07-09-2013, 09:58 AM
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Originally Posted by crazy
i have tried to have jessie sleep on the bed at night but she doesnt stay in one place long enough and i get nervous how can i get her settled enough on the bed at night
Especially when Calypso was younger, and occasionally still now, she also has trouble settling down when we first get into bed. I basically just let her romp around the bed for a little bit, including climbing all over me. It's like she has to get some exploration out of her system before she can snuggle up.
You could also train her, with treats/clicker/freeshaping, to lie down next to you when *you* are lying down.
The other tactic that works well for us, of course, is to stay up until Calypso is not exactly asleep, but definitely down for the count. That way it's more like a transition from one bed to another, than "getting into bed."