We have a small apartment. We have a doggy bed for Lealu and 2 couches for her to choose from to sleep on. When we first got Lealu we had a crate for her and she slept in there all the time. After awhile we started to let her sleep in the bed with us, she'd walk over to our too high for her to jump up bed and I'd say sit, and she would sit so sweetly and then I would pick her up and put her in the bed with us. We loved it, she would keep us extra warm and would cuddle up in between us sometimes. We got rid of her crate, but kept her doggy bed. Well its interesting how you think, o that won't happen to me when you hear stories about other couples sex life, because I've heard from other people not to have your doggy sleep in your bed for fear it would well ruin that, and I was like ha! no way. Let me just this is a sure fire way to nearly ruin your "private time". At first we would just take her out of bed during that time, but that got tiring, and no one wants to plan "private time" all the time! We decided the puppy had to go and sleep on her own at night. Let me tell you, it is so so so wonderful to have my nights with my husband back! I love our puppy, but no more dog hairs in the bed, no more worrying about how dirty she is when putting her in the bed, no more having her jump off the bed for a drink of water and in the middle of night having to jump out of bed and put her back in, no more! Now its just cuddling together and so much more room for us. I feel sorta bad saying it, but its so not worth it to have our pup sleep with us. Now she sleeps on her own and even seems more independent. At 5am though when Martin wakes up, she prances right into the bedroom, sits next to the bed and waits for me to wake up, walk to the couch with a blanket and sleep that extra hour with her. And I do it to, every morning. What can I say, I'm a sucker :)
Do you let your pet sleep in your bed? Or did this happen to you when you first got your puppy or kitty?