We are taking care of a 4 month old puppy....a total cuddler. I'm soooo tempted to let him sleep with me tonight. I do have a crate for him in my dd's room. Do you know how HARD it is want a snuggly warm body next to me??!!
I have a rule in my house - ANY DOG (foster or being trained) that is not my personal dog is not ever allowed on furniture. Why? Because the home they may go to may not want them on the furniture and I don't want to teach a bad habit. My lab came as a rescue and I was going to rehome him - to this day he's not allowed on the furniture, however some times he sneaks into bed in the middle of the night. The boy I trained over the summer slept loose for the last few weeks - my dogs were in bed with me, he slept on the floor on a dog bed.
Good luck resisting temptation - it is hard. Have fun with the pup.
Yeh, try and resist. That only makes you bond with them and makes it even harder to let them go......trust me on this one!
It is hard. But I agree with Ema.....the new home may not allow dogs in bed. I learned...once they get in bed, it's hard to not let them. Now I have two labs in bed with us. :
Any prospects of a new home? I wondered where you are. I know of somone who may want a new dog, but we are in PA. You have to post pictures of that cutie.
welll...I broke one rule with my foster (though my rescue said it was my decision). he is allowed on the couch.
But i've been keeping him off my bed
Charlie (foster) and Rocky
I was strong!!! I did move his crate in the bedroom and did fairly well. I think it helped to see Cammy in the room while she was in her crate.
Oops, I was under my dd's name...CammyandStorm. Anywho, Wesley will be in his own crate tonight.
I applaud you for staying strong! I am a total sucker for puppy cuddling so i know how hard it was for you!!
I do agree with the others....i am bad about the couch, but all other furniture is off limits. I don't want to set the dog up with a habit his forever family many not want.
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