It’s totally your choice! Having your dog sleep in your bed is a great way to bond especially since dogs are social creatures. An added bonus is that they will keep you warm on chilly nights since their average body temperature is 3-6 degrees higher than ours. But if you rather have your bed to yourself, that’s okay too! Put your dog’s bed or crate near your bed.
The only time I would not recommend having your dog in bed is if your dog guards the bed (i.e. growling, snapping, etc when you approach). Then it’s time to call a professional positive reinforcement dog trainer for help.
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