I was pleasantly surprised to see so many people vote on my poll. Thanks all you lurkers out there! I really enjoyed the discussions, and was most surprised to see that no one's dog sleeps with their kid. I wonder if that's because the people voting don't have kids (I know at least a few of you don't, and I don't), or if you all just want the doggy love all to yourself! I know if Theo were allowed in our bedroom, no pleading from my theoretical kids would tempt me to give up Corgi snuggles! Hehe.
I don't think we'll crate Theo at night forever. When we can trust him to not get into too much trouble while we're sleeping, we'll probably ask him to go into his crate at night and then just leave the door open. The problem is he'll definitely try and come into our bedroom, a place he isn't allowed. I would say we could put the gate up to block it off, but I would want to gate at the top of the stairs to make sure he's at least in a smaller, more controllable area. And I don't really want to buy a second gate. I can't just close the door because he wouldn't whine and cry. Hmmm...what to do? Secretly I still hope that Husband gets over the whole "I'm allergic so Theo can't be in the bedroom" thing.
On the other hand, Theo seems to really enjoy going to bed in his crate. When I get up to go to bed at night Theo instantly pops up from whatever he's doing (usually sleeping nearby me or Husband) to follow me downstairs, where I take him out to do his business for the night. When we're back inside he runs happily upstairs and does the happy ears back trot all the way into his crate where he waits for his nightly peanut butter treats before I close the door to his crate and he goes to sleep for the night. I always expect him to get grouchy at me for waking him up, but to my surprise every night he looks genuinely happy to be put to bed in his crate. So maybe I just shouldn't mess with a good thing!
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