My husband not having lived with my baby for the past fifteen years thought we should just put her in the garage so he didn't have to hear her. I couldn't do it. The dog, Pepper, has wrapped her little paws around my heart and I could never put her someplace I wouldn't want to be. So, we have been trying several things that allows me to sleep in my own bed and allows her to be close to me without letting her have free rein to destroy the house. Nothing that we tried so far has worked.
Our last attempt was an open crate that she could see out. It was placed next to my side of the bed. We got it set up and I put her favorite pillow in there with water and her treat. I closed the door and climbed in bed. I was so nervous. Will it work this time? We she bark and whine again tonight? My heart was beating rapidly as I layed there waiting to see what happened. I was afraid to move for fear she would think she could leave her crate. She moaned. My heart stopped. Silence, she was just moaning as she settled her old bones down on her pillow. My heart sped up again. Would she stay settled now? Will she stay calm all night?