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Dogs on beds

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Neen Mon 20-Sep-21 22:22:16

I know I shouldn't have when i got her last year but I did and now she's a nearly 18 month old who has more bed than me. She has her three walks a day and I sometimes hire the freedom field so she has of leash time. I talk to her and we play in the garden. She gives me her paw if she wants a treat and barks at the hoover still. She's a strong girlie but trys to sit on my lap or acooss me and loves soft toy play time and I love her.
My friend said she shouldn't be in the bed and I'm too close to her and she should be a dog, not spoken to like a human.
I'm not the only one surely ?

NotSpaghetti Mon 20-Sep-21 22:24:54

I'd say not on the bed, personally.

Zoejory Mon 20-Sep-21 22:25:28

Hello there, Neen. I am now 60 something. I have shared my bed with dogs since I was a child.

I adore my dogs and your friend just doesn't sound like a dog person.

You carry on with your lovely girl the way you want. It's your choice.

And I certainly talk to my dogs all the time. I tend to put on an American accent. Why? No idea

Your dog sounds lovely and so do you smile

Deedaa Mon 20-Sep-21 22:27:53

I haven't had a dog for over 20 years now, but if I did have one it would be on the bed along with the cats.

Neen Mon 20-Sep-21 22:29:23

Zoejory ..that made me smile thank you. I did laugh at the American accent.
I do speak the odd word of German to her too but she just tilts her head to the side !

Redhead56 Mon 20-Sep-21 22:30:16

A no from me too but I have done in the past. I put my foot down and said not anymore.

Neen Mon 20-Sep-21 22:33:07

When I got her, I'd never had the breed before and she just loves company, albeit invades personal space and I love her company.

BigBertha1 Mon 20-Sep-21 22:34:40

Well of course you have to talk to you dig be rude not to but not on the bed. He should have his own bed and not in you room its just not hygienic.

BlueBelle Mon 20-Sep-21 22:45:11

When I had my dog she did share my bed

Dinahmo Mon 20-Sep-21 22:53:28

There was a young vet on one of the morning programmes last week. He saw nothing wrong with pets on the bed, didn't mind his dogs licking his face but drew the line at allowing them to lick wounds.

If you like to have your dog on your bed, why not. It can be comforting and also they keep your feet warm when it's cold

Jane43 Mon 20-Sep-21 23:01:45

DH and I are both light sleepers, our little dog is very nervous and reacts to every noise and if he slept on our bed I don’t think any of us would get much sleep. He has slept in his crate which is covered on three sides by a blanket since we first had him as a puppy. He goes in at 10pm and we never hear a peep out of him until my husband goes down at 7:30am even if there are noises such as thunder or fireworks. When we watched the tennis match the weekend before last he was later than usual and ran into his crate when we opened the door. This arrangement suits us but each to his own,

Zoejory Mon 20-Sep-21 23:09:22

Neen, she is absolutely gorgeous smile

Neen Mon 20-Sep-21 23:22:51


Callistemon Mon 20-Sep-21 23:30:27

Our dogs didn't sleep on the beds, they stayed downstairs in their own beds.

But she should be a dog, not spoken to like a human

Of course you should chat to your dogs - they listen, (unlike some people), they know what you say, always look pleased when you chat and they rarely answer back.

Granmarderby10 Mon 20-Sep-21 23:38:13

How come there are 2 identical threads on this? 🤔

Callistemon Mon 20-Sep-21 23:40:29

So there are!

Sometimes I post and it appears twice - did that happen with the two threads?

Chestnut Mon 20-Sep-21 23:44:16

Why not just keep the bedroom door shut. The idea of having an animal in your bed turns my stomach. If you could see all the non-human micro organisms between the fur and in the saliva maybe you wouldn't do it, but it's your choice of course. Just remember where they might have been sniffing and licking on their last walk.

Neen Mon 20-Sep-21 23:46:56

Two threads on this ?? Have I posted it twice by error

CafeAuLait Mon 20-Sep-21 23:54:14

My dog sleeps on my bed. I wouldn't have it any other way. I don't mind their dog germs, they don't mind my human germs. I talk to them. They're very communicative and part of the family.

Spice101 Tue 21-Sep-21 06:46:47

Your dog, your rules, no one else's business.

Txquiltz Tue 21-Sep-21 06:57:59

It is entirely your decision. My dogs over the years slept with me and the companionship was wonderful. I can no longer physically care for a dog (walks, etc.) and miss the special love a dog shares every day.

Josianne Tue 21-Sep-21 07:19:51

I think you should do what every makes you, and your dog, happy. You're definitely not the only one as comments here show.
We have big dogs, over 30 kilos each, so sharing the bed is a tight squeeze. They usually only come up for 10 minutes then prefer the floor for sleeping. If my husband is away for work the dog always sleeps by my side (for protection, of course!)

MayBeMaw Tue 21-Sep-21 07:39:29


When I got her, I'd never had the breed before and she just loves company, albeit invades personal space and I love her company.

She is lovely Neen I have a particular affection for long-nosed dogs, they are quite unlike “normal” dogs!

Says it all, really

tanith Tue 21-Sep-21 07:41:27

There are actually 3 threads on this? What is going on? Personally I wouldn’t have an animal on my bed but each to their own.

Lincslass Tue 21-Sep-21 07:55:46

Can’t think of anything worse. Yuk.