05-17-2009, 10:31 AM
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Very tired and sleepless Shih Tzu owner
Hi All. I'm just new to this but im hoping you can help me. I have a 4mnth old shih tzu, until recently slept no problem in the kitchen at night in her own bed. However last weekend we tried her in the kennel overnight, and since then, when we are heading to bed at night-she refuses to be left in the kitchen now-which was never a problem before. I have tried leaving the light on at night- but within minutes is whimpering and scratching at the door. I hve tried to be strict and ignore it,however after an hour or so it gets louder. I then had to bring her to our room,where she settles straight away, and falls asleep.
I really dont want her sleeping in our room, but as this stage with the lack of sleep i have no choice. I went out today and brought a crate-so thinking of trying that out.
Any sort of advice is much appreciated