If I let my dog sleep in bed with me will they think they are pack leader?
No. Fortunately for us, dogs are much simpler than this. They aren’t planning world domination and letting them sleep in your bed with you won’t cause leadership issues. Here’s a great article for more information about the dominance myth and why it isn’t true. Don’t worry, your dog will still respect you if you let them sleep in the bed with you. For most dogs, they will have a stronger bond with you by being able to spend that little bit more time together having sleepy cuddles.
This is a common question that trainers and behaviourists are asked by pet parents.
Letting your dog sleep on your bed with you is entirely your choice. Here are a few points to consider in making your decision.