My yorkie has been with me for a week and we've got 3 different beds for him already. But he REFUSES to sleep on his own bed!!! At night he would whine and whine until we bring him to our bed, then he would fall asleep within miniutes.
Right now he so small, we're afraid that we might crush him in our sleep if he continues to sleep on our bed. Also he is still being treated for worms, so it's probably not the best that he touches our bed, right?
Let me get this right.. You are letting a dog that weighs less than 6 lbs make the decisions on where he sleeps?
If you dont want him sleepig in the bed, do NOT put him in your bed, no matter how much he whines. When yo ugive in, you are teaching him that he's the boss in the house hold, and that if he just holds out long enough he will get his way. And yes, given that he has worms you probably don't want him sleeping in your bed. When he whines, ignore him completely. Every time you respond to him, you reward the whining.
yea my grandma had the excat same problem.our yorkie wouldnt stop whining until she would pik him up.and when we put him in a kennel he cried all night but we decided it would be ok for the first few nights and it was then we put him n his kennel he cried all night.but after about a few days he stopped so just keep him in his own bed he'll be fine soon enough.
So in that case should I keep him in out of the room totally? because if we keep him in our room then he will feel left out and will think that we don't like him anymore. If we leave him in the living room it is not very safe for him because we live with other people.
Your dog will not feel 'left out' if you don't put him on your bed while he is in the same room with you. If you shut him in your room all the time while you are in the rest of the house, yes then he may feel left out, but not while youre in the same room.
Yes it really bothers me if he feels left out. I don't want to lock him in a crate because he is not 100% paper trained yet and i don't want him peeing in his crate.
We live with other people and I am afraid that other people might step on him. He is too small and the roomates might not be as careful, I don't want any accidents happening.
Thank you guys for all your comments. I do agree that I shouldn't spoil him like that and make him feel that he's the boss. But as you all know it's really hard to see your baby cry. You want to everything you can to make it feel happy.
***Edited By: bbkoo on 10/21/2006 7:30:54 PM*** Reason: add
I'm sorry, I guess I should have explained myself.
When you first get the crate leave the door open, put his treats and food in there so he can come and go. I would also put a shirt of yours in there so is smells like you. You can do this off and on all day long.
At night he will feel comfortable going in there and then you can close it up with just a small treat. I don't feed or water at night because they have to go potty.
He may cry but doing this a few days it will become his room and a place of safty and comfort.
***Edited By: WileyBlaze on 10/21/2006 9:30:05 PM*** Reason: spell
when i got my pup he was 7 weeks old and just over 3 pounds and slept with me and my hubby every night. we did put his bed in between our pillows so that way we wouldnt roll over on him and he did stay in his bedl a few months of this he didnt want to sleep in his bed anymore and would get out and sleep anywhere on the bed. He is now almost 11 months and weighs around 6.5 pounds and still sleeps with us every night and never has he ever been rolled over on or hurt. He never had any accidents in bed. He did once tho a month or so ago but he wasnt feeling well so i think that had something to do with it and hes never done it since.
When me and hubby go to bed we say bed time bentley and he comes into bed. my hubby built stairs for him so he could get in and out of bed when he wanted since he is still so small he has a hard time jumping up that high, ( we hae a california king and its really high and fluffy) so i guess this doesnt work for some ppl but it works for us. during the day he does sleep in his bed in the living room and only at night does he sleep in bed with us. we wouldnt have it any other way. But at first when we got him we were so scared because he was soooo small but putting his bed in between our pillows he was safe in his bed and i could hear him when he needed to go potty or when he woke up. hes spoiled rotton and i still get up with him every morning if its to play-