Should I Let My Dog on the Bed or Couch?

If you’re like me, your dog is a member of the family, and you want to let him or her on the furniture. Although there are multiple things to consider before you allow your pet on the bed or couch, it’s ultimately up to you.

Location, location, location.

The first thing to consider is where your dog usually sleeps, eats, and goes to the bathroom. If you have a designated spot in your home for each of these things then it’s probably best to keep them there. However, if you don’t have enough space for a separate area for playtime or potty breaks then that should be taken into consideration as well. If your furry friend tends to run around wildly during playtime then maybe it’s not the best idea for them to be allowed on your bed or couch when they’re having their energy burst session at night.

Ιn addition, if there’s any chance that your pooch will end up jumping off the furniture while he’s playing with another dog or chasing down his favorite toy then he might be better off staying off of soft surfaces altogether until he learns how not scratch up everything around him!

Consider the dog’s size.

The size of your dog will determine whether or not they can sleep on the bed. If your dog is small, then it’s fine to let them sleep on the bed with you. However, if you have a large dog that will take up most of your space, then it’s best to keep them off the bed and allow for adequate room for yourself.

If you’re worried about them being too big for your couch, think again! They’ll be just fine as long as they don’t try to jump up onto something higher (like another couch). Your furniture is probably built with padding underneath so that people could sit comfortably without getting injured by sharp corners or metal springs sticking out everywhere; this means that their weight won’t cause any damage either!

Think about what makes sense in your home.

It’s important to consider what makes sense in your home. If you have a small apartment or a studio, there may not be room for both a dog bed and your couch or bed. You’ll need to decide if it’s more important for the dog or yourself (and perhaps others) to have the space.

If you live with someone else and they don’t want their stuff on the floor, then maybe it shouldn’t go there either! If your dog is sleeping on the couch all night, you might want them off during the day so that people can sit properly without being pushed into each other. This is especially true if one person likes using their laptop while sitting upright on the couch and doesn’t want their hands getting dirty from paw prints left by an excited four-legged roommate who wants attention as soon as he comes home from work each day—and sometimes even before then!

Food and water can create problems.

When your dog is on the bed, it’s important to make sure that no food or water spills onto the bed. If you’re sharing a bed with your dog and would like it to eat at night, you can either feed your dog in another room and bring its dish into the bedroom at night or put down a blanket or towel underneath their bowl so that if they spill their food there’s no damage done to your expensive sheets.

If your dog wets the bed while sleeping in it with you (and trust me, some dogs do), don’t scold yourself for not knowing how to train them better—it happens! All I can say is: sorry about that one.

We let our dog sleep in our room, but not on the bed.

If you’re thinking about letting your dog join you in bed, consider the following:

  • The size of the dog. Smaller dogs can usually be trained to sleep on a bed or couch without a problem. However, larger dogs may not be able to fit comfortably on a couch or bed and will probably end up sleeping beside it. It’s best if they sleep in their own beds at night.
  • The personality of the dog. Some dogs are more independent than others and prefer to spend time alone while others are social butterflies who love attention from humans (and sometimes other animals). If your dog is an extrovert who loves to snuggle with you as soon as he sees you come home, then he’ll probably love having his own space on your bed!
  • The health of the dog. Make sure that any medical conditions your pooch has won’t worsen by sleeping with him at night—or day! You’ll also need to consider whether or not it’s safe for him to climb onto couches or beds with stairs: if so, make sure there aren’t any obstructions nearby that could cause injury if he fell off unexpectedly (like lamps).

We give our dog its own bed next to our bed.

We give our dog its own bed next to our bed. The dog is not allowed on the bed at all. If the dog wants to sleep on the sofa or a chair, then that is where it sleeps.

There are some people who allow their dogs on their beds, but only because they want their dogs to sleep with them because they feel lonely. If you are like this and if you don’t want your dog sleeping alone in another room, then get a second bed for yourself so that both of you can be together as much as possible during the nighttime hours.

Does your spouse care? If so, what does he or she think? You must respect his or her feelings about the matter.

If you have a spouse or significant other, it is important to respect his or her feelings about the matter. You may not agree with the way your spouse feels about this, but you must respect his or her wishes. Your spouse has authority over what happens in the bed and on that couch, so you must follow his or her decision on whether you can share those items with your dog. If he or she tells you no, then it’s out of bounds for your pup until he or she changes his mind.

Ultimately this is your choice – it just depends what you prefer.

Ultimately, if you are going to let your dog on the bed or couch, it is up to you. There are many things to consider before making this decision.

If you do decide to let your dog on the bed or couch, make sure they are comfortable and safe by spreading out a blanket or towel for them to lie on instead of directly on top of sheets and blankets (the material can get tangled in their fur). Also make sure there aren’t any sharp corners or wires poking out from underneath so that the dog doesn’t hurt themselves when they move around during sleep.

If you have young children in the house who may sit on them accidentally, don’t allow them access because small dogs could be harmed by being stepped on.


The decision to allow your dog on the bed or couch is one you must make based on what works best for your family and home. If you don’t have a strong feeling either way, there is no reason not to let your dog sleep with you. It is, after all, a personal choice.