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THat's it!
« on: May 19, 2010, 12:36:06 PM »
My back is hurting and I have slept like crap the last few days.  Any suggestions on how to transition the pups to sleeping on the floor or in the crate (with the door open)?
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010, 12:52:06 PM »
LOlL..I can relate ..Bailey  has been sleeping with us since we got  chicklet..Last night was the first night I put chicklet in her crate at night..I got 5 hours of sleep in a row...Does beas sleep with you also...Tequila like to sleep on her own bed..Thank God.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010, 01:01:39 PM »
Why transition?  It's your bed.  When mine come up I tell them 'off' and they go.  My sleep is more important than their comfort at night. lol
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2010, 01:05:45 PM »
Missy was used to sleeping with Danielle or me.  Jeff doesn't want them in bed so they just kept saying off.  Now the only time Missy tries to get in bed is if it is storming because she is afraid of thunder.  After the storm she gets back down most of the time.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2010, 01:10:02 PM »
 :laugh4: I just keep moving a bout. Making it more apealing for them to sleep elsewhere.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #5 on: May 19, 2010, 01:12:38 PM »
If Precious is in my way I just say scooch and she moves.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #6 on: May 19, 2010, 01:17:49 PM »
well...see I can tell them off and they'll get off...but sneak back in when I am sleeping
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 01:25:08 PM »
well...see I can tell them off and they'll get off...but sneak back in when I am sleeping
Mine do too, but they make sure they don't come anywhere near me. lol
Todd can sleep like a pretzel since he is the one who wants them up there.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2010, 01:31:02 PM »
Theresa, I can relate!  The last two nights have been hard for Michael and me. Tyson insists on sleeping right between us and insists on pushing against us all night.  He was being so good about sleeping at the foot of the bed and even when we move him down there or I just keep pulling the blankets out from under him so he keeps shifting, he won't move!   :inquisitive: :zzz:
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2010, 10:16:42 PM »
Why transition?  It's your bed.  When mine come up I tell them 'off' and they go.  My sleep is more important than their comfort at night. lol

That's pretty much how it was for us.  I got them a bed for the floor (didn't used to have anything in my bedroom), told them to lay down on it, and then told them "off" for the first few nights when they would try to come up into the bed.  It only took maybe 3 days for them to understand and now they never try to come up unless they are invited.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2010, 10:22:45 PM »
well, Z will get down if I play "sheet snake"- she hates it  :laugh4:

scratch under the sheets near them with your fingers- just enough to make a noise and the quickly grab their leg thru the covers

Off like a rocket  :devilish:
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2010, 10:32:17 PM »
Xena will sleep on a dog bed if we tell her to.  Dash will climb back up when you are sleeping too soundly to realize. He'll get off if we tell him, but then he just waits until we can't give him the command.  :mad:  He's too smart for normal rules.  :wall:

We only get dogless sleep when Dash decides to leave us alone or we crate him.  :brood:  Otherwise we get part-nights at best.
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2010, 11:04:31 PM »
I got used to it...I am thinking of using the dog bed for myself...maybe they will want that then???

Sheet Snake huh? Hmmmm
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #13 on: May 21, 2010, 08:56:06 AM »
Well...Pnut has been crated the last nights days and I have made Beas sleep on his bed too.  I do let them up in bed around 5:30 -6 ish.  As soon as Beas is used to sleeping on the floor on a regular basis I will start transitioning Pnut out of her crate
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Re: THat's it!
« Reply #14 on: May 21, 2010, 11:55:01 AM »
Shawn tried to drop the hammer on the dogs earlier this week. I just laughed and didn't say a word. Tuesday night, he thought if he blocked the bench they use to get up, they wouldn't get up there. As soon as he stepped away, the snuck up like sharks and laid down by my feet. He told them off, they got off, then 30 minutes later when he started snoring, they both climbed back up (nice and slow) and laid down. Wednesday night, they both played his game. Slept on the floor after 1 attempt to get up, as soon as he got tucked in, they crawled up....and went to sleep. Last night, he gave up and let Rubi stay up there, Grady decided he'd sleep on the floor. Woke up this morning with both of them with all 4 feet in the air, laying on their backs, snoring, laying right between Shawn and I. The dogs always win! LOL
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