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How to transition from crate in bedroom to bed on floor in bedroom!
I'd love to get some advice! Our lively, 7 month old Moose sleeps in a crate in our bedroom. He is able to jump up on our beds, but we don't want him sleeping with us there (we have enough trouble staying asleep...haha!) He wakes us up with polite noises between 6 and 7 every morning (we all go to bed at 10). Sometimes he wakes us up at 4, at which time I pretend that I don't know him, take him outside and then pop him back in the crate where he'll sleep another 2 hours or so. He used to do this only when he had diarrhea, but maybe once a month, he'll wake us just to pee and poop at that time.
My question is...would he be sleeping better/longer if we allow him to sleep in his bed in our room? How do you train your pups from jumping on the bed and waking you up if you don't want that. He is bell trained in the house (though he does ring it sometimes when he just want to play/attention). He hasn't had any accidents for at least a month an a half. We could certainly place a bell on the inside of the door to our bedroom. Thoughts?
Should we wait until he's a bit older to attempt this, and once we try it, can we successfully go back to the crate if it proves too early/disastrous? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Also, has anyone successfully transitioned their pup from bedroom to family room? Suggestions on that as an alternate strategy would be lovely as well!
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