Morkies are cute little monsters. Well, that’s why we love ‘em right? But a question that’s always being asked by new Morkie owners is – Should I let my puppy sleep in bed with me? Well, you probably won’t like the answer, because the answer is: Depends.
Every owner and every puppy are different, so it’s really hard to say if you should let your Morkie into bed with you or not. The truth is, most Morkie owners do share their bed at night. Our professional opinion believes that their cuddly, tiny and adorable personalities are just too hard to resist.
But there are a few things you should take into consideration before letting your Morkie jump in bed with you. First, are you ready to make that commitment? Morkies are needy dogs that love snuggling, and if you get your Morkie used to sleep in the same bed as you – it will be near impossible to break them of this habit.
Should your Morkie Share Your Sheets?
Your Morkie may be your one and only now, but will your future bed partners be okay with their new bed buddies? We know your Morkie is your number one wingman, but how are you going to explain this to your little puppy, when your lover isn’t really comfortable sharing the bed with your dog? Odds are your Morkie won’t get it, and cry all night, spoiling the mood. Also, Morkies can be very light sleepers and are known to wake up and move around if any movement disturbs their slumber.
Another thing to consider is your dog’s safety. If your Morkie is still little, think about this: how tall your bed is? Do you roll over a lot when you sleep? Rolling over a little Morkie puppy can hurt the puppy or even cause a lasting injury.
What’s Best For My Morkie Puppy?
As mentioned, Most Morkie owners tend to let their dog sleep in the same bed with them. However, We recommend waiting for a little before adding another pillow to your bed. It’s probably best for you and your Morkie puppy if you first try to have your Morkie sleep perhaps next to your bed, in a crate or a puppy bed, this way you’re close to each other, but it will be easier to spend a night or few apart when the time comes.
If you are in the process of potty training your Morkie, You should also consider letting them sleep next to your bed or in your room, but not on your bed in case of accidents. If a potty accident does occur while your Morkie is in your bed, they might believe this is acceptable behavior, whereas they are less likely to have accidents in their crate or their own bed.
So to sum it all up, letting your Morkie sleep in bed with you is perfectly fine, but it is probably best to wait a few months until your puppy is a little bigger and less fragile. When they’re older they have the finesse to safely jump from your bed and have the awareness to not get crushed by you when you roll over.
Also, it is probably better to potty train your Morkie before having them sleep with you in bed. To help your puppy be closer to you, you can get creative and use a surface that’s similar height as your bed, and place their crate there. Remember, this might be hard at first, and it can be very tempting to just pick up your little Morkie and snuggle with them, as your puppy cries and whines for you because they want your affection, but at night, a little alone time is your benefit in the long run, at least when they’re still puppies.