Saturday, April 19, 2008

The Science of Pillow Hogging Dogs - You and Fido May Be Sharing a Bed for a Reason

If you have a dog, you know how frustrating picking up after your pets fur can be. And you thought cats were bad; dogs leave fur everywhere. From the couch to the rug to the carpet and even the drapes, and worst of all the bed, your beloved pet leaves fur everywhere. It is easy to feel like all of the bathing and brushing that you do for your pet just isn't enough, and neither are those visits to the groomer that cost $40 a pop. In all fairness, it probably wouldn't be such a big deal that your dog was such a ball of fur and wanted to share it with you if it wasn't for the fact that fur can get in your bed and cause allergic reactions, causing you to wake up in the morning convinced you may have caught something. What do you do? Getting the Courage to Give Your Pet the Boot
Kicking your dog off of your bed is not an option. Sure, it is easy to resign yourself to having to do so but it is difficult. If you were a dog,wouldn't you want to sleep on a nice comfy bed rather than a cold, hard floor? Probably so. You definitely can't blame your best friend for sneaking up there during the night. After all, they don't have any place better to go, or do they?There is a psychology behind the reason why we want to share our beds with our pets. A third of all pet owner share their sleeping space with their pets, so the fact that you choose to do so is not at all strange scientifically speaking. As a matter of fact, there is evidence that some 19th century dogs have been known to share their owners' beds as official pet warmers.
Sharing a bed with a cat or dog may not make sense to many people, but anybody who shares that special inexplicable bond with their pet can understand how it can be difficult to kick them out of the bed you have shared for so long it may not make sense to many people, but anybody who shares that special unexplainable bond with their pet can understand how it can be difficult to kick them out of the bed you have shared for so long.You share your bed with your spouse because you love them. You share your bed with your kids because you love them. You share your bed with your pet because you love them, too. It is not rocket science,but it is a type of science.So what do you do? Do you kick your dog out of your bed at night and close them out of the room? It seems a bit cruel, but there may be no other way to get the point across to them. No matter how much you love the time you spend sleeping together, a human bed is just not a place for a canine. Sometimes it really does boil down to a simple solution like this which makes all the sense in the world. Try it, and you will find that they will get use to it.
Lisa Albanese worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for large Animal Rescue NOT-FOR-PROFIT Group and served as a Board member as well. Get more information regarding dog beds.

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