Should I Let My French Bulldog Sleep With Me?


If you’re wondering if you should allow your Frenchie to sleep with you in the bed, some facts will help you make a decision. It might sound sweet and cuddly to share a bed with a dog, but in real life, things don’t go so smoothly. For the first few days, it might look like things go pretty well. However, you’ll soon start to fight for your side of the bed and end up sleeping on the floor.

Frenchies are quite famous for their affectionate behavior, so they will do everything to sneak into you’re your comfy zone. Therefore, if you love sleeping more than doing anything else in the world, allowing your Frenchie to sleep in the bed with you doesn’t sound like a good idea.

Why you should never let your French bulldog sleep with you?

Well, this question might sound cruel to all those dog owners who wouldn't replace their dogs for anyone else in the world. However, by forbidding your Frenchie to sleep with you, you’ll set the limits from the start. Every dog should know to respect your place for sleeping and relaxing. Just imagine how your dog would react to see another dog or a cat jumping into his bed. It will surely not end up so great.

  • They’re known as Velcro dogs

Since Frenchies belong to companion breeds, they tend to act clingy toward their owners. That’s why they got the name ‘velcro dogs’. Once you allow your Frenchie to sneak into your bed, it will be difficult to change such a routine. Creating an over-attached connection with a dog is not recommended because that’s how you can induce developing of separation anxiety in your pet.

  • Every dog should have his own ‘crate’

From the moment you’ve just brought your puppy home, you should gradually teach it to spend time in his crate. It’s one of the best ways to prevent aggressive behavior, separation anxiety, and other behavioral issues. That’s how your pet will learn to respect your free time, and would not follow you from room to room. You have to admit that it can be very annoying to have a little stalker in the house, so teaching the dog to spend time in the crate will also provide him with a sense of security and safety while you're finishing errands.

  • Dogs are allergy triggers

Even though you’re not allergic to a dog’s dander, our pooches can carry allergens on their fur. Every time your Frenchie goes to the potty, he picks up seasonal pollen, dust, and dirt from outside. That’s why it wouldn’t be good to allow your Frenchie to sleep in your bed.

Well, your dog has probably learned to share the bed with you, but what about your partner? If you were single so far, then your dog can find it difficult to see someone else in ‘his’ bed except you. Dealing with such a situation can cause him to growl and act aggressively.

  • You won’t have ‘sweet dreams’

Depending on your dog’s sleeping style, you can expect a real fight for a place. Besides, dogs are known as alert creatures, so it isn’t surprising to hear your Frenchie wandering through the house in the middle of the night just to check if everything is ok.

Is it true that women better sleep next to their dogs?

This question might sound silly, according to the researches that collected data from 962 adult women living in the USA, 31% share their beds with cats, 55% with dogs, and 57 % with their partners. The results have shown that women sleep better next to their dogs than to human partners because our furry friends bring more security. Compared to cats, dogs sleep more peacefully and go to bed earlier. Besides, they memorize when is the time for sleeping, eating, going for a walk, and your daily routine

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