Cavalier King Charles Spaniels were bred to be comfort dogs. They are small and bred to be exceptionally loyal and affectionate.Their small size and being affectionate by nature make them excellent lap dogs.
It may come as a surprise but having your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleep in bed with you may not be the best idea.
Not only can it be dangerous for your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels but it maybe dangerous for you as well. Find out why we do not think you should not let your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleep in your bed.
Dangers to you
On the human side of it, by sleeping with your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel you can increase your chances for some skin and other diseases. There have been cases where MRSA and other skin infections have been transferred. It is less likely you’ll catch a disease from your pet if it is in good health.
If you have allergies or asthma, sharing the bed with your pet is a horrible idea. Dog’s fur can carry a lot of allergens. By letting your dog into your bed you're bringing those allergens directly into your bed. It is suggested that your dog not even sleep in the same room if you are affected by these. These risks are very uncommon but they are very possible. You should always make sure your dog is in good health.
Your dog can cause disruption in your sleep or social life. Your Cavalier King Charles Spaniels may be a bed hog or try to snuggle up close waking you. Some dogs twitch and move in their sleep. These jerking movements can keep you from falling asleep. There's also the danger that your dog may experience a nightmare in their sleep, this can be very dangerous.
Dangers to your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel
With the Cavalier King Charles Spaniels belonging to the toy group, it’s no surprise that it’s tiny. There is a huge risk that you may move or roll in your sleep and hurt your dog.
The risk is even greater if there are two people sharing a bed. You can avoid injuring your by having them sleep on the floor.
Behavioural problems if you let your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleep in your bed
Not only is there a health risk for Cavalier King Charles Spaniels, there are several behavior risks.
Sharing the bed can feed a young Cavalier King Charles Spaniels aggression. They can become territorial. If you bring a stranger into your bed or room your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel is more likely to protect his territory if you allow them to sleep in your bed.
Housebreaking can also be affected. It can especially be detrimental to the process if the bed is a replacement for the crate.
If you never let your dog on your bed correcting them when they get near or on the bed will help deter them from getting on the bed.
If you’ve already allowed your dog into your bed the task will be much greater. Some dog trainers suggest turning it into a game. By using treats and praise you can break the dog’s bad habit.
As amazing as letting your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleep in your bed sounds, it is unfortunately a bad idea.
You simply should not let your Cavalier King Charles Spaniel sleep in your bed. There are risks involved for both you and your canine companion.
Let your dog sleep in his or her own bed. Cavalier King Charles Spaniels are the perfect lap dog but not a bed dog.