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  1. Adore my dog. His major issue is sleep startle. Learned about it the hard way by getting screamed/lunged/nipped at one night when I went to roll over in bed. I’m not sure what happened in his life before me or if that even matters but he tends to have a lot of what I would describe as night terrors as well as general fear of the dark. So overall not a good combo for sleeping in my bed or bedroom. He currently sleeps in a closed crate in the living room for his and my safety. I may, post covid, have to take a road trip/cross country move with him. Which will likely be hard as he gets very
  2. Cory & I adopted Kingston back in July. Within the first month, there were two instances on our couch (where we allow him) that transpired that involved him charging at my face (I am the female caretaker for King). He's typically much more affectionate with me over Cory (male caretaker). He cuddles up to me on the couch and is always touching me with one limb or another of his. The first instance he may have been asleep, so I called it sleep startle and brushed it off (he's never broken skin, so I don't think the intent is to actually bite me, more of an aggressive head butt??). The second
  3. Just wondering if anyone else's dog has sleep startle from non-touch or space issues? Biggie's bed is in front of my tv and faces the couch - at least once a week (sometimes more) he lifts his head up snarling/barking/growling in my direction after I make a movement like lifting a drink glass or grabbing a pillow. It is super weird - I can walk past his bed with no issues when he is sleeping! His bed is a good four feet from the couch with a coffee table in between. I'm thinking maybe if he's half asleep the sudden movement might startle him? It's so odd because he is looking right a
  4. Hi all, You may remember us, I have a 3 year old little fawn girl hound called Fika and we adopted her littermate brother Ferris last month - he flew from FL to Chicago and has been home for about 6 weeks. Fika came to us after being trained in a prison program and living in a foster home, so she didn't require much training and has always been super eager to please. Ferris has only lived at the track or an adoption kennel and is still adjusting to being in a home - though he understands car rides, stairs, wood floors and windows now - not to mention potty training! We understand all th
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