I have always enjoyed letting my puppies sleep out of their kennels, especially during the school year. During school, Jorinda is kenneled from 8 to 11 and then from 12 to 2. I know it's not super long, but when you are 16 weeks old, all alone in a kennel, it seems like forever! Hopefully little Jo will be able to go to school with me soon. I hate having to lock her up for most of the day, and then lock her up again at night.
Last night Jo had a major test, and she passed! I let Jorinda sleep outside of her kennel, loose, for the first time ever. I don't like to have my puppies sleep on tie down because I am such a heavy sleeper. If she were to get tangled up and whine, I wouldn't wake up. So instead I just jump right in to letting them sleep loose in my room. Jorinda did great last night! She slept from 11pm to 9am without waking me up. When I rolled over at 9am to check on her, she was happily laying on the floor chewing on a bone. I am so glad she did great! My family was up cooking breakfast, taking showers and whatnot, and even though you can hear everything in my room, she just laid there and entertained herself. My little baby girl is growing up :).
And really, what's better than waking up and having your little 4 month old puppy rest her head on your bed while you say good morning!
I love my little Jo!
Maddie and Jorinda