We're going to transition Sloan to a tie down

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  1. AdrianneIsabel

    AdrianneIsabel Glutton for Crazy

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    On a bed, at night, because every morning I wake to this about 5 minutes before our alarms on work days and when our alarms would be on weekends.

    I really hate her lately.

    It will be nice to remove that crate from our room, allow for more space, and what not but more over I loathe the clanking of her body on the crate while she's pacing.

    These are all extremely mild because she knows I'm awake and watching. Until you acknowledge her it's much worse because she rubs on the crate sides making them clink with each step. Oh and increase the leaking (squeaking, whining). She's otherwise a very quiet dog, it took a long time to get her to bark for schutzhund but gah in the mornings she's a noisy sewer rat.

    Pardon Arnold, he knows I'm awake too now. LOL
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    And yes, she's been trained she must sit and wait before I open her crate.

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    Of course if too much time goes by she'll restart, like a snooze button on an alarm.

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    So much hate.
     
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    Haha.. she's in her own little world over there. I thought Addie slurping on her toes in the mornings was bad, I might go a tad nuts if that was the case. She's just working on your patience? lol
     
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    I'm dizzy just watching her! This is why mine sleep in a separate room with the door closed! And I have earplugs. lol.
     
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    Classic used to be AWFUL in the mornings, except instead of just 5 minutes early, he would wake up and start his "routine" earlier and earlier each morning. He used to whine and pace each morning, but I finally got him where he wouldn't leave his bed. Instead he would just get up, turn in a circle and lay down again. Repeat about a thousand times. Finally I couldn't take it anymore, stopped feeding him breakfast in the morning (he now gets lunch and dinner) and ignored him for the first hour I was awake. That helped a TON! He would still randomly wake me up though because I'm such a light sleeper so he no longer sleeps in the bedroom.
     
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    Thank you for not making me dislike Frodo so much this morning :p
     
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    LOL, this! I appreciate him so much more now, hahaha! I usually wake up in the most awkward position because he likes to curl up kind of in between my legs if I'm laying on my stomach, and I get like "Arghhh" (but love it at the same time) but he usually won't get up until I do and half the time he's still sleeping even when I get up, lol.

    Oh Sloan... good luck with the tie out.
     
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    well, I could send you Wilson, who is like getting a teenage child out of bed--he burrows under our blankets, and hopes you won't find him. I literally have to throw the covers back and "scold" him--lol! Baxter however, hops right out of bed--neither are crated obviously.
    But yeah, a belligerent teenager---want him? :p
     
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    Mine don't do this, but I imagine she will do the same thing on a tieout. I would just put her crate at the other end of the house - lol.
     
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    Rumor clanked her crate and made all kinds of yippy squeaky whiny noises in the morning when she was crated at night. There are so many times I considered strangling her. As annoying as she sounds, I still think Sloan is adorable. :D
     
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    lol, unfortunately before bed she cuddles with dad and he's not willing to give that up.

    My pleasure! LOL It's moments like that that make me love Backup, which he needs.

    He sounds adorable! <3

    haha, yeah, but then there isn't a crate to clank!

    Somebody has to... :p
     
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    I think you mean "We're going to tie Sloan down."
     
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    Yep, while they used to be in the bedroom, only Mauno and Raptor get that privilege now, because they can CHILL OUT. Their father is the same way.

    The other Malinois? Downstairs. For this exact reason. They start when the sun comes up.
     
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    Doesn't work. They gnaw through the ropes.
     
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    LOL! I've got an APBT who is just like Sloan. His energy wears me out. I can hear him pacing in his kennel before I let them out in the morning, but I literally have to grab the kids out of bed, cover their mouths, and tiptoe down the hall in the mornings. If he even hears a single toe hit the carpet, he's yapping like a nutcase.

    Oh, and he's 8. o_O

    TB needs to be hunting every weekend, or his excess energy is mind-numbing.
     
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    Haha, oh I am so not swapping!!! Bodhi refuses to get up in a morning. She is not a morning person, much like her mum :p
     
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    With Mia I gave up crating her at night because of the screaming. Now I've got a papillon that jumps on my head and hits me when I don't wake up when she deems it is time to wake up. As a pup she was AWFUL, but she's grown up a little and I can sometimes sleep in before she resorts to hitting me. My dog is abusive. And she whines too.
     
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    Virgo used to let me hit the snooze three times and then she resorted to smacking me in Fe face until I got up.

    Sawyer just climbs in bed with me and snuggles/talks but is always waiting to hear "Is it time to get up?" and then he bounds off the bed and starts squeaking.
     
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    ihartgonzo and Fozzie B!

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    Wilson and Fozzie are short little soulmates, I SWEAR!

    Sloan is such a happy dog. Sometimes I miss when Gonzo was young and would pull similar stunts... like rolling his soft crate across the room... and literally pulling the covers off of me. But I really, really need my sleep & I definitely don't miss my foster puppies crying and clanging around in their crates!

    Would she wake you up if she was left free at night?
     
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    LOL! I love it! Get a jenni and have her sleep tied to it... then when she wakes up, and she can just start running! haha
     

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