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Old August 11th, 2008, 11:18 AM
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Originally Posted by jessi76 View Post
I have an 11 mth old, so i had the baby in the bassinet not that long ago... and also in my room, every night, are my dog and my 2 cats. I was up ALOT with a newborn, and everyone else was fine. My dog will lift his head if I get up, but he'll stay where he is.

If you need to let the dog out during the night, (which I did too when my dog was a pup) I'd always make it "business like". out, pee, bed. no soft talking, no patting, no cuddling... out, pee, bed. sounds a bit militaristic, but it gets the job done, and doesn't leave expectation of play or any "awake" fun time.

try it out for a week or two, see if her behavior improves (and your sleep!)
Well, my husband bought her a bigger crate on Friday AND we had her sleep in it in our room for the weekend. I'm not sure which was the magical ingredient but she slept much better - whined for a few seconds at bedtime and slept thru the night all weekend. I just wonder now if we'll be able to move her out of our room back into her regular room

Thanks for all the advice!
My furbabies:
Bruno - grey short-haired domestic (bn Aug. 04)
Smuckers - black & white long-haired (bn June 06)
Magic - black mixed Shih Tzu, Chihuahua, Malteze, Bichon (bn Feb 19/08)
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