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Crate Training Woe's

January 7th 2013 7:16 am
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At this point, Eric didn't have the heart to keep her in the crate at night so she's been sleeping on the foot of our bed. I put her blankets down on the foot and she's only allowed on them and not the rest of the bed (i love my comforter and don't want it to get messed up lol plus I feel there should still be some boundaries). In the meantime though, I've been trying to crate train through when I leave the house and putting her in and giving her treats before and after. Usually, if I give her a good treat when she goes in she's so content with the treat that she doesn't cry at all, but by the time I get home she has realized nobody is there and shes crying so loud you can hear her outside the house.. which I hate, but I know its all about tough love.

However, with her sleeping at the end of the bed she sleeps much longer and we are getting better sleep, but it has changed my sleeping habits to where I am now getting up at 6-7am and going to bed earlier (I used to not go to bed until midnight or after and getting up around 10am). So, I am currently getting used to that.. although thank goodness for hubby -- Monday-Tuesday is our weekend with his work schedule and so this morning, he got up with her and let me sleep in.. although I think because she woke up at like 2am and I was so exhausted I felt ill, but I am looking forward to things getting easier and us just getting used to the shift in everything.

And before I go, I did want to mention how excited we are to get Diary of the day today and thank you for all the puppy love we have received from members.. it is greatly appreciated! =D


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