dirty ethel rackham Posted July 6, 2012 Share Posted July 6, 2012 I swear, everyone who told me that having a dog in the house was like having a toddler. Bear is very sweet and has been pretty mellow in this heat. However, at night, he is like a little boy who doesn't want to go to bed. All evening, he will lay on the floor near one of us (usually me.) When either I or my husband go to bed, we take him out to potty, give him a treat in the crate, turn off all the lights and shut the door. He is always eager to get the treat. Lately, however, when we leave the room, he barks. He hasn't done that since we first got him. Last night, he barked for 10 minutes. We couldn't take it anymore so dh got him out and just watched tv for an hour or so before trying again. This time he stayed in bed. He has been funny about bedtime since dd had her slumber party a few weeks ago. Since the girls were all sleeping in the family room where Bear's crate usually is, we moved the crate up to her bedroom. He really didn't know what to do with himself since he is normally not allowed upstairs. I ended up sleeping in dd's bed to help settle him. This past week, he has been pretty agitated between the thunderstorms, fireworks and backyard firecrackers. Also, he is not getting his normal exercise because it has been too hot (over 95 for several days - over 100 for the last2.) So, how can I get the dog to go to bed normally again? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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