piffken asked in PetsDogs · 8 months ago

When do puppies start sleeping in bed with you?

We have two 4-month old puppies and have been trying to get them to sleep in the bed with us (one with our son, one with me). While they do come up and enjoy getting rubbed, it usually lasts no more than 2 or 3 minutes. Then they're off investigating even if they were sound asleep before we layed them down. Has anyone else experienced this and is this normal for puppies? About what age will they stay?

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  • Jojo
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

      Why on earth do you want to encourage puppies to sleep in your bed with you.

    Apart from the fact you should not have got 2 pups of the same age together anyway which may result in the pups bonding with each other a lot more than with you and your family.

    Are the pups the same gender or opposites.  If opposite you will need to have the female spayed before she comes in heat or the two will mate, and have a litter of possibly, sickly pups.

    I am appalled that if you got the pups from the same breeder, they allowed novice dog owners to have 2 pups at the same time. 

    Each pup needs to be trained separately from its sibling and taken out individually to learn to be independent of its sibling or they will always look to each other first rather than to you. 

    Forget all that daft stuff about having them in your bed and do not even allow them in your bedrooms. They should have their own beds to sleep in, preferably in the kitchen or a utility room. If not yet house trained they need to be taken outside to relieve themselves once during the night.

    Read why its not wise to have 2 same age pups at the same time:>>> 


    Source(s): GSD owner for 56 years.
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  • 8 months ago

    WHY would you want that?  It is NOT a stuffed toy!  

    Of course NOBODY (in their right mind) gets TWO puppies due to litter mate syndrome (which will eventually KICK in & make you have a terrible situation 24/7).  How do you hope to TRAIN and adequately socialize TWO puppies - who will bond TO EACH OTHER.... and NOT to you (plural)?

    You or your child, will be awakened numerous times during the night, as they re-position or start licking (self grooming) etc.  The puppy or dog will be HOT - both from you & your body & the covers.  People who sleep with a dog.... rarely gets as good a night's sleep as they do if they sleep uninterrupted.  

    Allowing THEM on the furniture => tells THEM they are equal to (if not BETTER than) you, and that they CONTROL the environment.  What happens when the dog gets up first & starts GROWLING at you or you child - when either of you WANTS to get in bed (too) or needs to move the dog over?

    The puppies should be learning to sleep in a CRATE or on a dog bed in your respective rooms.  I suspect they are not fully housebroken such that they do STILL need to go out overnight. But regardless, many breeds of dog (& esp puppies) GET INJURED (legs, neck or spine) jumping off & on FURNITURE of any kind!  It is a BAD IDEA from start to finish - for all concerned.

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  • 8 months ago

    When you are stupid enough to let them

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  • 8 months ago

    it depends on the puppy and they wont do it till they want to

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