Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: San Francisco Bay Area, CA
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Cassie “graduated” herself from crate to big bed by carefully managing her environment, aka her humans. At about 7or 8 months, when we returned from 5:30 am potty trip for a bit more sleep, instead of trotting into her crate, she started hopping on the bed, forming a small circle with her eyes tucked under her rear...on the theory that if she couldn’t see me, I couldn’t see her and would let her stay, which I did. She remained quiet and unnoticeable for another hour. Gradually she ended up on the bed at bedtime, hopping up by herself, circling up, and acting like it was normal for a dog to sleep on the “big”bed. First dog I ever let do that, but she sleeps quietly all night, rarely trying to take over a human pillow!