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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 12:36 PM Thread Starter
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I'm driving my dogs nuts today

I'm driving my dogs batty today. I have one that is a night owl and is constantly moving all over the bed, the floor, and us. Last night just as I ready to fall asleep the little one decided to start at my feet and walk up to my shoulder and looked down at my face. This girl normally moves goes from my pillow to hubby's pillow and eventually falls asleep but now she's decided it's much more fun to stay up all night. Since we put the wood floors in, I get to hear the tippy tap of nails now too. And to make it worse, she now has a partner in grime and has one of the other dogs thinking it's fun to stay up and bug us. The dogs have been in the new bed a heck of a lot more than I have and I'm getting a little tired of falling asleep in the wee hours of the morning and I finally said the heck with it and slept on the love seat in the office somewhere around 5 this morning.
Her Royal Lowness is trying her best to be sound asleep at my feet and I keep waking her up.....hey, if she can keep me up, I can keep her up.
Last night we figured we solved the problem by wearing the dogs out in the backyard. No such luck.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2009, 01:34 PM
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Calming aids? I haven't used this one but I've used Pet Ease and its worked wonders on conking out a car full of normal high energy dogs. Lol. I saw this one.. I'm using their Joint Resolution for my senior citizen

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Jan, I'm just glad to see I'm not the only one who's pups like to walk up and down their body - like it's a boardwalk - in the middle of the night! It's almost a nightly thing with Cody - first he wants to lay down licking my face/neck and then he wants to lay horizontally across my neck. He'd be more than happy to go back to sleep in this position. One of these days they're going to find me dead of suffocation and have no idea that the dog did it!

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I"m afraid this is why Jackson can't sleep with us. He moves around so much and does the hanging over my face thing. I have to have my sleep, so he ended up on the floor in his bed. He changes positions a million times in the middle of the night, even on the floor. But my bed is MY BED, not his.

Maybe a small rug would help with the noise. We have carpet in the BR, but the hall is hardwood, so I know what you mean about the tapping.

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I'm going to try the Comfortis tomorrow so I won't use any other meds with it. Somewhere in the house is Rescue Remedy...I may try that a week or two after using the fleas stuff if the vet says ok. Thanks for the idea.
I'm glad I'm not alone, but darn, I'm tired and sorry others are too.
I have a small rug in the room but you figure my bedroom already has 2 king sized beds, a long dresser, a big screen TV, a couple of nightstands, several kennels, and there's still plenty of room to move around so I'd have to carpet the whole floor.....over my new wood flooring
If Her Royal Lowness is kenneled she'll stay in there however uses those nails to dig around under the pillow...sounds worse than the nails on the floor.
<yawn>

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I completely understand the tapping on the hardwood floor. Liily's nails ALWAYS make a tapping noise even just after trimming. Wish i could get them really short. I have often thought about having her de-clawed (yes I know that is a cat thing). Our sleeping arrangement is she has her beds and I have mine. She and I move too much and aggravate each other. Good luck

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I have no suggestions, but I admit your story made me laugh!!
They are conspiring against you!

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We moved and Cicero couldn't find his spot...nobody was getting any sleep...except Cicero was sleeping all day. Now he is in his crate in the den and he loves it and doesn't even want out when we come down in the mornings. Now...we all get a good night's sleep!!


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Just like little kids! I've had enough of being awakened in the middle of the night by little night owls. One of my girls sleepwalks. Dusty and Indie sleep in crates!

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Hi

I donīt know how light it is in the night where you live, but I can tell you about how I do.

I use blackout curtains. From the beginning they where for keeping my children asleep...but now I have them for the dogs. The room get dark and my impression is that it make them less intrested in walking around.

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