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Old 12-18-2012, 01:38 PM
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Oh bless Bella, maybe when you and hubby make noises or roll over, its waking her up too? Honey went through a period of doing this, when i knew she could go all night, and she didnt need a wee. I ignored it, and after about a week, she went back to sleeping all night (her crate is in my bedroom). If she is safe and happy in the kitchen, i would def leave her in there. Momma needs her beauty sleep as well as Bella! xx
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I feel mean whenever I have to give them some tough love like a time out or leave them whining in the crate but it's not going to be good for anyone if you're exhausted. She needs to learn to fit into your routine. Seems like she was fine being in the kitchen so I wouldn't worry. If you're happy to have there I would continue, if you prefer her in the bedroom perhaps bring her back after a week or two and see if the change has disrupted her behaviour pattern? Good luck
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I agree that it's probably just habit for her now. Fortunately, if she's so adaptable to routine, you could try introducing some other things that mean "sleepy time" for her. If you know she doesn't actually have to wee; when you put her in her crate for bedtime, place a small radio or mp3 player turned on low over her crate. Nothing loud; just something instrumental and calm. You can even try covering the carrier with a blanket. No matter what, if the blanket is over her and the music is playing, don't let her out even when she fusses. Keep it on all night. First thing in the morning, turn off the radio and lift the blanket and use some kind of phrase like "Wakey wakey!!!" After repeating this for a while, she'll realize that as long as she hears the music and the blanket is over her, that it's quiet time and no matter WHAT she does, she's not going to get any response from you. She'll learn that when the blanket is lifted and music is off, then it's time to get up... on YOUR terms. =) Good luck, Lisa!!
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I think you just settled your own problem. Just leave her in the kitchen with her carrier and a pad by the door. I am one of the few that just don't like a pet in my bed. The first night they are IN the carrier, in my bed. But the second night on they are in their puppy playpens. So much easier!
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I think you just settled your own problem. Just leave her in the kitchen with her carrier and a pad by the door. I am one of the few that just don't like a pet in my bed. The first night they are IN the carrier, in my bed. But the second night on they are in their puppy playpens. So much easier!
I totally agree. She's trying to pull a fast one with mummy! Rolo sleeps in his crate in the kitchen and he's fine. The first week we got him he cried and I laid in bed with gritted teeth willing myself not to go and get him and it paid off. In an ideal world I would love nothing more than to sleep with him in my bed but Im a dreadful sleeper at the best of times so I didn't want to start it. Obviously in the kitchen you're out of sight and out of mind do I'd stick to that and see how it goes


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If she went to sleep without you in the kitchen and was fine that's what i would do keep her there.
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Hmm I may be weird,but there's just somethin,about sleepin with the furballs on the same bed all cuddled up that leaves me with a,comforting feelin...like nothin is wrong with them and they're right here for me to see. Kinda like when I was younger I always had a baby blanket I couldn't sleep until I had it on my bed...now my baby blanket are my,furballs. I feel like a great alpha roundin up the rest of the pack to go to sleep when we do and they fall fast asleep
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Hmm I may be weird,but there's just somethin,about sleepin with the furballs on the same bed all cuddled up that leaves me with a,comforting feelin...like nothin is wrong with them and they're right here for me to see. Kinda like when I was younger I always had a baby blanket I couldn't sleep until I had it on my bed...now my baby blanket are my,furballs. I feel like a great alpha roundin up the rest of the pack to go to sleep when we do and they fall fast asleep
Ahh baby Pidge,my daughter had a bubize and would suck her thumb,before she would fall asleep But would you put up with being woken up 2-3 times a night for a year ?You wait till you have babies
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