Jack is crate trained, and sleeps in his crate at night. We have found that he won't really go to sleep unless he is in his crate, and if we have him up way past his bedtime, he usually starts running back and forth to his crate as if to say, "alright, it is bedtime, I want to go to sleep now."
Since my husband came home (he was gone for 8 weeks) we have been up later, and Jack gets to stay up late with his daddy, while I go to sleep early because of work, etc.
Last night, Jack had fallen asleep on the couch, after I had gone to bed. DH woke him to put him in his crate for the night, and Jack started snarling at him. Apparently, he snarled at DH, then ran over to the closed bedroom door, where I was sleeping like the dead. He came back, let DH take his collar off, then snarled and ran back over to the door. I guess he ran back again and DH kind of pushed him in the crate.
He has never done this before. DH is gone a lot- like 6-8 weeks, and he is usually only home for about 2 weeks in between, so I was always concerned about DH being able to show he was alpha to Jack. Jack definitely knows that I am in charge, but this is really the first time he has shown any aggression towards one of us.
So, is it just because DH woke him up from sleeping? Or is there some contest going on that we should nip in the bud?