(Closed) Do your dogs (or pets) sleep inside or outside of your house?

posted 7 years ago in Pets
  • poll: Do your dogs sleep inside or outside?
    inside : (97 votes)
    97 %
    outside : (1 votes)
    1 %
    other- please write in a reply : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 4
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    Ugh wedding bee ate my post.

    Our dog sleeps on our bed/on a blanket on the floor, but she’s an indoor (medium sized) dog.  She is super energetic but thank goodness she understands bed time and sleeps through the night.

    If your room has hardwood/lino at least it would be easy to clean up, but I’m not sure how an older dog would adjust to a change in home, change from being an outdoor dog to an indoor dog, and not being with your parents.  I guess it depends on the dog though.  I wish you luck!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

    I sleep with my dog every night. He’s a 14 pound Bichon, so he doesn’t take up much space. As far as the potty training goes, they may not be used to holding it all night. Do they alert you when they have to go outside? If not, you may need to put them in a playpen or in a room with tile floor until you know what they do. 

    Post # 6
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Are they ever allowed in the house? If so, do they pee in the house when they’re just hanging out? Our dogs sleep inside but we have a doggy door.  When we’ve had to shut the doggy door (due to the fence being replaced or the gardener etc.) they’re able to hold it until we let them out. We have a shepherd/lab mix (100+ lbs) and a mini schnauzer/pekingese mix (20 lbs.).  For the most part they are well behaved, used to have a huge chewing problem but I fixed that.

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    he sleeps inside… however he has his own “bedroom” (it’s the laundry room that he has taken over) so he is not sleeping with us… We tried that and it didn’t work, he is deaf and would wake up in the middle of the night and freak out at something as little as a light on the smoke detector and of course whenever my fiance got home late, then he started running around the house in the middle of the night trying to check on everyone and every room to make sure that everything was ok… He just wasn’t getting restful sleep so we put him in his bedroom where he can literally open his eyes, look around and go back to sleep.  He sleeps better, we sleep better, it’s win win. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Our dog sleeps inside. He’s 11/12 pounds. You could try putting diapers on the dog during the night or when you’re not home if you’re worried about accidents. Or lay out a ton of pee pads like you would if it was a puppy. 

    EDIT: Our dog sleeps in his crate at night. You could also try that. Dogs tend to not pee where they sleep. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    My dog sleeps with us in bed every night – 14 pound dachshund.  I can’t imagine having a dog that slept outside, even if it was a big dog.

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    @graciegrape: I really think they would be fine.  If they know not to pee in the house, they should be able to hold it for 6-8 hours.  Bigger dogs can usually hold it longer but our little 20 pound dog can hold it for like 6 hours. I would let them out right before bedtime and if need be, set an alarm to wake up and let them out early in the morning.

    Post # 14
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I forgot to mention that my guy is a 58lb aussie mix.

    I think with a little work you can get your parent’s dogs to behave inside.

    Are they neutered?

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee

    Mine have always slept inside. They like to share the bed too, which is fine.

    Post # 16
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    11167 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper

    My Pomeranians sleep in their crate. They snuggle with me in bed until my Fiance goes to bed and then he puts them away.

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