Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Never let your dog sleep in your bed - DEBUNKED!

Hiya everyone!

Thanks for stopping by and spending part of your Tuesday with us.

So . . .
i'm sure everyone has heard that old saying " never let your dog sleep in bed with you. "

Some of you may agree, while others may be wondering, why the heck not?

The reasoning behind this theory is that, if you let your dogs in bed with you, and / or, on your furniture etc . . . . they will feel equal to you, and therefore, you will have behavioral issues with them.
They won't see you as "pack leader" and yada yada yada.





The above photo shows my husky and my little girl laying in my bed together.
Personally, I think this whole theory is a bit silly.
My huskies sleep with me every night, and I have no "pack leader" issues at all with them.


We call our pets "fur babies" right?
This is because we think of our pets as our babies. They are our children, but with fur!
I absolutely love snuggling up with them at night.
I absolutely love my own personal Sibe alarm clock every morning.
By that, I mean, a big 'ol wet husky nose on my face!

I want my fur babies to feel like they are part of our family, because that is exactly what they are.

Yes, we have dog beds around the house as well, which they occasionally lay on.
One evening, I caught my little girl, and Lexus cuddling on the dog bed in our bedroom!

I was so glad I was able to capture this moment.
Lexus and my little girl have a very special bond.
Lexus was laying her head on top of my daughter, and they just looked SO cozy together!

Back to my point.
I hope I don't offend any of my readers with this post.
That is not my intention. What you do in your house, is your decision. These are just my personal thoughts on the subject.

I do know that some people don't allow their pets on their furniture, or their beds, and hey, that's absolutely fine! Your house, your rules!
One reason which I can definitely understand people not letting pets on your bed, is the fur.
I will admit, I am constantly vacuuming our couch, and washing our bedding, but to me, it's worth it.

People have their reasons for not allowing pets on furniture, whether it is fear of the cushions getting ruined, or dirty paws on your bed, or whatever the case may be. Those are logical reasons, BUT, to not allow them on your bed because you think it will cause behavioral issues??
Hmmmm . . .

Whatever your choice is, it's YOUR choice!

I will say, that I definitely disagree with the fact, that allowing your pet on the furniture will make them misbehave. So for me, that myth is DEBUNKED!

I think Lexus is ready for bed!

The huskies are curious to know . . .
do you let your pets sleep in bed with you?
Do you let them on the furniture?
Leave us your thoughts in the comments below.


This next part of our post is featuring our adoptable husky of the week.
This is the Tuesday Tails blog hop, where we bloggers come together and share animals in need of FURever homes. Please, share their stories.
This hop is hosted by Lisa from Dogs 'n' Pawz and Sue from Talking dogs.


Meet Ellice :


Ellice is a beautiful female, PieBald, Siberian Husky.
This beauty is as loving as they come!
She is sweet, loves people, good with dogs and kids, but has never been around cats, so that status is currently unknown.

She is up to date on her shots, she is micro chipped and the whole works!
If you think you can give the stunning Ellice the loving home she deserves, don't miss out on your opportunity!

 She can be found in Raleigh NC.
For further details on Ellice click HERE .

If your looking for a husky in a different area, check out our page of adoptable huskies.
We have several different Siberian Husky rescues listed, and are always adding more.
If we don't have one listed near you, let me know, and I will find one!

Thanks for reading everyone and see you tomorrow :)




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51 comments:

  1. I can imagine that your bed is full of Huskies every night! We don't let Bentley on our bed because of the fear that he will injure his back getting down. His bed is right beside ours and he loves it. We don't let Pierre get on the bed because Bentley can't and we don't want him to feel left out. You know how sensitive our fur babies can be! ♥

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    1. Yes, and I completely understand that!
      They are sensitive, that's for sure!

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  3. Well my supurr husky furriends, I think mew sleep where mew feel the most love, with your mom! We all sleep on the bed too, we take over the pillows etc... too funny, the P.A. says she doesn't need a cat on her head while she sleeps, purrsonally I can't see what the issue is! MOL

    Happy Tuesday

    Basil & Co xox

    P.S Had to do a repost, the P.A. furgot a word ... tsk tsk! MOL

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    1. BOL! No worries about the re post!
      I have found my kitties sleeping on my head as well! I suppose ya'll are just trying to keep our heads warm at night huh?

