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Q. How to get a 7 month old Westie to sleep through the night? Goes to bed well, just up at 4am.

Answered By
DEBI MATLACK

A. Lots and lots of mental and physical stimulation during the day should help. Get him out for long walks, even for a jog, play fetch, give him playtime with other dogs, teach him obedience, get him involved in agility or flyball, even consider getting him a puzzle feeder bowl or treat ball to keep him occupied during quiet time. A Kong toy stuffed with peanut butter is another great way to keep dogs quiet and occupied when you need them to be quiet. A tired dog is a happy dog. Dogs that are adequately busy and stimulated have fewer problems with anxiety and destructive behaviors.


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