How do we get the dog off our bed at night?
March 13, 2008 10:13 AM Subscribe
Dogfilter: We need help training our dog to sleep in her kennel and not in our bed. How can we do this?
posted by birdlips to Pets & Animals (14 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Without going into too much detail, my wife and I lost our baby at 5 months and I got a dog for her to help her cope and funnel her parental energy. The dog quickly became our little baby and slept in our bed from the beginning.
I am allergic to dogs (although not badly) and I use an air filter at night that has worked well enough to control my congestion.
Our dog is a Karen Terrier, is about 12 pounds, has hair not fur, and is female.
We now want to get the dog sleeping in her kennel or on the floor at night because she is getting too big and my allergies are starting to over power the air filter. Here is where I need your help. We have tried several times to put her in the kennel, however, she cries and barks until we take her out. We have tried leaving her in there for hours and she continues to cry and bark the entire time. Obviously this keeps us up at night so we end up bringing her back in the bed. I know the dog has figured out that through crying she will eventually make it back to the room.
We know this is our fault and we trained the dog to be in our bed but we really need to know how can we break this habit. Any advice is greatly appreciated.