I know this is not your area of expertise, but I am a cat in need of doggie advice. My family just recently decided to adopt a new Cocker Spaniel puppy named Paddington. Paddington has done nothing but terrorize me since the day they brought him home. Every time I got to take a nap he pounces on me like fleas on a mutt. I have refrained from scratching him too hard, but I don’t know how much longer I can hold myself back. Please how do I get my beauty rest back?
Misty – Wallkill, Colorado
I hate to say this, but maybe you need to just let Paddington have it once. I know that sounds cruel, especially coming from another dog, but it sounds like your new pup needs to learn a lesson. One light tap to the nose usually gets the point across and I’m sure that your pup won;t be pouncing on you as much! You need to put the point across that there is a time for play and a time for beauty sleep. Good luck, I wish you many successful catnaps in your future!