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Old May 19th, 2013, 10:20 AM
Lacey73087 Lacey73087 is offline
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Puppy won't sleep around humans..? Help!

I have a 9 month Yorkie Terrier boy named Oliver. We've had him since he was three months of age, and comes from a litter of three. He's very lovable and rambuntious and loves to play with anyone. On walks he's curious to everyone outside (cats included), and loves any amount of attention he can soak up!

In the house he races around like a race horse, constantly stealing our things and making us chase him around like a game. Which is okay, because both me and my sister are in our 20s and have the energy to play! However, when its time to rest (watch tv, read, or take a nap on the sofa), Oliver simply will not calm down. We corral him in the kitchen with a baby gate and only if he's in the kitchen will he lay down and sleep. Otherwise, he refuses to sit still and is constantly on high alert.

In our bedrooms he also refuses to sleep. We lay him in our beds late at night and in the early morning (when he should be sleepy), and he still refuses to lay down and sleep. He basically just roams around the bed and eventually just jumps off and tries to explore the room (even though he's been in our rooms plenty of times during the day and has already explored).

My mom watched him for one weekend and he refused to relax at her house. He's so used to "sleeping in our kitchen" that he barked for four hours straight and my mom ended up driving him back to our house late at night just so he could sleep in the kitchen.

He eats an all natural dry puppy kibble in the mornings and at night I mix the dry with Ceasars wet puppy food. Is it what he's eating that's making him hyper? Or is it that since we started him with just a routine as a young puppy that now he refuses to do anything else?

I would really like him to be able to sit down and relax with the family. Please help!
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