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Kallie has woke up every night since we got her for a 3 or 4:00 AM potty. Back into her crate & she would sleep for maybe another hour. Sat after her 3:30 AM potty, I just put her in bed with us instead of back into her crate. She slept til 8:00AM!!!! We were both shocked. She was extremely good on Sunday, very mellow, but still plenty of playing time. So last night I went to bed @ 10:00 & put her in bed w/me. DH came to bed @ 11:00, said he got a couple of kisses from her, then she went right back to sleep. He said @ 5:00 AM this morning she was still in a deep sleep & he had to wake her up to take her out. I felt like a new person this morning when I got up, without having to get up & take her out in the middle of the night.

I want to keep her "crate friendly" but this sleeping all night sure is nice. Have any of you found that their puppy sleeps better in your bed? Or has this just been a fluke?

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When Isabelle was a wee thing we experienced the very same thing with her. At night in the crate she would wake up frequently. We were exhausted so just put her in the bed with us. Voila--slept through the night. After one night of sleeping in the bed she never went back into the crate at night. Isabelle continued to love her crate during the day. We just kept the door open so she could enter and exit freely. In fact, the crate just became a part of our home decor. Isn't sleeping through the night the best? We all have much more patience during the day.
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Ditto for us! We got ours at close to 12 weeks, he spent 3-4 days gated in the kitchen with his crate, and after whining all night and howling at times, put him in bed with us and he's been there ever since. Sleeps from 10 pm to 7:30 with no problem and even after he wakes up it takes him about an hour to want to go out to potty.
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Timmy ended up sleeping with us, he's about 9 months old now. He started out in a crate on my night table. DH decided to see how he would do in bed with us a few months ago and we never put him back in the crate. He was 100% house trained at that point and even slept through the night in his crate without a potty break. I tried to do one night in bed and the next in the crate but that stopped too. His crate is set up downstairs now with a bone tied inside and he likes going in there. We kind of use the crate as a time out spot now when he's bossy barking or carrying on with the cats. Thank goodness for a king sized bed, it's Timmy, us, and the two cats!

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I only lasted two nights with the crate and Zoey never had one. Maddie still went out about 4 or 5 for awhile. I got lazy with Zoey and she would wake up and I carried her to the bathroom where I had a piddle pad we both had our nightly potty at the same time.

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We had planned for Kallie to eventually be in the bed w/us. But were waiting for her to be a little older, mainly so she didn't fall off. But she nestled right in-between our pillows & slept like a little log! And yes, uninterrupted sleep is the best!
Now if I could find the answer to her incessant barking while I'm in the shower in the morning............

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I didn't learn this lesson until my pup was 11 months old. He would wake up at the crack of dawn, whenever that may be and start whining really loudly. So up at the crack of dawn we got up. We shifted to letting him sleep in the bed and he will happily sleep until we get up - even if that's noon on the weekend (I tested it out when I was sick). But yes, one night in bed with us and we never went back to the crate.
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I just found out that my 1/2 hav is territorial with my bed. bummer!

Um, when I first got my big anatolian girl Kara, she was shy, and her comfort spot was my bed. she's never slept with me. anyway, the other day i asked kara to come up to my bed, and ollie flew over and jumped on my bed and growled at my 140 lb anatolian!!! she didn't mind, but wow, ollie the little snot!
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We had planned for Kallie to eventually be in the bed w/us. But were waiting for her to be a little older, mainly so she didn't fall off. But she nestled right in-between our pillows & slept like a little log! And yes, uninterrupted sleep is the best!
Now if I could find the answer to her incessant barking while I'm in the shower in the morning............
Ah that is so sweet. I had the same thing happen to me. I just loved raising my two they still follow me every where I go but did stop crying at the shower door Makes me want another baby.

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LOL - sometimes I have a hard time deciding if Kallie's a true velcro dog or if it's separation anxiety! But I have noticed that the barking starts when the shower starts and stops when I turn it off. So I'm wondering if she just doesn't know what the shower sound is & is barking at the sound? Whew, I get tired trying to 2nd guess what she wants!!!

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