Saturday, 4 December 2010
After getting some advise from the LJ community dogsintraining, I slept downstairs again with Lola (in her crate) with my fingers through the crate bars. It has worked amazingly well for the last two nights; she was quiet and lying down within a minute or two the first time, and in about 45 seconds last night. She woke me up whining at about half two (about 3-4 hours after we go to sleep) and then again just before seven. Both times, I took her straight out into the yard (well, after faffing around putting my boots and coat back on--I can't exactly sleep in them!) and she peed and immediately, upon returning, fell back asleep. Success!