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Suddenly Wonít stay in crate

My 6 year old Havanese stays every nite late in a crate since we took her home but now she starts barking non stop. Should I let her bark or will I make the matter worse she wants to stay with us upstairs
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Iíd explore what might have changed that would be more apparent at night. Maybe she has an injury that only bothers her in the crate because she canít lay a certain way, or there is a spill of some kind in the crate. If there isnít anything concrete that you can think of, and the vet says she seems good, Iíd check in with a trainer. If something happened while she was crated that you are unaware of, a trainer experienced with anxiety would be the most help.
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My 6 year old Havanese stays every nite late in a crate since we took her home but now she starts barking non stop. Should I let her bark or will I make the matter worse she wants to stay with us upstairs
What should I do
Is your dog's crate that she stays in at night in your bedroom? My dogs have upstairs and downstairs crates. Our bedroom is upstairs and at night they sleep in crates in our bedroom. They would not like being downstairs at night alone with us sleeping upstairs. I do not think there is anything abnormal about this. A Havanese wants to be near its owner. In addition, it is good to have your Hav near you at night in case she has an emergency potty situation so you can take her out.
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It sounds like something new is going on if she always has slept downstairs in her crate. Could you have mice or a cat lurking outside that has caused this change in behavior? It seems very strange.
My dogs have slept in their crates nearby. They like to be near their pack of humans. Currently, my 2 yr old Hav sleeps in his crate about 5 feet from my bed. With my previous dogs, I have eventually let them sleep on my bed. This has proved to be a mistake when they get old(eyesight or sickly).
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Also, I would wonder if her vision is going and she can't see well in the dark and is afraid. Could this be?
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It sounds like something new is going on if she always has slept downstairs in her crate. Could you have mice or a cat lurking outside that has caused this change in behavior? It seems very strange.
Actually the first thing I wondered is if she could have startled an intruder but I didnít want to be alarmist
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To clarify: You dog is six-years-old and for six-years has slept, downstairs in a crate without a problem, until recently?
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