As someone who suffers from chronic insomnia, I’m constantly reading the latest articles on how to get the best sleep possible. And there are many.
A main tip in every single damn article? Don’t let pets sleep in the bed at night.
The main problem is that I kind of like my dogs sleeping in the bed at night. And, without a doubt, the two of them love it.
Although, they do take up half the bed. And my husband and I are relegated to opposite sides of a king sized bed.
Crazydog likes to sleep under the covers. Lazydog (pictured) snores. Both of which I find equally adorable and aggravating as I lay awake.
But after years of allowing them to be on the bed, how does one break the news to them that all of a sudden that isn’t allowed?
As I sit yawning in the afternoon I wonder if re-training them is doable?
Has it been tested? Will they hate me?
Will I actually sleep better? Or will I have guilt over banishing them to the floor?
So many factors to consider.
Has anyone actually successfully re-trained their dogs to not sleep on the bed, and as a result, gone on to have many blissful hours of sleep? I’d love to hear your tips!
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