Our sleep training has gone very well indeed. My alarm is set for 5h45, and for the last week I have woken up only when it goes off. Most days I wake up earlier when I hear Riddick's nails clicking as he walks around our bedroom, but I don't sit up or get out of bed unless he is lying quietly on the floor at the bedroom door. He hasn't jumped up onto the bed to wake us up in a couple of weeks so I consider the sleep training a success!
Snoozing in the early morning sunshine on the balcony outside our bedroom.
Fast asleep on the kitchen floor after a morning of ball play and walking.
This is my view when I sit and work on my bed!
And here he is in the car, wearing his Roadie from Ford South Africa! You can find out more about the Roadie on RuffRider.com, its a harness specially designed for dogs for safe car travel. Its made quite a difference in the car. Riddick gets quite fidgety in the car even if he is benched to the door handle or the headrest (in the picture his red leash is looped around the headrest), and the Roadie gently forces him to stay seated and it prevents him from being thrown out of the car should we be involved in an accident. Since he started wearing the Roadie he is a lot less restless in the car and a lot less noisy.