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  4. It certainly is a a hard habit to break!! I try to keep Shiner off the bed... sometimes anyways, but it's not really successful lol.

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    1. I know. My hubby is the same way. I will call the dogs up, and he will kick them down, and then as soon as he falls asleep, they sneak their way back up (teehee)

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  5. Bed, sofa, chair all in all anywhere over here. No behavioural issues to report. We just go with the flow and oh and we have several baskets around the house too. So we agree with you. Have a terrific Tuesday.
    Best wishes Molly

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    1. My point exactly! Anywhere and everywhere!
      Thanks Molly!

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  6. Ava and Veruca sleep at the foot of our bed. The bed is a little tall for both of them to get on and the cats have claimed most of the territory.

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    1. hahaha!!! Of course the cats have! That doesn't surprise me one little bit!

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  7. We are dog on furniture type of people, even though Lee rips the sheets and hogs the bed, they are always welcome in our bed! I also love the snuggles.

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    1. Oh I know! They are horrible at hogging the bed. SOmetimes I will just kind of discreately put my legs over top of them (knowing that they will get to warm and move) and then I get some room!! hahaha!

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  8. The whole alpha/pack leader theory is a bit difficult for me to understand. The theories we're based on a flawed study. I'm not sure why we still believe theories even when new research disproves them. My two sleep on the bed, furniture, wherever! Like you said, we do a lot of vacuuming and washing bedding, but it's worth it.

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    1. Exactly! That whole pack leader thing was blown out the window a long long time ago. However, a lot of people still live by this rule. I do think there are some exceptions though, such as, letting our pups know we are in "control" for lack of better word...while we are out on the leash.....and things like focus on me and others of the like. Those are the only pack leader leader roles that I think really apply with out pets.

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    2. "The theories we're [sic] based on a flawed study."

      Really? All canines--domestic dogs included--are pack animals. To say they are not is incorrect. Please see these links:
      https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-psychology/five-laws/pack/dogs-are-social-pack-animals
      https://www.cesarsway.com/dog-psychology/pack/Dog-pack-hierarchy

      I would LOVE to see the "flawed study" and the "new research" that allegedly disproves the fact dogs are pack animals.

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  9. We are going to leave your post open so Mom hopefully will read it today - we aren't even allowed on the floor where all the humans' beds are, never mind ON the beds. Mom says we have our own beds and she doesn't sleep on ours - sheesh!!!

    Woos - Phantom, Ciara, and Lightning

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    1. hahahahaha!!! Well, I suppose that's a good point!
      And...well....there are quite a few of you! If every one of you got up on the bed, there would be no room for mom! BOL!

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  10. all of our dogs happily sleep with us

    retro rover

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    1. That's great! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  11. I agree - don't think this is based in reality. Neither Jack or Maggie sleep in our bed, but that is more their choice. Both Sally & Tino did when they were still alive. Whether they did or didn't - it makes no difference with my pack.

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    1. Exactly! I think it is a personal choice much rather then pack issues

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  12. All three of our very large dogs sleep with us in bed and we wouldn't have it any other way! Ellice is gorgeous. Sharing.

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    1. Exactly!!!!! Good for you!
      Thanks for sharing!

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  13. I agree with you. We let our dog sleep with us every night! She goes everywhere...furniture, pillows, clean laundry...you know it!

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  14. I let the cats sleep with me and prefer it if they do. In fact I dont sleep as well if I know they aren't with me.

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    1. I am the same way! I love the feel of their fluffy-ness! haha!

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  15. Thank you for debunking that one!! I agree it is a personal decision. We have always let our cats sleep with us and have run of the furniture. When we got our first dog we didn't allow her on the furniture. When she was diagnosed with cancer we decided all those rules were silly and she had run of the house and furniture just like the cats, and all of the dogs since do as well. We did start Luke out in a crate, but that was for housebreaking purposes and he was allowed to sleep where he wanted once we felt comfortable he wouldn't have accidents. He and Sheba both sleep on the floor sometimes, but Cricket is always on the bed with us!
    Lots of wags and woofs from the crew at Wag n Woof Pets



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    1. Your welcome! And i'm glad you enjoyed our post!
      Koda had to be in the crate when we first got him as well. We were not sure if he would destroy the house while we slept, or have accidents or what have you.
      Now that he is older, he has had the run of the house, and so far no issues *fingers crossed*

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  16. Ellice is absolutely gorgeous! Will share. As for the bed thing...I can't remember when I didn't have a dog in my bed sleeping with me! Ever since I got my first dog at 5 years old, all of my dogs have slept with me. Scout is the bed hog these days and Ash and Teddy sleep outside in the sunroom. I would have all three of them in bed with me if it was possible but Teddy just doesn't like sleeping in the house with us:( First dog I have ever had that would rather sleep outside but Ash has to be with him!

