Poll: Dog Owners 135 replies, 28852 views

viva hate
9/14/2010 9:10:00 AM
Do you let your dog in bed with you/on the couch?



No and yes. But he also knows "off", so usually he'll pop off the couch if we say it...unless he's being a big lazy turd.
Sandy Dickhands
9/14/2010 9:11:00 AM
there's no fucking way i would ever let any animal of mine on any furniture ever
Mr. Bill
9/14/2010 9:12:00 AM
Yes/Yes

She sleeps in the bed with us every night.
Captain Ahab
9/14/2010 9:12:00 AM
yes/yes
viva hate
9/14/2010 9:14:00 AM
I didn't really want him on the couch, but my boyfriend and his dad let him on the couch at his dad's house, so it was kind of hard to make him do it here.

If he was weird and agressive like "this is my couch!" There's no way he'd be allowed on there.
Dianana
9/14/2010 9:15:00 AM
Yes, but only when we allow him to.
the jizzler
9/14/2010 9:22:00 AM
our dog is a rescue and still somewhat scared and untrusting, so we let him on the couch just so he can be closer to us. when we first got him, he just laid in his bed in the corner of our bedroom, so it's a welcomed change. he actually comes out there when we call him now. we get excited when he does regular dog things because he wasn't socialized til he was 1 and a 1/2 and doesn't know how to act. he doesn't know how to play with toys at all, which is sad. the only good thing is that he doesn't bark or chew AT ALL.

oh and our bed is pretty high up so he can't get up there, but we bring him in there sometimes for some forced snuggling.
Jess.
9/14/2010 9:23:00 AM
Yes to both. My dog practically spoons with me and sleeps under the covers, sometimes with a pillow. When a boyfriend was in the bed, the dogs slept on the floor though.

My dog and I are inseparable. It's a terrible codependant relationship.
amandaaa
9/14/2010 9:27:00 AM
Yes to both. They're not allowed on the couch if I'm eating chips or something. They listen when I say "Get Down" so that doesn't bother me. Normally when I go to sleep before my boyfriend both of the dogs sleep in the bed with me. They're not allowed on the bed when we're sleeping though. The bed is too small to have them on there.
viva hate
9/14/2010 9:30:00 AM
Originally posted by: Nice gut, beerslut!

our dog is a rescue and still somewhat scared and untrusting, so we let him on the couch just so he can be closer to us. when we first got him, he just laid in his bed in the corner of our bedroom, so it's a welcomed change. he actually comes out there when we call him now. we get excited when he does regular dog things because he wasn't socialized til he was 1 and a 1/2 and doesn't know how to act. he doesn't know how to play with toys at all, which is sad. the only good thing is that he doesn't bark or chew AT ALL.

oh and our bed is pretty high up so he can't get up there, but we bring him in there sometimes for some forced snuggling.

How does he act around other dogs? Our dude was also an unsocialized rescue, so it was a huge challenge getting him to not spazz out around pups on the street. Still an ongoing process, but he's just an overly excited sweetheart.
Dianana
9/14/2010 9:35:00 AM
Originally posted by: Nice gut, beerslut!

our dog is a rescue and still somewhat scared and untrusting, so we let him on the couch just so he can be closer to us. when we first got him, he just laid in his bed in the corner of our bedroom, so it's a welcomed change. he actually comes out there when we call him now. we get excited when he does regular dog things because he wasn't socialized til he was 1 and a 1/2 and doesn't know how to act. he doesn't know how to play with toys at all, which is sad. the only good thing is that he doesn't bark or chew AT ALL.

oh and our bed is pretty high up so he can't get up there, but we bring him in there sometimes for some forced snuggling.

Aww, that's sad. I bet he doesn't chew or bark because he got beat when he did.
dave heck
9/14/2010 9:38:00 AM
Originally posted by: Jess.

