretaker.

    ka .
    February 14, 2012 at 10:01 pm

  43. no, they should have their own bed

    February 14, 2012 at 10:11 pm

  44. if they are clean then i would let them sleep on my bed but if they had been for walkies then definatly not because they pick up all sorts of stuff outside and mingle with other dogs. x

    clare w
    February 14, 2012 at 10:20 pm

  45. Yep

    February 14, 2012 at 10:49 pm

  46. ABSOULUTELY YES YES YES I would let my dog or should I say dogs on my bed. They are a part of you the GERMAN SHEPARD HONESTLY does it to PROTECT you believe it or not. I believe if you are going to have an animal then you should treat them as if they were like a child to you and honestly by having him sleep with you it will make him even closer to youBUT the time you stop having him on your bed next to you he will cry cry cry for that he feels as if you are ignoring him or if he has done something wrong so the best thing to do is if your going to have him sleep with you make sure its really what you want for he will want to allllllll the time SWEET DREAMS TO YOU AND YOUR FRIENDS

    kim h
    February 14, 2012 at 11:06 pm

  47. I allow my toy poodle to sleep on top of the covers but I say no to sleeping under the covers with me. You have to draw the line somewhere.

    February 14, 2012 at 11:48 pm

  48. duh!!! i love dogs and i have a dachunand and i let her slep in my bed

    February 15, 2012 at 12:04 am

  49. i only let one of my dogs sleep in my bed and she sleeps under the covers on my boyfriend’s arm or she sleeps at the foot of the bed.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:52 am

  50. yeah. all 4 of my dogs sleep in my bed most nights.

    February 15, 2012 at 12:55 am

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