Ok, so ive got a question for you guys.
I have a 2 year old Kelpie x Cattle dog, and ive gone back to working night shift 4 nights a week. I live at home with my family. I have never done night shift with a dog before. Normally if I go stay at my fiance's place or go to work i leave her in my room (as he cant have dogs where he is at the moment) and she just is happy and content to sleep on her bed.. she does her usual toileting routine before i leave and before she goes to sleep. However, since ive started night work, usually 3 out of the 4 nights she starts scratching at the door and sometimes barking which then wakes my family up. She is not crate trained but very well house trained and leaving her in my room alone was never a problem before. I do all the usual things before I leave such as give her excercise, and try not to feed her too early for example at 5 pm. I dont want this to become a habbit and I feel that it may be an attention thing. What are your opinions? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated as well.