Puppy, Boyfriend, and Bedroom Help
I hope this is not inappropriate to put here, but I really need some help.
I have a four, almost five, month old puppy and everything seems to be going okay until it comes to the bedroom.
My boyfriend did not want her in the room when he is trying to be intimate with me. I certainly did not want her on the bed during, but to me the floor was fine. She used to be on the floor and play with a toy or bone, or sleep, but lately she does not remain entertained or sleep. She will put her paws up on the side of the bed and bark and bark and bark. It pretty much brings an end to the moment. I am reaching out for help, because I think my boyfriend is about to reach his limit. I got her at 10 weeks and this has been a continuous issue.
We have tried leaving her in the living room with the bedroom door closed, but then she scratches at the door so bad I'm afraid it's going to get ruined and I'm renting. We have also tried putting her in her cage during and that is still rather distracting, because she gets very hyped up and barks and barks and barks. My place is small, so this is still very much a distraction. I also don't want to disturb my neighbors with her barking.
She does go into her cage when I leave the apartment and does not bark or anything then, but she also understands that I am leaving. I have thought about putting her in her cage and then pretending to leave, but my small place only has one entrance so she will ultimately know I am there, so I do not think it will work.
In addition, I have had multiple conversations with my boyfriend and he thinks anything that takes this much work is taking away from the whole moment from the very beginning. I see his point, but I also think some compromising needs to be done on his part due to her age.
I really don't know what else to try. Any advice or suggestions would be appreciated. I do not want to lose my relationship or the dog.
Thank you in advance!