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I am all for dogs in bed. My super dog, Lupo, slept between my legs, under the covers. I call them my "bowlegged years" because he was a Lab/Golden mix and not particularly petite. I never understood how he handled the heat and lack of oxygen but he did. When my Golden Fenris came along my wife believed in no dogs on the furniture, so, he never slept in bed. He was WAY too hot anyways; the few times we snuggled in bed he left pretty quick. Now we're up to Bagheera and I'm trying to sneak him back into being a dog with furniture privileges. He sneaks up on the couch once in a while and often nobody insists he get off.

It's all up to you and the dog. He may decide not to, even if allowed. Or he may be your bed partner for life.
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We have a smaller mattress (not king, i don't even think queen). That doesn't stop Maya from getting into bed with us every night. We will be buying a larger mattress because our quality of sleep definitely suffers. However, there is nothing more therapeutic than waking up to a loving golden.

I'm not a huge fan of dogs on furniture, but I lost that battle. And having seen firsthand the kind of things dogs roll in I have to question the hygiene. But its love, and that means concessions that you wouldn't normally make!
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I am all for dogs in bed. My super dog, Lupo, slept between my legs, under the covers. I call them my "bowlegged years" because he was a Lab/Golden mix and not particularly petite. I never understood how he handled the heat and lack of oxygen but he did. When my Golden Fenris came along my wife believed in no dogs on the furniture, so, he never slept in bed. He was WAY too hot anyways; the few times we snuggled in bed he left pretty quick. Now we're up to Bagheera and I'm trying to sneak him back into being a dog with furniture privileges. He sneaks up on the couch once in a while and often nobody insists he get off.

It's all up to you and the dog. He may decide not to, even if allowed. Or he may be your bed partner for life.
Interestingly Maya only sleeps with us in the winter. Up until late fall she would sleep outside in the living room and get into bed with us at 6.30 ish in the morning where she would fall asleep until we woke up. I wonder what she will decide to do in the spring when it starts to warm up a little.
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Rambo started sleeping in the bed with me at about 5 months. He slept longer and I slept better. Summer came and he chose the floor right by me. I even brought in more fans, hoping he would choose the bed again! This winter I find him on the bed about half the time. I'll take it. Just having him in the room with me gives me more comfort than I can say. Pure joy!
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Two Goldens and one Tobykatt in bed with me every night.
Nonnegotiable.
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We do. But, when our human babies were itty-bitty and often in our bed we did not.

"Every once in a while a dog enters your life and changes everything"
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We do not. We have some allergy issues in our family, so bed space is a pet free zone.

We have a crate (plastic airline style) in the bedroom and Pippin sleeps in the bedroom on my side of the bed each night. He would be unhappy far away from his people all night. He complains and is restless while I brush my teeth and settles immediately when I lie down.

He has a day crate (wire cage style) in the living room for times when we are out.

I think either answer works. Depends on what you want. Everybody in the bed needs to be OK with the canine pillows and I would not force a spouse who was not comfortable with dogs in the bed to sleep that way each night.
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Whatever you want. There isn't a right or wrong answer. It's a personal decision.

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Yup - you've got a bed partner for life.
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