Sleepless Nights Dealing with Your Dog

Let's talk about sleepless nights dealing with your dog.

Is getting sleep every night consist of a battle with your dog? If you don't have a baby, you probably expect to get a good night's sleep, but your dog decides to cause problems. This article will discuss some things you can do to with your dog in order to prevent more sleepless nights that lead to grumpy mornings.

Do you keep your dog in a laundry room, or close your door at nigh so it can't come in the room? If this is the case and your dog barks and whines at night, it might have separation anxiety. Dogs with separation anxiety may also have problems such as destructive behavior when you leave the house. You may be able to fix the problem at night, by letting your pooch sleep in your room. However, you may want to take your pooch to the veterinarian to find out about other treatment options.

Does your dog seem to have too much energy and leaves you sleep deprived with its night time antics? This happens often. Your dog can't settled down and fall asleep. Instead it wonders around the house. You hear it's pitter patter up and down the hallway and stairs. Your dog not only can't sleep, but it growls and barks are every noise, passing car, and shadow, waking up your entire family. The solution to this problem is quite simple. Each morning make sure you take your dog for a nice walk or run. Don't just let it outside for five minutes to pee. Taking it for a decent walk can be a workout for you and use up some of your dog's energy. Also, make sure you, your spouse, or one of your kids takes the pooch for a long walk in the evening and plays with it. If you dog is really full of energy you can take it for a little walk right before bed time or hire a dog walker if you need some help.

Ask your veterinarian about any issues you are having with your dog at night. It is important for you, your family, and your canine to all get good sleep. A good night's sleep leaves everyone healthier and happier.

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