Should Chihuahuas Sleep With You? (Solved & Explained!)

As long as you don’t toss and turn in your sleep, it’s perfectly fine to let your Chihuahua sleep with you. It helps to build a closer bond, for one thing, and it also makes your dog feel much safer because you are right next to them.

If you are a restless sleeper, they can still sleep on the bed, but you should teach them to sleep on their own nearby pillow or simply at your feet where you won’t roll over on them.

As these little dogs are quite fragile, rolling over on them could hurt your dog and you’ll probably get a surprised nip in the process. That said, as long as you prepare, it’s perfectly fine to let your Chi burrow under the covers and sleep close to you every night.

In this article, we’re going to answer the most popular question being asked this week about Chihuahuas and their sleeping habits. Do Chis know when you are sleeping? Can a Chihuahua with separation anxiety still sleep in the bed?

Stay with us to find out the answers to these and other important questions – they’re waiting for you below!

Why does my Chihuahua only sleep with me?

Chihuahuas are notoriously picky about whom they select and when your Chi only wants to sleep with you, then you are that person. Aside from the closeness that they feel sleeping with you, your dog is also assuming a position of mutual protection.

They’re guarding you and you are guarding them. It’s warm, practical, and adorable!

Why you shouldn’t sleep with your Chihuahua?

Sleeping with your Chihuahua is perfectly fine, provided that you aren’t a restless sleeper. Tossing and turning can be dangerous for these fragile, little dogs. That doesn’t mean you can’t sleep in the same bed, however.

You can teach your dog to sleep at your feet, where it’s safe, or on their own pillow. Alternately, you can just put their bed close to yours where they can see you, and your dog will still sleep happily and feel safe from your close proximity.

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Should I let my Chihuahua sleep in my room?

Yes, you should let your dog sleep in your room if want to. Sleeping in the same room makes your dog feel safe and it’s a great way to deepen your bond together. With Chihuahuas, it’s also a safer option if there are other people in the house.

Letting your dog sleep in the bedroom with you and with the door closed keeps them from waking up and wandering the house, where someone who is tired and looking for the bathroom or a midnight snack might step on a paw or trip over your little one. Sleeping in your room is much safer!

Why does my Chihuahua sleep in between me and my husband?

Generally, this is just your dog’s way of saying that they love you both and consider you and your husband as part of their ‘pack’. By sleeping there, your dog can keep a watch on both of you, not to mention that between two people it’s much warmer than simply sleeping next to one!

Where should I put my Chihuahua’s bed?

The best place to put your Chihuahua’s bed is in your bedroom, so that they can sleep there with the door closed. This limits wandering to the bedroom itself, although you need to get in the habit of looking down when you walk to avoid any accidents.

Be sure to place the bed somewhere that your dog can see you – this makes them feel safer and they will be more likely to sleep through the night.

Do Chihuahuas know when humans are sleeping?

Yes, Chis can tell when you are sleeping, as you will smell different and you will also be making different sounds. That said, if your little rascal really wants something, they aren’t above the suspicious tactic of ‘making sure’ by coming close enough to smell your lips and the breath coming from them.

This can be quite a surprise if you aren’t used to, especially if it comes with a wake-up lick, so you’ll want to be prepared for this or you should get in the habit of sleeping with your face towards the middle of the bed, not outwards and ‘vulnerable’ to a hungry Chihuahua in the morning.

Why do Chihuahuas sleep with their bum facing you?

This is actually a sign of trust. Survival instinct dictates that you don’t present your back to a potential predator, but only someone that you trust, and so when your dog does this it’s not a means of snubbing you. They don’t see ‘showing their rear’ as a form of insult or snobbery, rather it just means that they trust you to ‘have their back’.

Why do Chihuahuas sleep under covers?

Dogs are den animals by nature and burrowing comes instinctually to them. None more, it seems, than the Chihuahua. These little guys and gals love burrowing into a blanket to take a nap on their own or even better, to cuddle up next to you.

As they are small dogs, Chihuahuas don’t regulate their body heat as efficiently as large dogs, so burrowing into the blanket also helps them to get warm when it’s a bit chilly in the house. So, if you see this behavior, don’t worry – it’s perfectly natural – your dog just likes being warm and cozy underneath the blanket.

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Should you let a Chihuahua with separation anxiety sleep with you?

It’s perfectly fine to let your Chihuahua sleep with you, even if they have separation anxiety. The treatment for separation anxiety is most commonly socialization and you can still do this during the day.

Making your Chihuahua sleep separately won’t push back their progress, so if you want them to sleep there it’s perfectly okay to let them.

Should you let your Chihuahua roam the house at night?

It’s not a good idea, at least until they are 2 years of age. By this time, most dogs will be mature enough to handle the house on their own, without flying off the handle if they see a squirrel outside or a mouse in the house.

Before this age, however, it’s not a good idea. Until they’ve matured, there’s no guarantee that they will behave when you aren’t there to catch them doing mischief!