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I was wondering, does your boxer sleep in bed with you or in her crate??

I am debating whether or not to allow my puppy to sleep with me or train her to sleep in her crate. I wouldnt want to "lock" her up all the time and would love for her to sleep with me. I am getting her at 8 weeks old, if I allow her to sleep with me then, will she have an accident in my bed? Should I wait until she is house trained for her to sleep with me?  

Id love your opinion on this!

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Tink sleeps with me on the bed, and Mad is on the floor. They both started off in the kennels, so they would be comfortable with it. But now they only go in the kennel if i leave the house.
 

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Same here... both started out in their kennels but now only go in there if we are not home.  At night they sleep on the loveseat I have in my bedroom by the window (I threw a blanket over it for them).  They're not allowed on the sofa's in the livingroom downstairs... but they know the one upstairs is all for them  :wink:

Last night hubby had a boy's night and stayed at his friend's house so I cuddled w/ the pups.  Let me tell you! What freaking bed hogs! When they were puppies it was all good but at 7 months (60 and 45 lbs) + a queen size bed = not a good nights sleep! They sure do love to spoon though!  :lol:
 

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Mine started off in Crates and some nights they still sleep there but about 98% of the time they are invited to sleep on the bed, if they want to.
 

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RyleighsMom:   :lol:  I'm so serious! I woke up trapped several times last night... they were on top of the covers and I was underneath.  One pup in front of me and one pup behind snoring in my ear  :lol:  Oh and they do not like to be woken up.  God forbid if I wanted to roll over  :roll:

But they are so cute I can't help it  :D
 

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Usually just Kaci starts on the bed, but most of the time we'll end up with both on the bed...it doesn't leave much room for the hubby and I :lol:
 

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Of course Sadie sleeps with us! LOL she slept in her crate until about 4.5months...now she is right in there under the covers between us. I wouldn't have it any other way!
 

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Neither of mine were puppies when I got them but I think I would crate her until she can sleep through the night.  Both of mine allow me some space on the bed at night.  I do usually wake up once to move them so I have some room but I wouldn't have it any other way.
 

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jessie used to... i put an end to it, because i have restless leg syndrome and the three of us in a queen bed really keeps me up at night... i can only keep my legs crooked for so long before i get pains... and she lays on me more then Shaun, so i always wake up to a foot that is asleep... or sometimes both feet...
 

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But of course!  :D
 

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Well...really only during the week when hubby is out of town. He travels for work and is gone Mon night thru Friday, so Maddie sleeps with me then. On the weekends she sleeps in her bed on the floor next to our bed. She is a complete bed hog and is too much with myself, hubby, and her in the bed....even though it's a king!  :lol:
 

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[quote="tootsie\";p=\"122296":ze61xrzz]Well...really only during the week when hubby is out of town. He travels for work and is gone Mon night thru Friday, so Maddie sleeps with me then. On the weekends she sleeps in her bed on the floor next to our bed. She is a complete bed hog and is too much with myself, hubby, and her in the bed....even though it's a king!
 
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:rofl:  sleep with us, spoon with us, sleep on the pillows.....my 2 hooligans will pretend they have to go potty in the middle of the night to get me out of bed and when i walk to the door they jump in my spot!!

nothing worse than trying to move a dead weight boxer in bed.  they are very good at digging in!

oh yeah and paws in the neck and PUSH :evil:

vetty lays on grampies pillow like a baby and thor scooches and scooches until he's spooned up to me JUST right.  he's a little cuddler ;)

tons of old blankets on the bed for them
before getting a boxer, previous dogs were never allowed in bed and heaven forbid they lick me!!

now we get slobbered daily and wouldn't have it any other way :)
 

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The worst thing Tink does when sleeping with me is when she puts her feet towards me, then stretches and scratches the crap out of my back or side. Thats not so fun
 

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I think my Mom probably would have warmed my bottom good just for letting the dog on the bed, forget sleeping on it. Ahhh, but times do change. I guess it started with our 1st boxer, letting him sleep on the bed. It was a queen size so not that bad a deal. Shortly after he passed, we got little Ruby and a month later Jack. Not sure exactly how it got started, but they always slept on the bed unless they chose not to - very very seldom. That queen got mighty crowded, Me, Sophie, Ruby, Jack, and in winter, the 2 cats, Diamond and Focus. Jack would always lie along side me - he was about as soft as a log. Ruby always staked her place between Sophie and I touching us both. Diamond was the only one that managed to find his way under the covers. Diamond usually found a spot near the corner, below Sophie's feet. Sophie's just 5ft so plenty of room. Noby could move!!!!  
When we moved to Hawaii, our first bed was just a full size - definitely not zoo size.  :lol:  :lol:  I put my foot down, OK to be on the bed before sleep, but all off at sleep time. All the furry kids shared these really comfy oversized pet pillows at the foot of the bed. When we got the new puppy, Kalani, same rules. Of course as a pup in training she didn't make it through the night and I'd have to take her out just before sunrise. Not sure exactly how it happened, but after taking her out, I'd let her in bed next to me for that last hour of so and she'd cuddle right next to me - a reward?.
When we moved down to the new house, we also treated ourselves to a brand new cal king bed. I was adamant - no dogs or cats on the bed. Of course it was only a matter of weeks before they were allowed back up on the bed prior to sleep time, but off when it was zzzz time.  The new bedroom also had a doggie door to the fenced area, so everyone was free to come and go as nature called. Kalani was still pretty much on her predawn timetable and would immediately come to my side the bed. I'd feel her paws barely on the edge as she was still small and the new bed taller and I'd hear that plaintive wimper. Naturally, I'd reach over and scoop her up, and she'd cuddle in for the next hour or so. Boy what a softy  :) As you might guess I also got a lot wifely ribbing.
Kinda funny in a way. We spend most of our "house' time in our bedroom, it's where our TV is, I sit in a LazyBoy doing the computer thing there as Sophie and the dogs (sometimes cat) lounge on the bed with the TV on. When I'm ready to retire, I say, "OK, bedtime" and that''s the cue for all the furry kids to get off and go to the big pillows. There were a few times, when for special reasons Jack or Ruby would stay on the bed. Since Jack passed, we have been a bit more lenient allowing Ruby (she's 8 yo) to stay on the bed, but I always make sure Kalani (now 10 months) gets off - freeing up MY space LOL. Of course the joke is just how long is it before Kalani is back on the bed. Sophie says she's back up about 5 seconds after I'm asleep, but I say it's longer. :lol:  :lol:

So how are your dogs in the morning? I find it amazing they can sleep with us and come morning wake up and greet us like they haven't seen us in ages. Our boxers have always been allowed to jump on the bed in the morning (except those few short weeks) and it is a great joyful time. They have to be told "Off" so we can make the bed.  :eek:

Anyway, that's my long answer to a simple question.
 

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Hubby went out and got us a king size bed so we all had room to fit in the bed, when i say all i mean us two and the three fur babies  I-) :lol:  :lol:

But they still insist on lying across us or squashing us in to the corner. :lol:

Wouldnt have it anyother way though, unless of course Zulu has more wind then Texas caus he always lays with his butt towards the pillow end :lol:  :-&
 

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Now you know why I bought a new bed! Seriously tho..I think it's good to start them in the crate so they get familiar with it and be comfortable in there. Flick will be crated until I feel I can trust him all nite...
 

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Now you know why I bought a new bed! Seriously tho..I think it's good to start them in the crate so they get familiar with it and be comfortable in there. Flick will be crated until I feel I can trust him all nite...
Yeah you dont want him to pee on you in the night :lol:  :lol:
 
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