I need some advice ...
My husband's hours have been changed as of today from 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. on a rotating shift (wk Mon., Tues; off Wed., Thurs.; Wk. Fri., Sat., Sun.; off Mon., Tues; wk Wed., Thurs.; off Fri., Sat., Sun., on and on....)
Harley has been having the run of our living area & kitchen area (open floor plan) during the day with our 12 year Shih Tzu.
Now, my husband will be trying to sleep during the day which is hard enough. I don't think Harley will let him sleep too well. Our bedroom doors are double doors and he can push and open them, so we keep a heavy duty rubber band over the knobs to keep him out. That doesn't keep him from bamming on the door though. If he knows my husband is there he will bam the doors. If I put him in his crate/cage he will fuss because he knows my husband is in the house. I really am worried about how to handle this so that everyone can be happy.
The 12 year Shih Tzu is happy to stay on the bed with my husband but there is absolutely no way that Harley will stay there after sleeping all night.
Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.