Steve is featured in a new article at the Washington Post on the pros and cons of sleeping with pets. Read the full article here.

In some cases, the co-sleeping decision is clear. It’s never a good idea, for example, to share a bed with a new puppy: Dogs need to learn how to sleep by themselves in their crates first, says Steve Brooks, a dog trainer and canine behavior expert. “If I get a new dog, I want him to learn that it’s okay to sleep in a room away from me.” Brooks also would want to make sure that the dog is potty-trained, knows basic commands, such as “sit” or “down,” and understands that entering the bed is by invitation only.

The Washington Post