Do you let sleeping Scottie dogs lie wherever they want?
Tiny Sleeper by missmoney on Flickr
Sheena recently suggested that the sleeping habits of Scotties would make a good topic, and the Scottish Terrier News concurred.
While Bridget was crated as a puppy, she only made the crate her home for a short period and happily abandoned it. (At the time, I didn’t know about more stylish crates or travel crates.) Pet Crates & Kennels)
Nowadays, Bridget sleeps around — on the couch, in an armchair, in her dog bed, all of which are located in the living room. On the occasions when I’ve moved her dog bed into my room, she will sometimes sleep there. I’ve been meaning to replace her IKEA dog bed with something a little bit more modern like a BowHaus bed, and possibly buy two beds — one for the living room and one for the bedroom — but I haven’t gotten around to it yet. As a result, I’m totally in awe of Taffy’s luxury facilities.
As for Sheena, here’s her dogs’ routine:
My girls –Scottie and Westie –have a ritual every evening. Anywhere between 9:30 and 10pm, it’s ok Mum and Dad time for us to go potty, which they do. Then the Scottie runs off to her house/crate for her cookie. The westie lalligogs and eventually follows. They have nice thick dog beds and towels that they make into their pillows and curl up and that’s it until morning.
We have tried several times have them them sleep with us on or off the bed or just sleeping wherever they like but they always end up in “their” house. I would love to hear from other people…