We are first time dog owners. Completely new and have had to learn from vets, friends, dog school, Internet ..Anyway our cavoodle is just about 9 months old. She has been sleeping in the laundry at night since 8 weeks old todate. She plays in the backyard in the day and we have had no problems. Recently she found her voice and keeps barking. She will bark when the neighbours let their dog out . She will bark after her breakfast. Before 8 am, and i am worried the other neighbours will complain. As it is, my kids are already feeling sleep deprived. During the day as well, she will bark even when we are in. Once we go out to tell her to be quiet, she will stop but start agin after a while. When we are out, I presume she will also bark. She will bark at night if something wakes her from sleep. My husband has been trying to make her sleep outside for the past week. We made an enclosure round our pergola and she cannot run into the backyard. On bad nights, we will bring her in at night. Last night, she was unsettled outside and as soon as the neighbour's dog started to bark, she would start barking too. We brought her in and she slept for a while then started barking past midnight until she tired herself out and fell sleep and woke up 3 hours past her normal time this morning.
She is normally quite a good dog. We attend puppy school weekly and she generally socialise quite well.
Unsure what to do with her barking and sleeping and I do not want to hurt the puppy. However, we cannot let the puppy rule our life as per my husband ) Any feedback will help. Thanks