Would this be really mean to him?
My 8 1/2 year old GS has always slept with us in the bedroom. Lately, my hb and I find it disruptive and are considering making him sleep in the garage. Yet I feel bad about it, and I worry he could have a health issue at night and I wouln't know about it.
I wonder if there is anything else I could do. We tried years ago putting him in the living-room, and I would hear him at night walking in the corridor, then he'd scratch at the door, so we would have to barricade the corridor entrance. Ok, possible.
Why all this anyways? He's been on Temaryl-P every other day, which takes care of his allergies, so he needs to pee slightly more. Most night he's fine, but he likes to drink before bedtime and I hate to restrict water intake since it's very dry here. Also, his way of communicating issues is to scratch like mad, so he gets up at night and scratches until I take him out so that he can pee literally a teaspoon, and then he's fine. I'm not, wide awake and it often takes me an hour to go back to sleep.
And there are the coyotes. We sleep with the window a little opened, and when he hears them, he suddenly goes into this insanely loud howl which startles us out of sleep and nearly gives us a heart attack every time.
So with that many issues, I feel that the garage seems like the best. He is used to it, as he often asks to go there in the morning, perhaps because it's cooler. Is this a terrible thing to do to him? I know that he's most likely fine, but I'm the one who feels guilty about it.
~ Malik, GSD, 7 yrs old