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Janie has been great about her crate since we have had her...She is nearly 8months now, and we are just now having this problem

But we made the dreaded mistake one morning of letting her on the bed. Now, every night around 2-3am she will start barking. We go to let her out, like she has to go to the bathroom and she tries to jump on the bed.

Its really frustrating!

HOw can we stop this???? We need some sleep!
 

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Our dog's kennels are downstairs, and our bedroom is upstairs. We keep a fan pointed in the corner for white noise, AND we bought some sound barrier blankets (can get them from musicians supply) to cover the kennels at night.

I can't hear $hit!

Do you keep her in your bedroom? Maybe put her kennel somewhere on the other side of the house, and put a rolled up blanket at the foot of your door.. add a loud fan.. and wala! ZZZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzz

You just gotta ignore it, otherwise, every time you tell her to stop, she's getting attention and it just fuels the fire. You don't really want to reprimand a dog while in the kennel... the kennel is supposed to be a good place, not associated with punishment. She's just gotta learn that the bed is off limits.

Funny how smart these dogs are, little manipulators to the extreme. :lol:
 

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CowBella said:
Our dog's kennels are downstairs, and our bedroom is upstairs. We keep a fan pointed in the corner for white noise, AND we bought some sound barrier blankets (can get them from musicians supply) to cover the kennels at night.

I can't hear $hit!

Do you keep her in your bedroom? Maybe put her kennel somewhere on the other side of the house, and put a rolled up blanket at the foot of your door.. add a loud fan.. and wala! ZZZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZzzzzzz

You just gotta ignore it, otherwise, every time you tell her to stop, she's getting attention and it just fuels the fire. You don't really want to reprimand a dog while in the kennel... the kennel is supposed to be a good place, not associated with punishment. She's just gotta learn that the bed is off limits.

Funny how smart these dogs are, little manipulators to the extreme. :lol:
nice post cowbell also when u take her out put her on a leash and when she tries to junp up on the but pull her down and tell her no and right back in the crate she goes
 

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Crates should be a nice place not a bad place to go when you r bad, IGNORE the crying i know its hard, i have a bulldog who always barks in his crate for like 10 mins before he sleeps always upset we leave him downstairs, we put music on and a fan, after awhile you ignore it. My dogs eat, sleep etc in their crates the rest go in there when they r tired, those days for you will come.....patience! :p
 

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that is the frustrating part. she was sooooooo good in the crate for 6 months. it has been the last 2 months we have had this problem.

we initially moved the crate into our bedroom bc she had some seperation anxiety.

so you think moving it downstairs would be better?

phew...drastic step!
 

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We have Lincoln's crate in the rec room downstairs. We close the basement door.. then theres a french door before the upstairs bedrrom.. which we close.. then our bedroom door. We can't hear a thing.
Before we moved our house wasn't so big and we always put the fan on for noise as well. It worked well.

Im pretty sure he grew out of the barking, because he's in no rush to get out in the am anymore.... but who knows I guess.. can't hear a thing... :)
 

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that is the frustrating part. she was sooooooo good in the crate for 6 months. it has been the last 2 months we have had this problem.

we initially moved the crate into our bedroom bc she had some seperation anxiety.

so you think moving it downstairs would be better?

phew...drastic step!
Moving the crate into your bedroom has probably increased your dogs' seperation anxiety issues more than if you would have just ignored things from the beginning. Like other people here said, at this point the best thing you can do is move the crate downstairs and ignore the barking/whining/crying no matter how awful it sounds.

Another thing I've heard is to move the crate in increments, like 5 feet a night. Never tried that myself. With one of my puppies I tried tying a rope to the crate and running it up to the bedroom and then whenever the pup cried I'd yank on the rope which would rattle the cage. That didn't work. :(

Moving the crate into your room was a BAD move though. :shock:

-- mr c
 

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its funny because i was told (by people on this board, I think) to move the crate into the bedroom and she wont cry anymore..

this was when she was a pup.

i am going to move the crate tonight and see how it goes.

thanks for input
 
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