HELP! our JRT keeps waking us up in the middle of the night.
We have a male JRT, who is 8 years old. He sleeps in his kennel, it's his sanctuary. We never had a problem with this until recently. He has been waking us up everynight, for the last week or 2, by either heavy panting, or whining and barking. There is no apparent reason, he has water, he doesn't need to go outside. There are a couple of things that may play part in this... 1. We had a 2nd JRT for about 6 months, and she wasn't working out, so we found her another home. But before that, he was fine. Maybe he misses her? So, we put a stuffed animal in with him in his kennel.
2. He's due for some shots, could he maybe have some kind of chemical inbalance??? I have no idea. We have tried giving him benadryl, we have tried a different bed, we have tried putting him outside... It is getting really bad b/c he has been waking up our entire family, I have 2 boys in elementary and jr high. My husband and I work full time, this behavior needs to stop.
Please reply back to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are desperate. I don't want to have to get rid of him b/c of this, but we also can't have him waking us up everynight. It is interfering with work and school.