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all three of my chi's went through their 'terrible twos"...lol...they just decide they are going to test us and see how far they can get.

As far as barking in the crate, you are doing everything right...do not give her any attention...no yelling, no nothing, until she is quiet. If you give her any sort of attention she will probably continue. Is there somewhere you can put the crate so you dont hear her so early in the morning.

As for her second bed, I would give her a time-out from it and take it away for a while. Use some Natures Miracle on it to remove the odor. Once she is back on her normal potty schedule give it back.

It sounds mean, but like I said she is testing you. SHe is trying to see what she can get away with. It wont be long before she realizes that you wont put up with naughty behavior and she will stop. Be patient and be consistant.

Good luck!
 

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LOL I tired that trick and it didnt work., plus puppies need to nap during the day.
How old is your pup? Very young pups need to go out a lot and it could very well be that she needs a potty break, but as they get older you need to start getting them use to holding it all night unless you want to continue to wake up during the night. My girls were all very good about holding it during the night. I have had a couple trainers say that if you cut their water off a couple house before they go to bed and you let them out right before you go to bed and right when you wake up there should be no reason why they wouldnt be able to hold it all night. Also if you feed them at scheduled times every day and stick to that schedule, you will see that your pups potty schedule will be very timley...you will almost know the exact time they need to go.
Be patient :D your pup will do fine.
About the whole alpha role and your pup sleeping in bed you are right...but if your pup is very well behaved and knows that you are the alpha there is no reason why they couldnt sleep in bed with you. I let my one chi sleep in my bed, and if she starts to misbehave (bullying my other two) she gets banned for a couple days. I dont know how safe it would be to let a pup sleep in bed with you just yet....they can fall off the bed or get kicked accidently.
 
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