First time poster here.
I have a little Silky named Lola, she's around 13 weeks old now and she's settled in nicely (although a little hyperactive at times). She's getting the hang of toilet training, but we still have little accidents here and there.
What I want to know is what tips/techniques do you use to get the dog to start sleeping with me on my bed? At the moment, she is in the laundry overnight with her crate, bed, puppy pee pee pads, food and water, but I'd like to start bringing her into my room at night. During the day she spends time outside in her fenced off area which has her crate, toys, food, water, you name it! And sometimes we bring her inside and actually close her in the crate (although she whines for a bit before she'll settle and have a snooze whilst the crate door is closed).
In the evening around her bed time (9:15pm) I bring her onto my bed, but she just walks around and sniffs it. I've tried popping a mat on my bed and getting her to "sit on the mat" then giving her a treat and praise when she does, but she'll sit for 5 seconds, realise there's no more treat and get up and walk around. It's like I can't get her to settle whilst in my room.
Should I bring the crate in my room and close her in, even though she's used to sleeping in her own space? Any tips/thoughts/advice would be much appreciated!