Your dog’s sleep space is up to their pet parent, whether they sleep with you in bed, in a crate, in a designated dog bed or another area of the house. A comfortable and quiet place for your pup to relax can help them understand that when it’s time to go inside the crate means it’s time to sleep. Cozy dog crate beds and pads can be great solutions for pets who have a hard time sleeping or get overstimulated at bedtime. Many dogs do better with their own zone for sleeping, but it can be good to put the crate in or near your bedroom so your dog doesn’t feel isolated.
Especially if you have a large dog, crate furniture may be a better option than letting them sleep in your bed. You can also use a dog crate with divider to make a separate sleep space for your dog that you can adjust as they grow.