Do Goldendoodles Like to Sleep With You?

By Jeffrey Cheek
December 18, 2022

goldendoodle laying on the couch waiting for their owners

As any goldendoodle owner can tell you, these dogs are some of the most loyal and affectionate around.

They are incredibly intelligent, they love to play and exercise, and they also enjoy cuddling up with their owners.

But do goldendoodles like to sleep with you?

Let’s take a look at all the factors involved in this decision.

This will completely depend on your goldendoodles' personality.

The truth is that every dog (and even every goldendoodle) has a different personality and temperament, so there is no one-size-fits-all answer to this question.

Some goldendoodles may be perfectly happy sleeping with their humans in bed; others may prefer to sleep alone or even outside. It really just depends on your individual pup’s preferences.

If you want your goldendoodle to sleep in your bed (or even just in your bedroom), the best thing you can do is make it a pleasant experience for him or her by providing plenty of comfortable bedding options and maybe even a few toys or treats nearby.

This will help create an environment that encourages your pup to snuggle up close at night instead of running away as soon as they hear you getting ready for bed.

Should Your Goldendoodle Sleep with You in Your Bed?

Whether your goldendoodle should sleep with you in your bed is a personal decision.

Some dog owners prefer to keep their dogs out of the bedroom altogether, while others are perfectly happy co-sleeping with their furry friends.

If you decide that sleeping with your goldendoodle in your bed is an option you’re comfortable with, make sure you set up a safe and comfortable bedding area for your pup.

It’s also important to remember that if you invite your goldendoodle into your bed, it’s important to establish boundaries right away.

Make sure they understand that the bed is only for sleeping—no chewing on pillows or blankets! It’s also important to make sure they understand that they should not jump up on the bed or try to take over your spot, as this will create a bad habit.

They should always be invited to the bed, and only allowed to stay if they behave.

What About Goldendoodle Puppies? Should You Let Them Sleep With You for the first few weeks?

It’s generally not a good idea to let your puppy dog sleep in your bed right away. The puppy stage is where you set up boundaries and help the puppy to feel comfortable being alone.

If you let them sleep with you from the start, they may become too attached and experience separation anxiety when you leave or even just move to another room.

This is where crate training comes in.

You don't have to straight away lock them in a different room when you go to bed, you can have them sleep in their own crate next to your bed. This will still give them the feeling of comfort and security without sleeping in your bed.

After you feel boundaries and rules have been set up and understood, you can then decide if you want to have your goldendoodle puppy sleep with you.

If you don't want to do crate training, you can place a comfortable dog bed next to your own bed and let your goldendoodle puppy stay close.

Do Goldendoodles Like to Cuddle?

Yes, goldendoodles often do enjoy cuddling with their owners, especially if your pup is already used to sleeping in the same bed as you. They are very affectionate dogs and love spending quality time with their people.

However, some goldendoodle puppies may be a bit hesitant about cuddling at first. If this is the case with your pup, try giving them some time and space to get comfortable around you before attempting any cuddles.

You can also give your goldendoodle treats or toys when they do cuddle up close, which will help reinforce their positive behavior and make it more likely that they’ll continue doing so in the future.

Can Goldendoodles Sleep Outside?

Yes, technically Goldendoodles can sleep outside, but they are not very well-suited for outdoor living. An afternoon nap in your backyard is not a problem, but you shouldn't leave your pup outside all night.

You also have to remember, that leaving your Goldendoodle alone in your backyard doesn't equal exercise or proper stimulation.

Goldendoodles need plenty of exercise and mental stimulation to stay happy and healthy, so you should still plan on taking your pup on daily walks and spending time playing with him or her every day.

Training Your Goldendoodle to Sleep Where You Want Them

a goldendoodle laying in its bed

If you decide that you want your goldendoodle sleeping with you but he or she isn’t quite sure yet, don’t worry!

There are plenty of steps you can take to train your pup how to sleep where you want them to—in other words, with you! Start by gradually introducing the idea of sleeping together.

For example, if your dog likes their own space more than cuddling up close with their human then try sitting next to them while watching TV before bedtime or giving them treats while they lay down near where you do at night.

This will help make the process easier for both parties involved!

Do Goldendoodles Sleep Through The Night?

If you are worried about your goldendoodle not sleeping through the night, rest assured that they eventually will—provided they are given the right kind of environment and routine. Goldendoodles need plenty of exercise during the day to ensure a good night’s sleep, as well as sticking to a regular bedtime routine.

Health Benefits of Having Your Goldendoodle Sleep With You

If you and your pup are both comfortable with the idea of sleeping in bed together, there are actually some health benefits that come along with it!

It’s been shown that sleeping with a pet can help reduce stress and anxiety levels, improve sleep quality, and even lower blood pressure. Plus, snuggling up with your goldendoodle can provide an extra source of warmth on cold nights.

Reasons Why Your Goldendoodle Might Not Like Sleeping With You

Although goldendoodles generally love cuddling up with their owners, there are some instances where a pup might not like sleeping with you.

You Move Around a Lot at Night

If you move around a lot while you sleep, it might be uncomfortable for your goldendoodle to stay in one place and sleep. They are often light sleepers and can be easily disturbed by any sudden movements or loud noises.

The Temperature of Your Bedroom is Too Hot or Cold

If the temperature of your bedroom is too hot or cold, it could make your goldendoodle uncomfortable. Goldendoodles need to be kept in a temperature-controlled environment when they sleep if possible.

Your Goldendoodle is Older and Mature

An older and mature goldendoodle may prefer their own space, since they have had plenty of time to get used to sleeping alone. Senior dogs also like to sleep and take more naps throughout the day.

You snore really loudly

No one likes sleeping with a loud snorer, and goldendoodles are no exception! If your pup isn’t used to the sound of you snoring, it might scare him or her away.


Why does my goldendoodle like to sleep on me?

Goldendoodles love their owners and want to be as close to them as possible! They may choose to sleep on you because it's comforting and the safest place. Plus, they get the added bonus of your warmth.

Can Goldendoodles Sleep Through the Night?

Yes, goldendoodles can sleep through the night, as long as their basic needs are met. That includes making sure they are not too hot or too cold, that they get plenty of exercise throughout the day and that they have a comfortable sleeping space


Whether or not a goldendoodle likes sleeping with its owner depends entirely on the individual pup’s personality and temperament. Some pups might love snuggling up close at night, while others may prefer their own space.

If this is something that interests you, then start by making it as pleasant an experience as possible for your pup and then gradually introduce them to the idea of sleeping together until they get used to it!

With enough patience and dedication from both sides of the equation – human and furry friend – soon enough everyone will be getting a good night’s rest!

Jeffrey Cheek

Jeffrey Cheek is the proud owner of a funny goldendoodle named Bailey. Jeffrey loves spending time with his family and friends, and he enjoys being active outdoors. He is a successful business owner, and he takes great pride in providing for his loved ones. Bailey is always by Jeffrey's side, and the two of them make everyone around them laugh with their silly antics.

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