Little Frodo is pushing towards 7 months old. He is a veritable fount of entertainment going from one mischief to the next. He has started not sleeping all night a few weeks ago and my husband and I are heading towards exhaustion. We have 5 dogs counting him and they mostly sleep in our room… Our oldest male Jake always sleeps in our bed… one on an ottoman at our bedside… and the others on scattered beds around the room. Frodo initially was sleeping with us but has started “sneaking” off the bed at night to play. Our nights go something like this… bedtime 10pm… he’s out cold… around midnight he slithers across the foot of the bed to wander in the living room (our bedroom door is open to allow potty breaks via a doggy door… the others never get into trouble)… I get up to find him on the kitchen table… or eating books in the living room floor… or taking my purse outdoors…or on and on mischiefs! I put him in his crate and he’ll nap another hour before he begins to cry…. He wants back in bed with us where the cycle begins again. Sometimes we are up 8-10 times per night chasing him down. He does not spend long times in his crate during the day – at the most 4 hours a few days a week… but he can’t be left out alone with the others in the kitchen because he is still skinny enough to escape the big pen… hence why we hate crating him all night though it is the only way we get sleep… during the non- whining phase… Generally he has lots of romping and play time with the other dogs in the day… We walk him in the evenings… I actually made the little booger run last night – no sniffing time for him… we’ve started giving him a snack before bed thinking a full tummy might help… He is in puppy school but “sit” and “watch me” don’t really help with the busy part… Does anyone have suggestions to make the baby stay in bed? We had a dog many, many years ago that did this... but darned if I can remember how we finally convinced her to sleep with the rest of the house!