Our neighbor initially crate trained his golden. Then, when she was older and they knew that they could trust her alone in the house when they left for short periods of time he began the process of getting rid of the crate. First he removed the crate door. Out of habit she continued to sleep in the crate every night. Then a few weeks later he removed the upper portion of the crate. Finally, after another few weeks, he removed the lower portionof the crate and alll that remained was the cushion that had always been on the floor of her crate. I suppose that months later the cushion was either removed or replaced. But for the rest of her life each night she chose to return to that spot to sleep.my girls follow me around from room to room. If I'm on the computer, they are close by. If I go to the bathroom, they are.....too close by. If I'm in my recliner, they are always next to it or under it so I have to be very careful when letting the foot thing down. Other wise, on the tile floor or couch - @ night in their crate. Can anyone suggest how to go about letting them sleep out of the crate. I mean I just can't go to bed and leave them up, if for nothing else than their safety but the day will come when they should sleep outside the crate and I don't know how to do that. I really don't want them sleeping in our bed - too big and furry and if they sleep in the bedroom they will wake up and try to jump on the bed. KD wines @ night or when she doesn't get attention. Anyone?
In our home night ends and every day begins with a doggie cuddle session in my SO's (significant other) bedroom. Once he falls asleep, the pups leave his bed and move somewhere cooler but by morning they are back and waiting for him to wake up so they can collect that morning ear massage.Monty sleeps on the cool tile floor of the bathroom connected to our bedroom. I haven't given in to him sleeping in our bed yet but every 3 or 4 nights he tries!
A warm snoring body on either side..... you are right... life is good!Gracie is a real "roamer". Floor, couch, chair .. up stairs or down. Some nights even in her crate. Gracie is 6 and a bit and sometimes goes into her crate on her own accord that we still have set up in our bedroom. Hubby snoring on one side and Gracie breathing/dreaming on the other. Can't get any better than that
:sleeping: In the tub? Now that is funny. But I can see that....Dylan & Erica both sleep with us but Frankie moves around you never know where he will end up...... One night he fell asleep in our bathtub and scared the daylight out of me when I had to use the bathroom. But that is our FRANKIE!!!!