Post # 1
Dh go back and forth with letting our fur baby in the bed. He’s a black lab and sheds the equivalent of a chihuahua a week. 😂 I’m really big on cleanliness and I wash our blankets once a week. I’ll let him get on the bed if he has a had a bath even though he’s an inside dog. The only thing is when he lifts his legs sometimes he dribbles pee on his feet so it gives me anxiety letting him up because of that. He has never got on the couch or anything he is very well trained. He knows to ask before jumping on the bed so we’ll tell him get up or stay down and it’s not engrained in him to just have the habit of doing it. I’m grateful for that. But all in all we love having him on the bed so that’s my issue. What do you bees do? Also I’m totally not going to oppose seeing pics of your babies on the bed. 😝
Post # 2
Oops accidentally made the first poll option the title.
Post # 3
My dog used to have a couch that he knew was his, but we’ve since tossed it. Otherwise he’s never been allowed on any furniture.
Post # 4
We have 3, they all sleep in the bed. The wiener dogs sleep under the covers and the coonhound on the end of the bed. I’m not a germophobe at all, so a little dirt doesn’t phase me.
Post # 5
Our cats go on the furniture because there’s no controlling those wild animals, but ours dogs don’t! They’re too big, too hairy, too smelly, too dirty 😛 I can’t keep my floors clean, so there’s no way I’d ever be able to keep a couch clean.
I have a german shepherd and a greyhound, so they would also take up the whole couch and there’d be no room left for me! 😛 Instead they have their own dog beds and they’re happy there!
Post # 6
Nope. For the most part we don’t let any animals in the bedroom. We have made exceptions when they are crated and like to be with the pack (we just foster and petsit, no FT doggies of our own!), but my husband has allergies so the bedroom is usually his reprieve. We do allow them on the sofa though lol.
Post # 7
Our bed is the one and only place in our entire house that our pupper isn’t allowed. He is allowed on all our other furniture. I didn’t know how to answer your poll, since he is allowed on all our furniture other than the bed.
I don’t want to judge, but it might be confusing to your dog that he is allowed some times but not others. I think it is just easier and makes more sense to them if it’s a black and white rule. Either they are allowed on your bed or they are not.
Post # 8
DoubleD : They are allowed on the couches, and have several very comfy thick dog beds for overnight. They are not allowed on our bed. One, this is the one place that is for us. Two, our bed is quite high. I do not want any stress on joints and backs from them jumping on and off the bed, each of those surgeries are $3,000+. Would like to avoid those injuries if possible.
Our cat jumps on the basement couches, but has never attempted to jump on our living room furniture. She loves the dogs beds as well.
Post # 9
No… the dogs aren’t allowed on the carpet in our house (roughly half of the downstairs is hardwood), and not in the bedrooms. They are allowed on the couch with us, but we do limit that because one is a bad shedder and Darling Husband has allergies– so we try to keep it contained. They have their own “couches”/ fluffy doggy beds that they go rest on, or most of the time they pick a spot next to our feet.
Post # 10
DoubleD : ours sleeps in our bed now, but not at first due to same concerns you’ve listed.
We wipe his whole body with Burt’s bees wipes after every walk, and dry shampoo him with some organic baking soda when he smells. He also goes to the groomer every few months. I change the sheets 3 x a week, it’s not a big deal.
He is a little dude but he takes up easily 1/3 of our king bed😂 but he’s so sweet to cuddle with. It’s worth it to us.
Post # 11
They do what they want. They are our family. I love knowing my dog is next to me, when I can’t sleep hearing him snore or his little sounds comforts me.
Post # 12
My cat is allowed on the bed and on the couch but has been trained to stay off of the kitchen counters and dining table (I find cats on food prep and dining areas absolutely disgusting.)
Our dog is not allowed up on the beds unless she’s invited (which is extremely rare and pretty much only happens when my son is playing with her) and sometimes gets on the couch but, again, only if she’s invited. I don’t like animal fur and smells all over the furniture. She will sometimes sneakily run and jump up onto a bed or the couch and then turn around and jump right back off. Secretly, I find it cute and funny, but we always say her name like we’re shocked and appalled at her rudeness and nerve. She has her own crate in the master bedroom where she sleeps at night and she will put herself to bed when she’s tired and also goes in there when she feels like taking a nap so I ‘m content that she seems happy and at ease.
I do want to get her her own little couch that we can set up next to our couch but I recognize that that desire is TOTALLY for me and she chould not possible care less what she has as long as she’s near us.
Post # 13
Yes! On the bed and furniture. They basically think they own the house. They’re easy to deal with because they only want to get on the furniture or bed if someone else is on it. When nobody is at home, they’re content with their dog beds. The only rule is they don’t come into the kitchen.
Post # 14
Yep, but mine are cats so you know, they do what they want. We use one of those lint removers on the duvet and wash it fairly often.
I don’t know if I’d let a dog, though. They are often smellier and dirtier than cats…. and I’m not a neat freak in any way.
The only places my cats are not allowed are on the table and on the kitchen counters. Of course they still do get up there, but at least they jump down when they’re caught. Naughty kitties!
Post # 15
I have two small dogs, about 15 lbs each and they sleep in the bed. Neither of them shed much. I had these dogs prior to meeting my husband, I am such a big animal lover, I grew up with animals and couldn’t imagine my life without them. My husband never had a dog growing up and never planned to have any of his own so I think dogs in the bed were quite the adjustment for him.
My husband had moved into my place and when my lease was up we moved into a different place, at that time I told him I’d try and train the dogs to sleep in their doggy beds………. that sure didn’t happen lol. The dogs sleep on my side, sometimes under the covers, sometimes not. Sometimes they scoot over and the three of us take over the bed, husband is a good sport lol.