My little Yorkie-poo, Chipper, always slept right beside me at night , from the time that he was a puppy, until the last year or so. We have a bed frame that sits fairly high off of the floor, and Chipper is almost 15 years old now, and I worried that he might fall off of the bed and break a rib or even his leg, since he is so fragile . We got one of the baby play-pens for him, and that way he could still sleep in the bedroom, but I didn't have to worry about him falling off of the bed at night; but he discovered that he could jump out of it. Then, I was worried that he would catch a toenail or something and hurt himself trying to climb out. This week, I found the perfect place for him to sleep. It is a small round mesh-sided playpen that has a zipper-top. He has his blankets and soft cushiony dog bed in there, and he can see out at night, but is in a safe place to sleep, and right next to my side of the bed. It is perfect for him, and he slept there last night was was totally happy with his new bed. Chipper is a very opinionated little dog, and when he doesn't want to be woke up, he will growl and grumble, and then come toddling out with his tail wagging, as if to say that he didn't like being called out of his bed; but it is all fine again now. When we go to bed at night, we always let the dogs out for their final trip outside , and Chipper always grumbles; but then he happily goes outside for his last bathroom break before bedtime.