We are keeping my daughter's boxer while they build a new house and, at two, she still sleeps in her crate in our room. My daughter has her trained that way and the few times that I let her out it was up, down, up, down all night. Sully also started back to sleep on my pillow like when she was a puppy. Jealousy overrules friendship. I don't think that it is bad if that is what is needed. Better safe than sleepless!