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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-26-2004, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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We got a dog 2 weeks ago from a rescue centre. He is absolutely brilliant except for bed time. We get him to lie on his bed but within a few minutes he wonders off or tries to jump on our bed. We have tried telling him that he is a good dog, given him his favourite toy and petting him etc. but nothing seems to work to get him to stay there for the night. I would really appreciate some advice as we are really tired.
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How old is the dog? What breed or what mix (if you know)?

Have you considered crate training?

He may have been allowed to sleep where ever he wanted with his previous owners... you'll just need to set some boundries.

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He is a red setter/spaniel cross about 2 years old - we don't have much history on him as he was abandoned
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first off, to pt!

i would recommend crate training. try reading the "sticky" by deja (in the dog section). it will teach you how to do this. after a while, you probably won't even have to put him in there, he'll probably go in it by himself.

the crate has worked wonders for me. let us know!


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Thanks very much for your help - we will give that a try
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I agree. Crate training is the way to go. It worked great with Rocky and I'm currently crate-training Sophie.




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I have crate trained all my dogs. They seem to like the sense of security that they get. I crate all of my dogs except one at night and he sleeps in his bed beside mine. He is my seizure alert dog and he is always by me.
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Tatyana at a very young age began to sleep in my bed.. we used baby gates.. she would hop them.. it we put something above it, she eat thru it... shes slept with me almost every night ive had her and that was 8 years ago... now Natalya does it.... i've never crate-trained my dogs, i dont think i could do it
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for all your advice - Spangle seems to be wanting to sleep downstairs, so we will probably move his bed down there - we have tried to stop him doing that because it seems cruel - but if he is happy there then at least we can all have a good nights sleep
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