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    1. She is gorgeous! Thanks for sharing :)
      I am the same way! I would much rather have my pets sleep with me :)

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  17. We live in a house divided...Arty is a "den doggie" and sleeps in his "room" voluntarily! Bilbo is comfy on his own too...and he sleeps in his bed on the couch...Dory and Jakey?? Snuggle with us in our king sized (thank goodness) bed!

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  18. Our dogs don't sleep with us, but they don't want to. We all want our own space, and none of us like being overheated. But I agree, it is a bunch of BS in regards to the "alpha" thing.

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    1. Exactly! Its anyone's personal choice for sure! But to me, in no way does it have to do with the whole alpha thing etc...
      Two of my huskies sleep in bed with me, because that's where they like to be, and I like to have them there, but Mika prefers to sleep in the living room on the couch, which is absolutely fine, because that's her choice. I'm glad you agree!

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  19. We're cats. We sleep wherever we want. And that means we can sleep in the bed with our peeps. They like it that way. :)

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    1. BOL!!!! Cats will be cats!!
      And I wouldn't have it any other way! ♥

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    2. Sheba sleeps in the bedroom lying on the floor next to me and only gets on the bed if invited and gets off when asked to, I don't go along with this Alpha thing Sheba's got enough respect for us to do what's asked of her. Sharing Ellice.

      Sheba.

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    3. Exactly! And that's pawfect that you feel that way! Thanks for coming by and thanks for sharing!

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  21. hahaha at one time I had four in our bed plus the cat! They will always be in my bed! Now the husband he can go but not the dogs.

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    1. HAHAHAHA!!!!! I know right? Actually it's funny, my hubby always says he is going to pitch a tent in the yard so he can sleep there, because the huskies took over the bed! BOL!

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  22. I had never heard peeps say that before. On the contrary, I HAD heard 'em say, "Let sleepin' dogs lie," and if they happen to be lyin' on your bed... Don't need kitty math to figure this one out.

    Purrs,
    Nissy #Niss4Senate - tell the PM, today.

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    1. hahaha!! Yea, there are tons of people out there who think allowing pets on your furniture creates behavioral issues. Silly people!

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  23. I rescued a Husky from a rescue in North Carolina, and she was a real mess when we got her. She had been abused by her former owner, and she was afraid of everything. I tried everything, and I almost gave up, but with a lot of love and patience. I turned her around into a loving and confident sweetheart. I had a Husky before her, and she lived for 18 years. She died in her sleep in her own bed. She wouldn't sleep with me, but loved me and my partner. We raised her from a puppy, and she was a white mix with the husky eyes. She was gorgeous. She got Alzheimer towards the end, and I knew her time with us was coming to a close. I made steak for her every night, because she stopped eating dog food. It was a labor of love. I would have done anything for her. To get back to my current Husky Ling Ling, she sleeps with me and chose me as the Alpha male of the pack. This was a good thing, because I am home a lot. She always rolls up on her back next to me, so I can rub her tummy. We do this every night before sleep. Sometimes she lets me fall asleep with my arm around her, bu usually when she gets tires of petting, she will move over and sleep with her rear end towards me. I have been trying to find information on why she never sleeps with her face next to mine, she always sleeps with her rear end towards my head. Do you know why? I surmise it is for protection for her, but it could be for me too! After I fall asleep, she gets off the bed and sleeps on the floor. I love our ritual at night, and I don't know what I would do without her. I love her more than anything except my partner. I would do anything for her. Anything!

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    1. That is so sweet!
      She is just most likely uncomfortable with having her face so close to you when she is ready to go to sleep. Also she is probably making sure she can see the surroundings.

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