Dogs thrive on ritual and bedtime is an important part of that. Whether it's her own very own bed, a stretch of floor near you or the patch on your bed reserved for her, she wants to know she has a safe, secure place to sleep every night. A treat before bedtime gives your dog something to look forward to when she settles down every night and trains her to do just that. The extra pats and kiss on the nose will have to be provided by you.