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    Just a question- our bully is 6 months old and we would love for him to sleep on the bed. But every time he comes on the bed he goes crazy jumping and biting. He is playing but he gets very rough. He does the same thing if he comes on the couch with you. He is a great dog but he just is not one to cuddle. Is it because he is so young and still in the playful puppy stage?
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    Aubie used to do the same thing in the bed. Once she learned commands like "stay", we brought her up and made her stay and be calm. If she was good, she got praises. If she was bad, she was off the bed. She still gets nutty sometimes in the bed, but she now knows to stop when you tell her to.


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    Stinky does the same thing. I would love for him to take a nap with me. But NO way!! He just wants to play and mess up the blankets.Who can sleep?

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    i think it's because you're still in puppy stages. Lola would get crazy eyes around 10pm everynight as a pup. She didn't sleep with us on our bed regularly until she was 2 years old actually. but she was allowed to have free reign of the house (includingour bed when we weren't home) after she was 1 year old.

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    Yes, it is still the puppy stage and he thinks whenever he is next to you or at your level... it is play time.
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    Harlea does the same thing. Getting on the bed for her is a treat like no other and she goes nuts for the first few minutes she is up there and then calms down. We still don't let her sleep in the bed as it is high up and we don't want her falling off and hurting herself so she is only on it for short periods. The couch is another story. She has her spot when she stays in for the most part unless she wants to take a nap between my legs when I have my feet up.
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    Bring a large Nylabone or rope chew toy with you when you take your dog to bed.
    That will give him something do do until he falls asleep.

    Teach him that you are in charge by saying "scoop, scoop, scoop" each time you lift him onto the bed.
    He will quickly settle into a routine of waiting to be lifted (scopped).
    Then he will learn how to jump up onto the bed by himself.

    Last night, Walley-Bubba wanted to go to bed before I was ready (I was working on the computer).
    He took hi Kong chew toy (empty, no Kong cheese inside) and got up on the bed by himself and lay down chewing his toy.
    I was so proud of hi independence.

    One thing though, he has never jumped off the bed.
    I'm glad of that because his bones are probably still a little soft at 1 year of age.
    I have no doubt that he could jump down, but glad he doesn't.

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    I think it's because you're still in the puppy stage, as am I. Diesel just wants to play when I put him in bed with me. He is a cuddler though regularly. He constantly feels the need to sit next to me when I sit on the floor (I sit on the floor because he isn't allowed on the couch) and he'll make sure he's touching me the whole time he's there. Constantly wants to be in my lap. Very rarely will he take a nap with me but I have to wear him out first. I usually need a nap from playing with him, but he won't sleep in bed with me unless I just let him run wild for a while first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Starkie View Post
    Bring a large Nylabone or rope chew toy with you when you take your dog to bed.
    That will give him something do do until he falls asleep.

    Teach him that you are in charge by saying "scoop, scoop, scoop" each time you lift him onto the bed.
    He will quickly settle into a routine of waiting to be lifted (scopped).
    Then he will learn how to jump up onto the bed by himself.
    All of this, sounds genius though.

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    We use a rubbermaid two step, step stool for Sheldon he refuses to actually jump on the bed and he refuses to let anyone help him on the bed so if he wanted on the bed he had to use the step now when he wants on the bed he nudges his step and looks at me to move it so he can get on the bed and if I ignore him he stands up to the side of the bed and shakes it with his front paws and loudly lets me know he what he wants!

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    It took about a year and a half before I trained Nigel to sleep with me. He was ready cause he never had an accident on the bed and he now has a routine of sleeping with mommy. Be patient you'll get there and you will love it as I do.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselsHooman View Post
    All of this, sounds genius though.
    He is a very smart doggy...when it suites his nibs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marine91 View Post
    Harlea does the same thing. Getting on the bed for her is a treat like no other and she goes nuts for the first few minutes she is up there and then calms down. We still don't let her sleep in the bed as it is high up and we don't want her falling off and hurting herself so she is only on it for short periods. The couch is another story. She has her spot when she stays in for the most part unless she wants to take a nap between my legs when I have my feet up.
    Rocco does the same thing when I recline on the couch!

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