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Debating about forcing the pups to sleep in Kennels so I can get more sleep but curious to see where others have their pups sleep.
 

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Our dogs primarily spend the nights in their own Dog Crate. I think of the Kennel as a fenced enclosure so maybe we're talking the same thing but different terminology.
We do a rotation of a dog spending the night with us in bed, depending on which dog and how badly we need the sleep, or as is currently the case - how cold it is.

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I love sleeping with my 2 current V's Titan and Brandy - though Titan is getting bigger and bigger and hubby and I are running out of room on the queen - good excuse to get a king though!! Hunter, Wager and Brandy all used to pile in my double and sleep just fine years ago, so warm and cozy and cuddly. My dogs spend all day during work hours in a kennel, there is no way they deserve to spend all night in one, or alone on the floor in a dog bed, JMO.
 

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Lyra has always slept in a create in our bedroom. I love our dog but I want my own space at night. Bad enough having to share with the wife :)
 

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Ruby sleeps on her dog mat in our bedroom now, she used to sleep downstairs in the kitchen on her bed.
 

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Re: Re: Where does your Vizsla Sleep?

WillowyndRanch said:
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Our dogs primarily spend the nights in their own Dog Crate. I think of the Kennel as a fenced enclosure so maybe we're talking the same thing but different terminology.
We do a rotation of a dog spending the night with us in bed, depending on which dog and how badly we need the sleep, or as is currently the case - how cold it is.

Ken
Hey Ken, I am intrigued as to why you rotate bed privileges amongst your dogs? Is it just a space issue with you having so many? Is there a reason why you let them in bed on rotation?

I'm not 2nd guessing you at all Ken. As you know mine sleep with me. I have reasons why I do this apart from the wonderful warm feeling it gives me as I fall asleep. So just wanted to hear your thoughts.

It's just unusual to hear of a breeder/trainer who does this. All the ones I know have them in a kennel or dog yard of sorts.
 

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Until about 10 months ago they slept in their kennels n the front room.
Now they sleep upstairs in a spare room we use for the computer and the laundry when we are home, and the kennels when we are gone.

I worked out of state last spring in Wisconsin for a month and Mrs. Gunnr kept the girlz' with her at nite. It just kinda progressed from there.
So far. So Good.
 

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Ziva has always slept with us.... we now have a king size bed thank goodness since Izzy is here now.... At the moment my husband hasn't relocated here to Ohio due to work in Fla.. he is flying back and forth ... so the dogs are very comforting to me at night .... Ziva is like my own personal heating pad!
 

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H has a giant, open crate he sleeps in in the kitchen. It's the ugliest thing in the world..like a giant grey cat basket. Husband wanted to get rid of it but he's loved it ever since he was 8 weeks old:)

In the morning before we get up we let him up in our bed for an hour. He will wait till we lift the covers up then jump in.

Also..my guilty secret.. I sometimes have him in bed with ,e when husband on night shifts. He's like a warm furry hit water bottle :)
 

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We crate him for the night with a blanket on top covering 75% of the crate. We have two cats that roam freely and we don't want him to react to their movements at night and wake up everyone in and around the apartment. We'll be moving soon out of the apartment (therefore will have more space) however we plan on keeping him in his crate for sleep.
 

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Cash sleeps on a dog bed in our bedroom, although my husband lets him sneak in the bed with us on his side during the night.
The girls sleep in crates at night but do take naps with me on the bed during the day.
 

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Ruby sleeps in her crate in the room next to ours (my office). She would be fine in our bed and do it sometimes when guests stay over. She lays on top of my legs and body slams me all night and I can't sleep. She knows when it is time for bed and goes to her crate.

When I have to travel for work, my husband let's her sleep in bed with him. Of course, she is a prefect princess and leaves him alone and sleeps on my side.
 

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Bed until its annoying. Then it's an off command which he pretends not to hear. Then a light shove where he sleeps on his dog bed and I get to wake up to his nose to my nose until I let him under the covers. Ridiculous lol
 

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Milo (6 mos. 3 wks.) sleeps in her crate in the family room during the night and 1-2x during the day (8-10:30am, 2-4:30pm give or take an hour). Sometimes naps on her bed or on our couch (but only on her blanket).

We plan to "graduate" from crate and have her just sleep in her dog bed when she's ready but will keep it if she prefers to sleep in it at night. We do plan to keep the crate handy for whatever reason.

She is usually asleep by 8pm on her bed, couch or in crate (opened) until I take her out for one last potty around 9:30-10pm then she goes into her crate for the night.
 

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Most nights Pippa sleeps in her crate, but on special occasions we invite her into our bed and then she'd prefer to lay next to us, under the covers, with her head on the pillow! :D

To be honest, I'd have her with us every night except in that she moves around too much in the middle of the night for a "restful sleep". Maybe someday ::)
 

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Ruby sleeps in our bed and has since night one. She has to be inbetween my husband and I and under the covers. She likes to do this move where her back is against one of us and her paws, legs straightened, against the other one of us. She almost pushed me out of the bed a few nights ago!
 

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"Hey Ken, I am intrigued as to why you rotate bed privileges amongst your dogs?"

It's a few things really. First off, I think to do a good job training or handling a dog you need to become a team. There is no quicker way to bond with a Vizsla than a night or two snuggled up followed by a day of running and hunting birds.

We used to have several with us at night, but I learned that although they might have slept - I did not. I need sleep so we decided to limit to one per night (although occasionally there are more if I'm alone, etc).

I also think it's important for the dog to think of his Crate as his primary sleeping place, so they won't get a night in bed except for once every week or two. That helps tremendously when traveling and also makes it "extra special" for the dog when they get to sleep with us.

And the final answer - I like it. I love the warmth of a dog is curled up against my back while sleeping.

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Oso moves from the bed to the floor to the couch throughout the night. I voted under the covers because that's where he is most.

Until about 6 months he slept in his crate and then graduated.

We love having him in there with us, but once in a while will put him in the crate if he's restless or keeping us up. We are both deep sleepers and love cuddling. If he kept either of us up, he'd be in the crate every night. He slept well in there and it was his cozy spot. :)
 

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I had to vote "other" because we usually have Riley in bed with us, but Cooper has to sleep in his crate. We tried sleeping with both, but we just don't all fit in the queen-sized bed. Riley crawls under the covers between my legs and sleeps with her head on one leg. Cooper snores, rolls, around, and kicks us... lol!
 
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