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As you can tell by my signature, we have a beagle. Those of you that are familiar with beagles, know that they are hyper dogs. Our Chester is very much a part of our family. I am planning a homebirth, and I am worried about all the comotion & how hyper this dog is. (If I go into labor at a decent hour, we will go to my Mom's home to birth. He home is much bigger than ours. She has animals but they can go with her or in the garage, so not an issue.) If I go into labor in the middle of the night, we will stay home, that is my deliema.
It usually takes Chester about 30 minutes or so to calm down. Usually shorter, but sometimes longer. He likes to jump on people (which we work on constantly, but he thinks visitors come for him.) He has a crate, but he will just howl if we crate him when people are here. If he goes outside, the neighbors will not like it as he will howl & scratch to get back in. I have thought about putting him in the kids room, with the door shut but think he will freak out there when there a new people in the house.
I am not sure what to do. Any others blessed with wonderful, hyper excited doggies & how will you/have handled it?
Cristina - "If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded." Maya Angelou