My dog and I are inseparable.

the jizzler
9/14/2010 9:44:00 AM
Originally posted by: viva hate

Originally posted by: Nice gut, beerslut!

our dog is a rescue and still somewhat scared and untrusting, so we let him on the couch just so he can be closer to us. when we first got him, he just laid in his bed in the corner of our bedroom, so it's a welcomed change. he actually comes out there when we call him now. we get excited when he does regular dog things because he wasn't socialized til he was 1 and a 1/2 and doesn't know how to act. he doesn't know how to play with toys at all, which is sad. the only good thing is that he doesn't bark or chew AT ALL.

oh and our bed is pretty high up so he can't get up there, but we bring him in there sometimes for some forced snuggling.

How does he act around other dogs? Our dude was also an unsocialized rescue, so it was a huge challenge getting him to not spazz out around pups on the street. Still an ongoing process, but he's just an overly excited sweetheart.

he's completely uninterested in other animals. not hostile, not scared either. zero prey drive, too. i take him to a meet up for his breed at the dog park at 25th and spruce once a month, and he'll sniff a few butts but generally just lurks around the perimeter looking for potential escape routes.
the jizzler
9/14/2010 9:45:00 AM
Originally posted by: Dianana

Originally posted by: Nice gut, beerslut!

our dog is a rescue and still somewhat scared and untrusting, so we let him on the couch just so he can be closer to us. when we first got him, he just laid in his bed in the corner of our bedroom, so it's a welcomed change. he actually comes out there when we call him now. we get excited when he does regular dog things because he wasn't socialized til he was 1 and a 1/2 and doesn't know how to act. he doesn't know how to play with toys at all, which is sad. the only good thing is that he doesn't bark or chew AT ALL.

oh and our bed is pretty high up so he can't get up there, but we bring him in there sometimes for some forced snuggling.

Aww, that's sad. I bet he doesn't chew or bark because he got beat when he did.

well he was rescued from a puppy mill, so i'm not sure if he was more neglected or abused. either way, any little progression he has makes me feel good.
Otzi
9/14/2010 10:11:00 AM
Originally posted by: Captain Ahab

yes/yes

Ace of Spades
9/14/2010 10:15:00 AM
tuff sleeps with us every night. we tried avoiding it as a pup with crate training but one disaster lead to another and now we have a 90 pound sleeping partner.

we used to not let him on the couches but a couple yrs ago my husband started letting him sneak up behind my back and now we have a permanent couch dog... blanky n all.

idontdrinkndrive
9/14/2010 11:20:00 AM
both my dogs are outside only... so i'd have to say no.
Dianana
9/14/2010 11:22:00 AM
kidcandy
9/14/2010 11:39:00 AM
yes/yes

he runs our house
amandaaa
9/14/2010 11:41:00 AM
Is that a fox terrier?
Pb609
9/14/2010 11:42:00 AM
Yes and Yes. My dog enjoys curling up at the knees of whomever she chooses to lay on and rests her head on their legs.

Sometimes she knows 'off', she has her own little bed that she sleeps on and knows to go to usually pretty well, but she isn't a fan of being told to get off of the couch.

brat.
kidcandy
9/14/2010 11:43:00 AM
no rat peikingese.. ugly lil bastard.
amandaaa
9/14/2010 11:45:00 AM
Originally posted by: cocktail

no rat peikingese.. ugly lil bastard.

Its so cute because its so ugly. That under bite is adorable.
kidcandy
9/14/2010 11:47:00 AM
that's what everyone says.. he is so little but takes up more space in bed then me and my man. he has to be touching us at all times.. i think he thinks he's a human
amandaaa
9/14/2010 12:12:00 PM
He looks identical to my mothers Rat Terrier, minus the under bite and your dog looks a lot smaller.
asking_for_it
9/14/2010 12:15:00 PM
she's pretty much allowed to do whatever she wants. but being in my bed is a big no-no after a sexual incident in which i got a cold wet nose in my taint mid thrust. this actually happened. even when it's bed time we shut the door and she'll usually go away and sleep against the vent in front of the fridge or in the middle of the hallway so if you get up to pee in the middle of the night you have about a 75% chance of tripping over her.

but yeah the couch is fine, she even sits at the kitchen table like a person and puts her fat face on the table when we're eating b/c she wants what we have, but knows enough not to beg for it.