|Barked: Sun Jan 13, '13 9:50am PST |
|When Lupi was around 2, she suddenly started sleeping downstairs instead of in her bed upstairs, with us. I think she was just feeling a bit of new-found independence. I didn't force her to come upstairs with us, and after a week or so she returned to her regular bed and has never done it again.
Recently, she refused to do the stairs on her own, demanding to be carried. Since she's small enough, I simply complied and after 3 days, she started doing the stairs on her own again. I think she either wasn't feeling well, or had a scare.
The point is, when my dog refuses to do something she normally has no issue with, I don't press the issue. I figure she has her reasons, and deserves a bit of choice in the matter. If it's crucial for her to follow you downstairs, then it's a different story. But if she'd prefer being upstairs-could you just let her hang out there?
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