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Topic: Serious Dog Sleeping Problem - Solved!!!  (Read 5585 times)
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« on: June 05, 2008 01:34:53 PM »

We have a serious problem with our dogs wanting to sleep in the bed with us. Locking them out doesn't work because Hunter won't stop scratching till we give up and let him in just to keep the door from being demolished. I have bought several dog beds and put them on the floor in our bedroom but they don't like it because they can't be near us. Okay - I admit, I have totally spoiled them! But when they are in the bed with us they hog the whole bed! Why do dogs have to sleep sideways anyway? My hubby was not happy!

Anyway.... I had a shining light bulb moment and I took our old hope chest which was in really sad condition and pushed it up against the end of our bed.

I took off the torn vinyl and covered it with a really soft blanket and filled it with soft stuffing

And now they can be close to us but not in the bed with us.

And it worked!! Well, for Hunter anyway... Duke loves it too but still winds up burrowing under the covers and sleeping in the crook of our legs... Oh well, one out of two ain't bad Wink Especially since Hunter is the biggest bed hog and without him it feels like our bed is twice as big!

And here is a picture of the boys showing their approval of their new bed.


I know it's not really great - but we sleep much better at night now Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008 01:43:32 PM »

That's a great solution!  Not only do the dogs have a place of their own to sleep, your chest looks a lot better, too. 
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008 01:46:10 PM »

WOW   Roll Eyes
Trash into treasure, what fun!!
I think it has a few decades more use out of it now!!!!!!
And I love the fabric, I see your boys do too!
My cat sleeps sides ways on the bed too, I thought it was for a quick getaway if needed, but who knows....
Did you staple it from underneath?
It is perfect!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008 03:11:09 PM »

Cute puppies! And wonderful idea.
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008 03:35:07 PM »

'Most anything that improves your chance of a good night's sleep is great.  Excellent idea!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008 06:50:43 PM »

oh my goodness I must try that at my boyfriends house. his pittybull not only hogs the whole bed while insisting on sleeping between my bf and I but he also sleeps under the covers!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 07:02:47 PM »

Thanks for the comments guys - yes beaddizzygrl - it is stapled but not under - on the sides - I couldn't get the board up - it's kind of messy but the dogs don't notice Wink

and unmadehearts - I thought about including an extra cover for them to get under... They both love under the covers too.
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« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2008 11:01:43 PM »

Great restoration job.  and those are some amazingly cute dogs.
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« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2008 03:13:55 AM »

Thanks - and the dogs thank you!! I left the original foam there and added a layer of stuffing and it is so comfortable now that I found my daughter lying on it watching TV instead of lying on my bed like she usually does Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 07, 2008 08:08:51 AM »

I have a Hunter that crawls into bed with me almost every night too, but he's a human child, my seven year old son and he has always had his own bed. LOL! but I also have an 80lb dog diego that crawls right up inbetween me and my husband almost every night, a couple nights ago we had the two kids the dog and cat in bed with us when we woke up we soooo need a King size bed.
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