Many of my clients tell me that their dog is allowed to jump up next to them on the settee or chair whilst they are watching television.
Most of them are smaller breeds, but a lot of larger breeds are afforded the same privilege. The majority of these dogs are also allowed onto the bed, if only for a cuddle in the morning.
Almost all of these dogs have their own baskets or bean bags to sleep on. Many of them also like to occupy another area in the house as a favourite resting place, under the kitchen table, or behind a chair in the lounge etc.
When I ask my clients if these places are comfortable, they tell ,me that they assume so; they have never tried them.
Always remember it is the right of the Alpha figure to sleep where he wants, but nobody sleeps in his bed.