9 Tips for Sleeping Soundly With a Dog in the Bed

If you're a light sleeper

I think that the owners may be lying when they say that the dogs kept them up at night, but I don't have any hard evidence to back this up,"

If your dog isn't housebroken

Dogs are cute, and it's nice to smell dog breath instead of your partner's bad morning breath when you roll over.

If you have health issues

If you have asthma or allergies to pets, you should not only keep your dog out of your bed but also your bedroom.

If your dog has health issues

Some diseases, like campylobacter and salmonella illnesses, can be spread from dogs to people. But it doesn't happen very often.

If your dog doesn't like your bedmate

If your partner sneaks over to your side of the bed, your dog might growl at him. You might find it cute. But a dog that is jealous can make more than just the bedroom a mess.

If your dog thinks bedtime is playtime

"It depends on how well-trained your dog is and how affectionate you are with your dog and his toys."

If your dog is pushy

Some dog trainers say it's important to teach your dog how to behave. They need to learn to wait to eat and leave before running out the door.

If you don't know how big your dog is going to get

So you've adopted a puppy or adolescent dog of mixed origins that fits perfectly into the crook of your knees as you sleep.