Puppy kennel training

Hello, I hope you had a good weekend. The weather is finally warming up here so I spent most of my weekend playing in the grass and basking in the sun.

Tyra and Freya are settling in well. Tyra is now sleeping in her own kennel both during the day and at night. Although she was quiet when she shared the kennel with Freya at night, things haven’t gone so smoothly  now that she is sleeping alone.

Part of the problem is that the humans like to sleep with the windows open. This causes a draft on the floor and Tyra is just too small to maintain enough body heat to keep her warm.

The humans have made the rule that both Tyra and Freya will not sleep in bed at night. There just isn’t enough room for more than one dog in the bed. Besides, it’s good training for Tyra to get used to sleeping in a kennel.

So, here is the nightly routine:

Bedtime comes and both Tyra and Freya get into their respective kennels. Around midnight or maybe as late as 2:00 am, Tyra wakes up and cries to be let outside. When she comes in, she is held and cuddled until she warms up ad settles down again and then back in the kennel. We then listen to her cry for a few minutes before the humans give in.

This next move makes no sense to me at all….

They then pick up the kennel, puppy and all and put it on the bed – under the covers! I thought the whole idea was to NOT have more dogs in the bed! Like a kennel takes up less room than a puppy. Mum says this is a compromise because Tyra is staying in her kennel. When she is under the covers, Tyra is able to stay warm and the humans are still able to enjoy the cool temperature they love for sleeping.

She is still in the bed. Sometimes humans just don’t make any sense.


About Sabrina's Pug Tails

My name is Sabrina. I am a three year old fawn pug who lives with my three humans and my brother-cat Shinobi. I came to live with my family in February of 2010. I don’t remember much about my life before that. I know that I didn’t have a nice warm bed to sleep in or soft couches to lay on. I was rescued from my previous life by the Boston Terrier & Pug Rescue of Southern Manitoba along with my brother, sister and mom. My human mum tells me that some dogs work at being smart and some work at being cute, and I am very, very cute. I think there may be some kind of insult here………
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4 Responses to Puppy kennel training

  1. Now we are really confused? How is there room for humans and kennels under the covers? Our humans also say, only 1 pug per bed. So I, being the 1st puggie, get to sleep under the covers. Mack has his own room along with the kitties!

    Hope everything works out so all can get some sleep!

    Drools and licks,
    Minnie and Mack

    • Thankfully Tyra’s kennel is a small cat carrier and takes up less space than I do. I still managed to squeeze myself inbetween the humans so they can remember that I am top Pug. It means they aren’t left with a lot of room, but at least I’m comfortable.

  2. Payton says:

    Adorable pictures. I hope you aren’t squished in bed – just tell your parents that they’ll need to move over to make room for the kennel!

  3. Pingback: Really?!? | Sabrina's Pug Tails

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