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  1. Puppy Won't Sleep Please Help!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My wife and I adopted a 7 month old puppy 3 weeks ago (making her about 8 months now). The puppy came from a rural area but now lives in a big city. This has taken some adjusting (learning stairs, fear of traffic, etc.) but she is coming along and has become a lot more social. She was not a...
  2. Sudden Behavior Changes.

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a 1 1/2 year old female German Shepherd who sleeps in bed with me every night. The other day, out of nowhere, when I shut my bedroom door, she had a sudden anxiety attack, scratching at my window and door trying to get out. Once I let her out of my room, she sleeps in the hallway or...
  3. Ways to make dog stay in bed?

    Housetraining
    Hello everyone. I just have a question and would LOVE some advice! So currently my dog sleeps in his crate at night, & he has slept there since he was a puppy. I really want him to sleep out of his crate, and I have thought I could place a dog bed in the living room or the laundry room or so...
  4. Night Anxiety

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hello. I have a three-year old unfettered male collie named Winston. He suffers from separation anxiety issues in general (when the family is away from home). We have made some progress in this area with crating, but still have a long way to go. However, an issue that has become a crisis for us...
  5. Has my dog become too independent?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, I have a 13 months old german shepherd mix (she looks exactly like one but much smaller, around half a gsd :D). I got her when she was 5 months old from a shelter and she used to be very anxious and always stuck to my side. I worked on it, and finally after 2-3 months she started being much...
  6. Puppy growling when sleeping

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My husband and I recently brought a new dog into the family. She is a 14 week border collie. We got her at 8 weeks. She is a happy, playful little girl with one exception. She growls and snaps at us when she is sleeping. This behavior is recent, maybe about a week? She sleeps in bed with us at...
  7. Aussie puppy, how much alone time/nap time should she get?

    Housetraining
    Hi! I'm new to this forum, and in general new to the canine community itself. Just two days ago I brought home a precious little 8 week old Black tri Aussie puppy, and aside from crate training and the sleepless nights, she's adjusting so well and doing so good in her new environment. The only...
  8. My wife works days and I work nights

    New Additions
    Thanks for letting me be part of your community. My wife and I just adopted a 9 week old Husky/Australian Shepherd mix this week and we are working on crate training. It is going great with minimal crying or whining when it is time for bed. This issue I am running into is our work schedules...
  9. Should my puppy stop sleeping in my bed?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My American Eskimo puppy, Hunter, is almost 5 months and has been sleeping in his crate at night since when we got him at 6 weeks. In the beginning his crate was placed in my room, by my bed. In the last 2 months, he has been sleeping downstairs (in his crate) alone. He doesn't have much trouble...
  10. Rescue dog is sweet but sometimes bites when woken

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We've had a 45-lb hound mutt for about a year now. She's a rescue and we think around 5 years old. The past few months she's a few times acted aggressively toward us when we accidentally touched her while she's sleeping. (She likes to nap near us when we're home.) On these occasions she gets...
  11. Help! Odd Nighttime Behavior with Puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey All, I'm new to the forum (and dog ownership). Happy to be here. I'm hoping to get some help on somewhat urgent issue... We have a 10 month old, rescued, boxer/hound mix, puppy. She's a bit high strung and has a big personality, but she's sweet. For the last several months she has slept...
  12. New (annoying) burrowing habit

    Dog Training and Behavior
    My 3-year-old papillion has slept in the bed, along with our 3-year-old lab mix, for almost a year. The papillion is, by nature, more energetic than the lab but has never had trouble sleeping through the night. For some reason, the last 2-3 weeks he has begun "burrowing" and spinning...
  13. Transitioning from night-time sleeping crate to bedroom freedom

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi, Cobber's 1 yr 3 mo old now. We've just gotten to the point where I feel I can trust him to be out and about in the house while I work in the afternoons - so for about a 6-hr stretch. So far, Cobber has slept in a crate by my bed basically every night of his life except the 2 months...
  14. How do I get my dog used to changes?

    Dog Training and Behavior
    I have a three and a half year old shar pei mix. She's a great dog, very well behaved and generally easy going. However, for whatever reason, she has really bad problems with changes. I'd compare her to Raymond off of Rain Man. She doesn't like sleeping out of her cage, she knows when...
  15. New rescue dog won't sleep at night

    Dog Training and Behavior
    We adopted a chihuahua, Barney, from a rescue two weeks ago. He is four years old and was being looked after by a fosterer, who let him sleep in her daughter's bedroom. Bad move! I don't like dogs upstairs, let alone in the bedroom. I already have a 12 year old chihuahua, Charlie, and thought...
  16. Puppy loves to wake us up too early!

    Puppy Help
    Theo has taken to waking up at 5am and hooting and hollering, sometimes for over 30 minutes (this happened this morning). We get up at 6am and feed him, so we'd love it if he could be quiet (maybe even sleep) that extra hour. This just began last week. Theo goes to bed at 9pm (he falls asleep...
  17. Don't know how to handle mornings with puppy

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hey everyone, This is my first post here, though I've read old threads for very helpful advice many times! I need some advice on how to deal with my puppy in the mornings. Luna is a 10-week-old rescue mix (we think Pyrenees and Brittany). We've had her since she was 7 weeks. (A bit early, I...
  18. Night Terrors/Nightmares

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Just out of curiosity, has anybody ever dealt with a dog that seems to have night terrors or nightmares? My border collie occasionally just starts a howling fit in the middle of the night. It takes him a while to settle down from it too, he can't just snap out of it quickly. He howls and cries...
  19. I Need Sleep!!!

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Hi all, I have a 1-1/2 year old male Bichon who will not sleep past 3:30 a.m. Every morning he will wake up at the same time, bark, and need to go outside to go potty, which he does. I also have a 10 year old female cockapoo and a 15 year old female Pomeranian. They will go outside at the same...
  20. My puppy always sleeps at day

    Dog Training and Behavior
    Guys, sorry I'm newbie here in the forum and as a breeder. I wanna ask why my puppy always sleep at day then at night? It makes me exhausted because my pup doesn't like to be alone when she's up. When its time for me to sleep, she wanna me accompany her, but when day time she sleeps all the...
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