Those of you who follow us on Facebook or Instagram probably know that I started "bed training" Macy a few weeks ago.
#proof of the FOUR in a row bed #cuddles I've gotten #briberyworks @chewy #cookies #treats ❤💕💜💓💛 my silly #pup #dogs #macyblue
That came to a grinding halt when, the day before my birthday, I picked up norovirus at school. Eight days later and I'm still not right in the gut! We had done zero days of bed training from the 1st of the month. I had a relapse at work this past Tuesday...found out I had made myself sicker by taking Imodium. I spent the afternoon really ill and was so relieved when it was over around 8pm. We turned in early and I was so grateful for the sleep. Hard, stupid sleep.
Suddenly my bed was moving! Living in earthquake country, I always try to steal a glance at the clock just to get a sense of time before we lose power. It was 10:54 and that was no earthquake! It was Macy Blue! Getting on my bed with NO cookies in sight! In the middle of the night!!!!!!
I petted her a bit but was so exhausted... we both slept til 7:30 am! I was over joyed that she was still by my side come morning and we cuddled and lingered until I heard her tummy growling!
I couldn't wait to call Mom and tell her I was certain we'd turned a corner.
Wednesday afternoon, a sunny bedroom just down the hall.
Since Macy Blue was so sweet to sleep all night with me, it clearly must be time to continue her training. Instead of putting nap treats in her bed, I placed them in her "bed lure" spots: One on top of the stairs, one on the foot of the bed and three in her "spot."
She gobbled them up, sniffed for more and... jumped down and curled up in her bed!
Sigh... Three steps forward... five steps back.