I have a 12 month old german shepherd who sleeps in the laundry, for the past two months she has begun barking in the middle of the night, random times like 4am. I understand that dogs can hear noises that we can't, there are also a few stray cats in the neighbourhood which could be a cause.
I am wondering, how can I stop this barking as it has impacted on my families' sleep. Everytime I go to see what she is barking at, she is eager for me to open the back door. If I do this, she charges out barking with hackles up. I want to integrate her outside to sleep too but am afraid she will bark.
Does anyone have any possible solutions?
Not sure if I put this in the correct forum, first post. Thanks guy!