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Hi! We have just became the new parents to our little fur baby Ruby who we have already fallen hea over heels for!! We had bought a cage/crate for her to sleep in, which worked great the first night, but it broke my heart last night, so she slept on my chest in bed! I woke at 4:30am and brought her down to her puppy pad, she did her wee and we returned to bed & sleep straight away!
I know we had all these 'we won't spoil her' plans....but who would've thought we would've fallen for her this badly?? Lol
This site is awesome! Soooo many great ideas and full of lovely people! I'm really looking forward to getting to know you! Anyone from Australia??
Thanks, Kate 
 

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Ha! You don't know how much control it took for me not to put Rolo in bed with me the first week especially as he cried most of the night! He has a cage too, I bought a cover for it and put it in an alcove so it's nice and snugly and private for him as we have very young grandchildren. I must admit he does occasionally come in bed first think in the morning for a quick snuggle!


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It is extremely hard not to bring them in bed with you!! But I was determined not to! He sleeps in our room, in his crate. he loves his crate. My husband wasn't happy with him being in a crate, but I'm glad I didn't give in!

My last crew, (a mix breed the size of a small golden, a cockapoo, and a chi-poo) ALL slept in bed with us! we only have a queen size bed! After that, I said no more in the bed! I'm getting too old to climb over and around dogs! Our golden sleeps on her bed and Angel in his crate. In fact, he's in there now!

Anyway - welcome!
 

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I resisted Gemma for the first 2.5 weeks (except for the second night where I just couldn't bare her crying), and then after that I allowed her to sleep with us and she has been ever since. She was good with her pads after just 2.5 weeks, so I was comfortable with allowing her in the bed. We built stairs for her so she had access to her pad in the middle of the night and she always used it if she had to and has never had an accident in our bed.

I believe it's perfectly fine to let them sleep with you when they are reliable with their potty habits. But be warned, if you start allowing her in, you'll never get her out! Gemma will never sleep alone, lol, but we don't mind. :)
 

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I believe it's perfectly fine to let them sleep with you when they are reliable with their potty habits. But be warned, if you start allowing her in, you'll never get her out! Gemma will never sleep alone, lol, but we don't mind. :)
THIS! I made this mistake lmfao, even if he is already asleep in the crate before I go to bed, when he wakes up he will scream until I put him in my bed.
But his crate is in my room i'd imagine they would eventually settle if on their own.
 

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I let my Elvis sleep with us, he loves to sleep up under the covers, and usually settles in right around my hips or knees curled up in a ball. My husband says he is always "blocking" him, if you know what I mean, LOL. He also has a bed next to the bed, if he decides that he wants to sleep there in the middle of the night, but that happens very rarely.
 

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Stella always (read usually :rolleyes: ) sleeps in her own bed that her Daddy made her, and has from the first night we brought her home (well, ok... the first week or so she slept in a rubbermaid container, til she was big enough to jump out of it). When she would wake up to go potty, I would put her back in and let my hand dangle into her box 'til she fell asleep.

Now that she goes to bed on her own, we turned her bed over so she can go in and out as she pleases and she's very good about waiting until I start stirring to bother me. Then she jumps up on my bed and snuggles in under the blankets for some cuddle time.

When she sleeps with me I'm so afraid I'll squish her that I don't sleep well... plus, I throw things in my sleep sometimes... that would not be good...
 

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Hi,

I'm an Aussie too, there are a couple of us around here. It's good to be able to talk product info with other Aussies as we don't get all the good stuff our friends in the US have access to.
 
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