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    I know bullies love a routine (don't move the toy box, he'll have a fit), but is this just crazy?

    I recently noticed that every night, beginning about 8:00 pm, Dudley starts carrying on. Barking, whining, crying...I take him out, he gets a treat, I rub his legs, scratch his back...nothing stops him. The whining just continues. He'll lay under the coffee table or next to the chair I'm in and just whine softly. I find this very upsetting.

    Then, about 8:30...he starts running around, picking up one toy after another, drops them and moves on...he's possessed. And then suddenly, he'll go into a certain corner, lay down on the floor and the next thing I know he's snoring loudly. Sound asleep --typically it's about 9:00 pm! I get the distinct impression he really would like me to turn out the lights and go upstairs so he can sleep in peace! He is 2 1/2. He typically doesn't sleep in his crate anymore at night, but I keep it up and open because he does like to take naps in it during the afternoon. Does anyone else experience anything like this...or is my bully just a little crazy? Cute...but crazy?

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    Default Re: A bedtime routine

    Yes, we call it the bewitching hour, their last burst of energy before bed time. It gets better the older they get.
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    Default Re: A bedtime routine

    Quote Originally Posted by Davidh View Post
    Yes, we call it the bewitching hour, their last burst of energy before bed time. It gets better the older they get.
    Yes, they are creatures of habit, and get the "zoomies" before they crash!

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    Default Re: A bedtime routine

    Sebastian has his smaller crate on top of one of the larger crates. -482746_10200782104053614_674357499_n-jpg You can see it above Remy and Oliver's sleeping smooshy faces in this picture. Anyway, when it gets to be about 10:00 at night, he will go sit in front of Remy's crate (the bottom one) and look up at his crate. I guess it's time to go to bed now LOL
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    it is a Bully thing.... Nitshcke was so like this every night right around 10 - if I was not in bed he'd whine till we were in bed. Now Banks is starting it... she sits and stares at me and will start barking - if we are not in bed by 9:30
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    Thanks everyone! I thought I had a strange dog!! I had dogs all of my life and never had one quite like Dudley! My boyfriend Scott always says, "he's the Dudliest!" I appreciate hearing about your bullies' routines...at least I kow there isn't anything wrong with him. I love this forum!

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    Yep. Harlea goes nuts between 8 and 9pm every night and when she is done she is out until morning.

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    Samatha's routine is the same, Brodie's routine is waking up at midnight to have his own time with me

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    Default Re: A bedtime routine

    Quote Originally Posted by Alice Kable View Post
    Yes, they are creatures of habit, and get the "zoomies" before they crash!
    Love that "zoomies" gotta remember that.

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    It is Dudley's house now you just need to work around his schedule and everything will be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by christyjulene View Post
    It is Dudley's house now you just need to work around his schedule and everything will be just fine.

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    Default Re: A bedtime routine

    oh they are so creatures of habit even if its getting up and going to bed. sarah will start up about 830 or 9 with going to the bedroom door and going in and standing by the bed if i go to the bathroom. she will lay in there till i come to bed or if i dont come in a while she will come and get me. if i get up in the morning and my bf stays in bed which is not the norm as he goes to work before me then she will come to me and want to be rubbed then she will go lay in there with him a while then back in here then in there till he gets up.

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