I have an 8 year old intact male. I rescued him over a year ago. When I got him the lady says he sleeps in crates. Which he did, but lately he thinks he needs to be on the bed. He goes to bed in his crate at night fine, but then about half hour to an hour he starts to snivle..however I ignore him. Then when hubby comes to be a few hours later he starts again. He wants to come to bed with us. He is sleeping in his crate as sometimes the crate is the only place for him to sleep when traveling and he needs to learn that.
So he goes on and on all night. He has some quiet time during the night. Then the hour on the hour barking starts. I take him out for a pee, but then he tries to get on the bed when coming back but i grab him and crate him again. this goes on for hours. On occasion he has peed the bed if I just leave him to carry on. I never know as he pees every time i let him out.
I have raised boxers for years but never have had to deal with this. They go in their beds at night and sleep till morning. Not him.
I am trying to be tough and just let him throw his tantrum. finally I just get up with him where I used to take him back to bed with me for a little more sleep. Power struggle of the wills and he is not going on the bed any longer…
How do i stop this, I am exhausted from such a broken sleep..
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