Racquet ( 5 mths old)will go into his crate at night to sleep near our bed but when I leave the room he will bark until I return. What is your advice. ? I keep his crate covered. Once I am in bed he will go right to sleep. He has been with us for 10 weeks now.
I tried putting an heartbeat pillow behind his crate and he sleeps with a toy from his litter-mates.
I have tried shush, etc.
Thanks for your thoughts.
I wish I knew the answer to this one. I think they just need to know *where* we are at all times. I know when I get out of bed, Gucci will wake up and follow me, even if I go to the bathroom. Maybe you could try leaving a chewy treat to keep him busy?
I've tried to SNEAK out of my room before tiptoe and she STILL pops right up! LOL
OR maybe he just needs more time to figure out that you always DO come right back?
I take my Beamer out for potty when my wife and I are ready for bed. Once we come back in, he goes into his crate by himself and we are done for the night. He has been sleeping through the night since we got him at 13weeks old and has never made a fuss about his crate. He does not even like to get out of it in the morning when we wake for work. We have to DRAG him out to get him to go potty.. to funny..
Sometimes Radar will bark in the crate because he wants to sleep with us at night. We did it once for him and haven't done it since. He hasn't barked in his crate since that time. Now he just lays there until he gets sleepy and then it's lights out.