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Joined: 12/31/1969
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I have a 2 year old yorkie girl! She's very sweet and playful! She's been sleeping with me since I got her at 4 months. I've never minded her sleeping with me since she's only 6 lbs and fairly small.

I started dating someone and although he likes dogs, he doesn't agree with them sleeping in bed with us. He tends to be a light sleeper so he tends to wake up when the dog moves around etc.

My question is, how do I train my dog to now sleep downstairs? I have a pretty large kitchen and family room and i put a gate up in the hallway and she stays there during the day while I'm at work. I don't crate her because she is potty trained and either holds it or uses her pee pad. At night if I put here though, she yelps and barks because she's used to sleeping with me. Do i jus still with leaving her down here until she gets used to it? I need help.



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Sorry, but I have to agree with "Ruralex". My little Chihuahua has been sleeping with me since she was about 4 months old (she's almost 3 now) - and there is no way that I would consider kicking her out of my bed. "LOVE ME, LOVE MY DOG" is also my motto -

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I suggest you get a new boyfriend! Your dog has been sleeping with you since she was a pup and now suddenly you throw her out and expect her to accept it. You are her pack and she wants to be with you. Just think how you'd feel if the reverse were to happen. Your sweet yorkie girl will be there for you long after this boyfriend has moved on. My motto is "love me...love my dog!