As most of you know, our family has a Doberman Pinscher named Ruxin. He was my first baby, and I'm basically obsessed with him. Being 110 pounds, he is the world's best cuddler! BUT the stipulation with that, is that he MUST be in the bed, between your legs, under the covers. I know.. needy!
Nevertheless, he is still my little angel. But the other person that I share a bed with was NOT happy about this way of sleeping. So, I thought… "there has to be a way to crack this dog!"
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BUT HE STILL WON'T SLEEP IN IT AT NIGHT.
We finally have an infant with wonderful sleep patterns, and what happens? Ruxin keeps me up all night - go figure!
He paces.. he cries.. he paws at my face.. anything for me to give into the inevitable 3 AM cuddle session he so desperately longs for. (Ugh I just love him)
SO I IMPLEMENTED ONE SUPER EASY CHANGE, AND MADE THE BEST DOG BED, EVEN BETTER!
I can't believe I hadn't thought of this before… face palm!
I've put flat sheets, queen sheets, twin sheets, etc. on his bed before because I KNOW he loves sleeping one top of a sheet (hence why he's ALWAYS in our bed). But they would always fall off before he could even get comfortable! The bottom line was, there were no sheets that had the right snug fit for him, to move around in bed, and remain comfortable on top of his sheet.
Here's a shot of my little (big) guy, in all his glory, in his new crib-sheet-ed bed ;)
He's a happy little guy, and so is my other half!
Although I can't promise this will keep him out of my bed forever (maybe because I am obsessed with him and cuddling) BUT he actually enjoys sleeping in his bed now, too!
Does your dog have trouble sleeping in their own bed? What have you tried, if anything, to fix it?
Until next time!