Wonder if any queens would be able to give some advice, my boyfriend and I are currently watching my sisters cockapoo while she’s on holiday for a fortnight. We’re by no means experts and don’t have any pets of our own and by and large she’s extremely well trained and follows instructions really well. The only thing she’s been struggling with is bedtime, I’m off work at the moment so the two of us have been going to bed at different times and she will not leave the bed, I wouldn’t mind but there just isn’t enough room. I put her out into the living room but left the door slightly ajar so she could still hear us and know we’re still there but she ended up pacing up and down, repeatedly scratching the bedroom door and eventually crying. I ended up sleeping with her on the sofa but I wouldn’t want her getting used to this, especially since I go back to work in a couple of days. Do any dog owners have any tips for settling her down before bedtime and easing her into sleeping on her own? I can’t really yell at her at that time of night as we have people above us. Is this just something we’ll have to grin and bear or could we help her to feel more comfortable on her own?