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3 year old jack russel becoming unsettled at night

by lauren lanchbury

Hi. I have a 3 year old jack Russell I have had since she was a puppy. She has always had pretty much the same routine of sleeping in her own bed in a separate room then some mornings will come into my bed for an hour. It has never been a problem before but recently she has been unsettled at night. Only once maybe twice a week but she cries and barks all night and won't stop. We have recently moved house but we have been there for 4 months now and its only become a problem the past month. She is quite a clingy dog but always has been but apart from that I haven't paticulary noticed a change in her behaviour. Any advice?

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May 19, 2012
by: Anonymous

Thanks for all your replies. I have tried leaving a radio on quietly and it seems to be working well. Shes settling fine. I have neighbours with pets either side so perhaps she could hear them.
As for letting her in my bed in the morning like i always have done, iv completely stopped that now, and when she comes up on the sofa I have been making her sit before hand and only letting her up on my command.
She's always been a good dog but since iv just started these simple things she seems much more obedient.

May 09, 2012
by: Jack

Dogs have sensitive ears, maybe there is something at night that is waking her(it could be anything!)? Have you tried having a radio or tv to potentially block out noises (or to soothe her). It could be that all the changes have made her a little uneasy and she feels insecure.

May 02, 2012
by: Deborah

Maybe since her surroundings have changed it is all about that.She will get settled again it just may take her awhile Jacks are funny like that they need reassuring and you may need to give her more love until she settles down on her own.

May 02, 2012
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by: Betty Brown

Maybe She needs to be reassured you are not going to leave her, since things are different. It seems she has not gotten used to being there. If she is clingy maybe she wants to sleep with you too just to be near you
My little 4 year old Darby sleeps with me every night and I love it. If I am on my side, she huddles in the bend of my stomach. I adore her and wouldn't have it any other way. They are so loving and sweet that I hope she settles in.

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