When you have a dog at home with you, most of the time we really can’t help but to cuddle and let that cutie sleep on the bed. It has been an ongoing debate, but let’s look at the pros and cons of letting your dog sleep on your bed with you.
More time with your dog do you both some good. It goes without saying that your dog wants nothing more than to be with you. Especially for anxious dogs, more time with you means a calmer sleep and a safer feeling. On the other hand, dogs as pets help us feel happier and can also help reduce stress after a long day.
Even if you have a big dog like a Labrador Retriever or if you have a dog as small as a Chihuahua, your dog will protect you from strangers at all costs. Having your dog sleep on your bed gives you that added protection that he or she can give in case someone breaks into your home. Though let’s hope that never happens.
Those chilly nights would feel less cold when you have your cuddle buddy with you. Having your dog near your or next to you feels so much better than a typical blanket. Imagine waking up at night because of the cold and you can just hug your favourite fur ball and it suddenly is warmer.
We love our dogs but we can’t rule out the fact that they can become hosts of fleas, ticks and other parasites. Imagine sleeping or simply resting on your bed and feeling a tick crawl on you. Eeeek! Although there are ways to get rid of ticks and fleas, are you okay with the idea that at some point, other than your dog, you are also sharing a bed with parasites?
If you have a ginormous bed, then great, space is not an issue. Though if you are sharing a bed with someone, maybe your spouse or kids, do you have enough space to share with your dog too? Although we love our dogs, nothing beats a good night’s rest while you can stretch and move around comfortably.
Unless your dog is potty trained, you cannot expect that your dog will not pee or poop on your bed. Your bed is a place for rest and relaxation and of course you’d want to keep it fresh, clean and tidy. Having your dog sleep with you also means the risk of waking up to a wet or dirty bed.
Now that we’ve identified some of the pros and cons of letting your dog sleep on your bed, let’s come up with a final verdict.
Even if you do like being together, giving your dog his or her own dog bed would open up a lot of benefits. First on that list would be the opportunity for your dog to have a sense of ownership of a bed of his or her own. This means having a sense of comfort and security because it would be something familiar.
Dog beds, when created professionally, can become calming dog beds for dogs also. This is great for very anxious or stressed dogs.
When your dog has his or her own dog bed, this will be their go-to place for resting, sleeping, and playing. To top all of that, a dog bed would mean easier cleaning compared to when you need to clean your entire bed because of a mess that your dog made or parasites that you need to get rid of.
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