since i adopted my rott whitey she has to sleep in my arms and cries if she cant i didnt think twice about this until yesterday when i came across an article that says this is wrong and it makes the dog think its the leader is there truth to this?
I think with some dogs and some owners it does become an issue. But if the owner is firm about leadership in all else (making the dog wait for permission to get on the bed; going through doors first, making the dog sit to get attention/meals, etc) then it can work. My Aussie sleeps in bed with me everynight and we don't have a problem. But he also knows that when I say "move" or "off" then by golly he'd better do it. He's also not a dominant personality, so I think that helps.
i think it depends on the dog and the situation. yoshi is like my big teddy bear and i haven't had a problem. but like zoom said, she knows when she is suppose to get off and knows that i'm the one in charge of the bed space. (meaning she can't have the whole bed to herself althoughi know she wnats it lol)
Very true, each dog and each situation is different. Definately not wise with dominance issues, or trying to resolve them.
In our household Sugar the white one sleeps on the bed always has. She doesn't have a dominant bone in her body. She knows when its bed time she must wait till the cover is put over our blankets first, and she must sit and wait till she is called up.
Max we've had a year now, and in the beginning we let him up on the bed. He chose himself that it just wasn't practical as he's such a big boy.
He has his two thick, plush blankies on the floor near our bed and is happy with that. When we let him up in the beginning he used to get down cause there was no room. Now he comes up in the morning if its weekends and sleep in time lol. He curls up next to me or hubby, and knows its time to get up when we do. He also hasn't got a dominant bone in his body.
You will know your dog better than anyone else, and if she knows her place in the pack, and knows she is below you and other members, and doesn't have dominance issues, then I can't see a problem with it