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Old 11-08-2012, 05:03 PM   #1
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How do others handle middle of the night bathroom needs?

Just brought our puppy home and wondered how others handle the middle of the night bathroom breaks. She is 8 weeks old. I set the alarm for 3 hours out and when I woke up she was crying so knew it was time to take her out of the crate for the potty. We have 2 stories so I walked downstairs and opened the crate and placed her on the wee wee pad that is located for now on top of the Ugodog. She went, gave her a treat, then back in the crate. I sorta wonder if I should have 2 Ugodogs...one upstairs in the bathroom in addition to the Ugodog that is located in an ex-pen or would that cause too much confusion for her? Or do I just accept going up and down the stairs in the middle of the night with the crate knowing it will be for a little while.

Wonder what others do...

Thanks for the feedback.

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Old 11-08-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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wow, can you bring the ugodog upstairs into your bathroom or something???
I treated middle of the night potty breaks with my hav the exact way I treated them with my human babies. I waited until THEY woke up and alerted me that they needed something (I would NEVER wake them! lol) and then it's straight to potty spot and back in the crate. no talking, no lights. BORING.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:16 PM   #3
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Make it easy on yourself and get another one for the middle of the night potty calls.
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:20 PM   #4
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If it was me, I'd just bring the Ugodog I already have upstairs at night and then bring it back down in the morning until she starts sleeping through the night. Just curious as to why the wee pad on top of the grates. I put them between the grates and tray where he can't get at them.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:19 PM   #5
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I think she won't be confused at all. As long as you use the same thing, it is fine. I have many UGOs at home that I used while in training and when they are older i just use two of them. She is very young. She won't need to go during the night when she gets a little older. Good luck.
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Old 11-08-2012, 08:11 PM   #6
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I have two UgoDogs, it makes things a lot easier!! Eloise is 5 months and still typically wakes up once a night. She uses both during the day.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:28 PM   #7
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We have two piddle pad holders (at first we used pads without a holder but she just wanted to play with them), one in the family room and one in the kitchen with her crate.

I'm usually up later than my husband reading, and often used to wake up in the middle of the night, so I would let her go before I went to bed around 1/2, and then if I woke up around 3/4. Then my husband would get up at 6 when she did. We also would wake up if she started making noise and let her out then.
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:31 PM   #8
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I vote for buying another-easier for you.
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Old 11-09-2012, 11:29 PM   #9
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Okay it sounds like at the very least I had better bring the one we have up and probably get another Ugodog! Have the pad on top and then going to start cutting it down so that she eventually uses it. I do have one she peed on though underneath the grate. Maybe I should just go for it!

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Old 11-10-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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I was up at 3:45 AM because Nina was whining. I am with Thillie's mom, I am matter of fact, let Nina out of the crate, put her on the leash and take her outside to her potty area and then directly inside and back into the crate. She normally sleeps through the night and I wasn't happy standing there in the rain in my robe and slippers but it happens. Can you have your puppy in a play yard with a Ugodog pad in it. I just do not feel like bothering with the clean up of a Ugodog.
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