Where do your dogs sleep?

Discussion in 'Camping with Kids/Pets' started by Gardener, Mar 23, 2018.

  1. MsMac

    MsMac Active Member

    May 19, 2016
    Our guys (85 pound German Shepherd and 75 pound crazy hound) used to sleep on the bed with us. I completely lost my sense of humor our last time out when I spent the night not being able to extend my legs, so they've been evicted. Of course, they simply cannot use the other, empty bunk because, apparently, that's too far away, so the hound has been relegated to the cushion that covers our shower and the shepherd is on a fuzzy bathmat on the floor. We'll just add that to the list of abuses that they have to endure... :D
  2. chadster

    chadster Member

    Mar 12, 2018
    Well our little puppy is only ten pounds at home she usually sleeps in her crate with the door open. While camping she wants to sleep with her boy.

    During the day she is always outside with us, and of course is always happy when the brother in-law brings their puppy also.

  3. Raycfe

    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

    Oct 3, 2007
    Waterford, Ct
    On most of the bed.
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  4. Toedtoes

    Toedtoes Active Member

    May 28, 2018
    On her/his back? My Bat-dog is part beagle and her preferred sleeping position is on her back. She will crowd between me and the wall and then flip herself over. I usually get poked and prodded before she is in proper position.
  5. M-88

    M-88 Member

    Jun 29, 2015
    Does anyone crate their dog in the camper?

    My German Shepherd pup will NOT sleep outside of her playpen or her crate.

    Sleeping on the bed with us is not an option for her haha.
  6. tfischer

    tfischer Well-Known Member

    We tried that for awhile... the only place the crate would fit without totally blocking up the pup was where the dinette goes, so we took that down and set it up there overnight. Found out it was easier to just let him roam freely and sleep whereever he ended up (which was everywhere). We still bring the crate along each trip, in case we need to leave for a short time (he just sleeps in there silently)
  7. Dogs & Pup

    Dogs & Pup New Member

    Jun 30, 2018
    I thought that I was the only one who has this “arrangement”!
  8. neighbormike

    neighbormike Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2012
    ^^ They know who's boss!
  9. nineoaks2004

    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

    Oct 15, 2006
    Graceville, Florida
    I agree, and they have no problem reminding us either.
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  10. fullboat1010

    fullboat1010 New Member

    Jun 3, 2018
    Our pup (15 lbs) sleeps with us! She likes to find one of the corners and curl up there.
  11. upstate family

    upstate family Member

    Jul 20, 2016
    Central New York
    We have 3 beds and 3 dogs. So it is usually 1 dog per bed. Unless they decide otherwise which usually means I am the one that will end up with multiple dogs. The down side of going gray is our beds are queens and I can't sleep with hubby in a queen, his shoulders are too broad so I end up with too little space to be comfy.
  12. Rik Peery

    Rik Peery Active Member

    Jun 15, 2018
    Little Henri ('chi) sleeps in a small crate in our Aliner on the counter top by the door, just as he does at home (crate)...1st time we went, didn't use the crate, he was all over the place half the night until I retrieved said crate from the truck, he dove right in...
  13. silverfz

    silverfz Member

    Aug 8, 2013
    We had a minidashund who loves his crate and will ONLY sleep in it. He when tired will go in there and take a nap. For him being so tiny jumping up on bed was not an option.

    Our 85lb lab X shepard mix was sleeping in a crate and was crated when we left the camper up till 1 yr. She now sleeps on the couch and comes and trying to snuggle in the bed at 5 am every morning between me and the wife. She is not welcome to sleep with us as he is darn too big and its tight. So every morning she will sit patiently for me to open my eyes to her face on my face asking permission to get on the bed. Once i tap twice on the bed she will jump in for an hr or so till we wake up. She does with my daughter too. always asks permission.
  14. ProbablyNotLostWanderer

    ProbablyNotLostWanderer New Member

    Jun 1, 2018
    Houston, Texas
    Kind of a funny story: First time we went camping this season - me, my husband, two kids and a dog in our lightweight A-frame - middle of the night I was woken up by a loud thump, and the camper rocking just a bit. Of course I'm wide awake trying to figure out what kind of creature is trying to get inside our camper. Then I hear these creepy whiffly breathing noises, and more thumps and movement of the camper. I'm totally freaked out and just as I'm starting to wonder why my dog isn't barking like crazy, my brain kicks on.

    When we pull out our couch to make the bed, there's a perfect little spot directly under me for our terrier mix and her bed. So I grab a flashlight and stick my head over the side and there's my dog, dreaming up a storm, twitching, wheeze-snoring, and wagging her tail which is thumping against the side of the camper and making it sway a bit.

    Moral of the story: Noises are loud at night, especially when they come from underneath you, and always remember where you've stashed your dog.

    TL;DR - Our dog sleeps on the floor under my bed. :)
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