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    Hi all. Well, it wasn't much better last night with Inca. If anything it was worse, as she physically started throwing her body against the back door and doorframe.

    That was not funny, due to the fact that to be that stressed she could bloody hurt herself!

    In the end, the answer appeared and I must say is NOT something I would normally do...
    Many ppl here have their puppies in their bedrooms at night, but I never have. Well last night I did.

    My bedroom has a door that opens onto a verandah that runs round to the back deck and back yard. When she started throwing her body-weight against that door too, I opened it in despair. (Sorry MAC, not something I would ever normally do, but don't want to have any broken bones or busted glass doors!)

    She ran in, plopped herself down beside my bed immediately, and that was the last I heard of her until I got up this morning. Even when I got up, she still didn't need to go to the toilet for about an hour after! Bloody hell, what a bladder!

    I also noticed that this morning she seems much more relaxed, and more confident in wandering outside by herself to play and chew her morning bone.

    Hmmm, I think I will get a good night's sleep tonight.

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    Clever Inca, she knew where she wanted to be - with her Mummy!

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    Don't worry. As I said, I recommend two methods, one is the crate in the bedroom. And I say recommend because there are always dogs that don't fit the mold. You say she can do sit really well and has caught onto toilet training fast? Well she's just not going to catch onto sleeping by herself fast.

    She is a large dog and yes you don't want damage to herself or anything else. Sometimes the point to which certain dogs will go to is amazing. I had a family who, because they rented could not let the dog in the house. They ended up having to screw a sheet of stainless steel onto the door to protect it.

    Continue to build her confidence throughout the day and maybe you will be able to progress to her sleeping outside as you prefer. I'm also fairly certain that as she matures she is going to relish sleeping in the cool of outside.

    My setter does not like to sleep inside, she prefers the cool of the evening. With the whippies one night/week one of them is allowed to sleep inside at the end of our bed. It's kind of a treat and it also means they don't depend on each other as much.

    Give her time she's missing her brothers and sisters.

    You have to go with what works for you.

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    I've re-read your post again and wanted to add.

    Put a bed next to your bed. I image for a large breed that a trampoline bed will be good for her?? During the day could it say outside your bedroom door.

    Cover the bottom half of your glass door with newspaper, just tape up pages so she can't see in.

    Hope tonight is going to be better for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil's Advocate View Post
    Hi all. Well, it wasn't much better last night with Inca. If anything it was worse, as she physically started throwing her body against the back door and doorframe.

    That was not funny, due to the fact that to be that stressed she could bloody hurt herself!

    In the end, the answer appeared and I must say is NOT something I would normally do...
    Many ppl here have their puppies in their bedrooms at night, but I never have. Well last night I did.

    My bedroom has a door that opens onto a verandah that runs round to the back deck and back yard. When she started throwing her body-weight against that door too, I opened it in despair. (Sorry MAC, not something I would ever normally do, but don't want to have any broken bones or busted glass doors!)

    She ran in, plopped herself down beside my bed immediately, and that was the last I heard of her until I got up this morning. Even when I got up, she still didn't need to go to the toilet for about an hour after! Bloody hell, what a bladder!

    I also noticed that this morning she seems much more relaxed, and more confident in wandering outside by herself to play and chew her morning bone.

    Hmmm, I think I will get a good night's sleep tonight.
    Hi DA

    I had one of those...my rottweiler

    Look...the crate in the bedroom might be a good solution for you. Not all puppies are the same and we all need sleep

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    Going down to the local pet store soon as husband gets back from town. They have a 50% off sale on all beds ATM. Don't have the room for a crate in all honesty, but she seems to like sleeping on cushions, giant pillows etc.

    Thanks MAC, she is VERY different to all others I've had.

    When husband got up, after 10 minutes even he noticed and commented on how much more relaxed she seems this morning.

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    With whippets we have soft bedding everywhere. Have a nice one that is filled with lambs wool with a removable cover, it's not too thick which is why I think the Setter likes it, it doesn't make her too hot. The other one we've got is really thick and comes up around her body, have noticed she only really goes to this one is winter.

    Mind you having said that as your girl is missing her litter mates so much she may really love one that contours to her body and makes her feel safe.

    I'm so glad she's relaxed now. I know a dog in the bedroom is not for everyone, my Kelpies never saw my bedroom. But I believe you will get there once she has her confidence and sees the whole house/yard etc as her domain.

    You know I love buying dog stuff almost more than clothes for me. Certainly more than I do for the step-kids because they are at such an awkward age/size right now.

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    *** Di just grins*****

    Any posts made under the name of Di_dee1 one can be used by anyone as I do not give a rats.

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    Sweetheart - she is a baby and has been taken from her pack. If I was her I'd be terrified too. Have you tried a ticking clock wrapped in a towel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Occy View Post
    Sweetheart - she is a baby and has been taken from her pack. If I was her I'd be terrified too. Have you tried a ticking clock wrapped in a towel?
    Yeah Occy, done all the normal stuff, to no avail. She seems just so happy going to sleep on floor beside me for now, so if that's what it's going to take, then so be it until she gains confidence.

    LMAO@Di.

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