Difficulty waking elderly dog

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  • #64140
    CKSuki
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    Hi all, just wondered if any of you could help me with a slight problem,

    Fugley, 17 year old female, is obviously old, but I just can’t wake her up in the mornings. It is fine at weekends (and today as I am off sick with horrible cold), but on days when I have to go to work, I am really struggling.

    On sunday, I got up at eight, milled around, fed the dogs, let them out, did the housework and vacuumed. Fugley did not get up until 12.15pm. Yesterday, I just had to give up and go to work, and the poor girl obviously peed and pood indoors. Today, I got up at seven thirty, did all the usual stuff, and she is still curled on on the couch looking divine and peaceful.

    Can anybody think of anything I coud do to help get her up in the mornings? I have tried the kissing, cuddling, removing blankets, making noise, encouraging other dogs to bark etc, but nothing seems to work. Obviously, I don’t want to do anything unkind, just kind but effective.

    Any ideas welcomed.

    #74093
    Val
    Member

    The only thing I could suggest is putting her on a lead and getting her up, as it’s not good for her to sleep on a full bowel and bladder
    Val

    #74094
    CKSuki
    Member

    That’s a good idea Val – not one that had even occurred to me, I’ll try that tomorrow.

    Thank you.

    #74095
    CKSuki
    Member

    Hi Val, I tried it and it didn’t work.

    I’m just going to let her get on with it and let her pee indoors – poor love has earned that right at least.

    🙂

    #74096
    Val
    Member

    Don’t give up better for her to move  :ok:
    Another way I used to do this with one of my old beardies that would of slept 24/7
    Collar and lead round neck and a towel round the belly and lift then walk good for the dog bad for your back LOL I did find once she has sort of tottered for a few steps she started walking especially if she could smell a bit of chicken passing under her nose
    Val

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