There are a lot of people out there who believe that while dogs can be family pets, they are still not human and should have strict rules. I had a friend who did not let his dogs sit on the couch, the dogs weren't allowed to sleep in the bed, and in the night, he put them outside in the backyard. He had more rules than that. \n\nWith my 2 dogs, they are family, and I let them do what they want, but I still have some boundaries like not letting them use the restroom everywhere in the house, or chewing on furniture. \n\nAre you strict with your dogs?