How to get your dog to sleep in his own bed

get your dog to sleep in his bedIt may seem harmless to let your dog sleep in bed with but this can lead to some serious behavior problems that won’t be so fun.

The oppinions on letting your dog in your bed or not letting him are split almost fifty fifty, some saying it’s good for insomniacs and depression.

But it can also cause aggressive behavior when your dog will treat the bed as his territory.

So if you want to get your dog to sleep in his own bed here’s how you do it:

First of all when it comes to any type of training routine, before that works you need to position your self as the pack leader. Your dog needs to know that you’re the leader of the pack.

I’ve heard this from many top dog trainers like Daniel Abdelnoor and others. By the way if you want to an awesome obedience dog training course, Daniel or Doggy Dan as most people know him has an amazing online course. But make sure you do your research before you decide to buy. Here’s a Doggy Dan’s Online Dog Trainer review I’ve found before I started writing this post.

Ok, so the first thing you need to do is establish a sleeping area for your dog.

If he doesn’t have his own bed it’s obvious he will come chill in yours.

When it comes to dog beds, there are the memory foam ones which I recommend. They’re great if you’re dog has muscle or joint pain, but even if he doesn’t and he’s in excellent health, they’re still very comfortable.

We have a GSD so we bought a 7″ thick orthopedic dog bed on which he has enough room to stretch and sleep in the position he’s most comfortable in.

When it comes to the best dog beds for large dogs, Big Barker is probably the one with the best value for price ratio. They’re quality built and they last a lifetime.

If you’re dog is a puppy and not an adult it’s better if you place the bed in a crate or a kennel. If you’re thinking about accidents, all Big Barker dog beds are waterproof.

Some dogs sit in they’re new beds by themselves but if yours doesn’t want to go there, just grab some of his favorite toys or some treats and place them on the dog bed.

What you need to make sure you’re not doing is punishing your dog for jumping on your bed. This type of training never works and it will only make it harder for you to convince your dog to sleep in his own bed.

I’m not an expert, I’m just telling you what we went through with or own dog. But if you want more tips on training your dog and more suggestions on dog beds go to There’s plenty of information there on how to train your dog and fix any behavior problems.

Anyway, let me know how things work out, I’m really looking forward to hearing from you guys.

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