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Red face Emma Knightley and her Momma's "Knight-Night" Problem

Okay......First off. I can't believe I am actually going to put any of this in print, but I can't discuss this with my friends that have dogs, because their dogs are older then Emma and I'm CERTAINLY not talking to the Vet or the breeder about this.....so here goes. I'm counting on you guys to be open-minded, non-judgmental and helpful. Emma has been with our family for almost 2 weeks and I love her dearly. I can't imagine my life without her now. The first night she came home with us, she didn't mind sleeping in her crate in the livingroom, but after that, she cried and whimpered so bad that I took her into my room and put her crate on the bed with me. Needless to say, that is where Emma sleeps every night now. And I am fine with that. But my husband........upon occasion.........would like her removed.........for a period of time........Are you getting my drift??????????? I hope so, because I can't possible explain it any further than that without completely losing it. Do I keep her in the room with us and put her on the floor? Do I put her back out in the livingroom to cry and whimper? Our house is one story and only about 1200 sq ft so I don't want her to wake-up our daughters (6 & 11 yrs old) either. I'd really die then. Emma staring up at me, barking and crying and then my daughters walking in on us. I WOULD DIE!!!!!!!!! HELP!!!!!! and stop laughing........
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omg, that's too funny. I don't know if I'm qualified to comment because I don't have my hav yet, but based on past doggie experience and what I've been reading in the meantime, the problem might be that you gave into the whimpering too quickly and she may continue doing that on those occasions you want her out of the room or on the floor for awhile, so you kinda set yourself up for a problem. Maybe you could start getting her used to sleeping in the other room, or at least on the floor? I gotta think at some point she will give up with the protesting and just sleep once she realizes it's not working. Personally, I am a light sleeper and ideally I'd like to have my puppy in a different room at night, which likely won't be possible at first, if ever, but she will definitely be crated or in an ex-pen on the floor. I can't sleep with a dog on the bed, I can barely sleep with my husband on the bed....
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This is not the first time this discussion has been had here, so no worries I have found a flossie on the floor works out as a good distraction for the boys.


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This is not the first time this discussion has been had here, so no worries I have found a flossie on the floor works out as a good distraction for the boys.

Yup or a pair of undies, which ever keeps them entertained.

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Yeah, I get it! Do you have a master bath that you could just tuck her and her crate into for a short period of time, as needed? Where it wouldn't wake the girls? You could put in a special treat for those times, to occupy Emma. She's been with you long enough now, that I'd think she might be comfortable in her crate. She might even be okay moving it to a corner of the bedroom now.

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A bully stick does keep the boys blissfully ignorant for about 30-45 minutes. We leave them downstairs and they don't try to find us. I would say a bully stick or a flossie in the crate with Emma and maybe put her on the floor instead of the night stand next to you.




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I agree we use flossies here. And no, not on US.


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Our 4 kennels are stacked two high on my side of the bed. So there are two bottom dogs and two top. One of the top caged dogs gets let out of the cage and he hides under the bed. The other 'top' dog gets a towel over her cage, while the other 2 bottom dogs don't get anything special. The big dog is either there on the floor or sometimes he sleeps in another room.

Actually, now that they are "used" to it, and this in no way implies that it occurs with great frequency we only let that one top dog out of his cage. No one else is bothered by it but, I never look over there just in case they happen to be watching! If we don't let that dog out he will pant and pant and pant and make a funny wheezing noise. This really throws my husband off his game
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I need more details please...I don't quite get it.... pictures or video would help

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