Elissa's and Ceylon's Mom
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Oh my goodness, I feel hardly able to comment on this since I have only had our Ceylon for 2 weeks, and even though I know there are other puppy parents out there that have done what I am doing, I know that I am in the minority, as most puppy parents put their puppies in crates or xpens at night, and that seems to work really well for them... and I also know that every puppy is different, so what works for our puppy may not work for yours. In other words, I do not necessarily recommend what I am doing, but I think I would be remiss not to mention it.
After hearing Ceylon cry for a couple of hours his first night home, I relented and took him into my bed. Since then, and despite (many!) housetraining issues during the day time (which may or may not be affected by my decision to take him into my bed at night, I can't say), he has slept in my bed every night for 2+ weeks without waking up or having to go potty, except for the first night when I was still setting my alarm to get him up every 2 1/2 hours, and he went pee the first time on the first night when I got him up. Since then, he has never had to go at night, and I gave up on the alarm after the second night, and he has not had to go, nor has he had any 'accident', since then - at least, not at night (daytime potty training is a whole separate issue, lol! We have been having a LOT of trouble with daytime potty training...)
Ceylon is just over 10 weeks old now btw - he was born on Dec 22nd. Again, I do not necessarily recommend my method, but for people that are willing/wanting to let their dogs sleep with them (like me!), and for dogs can sleep all night without, somehow, having to go the bathroom (like, apparently, Ceylon!), this is an alternative that might be able work.
Good luck, whatever you do, I am sure that Chloe will do just fine!