Almost everyone I interviewed who slept with a dog or dogs smiled, laughed, or chuckled about it. They enjoyed, were amused by, liked, or otherwise felt positive about their doggy sleeping companions. And some also felt safer sleeping with a dog.
There are those who argue that sleeping separately is a sign of a troubled marriage. But, if a marriage is strong and consists of daily embracing, intimacy, kissing and words of love, sleeping separately will not endanger the relationship.