of y'all keep your dogs kenneled at night verses having them in the same room as you?? the girls are kenneled, but after reading different posts through out the forum it seems we have a variety of options. Just wondering what everyone does at night
She isnt in her crate at night, but we no longer let her in our room. We have her cornered in the kitchen. There is a perfect spot for her thats about 3 x 3. and the A/C is only a few feet away so its a cool area of the house!
My 2 sleep in the bed with me. We have a doggy door so they have access to do 'potty time' when they feel the need. Gunnar also stays up 1/2 the night 'guarding' mommy, he patrols the yard every few minutes it seems!!
Toby use to sleep with me and now he either voluntarily crashes in his crate or on the doggy bed beside mine.. Mia usually sleeps in her crate but there will be occassional days where I want to bond so I *make* her sleep with me...
Samson never was crated at nite, but we crated Angel for a few months when we first got her. I think Marq started letting her sleep on the bed when I was in Hawaii. So she usually falls asleep on the bed, Samson on the floor by me, then sometime in the nite, they both move to couches...The only reason Samson isn't on the bed is cos it's getting hard for him to jump up..It's time to make some stairs for my senior.....
i feel bad because we keep both girl kenneled at night, but that is only because i dont want Reese going pee since she is not house trained yet. she wont pee in the kennel, but i have left her out and she pee'd on the floor during the night. We didnt used to keep Savannah kenneled, that started after we got Reese. would it be wrong to let savannah stay out, but have reese kenneled until house trained?
Our two sleep with us. Dixie since she was 8 weeks old and Champ within a couple of days of his adoption. He started on the floor next to the bed and before long he was curling up at the foot of the bed. Now he stretches himself out full length just like Dixie. Dixie likes to sleep next to me on the edge and Champ likes to sleep between me and the hubby. As if that's not enough, their evil stepsister ( Peanut the cat ) demands a spot in the bed too. They all snore, including the cat.
Nikki sleeps with us... but Odin sleeps in his crate... we've tried having him sleep with us since he's gotten bigger... but we just can't get any rest with him on our queen size bed. His crate is next to our bed though.
Andrea. you can try it and see how it works, that's what we were doing til a couple months ago. Angel was crated and Samson wasn't...I agree Reese may be a bit too young yet, so crating is still a good idea for her...
Chance is too small right now to make it up on our bed....lol give him another months and i am sure he will be all over the bed. Right now he sleeps in his crate right beside my bed....i have to keep my hand in his cage until he falls asleep otherwise he flips out and cries all night. He is a little bit of a BBBBIIIIIIGGGGGG baby lol