A: This survivor dog needs her own comfy, cozy bed. Sure, she has the crate and it’s great you are keeping her in it during daytime. Hire a dog walker to ensure she gets out for a walk and hearty exercise during the day.
At night, lure her to a nest near to your own bed. Go to any purveyor of pet goods and find dog beds by the score — round, square, sheepskin, memory foam, microfiber, heated, bolstered, warming, cooling, and on and on. Choose one and fashion a hangout for your night owl. Use treats, such as dried liver bits scattered like rose petals, as the initial lure. Each night, quietly direct her to stay on her luxe lounge. Do not let her wander.
Your new dog wants to be near you at night. You goofed by taking her into your own bed too soon before she could handle the privilege. Just understand she wants to be close to you and your comforting smells. A bed of her own near yours will help her.
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