Hi All!Haven't posted in awhile (can't believe miss Zsusie is already 2.5yrs old!!! How time flies!). She is doing so well, and we love her to death, but we've encountered a bit of an issue at…Continue
"I have been thinking about this and what I would do. Let me just say that mine have free access to our bed and Murphy has always slept w us and Bella just comes and goes if there is a comfortable spot and she gets rubs. Anyway, how I taught them to…"
"I don't have a long-term solution - Sedona's three years old and still happily sleeps in her crate - but for the short term, you and your DH may want to alternate sleeping in another room. One stays in the room with Zsusie, spending…"
"When Chewie first arrive from the breeder, he was VERY CLINGY and we had some challenges in the bedroom too. He would whined/cried when put in crate. Here's what I did...
- Put crate (pen, in your case) right next to the bed. I put…"
"Thanks, I'm starting to lean in that direction, as it seems to be predominant advice. It's funny though, pretty much since the day DH and I started living together, miss Zsusie has been HIS dog! He LOVES him and hangs off his…"
"I agree that after having been on the bed, the pen is too confining. I think the only solution is to tell her firmly "off" everytime she gets on the bed, day night, whatever. The first few nights are going to be tough - I…"
"I agree with getting rid of the pen. Losing the bed is hard enough for her, I wouldn't add to her anxiety by confining her. Let her at least feel she can choose anywhere in the room to sleep except the bed."
"Our family dog, Hershey, slept with my husband and me in our FULL size bed for years, so I have no ideas for you....LOL! Hershey weighed 75 pounds and my husband and I are not tiny. I still don't know how we did it, but I have always loved…"
"Thanks for the advice! We have actually always had her bed in the bedroom with us, and she goes back and forth between that and our bed during the night as she sees fit... DH has been making it increasingly more uncomfortable for her in our…"
"Let her be in the bed but don't make room for her, get her a nice comfy bed of her own which she will prefer. This will probably be highly difficult to change unless you make it her idea because she is no comfortable in your bed."
"As others have suggested I would just keep her bed besides yours and correct her whenever she climbs back on your bed. My doodles are allowed on the bed in the daytime whenever I am showering and/or cleaning the room..........well Baxter…"
"Thanks! Her bed/pen is in our room... right beside the bed, and I have placed one of our "used" blankets in there with her. She is definitely "in charge" in many situations (she is on the furniture with us, jumps on…"
"I had the same problem with my children lol. I had a camp bed set up beside our bed at the same height and put baby in there. Every time she cried I just reached a hand out but didn't allow her into the bed. I wonder if the…"
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