Saturday, August 25, 2012

Sleep Less, Play More

"Sleep Less, Play More"  Dhali's motto at the moment.

Last night was an especially bad night.  At 2:30am Dhali ended up being moved (crate and all) into the bathroom.  I'm not sure if he's just growing up and testing the rules or what.

I got home from work at 11pm.  My parents had taken care of the pups - they reported that Dhali wasn't interested in running around outside.  He just laid in the grass.

So I get home and they go outside.  Dhali runs around the yard - big loops and checks out all his outside toys that I had moved off the grass.  We go inside and do a clicker session and then play some.  Back outside.  Inside and he plays with Tibby while I empty the dishwasher.  I work on calling him out of play from Tibby while I'm tidying the kitchen.  He comes flying to me 100% of the time.  Really good job recalling.  They were playing rough and chasing around into the bedroom and back to the kitchen.  But he came to me every single time!  Yay!

Ok then back outside for another potty time.  
Quiet time with a bully stick.
Time for bed.
Lights out and the barking begins.  Bark,bark,bark. After 20mins, at 1am, I take him out for another potty break.  Maybe he needs to go?  Nope.  Just wants to lay in the grass.  Ok.....back to bed.  

At 2am I took him out for another potty break.  He goes pee.  Ok good!  He'll sleep now, right?  
2:30am  - off to the bathroom with Dhali.  With 2 closed doors between us Tibby and I get to sleep.  Dhali is quiet (must be sleeping) until I wake him up at 7:30am.

I take both pups out to potty and Dhali just wants to lay in the dog bed outside.  He's tired!  He goes potty and then into the x-pen.  Tibby and I fall asleep again until 9:30am.  Then both pups go outside for another potty break.

From 9:30 until 1pm Dhali did NOT stop moving.  He destroyed several cardboard boxes and played with a bunch of toys.  We did some clicker training and played.

Now he is passed out and asleep.  He has been so much quieter today.  Maybe yesterday was just a barky day.


scotsmad said...

Maybe he needs to play more during the day, so he's tired at night.

Great work on recall.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy (who come when they feel like it.)

Catalina said...

Ha ha! I don't know how he could play any more....unless he learns how to use warp speed or something. Please noooo!

Catherine Anne said...

Ah puppy crate training joys!

Diana said...

My dogs dont play or anything if Im not home. My husband and kids will be home all day and the dogs just sleep. Then I get home and everyone is ready to go. "The fun person is here. Weve been saving up our energy for you. Time to play." LOL

Loretta Mueller said...


He's just an evil little puppy :) LOL

Catalina said...