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Old 11-15-2012, 04:52 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Husband thinks that this could be some form of herding behavior? For some reason, he is deciding that he wants us all in the same room during "night time" and he's either trying to get me to bring Kolton back in the main room, or he's trying to get me to go in there with Kolton. I dont know.
This has been a nightly occurrence for weeks now.
I think you are correct.
He wants you to go to bed so everyone is together. If it annoys you, I would not give him the chance to practice this behavior by keeping him with you until you decide it's time for bed.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like he wants you to go in there with Kolton so that HE can be in there with him, too. I think he's VERY attached to your boy, and he wants to stay with him. Night time is different with every shepherd I've had. They are more intense into who is where and what they're doing. It really sounds like what my male used to do when he was ready to go to bed. He can't watch you in one room and the boy in another.... and it sounds like he's frustrated by that. Can you try going in and reading a book or something on the bed and see if that changes what he's doing? If it does, then you know what the problem is.

I dunno if you really can 'stop' this behavior. The baby gate idea is OK... but he's going to want to check on the boy regardless. If you don't allow him to as least be able to see him, I have a feeling you're going to see escalating anxiety and potentially destructive behavior. His love for your boy is a sealed deal. He also feels the need to watch over you. It's his 'job'.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:40 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I know you probably want to sleep, but when Balen brings you to Kolton, have you ever just stayed in the room with Kolton and watch him sleep for a while?

Does your son snore, have apnea, seizures, gets restless legs? I'm kind of with Kyleigh on this one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:44 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Per my mom almost the same thing happened with me when I was a baby. Almost the same time every night I would wake up and the dog acted weird...This might sound crazy, but could your house be haunted?
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:23 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Sounds to me like he wants you to go in there with Kolton so that HE can be in there with him, too. I think he's VERY attached to your boy, and he wants to stay with him. Night time is different with every shepherd I've had. They are more intense into who is where and what they're doing. It really sounds like what my male used to do when he was ready to go to bed. He can't watch you in one room and the boy in another.... and it sounds like he's frustrated by that. Can you try going in and reading a book or something on the bed and see if that changes what he's doing? If it does, then you know what the problem is.

I dunno if you really can 'stop' this behavior. The baby gate idea is OK... but he's going to want to check on the boy regardless. If you don't allow him to as least be able to see him, I have a feeling you're going to see escalating anxiety and potentially destructive behavior. His love for your boy is a sealed deal. He also feels the need to watch over you. It's his 'job'.
Well your right about that, deal is sealed with those to.

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I know you probably want to sleep, but when Balen brings you to Kolton, have you ever just stayed in the room with Kolton and watch him sleep for a while?

Does your son snore, have apnea, seizures, gets restless legs? I'm kind of with Kyleigh on this one.
He doesnt have any medical conditions that I know of. He is in general, a restless sleeper, like me but now I'm almost wondering if I should start to look for something....

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Per my mom almost the same thing happened with me when I was a baby. Almost the same time every night I would wake up and the dog acted weird...This might sound crazy, but could your house be haunted?
There have been strange things in the house, but nothing in several months.

I'm going to try to get this on video tonight if my batteries have enough life left in them so everyone can see. I'm sure tonight will be no exception.
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:37 PM   #16 (permalink)
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ok, maybe he's just being a HUGE PITA ... I wasn't trying to scare you sorry ... it just kind of popped in my head ... restless dog because something's "off" ... could be anything or nothing
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