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dh the bed hog

Posted by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:18 AM
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Seriously. About hanging off the bed here. He has most of our queen size bed and I have like a foot to sleep on. Wtf. And he's snoring.
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happy41ce
by on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:19 AM
Fart on him.. I bet he will move!
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calvinsmommy18
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 3:20 AM
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probably not. He's a pretty deep sleeper

Quoting happy41ce:

Fart on him.. I bet he will move!
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Sassy762
by CAFE SASSY HBIC on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:27 AM

Control Bed Hogging...............Just substitute DH for Dog, lol
Once your canine has been cleared for cosleeping, the next step in stopping his bed hogging is to designate a small portion of the bed as your dog's sleeping space, rather than allowing him to plop down and spread out wherever he pleases. The easiest way to do this is to clearly mark an area of your bed as his sleeping space by using a pet bed, towel or blanket. Teach your dog to "target" this area and lie down there by practicing with the designated blanket on the ground first. (Watch Mikkel's video on teaching your dog to target a mat and lie down.)

Once your pet is readily targeting the mat, blanket or pet bed, and is lying down when asked, place his sleeping area on top of your bed. Bring your pet up on the bed and work with him on targeting this same area, just like you practiced on the floor. Keep in mind that when you first move the targeted sleeping area to a new place, your dog may need a little guidance. Toss treats onto the sleeping space to lead him to lay down, or reward him for small steps such as simply putting a paw on the sleeping area.

As soon as your pet starts targeting the mat and lying down as readily as he did on the ground, add longer-duration down stays on the mat. This is convenient to practice at night when you are reading a book or relaxing in bed and can intermittently toss a treat to him on his sleeping area or simply offer him praise and petting. If your dog moves off his marked sleeping area and sprawls out on the bedspread, gently guide him back onto the sleeping area with the "go to your mat" cue. Using reward-based target training to teach this leads your dog to associate his sleeping zone with wonderful things, such as treats and praise; this, in turn, teaches him to love lying in this area, making it less likely he will want to move off his designated space.

calvinsmommy18
by Gold Member on Jan. 26, 2013 at 4:29 AM
Lol

Quoting Sassy762:

Control Bed Hogging...............Just substitute DH for Dog, lol
Once your canine has been cleared for cosleeping, the next step in stopping his bed hogging is to designate a small portion of the bed as your dog's sleeping space, rather than allowing him to plop down and spread out wherever he pleases. The easiest way to do this is to clearly mark an area of your bed as his sleeping space by using a pet bed, towel or blanket. Teach your dog to "target" this area and lie down there by practicing with the designated blanket on the ground first. (Watch Mikkel's video on teaching your dog to target a mat and lie down.)

Once your pet is readily targeting the mat, blanket or pet bed, and is lying down when asked, place his sleeping area on top of your bed. Bring your pet up on the bed and work with him on targeting this same area, just like you practiced on the floor. Keep in mind that when you first move the targeted sleeping area to a new place, your dog may need a little guidance. Toss treats onto the sleeping space to lead him to lay down, or reward him for small steps such as simply putting a paw on the sleeping area.

As soon as your pet starts targeting the mat and lying down as readily as he did on the ground, add longer-duration down stays on the mat. This is convenient to practice at night when you are reading a book or relaxing in bed and can intermittently toss a treat to him on his sleeping area or simply offer him praise and petting. If your dog moves off his marked sleeping area and sprawls out on the bedspread, gently guide him back onto the sleeping area with the "go to your mat" cue. Using reward-based target training to teach this leads your dog to associate his sleeping zone with wonderful things, such as treats and praise; this, in turn, teaches him to love lying in this area, making it less likely he will want to move off his designated space.

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