So some of you may know, many may not, but I moved from Florida to Maryland about 1.5 months ago. Since moving to Maryland I have been letting Dallas sleep in bed with me vs. the crate.
It started off really well. He would climb into bed with me & sleep until I woke up the next morning…I have to be up for work at 6:30 AM anyway.
However, things have taken a drastic change & I cannot figure out what may have caused it or more importantly, how to stop it.
Lately, and I mean the last 3 weeks, he has been waking up in the middle of the night & just will not go back to sleep. He's been waking up around 3 AM & he will pace around my room, whining, scratching at the door, etc. I will take him outside but he does nothing...literally I stood outside for 30 minutes one night & he did nothing at all. I have let him into the backyard & watched him run around a bit hoping it would tire him out...didn't work.
The thing is, I know he is tired when he goes to bed. He is staying up during the day & every evening my step father takes him on a 3-5 mile walk in the woods with my other dogs. Also, he plays with our family dog until literally 10 PM every night. I have been putting him to bed around 11 PM at the latest...
I could use any suggestions because right now my sleep is totally lacking...& it sucks.