A quick survey: does your dog sleep on your bed?
Come on, be honest.
What, like once a month?
Once a week more like it? Maybe more?
Well, maybe every day. But only in the mornings.
We all vaguely understand that sleeping a dog in our bad isn’t good. We all feel a little embarrassed that we let it happen.
So is it such a terrible thing? Well… yes. And to prove it i wouldn’t just give you one reason why. I will give you 100 reasons.
1. Dogs spread diseases. just before Fido curled up next to you and licked your face, he rolled in his own poo, licked his bottom and chewed on an old rotten bone. Now you are sleeping with all of those germs.
2. Dogs spread parasites. Fleas, mites, intestinal worms and ticks to name a few. I love dog. But i don’t like their parasites. I hope you feel the same way.
3. Even the best house-trained dog can have an accident. Unless you like waking up in a warm, yellow puddle. Or worse.
4 to 100. Sleep equality means rank equality. This is in my opinion the main reason Not to sleep with your dog. Ever noticed how in the wild the dominant animal chooses the top-most position? That would be your bed. By sharing it with Fido you are saying ‘Fido is my equal’. But these is no equality in the dog world! If you are not the upper rank, then you must be the lower rank. That means Fido is in charge. This is a very important, highly underrated behavior management factor. Want to stop your dog pulling on the walk, refusing to come when called and jumping up on you? Sleeping on your bed could be a bigger factor then you imagined.
I could go on but if I haven’t convinced you yet, I probably never will.