Where does your dog sleep at night ?

(122 Posts)
lilybetsy Sat 22-Oct-16 16:04:39

My almost 3 yo border collie has always slept downstairs, initially crated, but now on her bed or just wherever she likes. We are getting a second dog and I'm considering taking the older upstairs to my room to sleep - pup will be crated initially ... thoughts ?

dotdotdotmustdash Sat 22-Oct-16 16:32:27

Both my collies start off the night on our bed and they're on the bed when we start stirring in the morning. In between they jump off and lie in various places around the room, or sometimes come downstairs for a while. It's all good. No crates in this house.

SecretSpy Sat 22-Oct-16 16:34:46

My collie pretends to sleep in his bed but we know he sleeps on the sofa really. The little terrier sleeps in DS's bed for part of the night and in my bed for the rest (under the duvet next to my legs)

CoolBananass Sat 22-Oct-16 16:36:56

My king charles cavalier (year and a half) has always slept happily in his own bed in the kitchen up until a few weeks ago when he suddenly developed awful anxiety. So now he sleeps in our room. We have his bed up there but he prefers to cuddle up on a throw on the floor - or in-between us, though we try to keep him off the bed at night as he plods all over us and wakes us!

Hoppinggreen Sat 22-Oct-16 16:39:04

Ddog has his own room downstairs. His crate was there when he was younger and now he sleeps in there on his bed. He knows when he goes in there it's bedtime ( he goes there when we go out too) and we don't hear a peep until morning

insan1tyscartching Sat 22-Oct-16 16:52:39

Eric sleeps in his bed or on the sofa, he's not allowed upstairs primarily because I'm an insomniac and wake to a mouse's fart so wouldn't be able to sleep with him snoring or moving in earshot.

MrsGsnow18 Sat 22-Oct-16 16:55:16

My two sleep outside in their own wee dog house. They are allowed inside and have inside beds too ( as not allowed on furniture) they are not allowed upstairs. They love their little house and are very cosy in it.

PipersPiping Sat 22-Oct-16 16:59:29

She sleeps on our bed, at the bottom near my feet.

ThroughThickAndThin01 Sat 22-Oct-16 17:03:23

On a designated sofa in the kitchen. Crated as a puppy.

Foxtato Sat 22-Oct-16 17:05:56

In the hallway outside of our bedroom, on his own sofa.

mmmuffins Sat 22-Oct-16 17:06:06

In a crate in our bedroom.

TyrionLannisterforKing Sat 22-Oct-16 17:07:10

Wherever she wants. We are in a (large) condo and she has got beds in each of the bedrooms, living room, kitchen... Recently, she sleeps in the main bedroom until its occupants are awake, and move to the rooms where someone is sleeping.

She is a 10 year old Lhasa Apso, if it helps any.

christmashope Sat 22-Oct-16 17:07:58

Started off in a crate downstairs then developed anxiety
Now sleeps in our bed in the middle of us, I wouldn't have it any other way lol

Secretspillernamechange Sat 22-Oct-16 17:08:00

Big dog sleeps downstairs, normally on the kitchen floor. Small dog sleeps in a crate in our room.

CatsTats Sat 22-Oct-16 17:18:10

Mdog sleeps in his crate or on his bed in the hallway.

Mellifera Sat 22-Oct-16 17:22:48

Our terrier has a bed downstairs and one in our bedroom. Not allowed on sofa or beds. She is basically where I am, comes upstairs when I go up to bed.

ggirl Sat 22-Oct-16 17:26:23

Was in crate as puppy , then we relented and she now sleeps in her bed on the landing upstairs.
If I lived on my own she'd be in bed with me grin ,and sitting at the table with me blush

MrsJayy Sat 22-Oct-16 17:32:09

Well officially his bed in the living roomis where he starts but really it's the couch I caught him once when I got up and went through the living room he didn't even look up. If we have had the heating on he likes the upstairs landing . I don't like animals in bedrooms so I wouldn't take the dog into your room

MaynJune Sat 22-Oct-16 18:00:46

Mine has a comfy bed in the kitchen diner. I had two dogs and didn't want them to sleep in the bedroom so I never started it.

StandardPoodle Sat 22-Oct-16 18:14:19

Ours have a basket each in the hall but have full run of the house and come in to us about 5am. If we're too late making a cup of coffee prior to getting up the poodle will lean over me and wake me up.....

Floralnomad Sat 22-Oct-16 18:23:48

Ours sleeps in the lounge , he started off in the hall as a pup but now has the hall and lounge , sometimes he sleeps in his bed but mostly he's on an armchair . He goes upstairs on the beds during the day but doesn't settle if allowed up at night .

BabyGanoush Sat 22-Oct-16 18:27:29

In the dog bed in the utility room

If she is scared (thunder, shooting, fireworks) she hides under te table in the living room (put a vet bed there as a rug so she's comfy)

She is not allowed on sofa's or upstairs.

SexLubeAndAFishSlice Sat 22-Oct-16 19:09:00

Both dogs sleep downstairs in the dining room. At our old house BigDog used to sleep upstairs and LittleDog slept downstairs in her crate but he won't even try the stairs at our new house so they both stay downstairs. LittleDog in her crate and BigDog on his bed smile

missyB1 Sat 22-Oct-16 19:15:58

Pippa is 4 month old miniature schnauzer, she sleeps in her playpen in the conservatory. I try to out her in there for her naps in the day too.

MrsderPunkt Sat 22-Oct-16 19:22:01

Under the stairs on his bed (open stairs, not Harry Potter cupboard), although he sometimes sneaks upstairs and sleeps on the landing. Never catch him there though, he disappears at speed when the bed creaks, then casually yawns and stretches and gets off his bed. He's a phoney and a fake!

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