She looks to come up every night we did try her down stairs but she was crying and barking for ages. Even through the day she’s like my shadow. she even waits by the bathroom door when I’m in there.We have always had our labs sleep in our bedroom.They soon get used to routine.
hi thank you so much for your reply. I do take everything on board that’s written to me and any advice is appreciated. I have tried and tried to leave the house without her and she’s so Unsettled to the point my neighbours are complaining about the noise, tried her in her crate for sleep but again she is so unsettled even after 5nights of trying. I have 4 children 9 and under so the house is busy and we’re always out and about with her so she should be tired enough to sleep the night. Is there anything else I could try? She came to us at 17 weeks previous owner has not communicated with us so we don’t really know anything about her only what We are seeing. Sorry for the long reply.Each to their own of course but….. my unqualified opinion is as follows.
You’re on the road to separation anxiety.
Following you around like a shadow and needing to sleep by your side is of course incredibly endearing. This is your dog owning you and when you have to leave them alone for a period of hours (which you will) issues COULD well surface. Barking and crying is tough to put up with at night, really tough!! You’ve got to get through it and set boundaries.
During the day it’s best to build up to periods of leaving them on their own. We make up Kong treats, leave the house with no fuss, return with no fuss and gradually build up duration of being away. We aim to ensure during the day six hours maximum time we’re out.
Must stress again this is my personal opinion and I’ve no qualifications (apart from 3 happy labs!!!)
Good luck and my final word is…. You’ve got a fine looking Labrador there!!!