As you can see this was my post and I’ll be honest I’m not an experienced lab owner so can only pass on my findings as opposed to giving sound tried and tested advice. But I would say as a newbie this forum has been most helpful on a number of topics I have posted! Our boy is now happily sleeping downstairs with no problems whatsoever and there was no issue in the transition from our room upstairs to downstairs but I would suggest following the advice of the more experienced owners out there! Good luck with your pup and enjoy!Hi all, just joined & so glad I found this forum & this post!!!
We pick up our beautiful 8 week old girl at the end of the month & I’ve read so much stuff about having the crate in your room with you initially that I was starting to feel guilty that we’ve never had any of our pets sleep upstairs & didn’t intend to with our new puppy. We have the crate in situ now (so our cats get used to a few doggy things in the run up!) and it’s at the bottom of the stairs in a big, safe, room with a tiled floor which is at the centre of the house, where she will have most supervised access to during the day to begin with. We will be easily be able to hear her during the night so keeping everything crossed that this works out ok!