Nothing beats quality time with our furry friends, whether playing with their favourite toy, walking in the park or snuggling up on the couch at night. But when it comes to bedtime, you may wonder whether your dog should sleep on a doggy bed beside yours or in your bed - or if it matters.
If you’re wondering whether dogs sleeping on beds is a good idea and whether you should let your dog sleep on yours, here are some points to consider.
Ultimately whether your dog sleeps in your bed is a personal choice - there are no set-in-stone rules about sharing the bed with your dog. Consider the following before allowing them into your sleeping space:
Dogs like to sleep with us for many reasons. For some, they want to feel close to their human best friend by sleeping next to them at night; for others, they may love the physical warmth of their human, while for others, it may be for physical and mental comfort or all of the above. Some others may love your mattress and cosy quilt!
Like any decision, there are pros and cons of sleeping with your dog that may help you decide whether or not you want to share your space.
While sleeping with your furry friend has plenty of benefits, there are some drawbacks to consider when your dog sleeps in bed with you. These include:
Sleeping with your dog can help build a bond with them and help you feel comfortable and secure with each other. Some believe that dogs like to sleep in bed with their owners as it reminds them of when they slept with their litter as pups. There’s also evidence to suggest that sharing a bed is a sign to your pup that they’re a part of the ‘pack’, helping to improve your relationship.
If you decide to let your furry friend sleep in your bed, here are some tips for making it a positive experience for both of you:
If you’ve decided to let your furry friend sleep in bed with you, you can easily get a better night’s sleep together by setting your bedroom up as a cosy haven, starting with a quality bed. Browse the range at Snooze and find a mattress that will fit both of you!