SUMMARY: Luke succeeds at sleeping with the big dogs!
I have tried periodically to let Luke sleep on the king-sized bed with me and Chip, but every time I've lain down, he starts climbing all over me and biting at me and will not be deterred. I usually give it 5 to 10 minutes, depending on my patience and fatigue level, but he has always ended up back in his crate.
Last night--success! Only about 2 minutes of trying to be an annoying puppy and then, voila, he slept on the bed quietly all night!
I kept thinking:
- On the down side, it would probably be nice long-term to have dogs who don't sleep on the bed.
- On the up side, getting him out of his crate every morning, when my back has is usually at its worst, has been a pain in the backside, literally. Often a very big pain. So, if this keeps up like last night, I'll no longer have to worry about that. (Just the small amount of bending required to release him. Tellin' ya, this back thing of mine is not playing by my rules.)
So, well, anything is possible, and we'll see how the champ does tonight!