My husband and I have 2 BRAT rescues. We got Hextall over 3 years ago, and Brie about 9 months later. They were both about a year and a half old at the time we adopted them. Both dogs have slept in our bedroom since we brought them home. They have had nights intermittently where they wake up early, or don't settle down quickly, but it wasn't that often. A few months ago, they started regularly waking up at night, and loudly flapping their ears. Then back to sleep. Unfortunately, my husband is a very light sleeper, and this new habit was ruining his ablility to sleep at night.
So for the last 2 months we have been allowing the dogs to sleep out in our family room. At first they were confused, but now they prefer it. We have had very little destruction during this time period, so we called it a success, everyone was getting a great nights rest. Well last night the dogs went on a destruction frenzy. Not something anyone wants to wake up to.
We are at a loss of what we should do now about our sleeping arrangements. We do not want to crate them because they are crated during the work day (they are crate trained, and happily trot into their crates when we leave for work), but we really arent sure what is the best solution.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!