Where does your dog sleep?

Where does your dog sleep? 

I’ve lived with a little secret for five years, and it’s time to come clean … my dog Cresswell sleeps in our bed. Shocking, huh!? Probably not, unless you don’t like dogs.

It has pretty much been this way since the second week we had him. As our first baby he had us totally wrapped around his little paw and my husband and I succumbed to his late night puppy dog crying. Luckily Cress is a medium to small sized dog and while I wouldn’t say he doesn’t take up much room (yes the above picture is appropriate) we can all fit!

Cresswell the dog in bed
Cress in bed!

Do I regret this decision? Not at all. It is now part of his personality and our routine, plus it is never a bad thing to have a warm dog curled up at your feet at the end of a long day. Of course, Cress being Cress means he doesn’t always choose to sleep on our bed. He sometimes prefers his own beds (yes he has several), the lounge, a cat bed (a bit squeezy), my daughter’s bed (when he can sneak in) or just on the floor boards depending on the season and his own whim.

This sleeping arrangement is very different from the dogs I had when I was a child. Our two Labradors were outside dogs who slept in a big custom made kennel built by my dad. The only time they got to sleep in my parent’s room (and inevitably on the bed) was when there was a thunder storm or New Year’s Eve fireworks.

So I thought I would put it out to you today and ask: “Where does your dog sleep?” Do they have a special crate, bed, kennel or designer doggie lounge? Or are they in the bed with you? To all the owners of Great Danes, where do they like to sleep?

Feel free to also tell us about the sleeping arrangements in your house using the comments below.

Lisa Miller

Lisa Miller is a blogger, digital strategist, business coach, zoologist and crazy dog-lady! Lisa lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband, two kids, two dogs and two cats. That equates to a lot of fun and vacuuming. Her dog’s names are Cresswell and Edwina (or Cress and Eddie).