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Sadie CAN sleep all night long...she was doing it at the breeders and she did it her first night home. She's only been with us for three nights but last night and the night before, she got up to pee at 4 a.m.
No problem IF she'd go back in her crate and sleep but she whines continually and just wants to be up and playing. When will this end?? She gets sleepy early in the night, at about 7-7:30 and we'd love to keep her awake but it's impossible so we just let her sleep and take her out at about 10 p.m., put her in her crate for the night but then we have a 3 month old puppy who wants to get up a 4 a.m.
ANY suggestions are greatly welcomed! Maybe we need to make sure she naps more during the day??
 

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Well the worse thing you can do is give in to her, you know she doesn't need to potty since you just took her out so I hate to say this but you are just going to have to let her cry it out. If you give in you are teaching her that if she crys she will get out.

Is the crate next to your bed? If so just tap on it and tell to Hush or It's Okay whatever you want to use be consistent with what you say
 

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Well, I have no real for sure answer..... :?:
but just as with a baby....Maybe she is hungry?
If she goes out at 4 to pee....
and then you put her back in the crate?
in a darkish room....and she won't go back to sleep...
maybe she is hungry.... :idea:
Though falling asleep at 7:30 for the night is probably
the biggest problem. :!:
Maybe take her for a walk around 7,
or start a play/training session she can't resist....using treats?
....just to keep her up a little longer. Even delaying
bedtime by 15 minutes each night could switch her clock.
I don't know. :?
Somehow mine got used to going to their box
at around 10-11pm and sleep now til 7:30,
at least the 9 weeks old does.
Even Coco would always go back to sleep
after going out to pee around 4 am, when she was little.
When I got sick awhile back,
she would go back to bed after a 7:30 am pee
and sleep with me until I got up....even until 9 am!

Sorry for the rambling, am thinking out loud!! :roll:
8)
 

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I agree with Linda - I wouldn't give in and let her out again. They learn things so quickly (i.e. if I cry, they will play with me). Can you put a toy or treat in the crate with her when you put her back in (at 4 am)? I would keep working at trying to get her stay up a bit later in the evening...maybe a nap around 6 or 7 pm so that she will be awake later on?
 

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Sadie we got Beau at 15 to 16 weeks...the 1st week we had him he did the same thing as he was Adjusting to our home and there is a bit of leniency at 1st as we have 2 other doodles.

After the 2nd time of a 4am wake up call , we ignored him as he was able to hold it thru the night.
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he didn't go to bed till 10 pm and he got walked at 6:15am

Beau learned real quick and slept thru the night since. i did though pick UP his water 1.5 hours before bedtime and walked him too. we also had his crate in our bedroom the 1st 2 weeks after that he went in the crate downstairs .
also if he whines we ignore him and take him out when he's Quiet.
I also have him take a 12 noon nap daily.

Good luck and if you do some searches they are quite a few posts on this topic along with crate and no jump/no nip training and so much more.
 

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Check out my question about Bodzin wetting the bed.... I have restricted water after supper time (6pm) and this has helped a lot. He has figured out that he needs to drink a lot from 3-6 and then he gets it all out from 6-11 (when we go to bed). No more 4am wakeups here.
 

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Sadie gets no water after 6 p.m. I think the problem is that she's tired early and we're early to bed type people...around 10 p.m. is the latest we're up. If she'd sleep from 10-6 a.m. we'd be thrilled with that. I know she'll get there eventually, we've only had her three days! We also were definately giving her the run of the house too much. We're crating her more during the day with a toy and letting her know that whining won't work.
Thanks for all of the advice! :)
 
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