Dogs, like human beings, require ample rest and sleep to remain healthy. As a pet owner, it is your responsibility to find a comfortable place to sleep. Dogs have different preferences when it comes to sleeping. Some might want to sleep in the same room as you while others might enjoy some solitude at night in a different area. It all depends on the dog’s age, personality, and breed. Pet parents eventually understand their pet’s preferences through trial and error. It is also possible for a pet parent to train their dog to follow one routine.

Where Should Your Dog Sleep?

There is a wide range of options to discuss when it comes to dog sleep places. Most pet parents have a difficult time deciding which option is ideal for their precious pets and this article will help with the process.

1. Places For Puppies

Puppies are untrained, young, anxious, and easily distracted. It isn’t safe to let them sleep on their own. They also don’t have good control over their bladder or instincts, which is why it is necessary to take extra care during this stage of their life. The best place for a puppy is in a crate, on a washable dog bed, and in the same room as you. This ensures you can keep an eye on the puppy and also ease their separation anxiety.

It’s not a good idea to make puppies sleep away from you because that can cause anxiety. It can also cause a lot of trouble if the puppy decides to explore or leave the confines of their sleeping area. Once they’re properly trained and more confident, you can gradually get them accustomed to sleeping in other places of your home.

2. Adult Dogs

Adult dogs are more settled so it is easier to make sleeping arrangements for them. You can let them decide where they want to sleep and place the crate or the washable dog bed there. An adult dog will know just how much they can explore at night and which rooms are forbidden. Some dogs will climb on furniture and rest there if they’re allowed to do so.

Adult dogs can struggle if they’re in a new place. For example, if you have moved into a new house, it might be a good idea to let them sleep in the same room as you to help reduce their anxiety.

Many dog owners allow their pets to sleep on their bed. This is alright if they’re trained and you don’t might dog smell on your bed.

Published by Joseph Nicholls