Hello all:
We just adopted a new Yorkie Terrier; he cannot be more than a year or so old. Here is the problem: intitially, and only because he was "scared" to sleep alone, we permitted him to sleep in the bed. Well, one can imagine the problems associated with doing this, besides becoming sleep deprived ourselves.
We live in a relatively small apartment and the bathroom is located adjacent to our bedroom. We also have another "small dog," and they get along well, let's just say they tolerate each other, but they do not provoke conflict, although the Yorkie is scared of the older, femalde dog. This dog literally "clings to me," following me everywhere I go. In fact, when I am on the computer, sometimes he sits on the "return" of the desk, atop a blanket.
Well, we are now in the process of keeping him in a separate part of the bathroom by putting a large cardboard structure between the two dogs, and, likewise, he is no longer allowed in the bedroom. Well, each night, when we try to go to bed, the Yorke barks and I mean he barks and will continue for hours.
Is there anything (like over-the-counter) preparatio I can give to him. Recently, we have tried to give him a very little bit of benadryl via a dropper, but, I think either it's just not doing anything or it's got the opposite reaction.
Any ideas out there? I would like to have anyone who is interested in responding to this note to please contact me via my e-mail address, if you don't mind. I am a first time user of this group and I would much rather simply have individuals e-mail me directly, unless there is a meabs by which I can get an "automated e-mail" when someone responds to this post.
I would appreciate help from those who, first, own a Yorkie, and have had a similar problem, such as what I described.
Thanks,
mea305
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We just adopted a new Yorkie Terrier; he cannot be more than a year or so old. Here is the ... to sleep in the bed. Well, one can imagine the problems associated with doing this, besides becoming sleep deprived ourselves.

Sorry, I can't imagine the problems associated with allowing a dog to sleep on the bed, please fill me in. Also, what led you to believe your Yorkie was too scared to sleep alone?

What's his name? It makes conversation easier.
We live in a relatively small apartment and the bathroom is located adjacent to our bedroom. We also have another ... they tolerate each other, but they do not provoke conflict, although the Yorkie is scared of the older, femalde dog.

What makes you believe that your Yorkie is scared of the elder female? I'm not trying to be confrontational, but ascribing human emotions to dogs isn't usually meaningful - it's better to just describe the particular situation as fully as you can.
This dog literally "clings to me," following me everywhere I go. In fact, when I am on the computer, sometimes he sits on the "return" of the desk, atop a blanket.

This is not unusual - the dog is in a new element, and he's decided that you're the one to trust. This is a good thing.
Well, we are now in the process of keeping him in a separate part of the bathroom by putting a ... try to go to bed, the Yorke barks and I mean he barks and will continue for hours.

I think that your use of "scared" is bang on. Simply put, you've abandoned him at a very insecure part of his life. Up until this point, he had bonded to you and, through you, was perhaps getting used to the strange surroundings that had been foisted upon him.
Let him back into you bed. If that's not workable, put him in a crate as close to the bed as possible so that he can smell you and hear your breathing.
Is there anything (like over-the-counter) preparatio I can give to him. Recently, we have tried to give him a very little bit of benadryl via a dropper, but, I think either it's just not doing anything or it's got the opposite reaction.

At this point, nothing you've said indicates that behaviour modifiction should even be a consideration.
Any ideas out there? I would like to have anyone who is interested in responding to this note to please ... directly, unless there is a meabs by which I can get an "automated e-mail" when someone responds to this post.

If it's important to you, you should be able to find the time to come to this newsgroup again, but I'll mail my reply anyway. Any responses from you to me should be on the newsgroup.

Public newsgroup discussions serve two main purposes: If I screw up with my advice, someone will point out my mistakes; if you have any follow-ups to what I say, someone else may be able to answer them faster and better than I can.
I would appreciate help from those who, first, own a Yorkie, and have had a similar problem, such as what I described.

Then, take all that I've typed as a FWIW.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
We just adopted a new Yorkie Terrier; he cannot be ... problems associated with doing this, besides becoming sleep deprived ourselves.

Sorry, I can't imagine the problems associated with allowing a dog to sleep on the bed, please fill me in. Also, what led you to believe your Yorkie was too scared to sleep alone?

Imagine having sex with you human partner and no dogs involved. There are some in this group that still remember that kind of activity.
Thread "how your dog react to human sex" is waiting to be open.

Chicha.
Imagine having sex with you human partner and no dogs involved. There are some in this group that still remember that kind of activity.

Now there's a helpful answer.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
Imagine having sex with you human partner and no dogs involved. There are some in this group that still remember that kind of activity.

Now there's a helpful answer.

But you asked.
Reread you question:
Sorry, I can't imagine the problems associated with allowing a dog to sleep on the bed, please fill me in.

I found your question hilarious and just could not resist.

I meant what I said and dog in bed could interfere with human sexual life (speaking from personal experience) ;-) .
I could not add something to your informative message and my remark was kind of OT but why snap on me like that?

Probably I should not save on smileys. :-) :-) :-) In real life I smile a lot.
Best regards.
Chicha.
You started this ( but lets keep this clean & fun.) One of our dogs a 9 year old Spayed lab/mix gets jealous when my husband and I sit up & kiss & actually tries to mount him & yes we are fully dressed. For the fun of it we tried it laying down & she'll put her face in the way & bark & when that didn't work she'll lick my husband's ear like crazy. I think it's hilarious.
I found your question hilarious and just could not resist.

why hilarious? i imagine that, for those whose dogs have been taught "off," your scenario would never be an issue.
I meant what I said and dog in bed could interfere with human sexual life (speaking from personal experience) ;-) .

a simple "off" would preempt any such problem.

shelly (perfectly foul wench) and elliott and harriet http://home.bluemarble.net/~scouvrette
Sorry, I can't imagine the problems associated with allowing a dog to sleep on the bed, please fill me in.

I found your question hilarious and just could not resist.

OK. Thanks for explaining. I just (still) don't see that particular line funny - an "Off, go lie down", works well.

Anyway, I was responding to the OP in the sense that s/he seems to think that allowing the dog on the bed was leading to dominance issues, which is unlikely.

Matt. Rocky's a Dog.
I found your question hilarious and just could not resist.

why hilarious? i imagine that, for those whose dogs have been

What was hilarious for me (I actually snickered) that one claims candidly that "can't imagine the problems associated with allowing a dog to sleep on the bed".
I love this phrase. I will cite it. That is how real dog lover speaks.

I simply gave as example one 'scenario', the OP gave another (his wife is easily awakened).
taught "off," your scenario would never be an issue.

You are another real dog lover - I love you both, Matt and Shelly.

You actually confirm my 'scenario' by sending dog off the bed.

But tell me frankly how many of the dogs you know would react instantly to your OFF being fast asleep and comfy in the middle of the night or whenever. There should be probably some period of persuation (yes, I really mean off PLEASE and do not look at me like THAT)
I meant what I said and dog in bed could interfere with human sexual life (speaking from personal experience) ;-) .

a simple "off" would preempt any such problem.

Please, please, who should say OFF - jent or lady? Timing is very interesting issue also ;-)
Chicha.
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